Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/3/41. Meteorological conditions.
Fair or fine with scattered showers. Wind South West to West.
Operations Night 1st/2nd March, 1941. Target. No. Town Folio 2 (A).
Form B.428. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Three aircraft were detailed to stand by, but Operations were cancelled.
MARHAM. 2/3/41. Met. conditions.
Rain, followed by bright periods. Wind S.S.W'ly veering to Westerly later.
Flying training.
1230. A/C. V.R.1481. S/Ldr. LASBREY and Sgt. PYKE took off for dual training and
1300. returned to Base.
Operations Night 2nd/3rd March, 1941. Target No. CC. 49 (HIPPER). BREST.
Form B.429. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 16.
1817. to 1915. A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. WAX 679. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. WAX 732. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. WAX 756. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. WAX 792. Sgt. PALMER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. WAX 953. P/O. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. WAX 833. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. WAX 926. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. WAX 861. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. WAX 899. Sgt. ELLIOTT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load - The above aircraft took 52. 500 lb. S.A.P.'s, 7. 250 lb. S.A.P.'s, and 7. 5-5 lb. Recco. Flares.
Six aircraft attacked docks and buildings successfully, all bombs being dropped on or near the target area.
Several large violent explosions observed by A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain P/O. KIRK).
Bombing heights ranged from 8-500 feet to 12.000 feet, and the visibility was good.
A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain P/O. CURRY) jettisoned his bombs in the sea owing to rapid loss of height, after failing to locate target owing to 10/10th cloud, and oil leaking from turrets on to bombing Perspex.
A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) landed at CHALMIS DOWNE at 0049., and brought back all his bombs, owing to shortage of petrol.

From 1817 hrs 2/3/1941 to 0149 hrs 3/3/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
H. R. 1470.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 3279.



P/O. BOIS
F/O. KNIGHT
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

P/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. LESTER
Sgt. TAPP

F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. KINVUG
Sgt. PLAYER
Sgt. BROWN
P/O. CHALK

Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. BOWES
Sgt. KERRUISH

P/O. CURRY
Sgt. MAXFIELD
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. COX
Sgt. FINNEY
Sgt. MCGREGOR

F/O. KIRK
P/O. ROBERTSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. WELCH
Sgt. KING

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. KING
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
P/O. MILLS

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. ELLIOTT
Sgt. PIKE
Sgt. BROCKWAY
Sgt. FENWICK
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. WHITE
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
1816.






1820.






1822.






1821.






1915.






1830.






1829.






1830.






1828.




2335.






0033.






0005.






0049.






0149.






2338.






0018.






0042.






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NINE aircraft, 6 from 'A' Flight, 3 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack Target C.C.49, (BREST), in accordance with Form B.429. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.

A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. (WAX 679) P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. (WAX 732) P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. (WAX 756) F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. (WAX 792) Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. (WAX 953) P/O. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. (WAX 833) F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. (WAX 926) Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. (WAX 861) P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. X.R.3279. M.S.I. No. (WAX 899) Sgt. ELLIOTT & Crew.

Four aircraft each took 6. 500 S.A.P. and 1. 250 S.A.P.
Two aircraft each took 6. 500 S.A.P.
Two aircraft each took 6. 500 S.A.P. and 1. 250 S.A.P.

Aircraft took off between 1817. hours and 1915. hours. To attack the targets detailed.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) attacked docks and bursts were observed in the target area. Bombs were dropped S.E. to N.W. over target, from 11000 ft.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain F/O. KIRK) attacked docks and dropped his bombs S.W. to N.E. over target area. Observed a series of violent white explosions 8 minutes after leaving target, all in target area. Bombing height 12.000 feet.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) attacked docks and observed two bomb bursts in docks area. Bombs were dropped for 9.000 feet.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) believed bombs fell in target area, but no actual bursts were seen owing to 10/10ths cloud.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) aimed his bombs at dock, but could no see ships, and no bursts were seen owing to 10/10ths cloud.

A/C. H.R.1469. (Captain P/O. BOIS) released his bombs on dry dock, but no actual bursts seen owing to intense searchlight activity. Bombing height 8.500 feet.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain P/O. CURRY) jettisoned his bombs is sea owing to rapid loss of height from 8.000 feet to 1.500 feet after failing to locate target, and oil leaking from turrets on to Bombing Perspex, making accurate bombing impossible. Failing to locate target target at BREST, proceeding to LORIENT when unable to bomb owing to leaking oil.

A/C. X.R.3279. (Captain Sgt. ELLIOTT) last heard of at 0100. hours, when batteries appeared to be very weak. No further news was heard until a report from DARTMOUTH thad an aircraft was seen to dive into sea. Lysander rescue aircraft was sent out and found two parachutes in sea, one attached to a body, later identified as Sgt. FENWICK of Sgt. ELLIOTT's Crew.

Form B.429.

MARHAM. 3/3/41. 0149. All aircraft with the exception of A/C. X.R.3279. (Captain Sgt. ELLIOTT) had returned to base after Operations.
Last report from A/C. X.R.3279. Sgt. ELLIOTT received at 0100. hours, when batteries appeared to be very weak.
Later reported to have crashed into the sea.
All members of the Crew, with the exception of Sgt. FENWICK, W/T. Oprtr. whose body was recovered, are missing.
Met. conditions.
Fair apart from occasional showers. Wind South Westerly.
Honours and Awards.
P/O. J. MILLS, 43016. CAG, awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Authority Headquarters Bomber Command Signal. P540 dated 2/3/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 4/3/41. Met. conditions.
Mainly fair apart from occasional showers. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1210. A/C. P.9224. S/L. LASBREY, P/O. FOSTER and P/O. HETHERINGTON took off for Cross Country to DUMFRIES and
1650. P/O. HETHERINGTON and P/O. FOSTER returned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Cross Country to FELTWELL and
1530. returned to Base. (Flying time 1 hour)
Postings - Officers.
P/O. HETHERINGTON CAP Posted from KINLOSS w.e.f. 3/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 19.
P/O. FOSTER G/D Posted from KINLOSS w.e.f. 3/3/41.
P/O. CLARKE, P. A., G/D Posted to No. 3 Group Training Flight w.e.f. 4/3/41.
Postings - Airmen.
906620. Sergt. Pilot PAYNE F., Posted from KINLOSS w.e.f. 5/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 49.
754727. Sergt. Pilot RAWLINGS R., Posted from KINLOSS w.e.f. 5/3/41.
936378. Sergt. Pilot DOUGLAS J., Posted to No. 3 Group Training Flight w.e.f. 4/3/41.
Hospitals - Admissions and Discharges.
W/Cdr. A. C. EVANS-EVANS G/D Admitted to RAF. Hospital, ELY on 4/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 19.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 5/3/41. Met. conditions
Widespread fog, dispersing later and becoming fine. Wind N'Wly veering to Westerly.
Flying training.
1520. A/C. R.1505. Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for local flight and
1630. returned to Base.
1510. A/C. R.1063. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for local flight and
1610. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 6/3/41. Met. conditions.
Intermittent rain, becoming continuous. Wind South to West.
Postings - Officers.
F/L. H. W. POULTNEY. 39337. G/D. Posted to S. of A.N. St. ATHAN w.e.f. 11/9/40. App. 'O'. 'O' 20.
F/O. SYMMONS. CAG. Posted to No. 115 Squadron on appointment to commissioned rank w.e.f. 5/3/41.
Operations Night 6th/7th March, 1941. Target No. C.C. 49. BREST (HIPPER)
Form B.432. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Nine aircraft were detailed to stand by, but Operations were cancelled owing to bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 7/3/41. Met. conditions.
Almost continual rain, with variable winds. 10/10ths cloud and poor visibility.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. P.9224. F/L. GILES and P/O. FOSTER took off for dual training and
1130. returned to Base.
Postings - Airmen.
902513 Sergt. Pilot WHITTAKER, J. ceased to be detached to No. 5 B.A.T.F. HONNINGTON. App. 'A'. 'A' 51.
967101 Sergt. Pilot THOMPSON, C. w.e.f. 5/3/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 8/3/41. Met. conditions.
Intermittent heavy rain, with Easterly wind. Poor visibility.
Flying training.
1730. A/C. P.9224. F/L. GILES and P/O. FOSTER took off for dual training and
1830. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. R. S. MILLER CAG. ceased to be detached to No. 2 P.D.C. WILMSLOW w.e.f. 6/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 21.
Hospitals - Admissions and Discharges.
A/S/L. VAN 37305 G/D admitted to RAF. Hospital, ELY on 7/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 21.
Operations Night 8th/9th March, 1941. Target. in accordance with Form B.434.
Form B.434. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Eight aircraft were detailed to stand by for Operations, but Operations were cancelled owing to bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 9/3/41. Met. conditions.
Rain and fog spreading to South. Cloud 10/10ths with poor visibility.
Postings - Airmen.
748183 Sergt. Pilot SMITH, D. detached to No. 5. B.A.T.F. HONNINGTON w.e.f. 10/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 53.
768036 Sergt. Pilot PALMER, C. detached to No. 5 B.A.T.F. HONNINGTON w.e.f. 10/3/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 10/3/41. Met. conditions.
Rain or sleet. North Easterly wind, with 10/10ths cloud and poor visibility.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. L.7854. P/O. FOSTER and crew took off for local training and
1200. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.1649. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for local flying training and
1215. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1505. Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for local training and
1230. returned to Base.
1145. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for local training and
1215. returned to Base.
Operations Night 10th/11th March, 1941. Target No. C.C. 26 LORIENT.
Form B.435. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Operations for today were cancelled at 1846. hours, owing to bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 11/3/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with slight local drizzle Wind E.N.E. Little cloud and poor visibility at first but improving later.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 12/3/41. Met. conditions.
Intermittent slight drizzle. Wind Easterly. Poor visibility at first, improving later.
Flying training.
1145. A/C. R.1471. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for local flying training and
1225. returned to Base.
1405. A/C. R.1063. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for local flying training and
1440. returned to Base.
1140. A/C. R.1503. Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for local flying training and
1230. returned to Base.
1145. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for local flying training and
1215. returned to Base.
Operations Night 12th/13th March, 1941. Target No. Town BA and GY 4772 (BERLIN and FOCKE WULFS FACTORY, BREMEN).
Form B.437. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 17.
1855. to 1931. A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. BKX 182 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. BKX 247 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. BKX 283 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. BKX 121 P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. BKX 362 F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. BKX 314 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. BKX 146 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. BKX 214 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. A bomb load of 4. 1000 lb. G.P's, 23. 500 lb. G.P's, 3. 250 G.P's and 4,200. 4 lb. incendiaries were carried by the above aircraft.
All aircraft attacked targets with success from heights varying from 9.000 feet to 12.000 feet, and fires were caused.
Successful photographs were also taken by A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS).
Slight damage to tail and starboard wing was sustained by A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain F/L. GILES) by enemy Flak.

From 1855 hrs 13/3/1941 to 0349 hrs 13/3/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.



P/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. LESTER
Sgt. TAPP

P/O. BOIS
F/O. KNIGHT
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
F/L. FLETCHER
Sgt. KINVIG
Sgt. PLAYER
Sgt. BROWN
P/O. CHALK

F/O. KIRK
P/O. ROBERTSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

F/L. GILES
P/O. FOSTER
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WOOLRIDGE
Sgt. RUSSELL

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. KING
Sgt. GRAHAM
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
P/O. MILLS

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. BAIRD
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
1859.






1926.






1931.






1855.






1925.






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1857.






1901.



0035.






0349.






0240.






0015.






0316.






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0032.






0204.


Eight aircraft, 4 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight, were detailed to attack Targets: - Towns BA and GY4772 (BERLIN and FOCKE WULFS Factory BREMEN), in accordance with Form B.437. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. (BKX 182) P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. (BKX 247) P/O. Bois & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. (BKX 283) F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. (BKX 121) F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. (BKX 362) F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. (BKX 314) P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. (BKX 146) Sgt. King & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. (BKX 214) Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.

Two aircraft each took,
6 containers Incends., 1. 500 lb. G.P.
One aircraft took,
4. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 1000 lb. G.P.
Two aircraft each took,
2. 500 lb. G.P.'s, 1. 1000 lb. G.P.
One aircraft took
5. 500 lb. G.P., 1. 250 lb. G.P.
One aircraft took
5. 500 lb. G.P.'s, 1. 250 lb. G.P., 2 containers Incends.
One aircraft took,
1. 1000 lb. G.P., 3. 500 lb. G.P., 1. 250 lb. G.P., Camera.

Aircraft took off between 1855. hrs - 1931 hrs, to attack the targets detailed.

A/C. D.R.3237., F/L. CLYDE-SMITH (Captain) bombed railway yards in target area with success, and observed one small fire burning 10 minutes later.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain) P/O. LODER, bombed from 9.000 feet. One long stick fell N. to S. over target area. Owing to searchlight activity, no results were seen, apart from one small fire in City.

A/C. B.R.1379. P/O. BOIS dropped one stick over marshalling yards to East of aiming point. No bursts seen, but a large red fire observed burning well near lake 4 miles N.E. of target. Bombing height 9.500 feet.

A/C. T.R.1063. F/L. GILES (Captain) bombing from 11.000 feet, all bombs dropped S.E. to S.W. on S.E. side of target causing a fire. Slight damage to tail an starboard wing was cased by A.A.

A/C. J.T.2563. F/O. KIRK ( Captain) bombing from 9.500 feet dropped his bombs E. to W. just North of target. No bursts were seen, but a row of fires were observed on leaving.

A/C. U.R.1505. Sgt. RODGERS (Captain) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped a short stick across corner of target buildings. No fires were seen on target but two big fires observed turning to town. Successful photographs were also taken.

A/C. A.T.2963. P/O. SAUNDERSON (Captain) bombed from 1300 feet and bombs straddles factory buildings. No bursts seen owing to fires and explosions on target.

A/C. Q.R.1469. Sgt. KING (Captain) bombed from 11.000 feet. All bombs fell S.W. to N.E. across target area, causing a fire along N.W. side.

All aircraft had returned to Base by 0349. hours.

Form B.437.

MARHAM. 13/3/41. 0316. All aircraft had returned safely from Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine, with little or no cloud. Wind Easterly. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1445. A/C. P.9294. Sgt. BRIGHT and Sgt. PAYNE took off for dual training and
1515. returned to Base.
Postings - Airmen.
902513 Sergt. Pilot WHITTAKER, J. Posted to No. 3 Group Training Flight, STRADISHALL App. 'A'. 'A' 57.
967465 Sergt. Pilot JONES w.e.f. 11/3/41.
Operations Night 13th/14th March, 1941. Target No. Town 4 and 23D HAMBURG & ROTTERDAM.
Form B.438. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
9 aircraft were detailed for this Operation (5 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight) App. 'D'. D.18.
1955. to 2056. A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. PTJ 261 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. PTJ 282 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. PTJ 320 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. PTJ 300 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. PTJ 310 F/O. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. PTJ 339 F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. PTJ 341 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. PTJ 331 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. PTJ. 350 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. the above aircraft took 2. 1000 lb. G.P's, 28. 500 lb. G.P's, 14. 250 lb. G.P's and 720. 4.lb. Incends. on this Operation.
All aircraft with exception of A/C. R.1470. (Captain F/O. KNIGHT) attacked target with success, and bombs fell on edge and just off target causing large fires. One very large fire was observed 1 mile West of lake, and a successful photograph was taken by A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS).
A/C. R.1034. (Captain Sgt. KING) and the
A/C. R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) sustained major hits, the first due to ME.110 and the latter to Flak.
A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain F/O. KIRK) returned early due to failure of heating system in rear turret.

From 1955 hrs 13/3/1941 to 0420 hrs 14/3/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1470.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1304.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.



P/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. TAPP

P/O. BOIS
F/O. SAYERS
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
F/L. FLETCHER
Sgt. KINVIG
Sgt. PLAYER
Sgt. BROWN
P/O. CHALK

F/O. KIRK
P/O. ROBERTSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

F/O. KNIGHT
Sgt. THOMPSON
P/O. BARNETT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY
F/O. GILLIAT

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. KING
Sgt. GRAHAM
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
P/O. MILLS

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. BAIRD
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
1957.






2035.






2049.






1955.






2006.






2056.






2116.






2054.



0243.






0250.






0420.






2214.






2300.






0310.






0343.






0234.


Nine aircraft, were detailed to attack Target towns folio No. 4 (HAMBURG and Z.3 ROTTERDAM), in accordance with Form B.438. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters. (5 A/C. from 'A' Flight, and 4 A/C from 'B' Flight).

A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. PTJ261 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. PTJ282 P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. PTJ320 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. PTJ300 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. PTJ310 F/O. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. PTJ339 F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. PTJ341 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. PTJ331 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. PTJ350 Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.

3 aircraft each took 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 6. S.B.C's.
3 aircraft each took 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 2. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250. lb. G.P.
2 aircraft each took 5. 500 lb. G.P's, 2. S.B.C's.
1 aircraft took 12. 250. lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C's.

A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain F/L. GILES) was unable to take off de to oxygen failure. Ready to go at 2330. hours but ordered to remain on No. 3 group Auth.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) dropped his bombs E. to W. 3/4 mile East of Eastern Edge of LAKE ALSTER. Two very large fires seen on arrival, but no bursts from bombs seen owing to hazy conditions prevailing at the time.

A/C. W.R.1034. (Captain Sgt. KING) dropped his bombs on railway bend, 1 mile North of aiming point. One very large red fire observed, still burning 35 minutes later. Both turrets of this aircraft were put out of action by ME.110. Front gunner succeeded in clearing one gun and fired a short burst of 50 rounds into the enemy plane, which immediately turned away. P/O. TURNBULL the navigator rendered commendable navigational aid to his Pilot. Bombing height was 3.000 feet. Three searchlights were claimed to have been shot up on the way back across GERMANY and HOLLAND.

A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain P/O. BOIS) all bombs were dropped S.W. to N.E. on S.W. side of aiming point causing large red fire. Weather was excellent, and bombing height was 9.600 feet.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) all bombs fell 1/2 mile S.W. of aiming point. Actual results were not seen owing to avoiding action. 2 major hits in bomb doors and tail plane by Flak were sustained by this aircraft.

Form B.438.

MARHAM. 14/3/41. 0420. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine. Fog developing later, becoming widespread. Wind Easterly.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. R.1470. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Air Firing and
1545. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. L.5854. F/L. GILES and Sgt. PAYNE took off for dual practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1400. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for bombing practice at LAKENHEATH range and
1615. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. R.1509. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for bombing practice at LAKENHEATH range and
1630. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. P.9224. F/L. GILES and Sgt. RAWLINGS took off for dual practice and
1600. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. P. P. O. SERLE CAG. Posted to No. 3 Group Training Flight STRADISHALL w.e.f. 11/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 22.
P/O. C. D. RASH G/G. Detached to C.A.D.F. KEMBLE w.e.f. 23/2/41.
P/O. N. S. MILLER CAG. Ceased to be detached to No. 2 P.D.C. WILMSLOW w.e.f. 5/3/41.
Hospitals - Admissions and Discharges.
P/O. H. K. RALPH G/D Admitted to RAF. Hospital, ELY on 10/3/41.
P/O. R. I. POOLEY G/D Ceased to be sick at home w.e.f. 10/3/41.
Postings - Airmen.
969380 Sergt. Pilot ANDERSON, J. Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 12/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 58.
904176 Sergt. Pilot CHARD, H. Posted from No 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f; 12/3/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 15/3/41. Met. conditions.
Fine, with little high cloud. Wind North Easterly.
Flying training
1500. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. GRAHAM and crew took off for local flying practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1530. A/C. P.9224. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1630. returned to Base.
Operations Night 15th/16th March, 1941. Target No. C.C. 26 LORIENT.
Form B.440. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. D.19.
1835. to 1840. A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. TUI 131 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. TUI 160. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. TUI 320 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. TUI 291 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft took 4. 500 lb. G.P's and 43. 250 G.P's.
All aircraft attacked target and bombs were dropped just North side of the docks behind power station, and on docks below lower bridge. Large explosions observed by A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS).
Owing to very bad weather conditions on the return journey, aircraft had to land as follows:
A/C. F.R.1269. P/O. SAUNDERSON landed safely at CHIVENOR.
A/C. H.R.1470. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH landed safely at ST. EVAL.
A/C. V.R.1471. P/O. LODER landed safely at ST. EVAL.
A/C. U.R.1505. Sgt. ROGERS landed safely at BOSCOMBE.

From 1935 hrs 15/3/1941 to ---- hrs --/3/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1470.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.



P/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
----
Sgt. TAPP

F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. KINVIG
Sgt. PLAYER
Sgt. BROWN
P/O. CHALK

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. JOHNSON
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
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FOUR aircraft, (2 A/C. from 'A' Flight, and 2 A/C from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target, C.C. 24. LORIENT, in accordance with Form B.440. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters. .

A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. TUA 131 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. TUA 160 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. TUA 320 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. TUA 291 Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.

2 aircraft carried 11. 250 lb. S.A.P's, and 1. 500 lb. S.A.P.
1 aircraft carried 11. 250 lb. S.A.P's, 1. 500 lb. S.A.P. and 1. 5.5 'Recco Flare' .
1 aircraft carried 10. 250 lb. S.A.P's, 1 500 lb. S.A.P. and 2 photo p flash bombs.

A/C. H.R.1470. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) dropped all his bombs in the dock area, but owing to the weather conditions, was unable to observe any results. Owing to fog developing on the return, A/C. was diverted to St. EVAL and was able to land safely.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) all bombs fell S.W. to N.E. probably across docks just North of Power Station, but actual bursts not seen. 2 flares were dropped over target area, which was lit up while flares burned. A/C. returned safely from Operations and landed at CHIVENOR.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) bombing from 10.000 feet dropped his bombs in dock below lower bridge. Four bursts were seen but could not see which side of the river. Aircraft returned safely from Operations and landed at BOSCOMBE.

Form B.440.

MARHAM. 16/3/41. Met. conditions.
General fog, dispersing during morning. Wind Easterly, variable.
Flying training.
1445. A/C. Q.R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to UPPER HEYFORD and
1840. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 17/3/41. Met. conditions.
Widespread fog, improving later, becoming fine. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1230. A/C. R.1379. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1330. returned to Base.
Posting - Officers.
F/L. P. G. FLETCHER, 39869 G/D Posted to No. 75 Squadron, FLETWELL w.e.f. 16/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 23.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 18/3/41. Met. conditions.
Widespread mist around dawn. Fine in East. Wind Easterly, light and variable.
Postings - Airmen.
748057 Sergt. Pilot TAYLOR, H. Posted from 75 Squadron, FELTWELL w.e.f. 16/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 60.
758036 Sergt. Pilot PALMER, C. Ceased to be detached to No. 5 B.A.T.F. HONNINGTON w.e.f. 17/3/41.
Operations Night 18th/19th March, 1941. Target No. KIEL.
Form B.442. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. D.20.
1917. to 1928. A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. MTL 196 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. TRC 213 S/L. VAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. TRC 172 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. TRC 237 F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. TRC 285 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. TRC 261 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load; The above aircraft took 3. 1000 lb. G.P's, 25. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 480. 4 lb. Incends. and 4 Photo Flash Bombs.
All aircraft attacked primary target with much success, all bombs falling in or around target area. Many bursts were observed, but no definite results can be given owing to 1/10ths cloud, with poor visibility.
A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) dropped his bombs 2 miles West of KIEL Canal, entrance from KIEL Harbour, and bursts were seen on both banks near bridge.
A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain F/L. GILES) W/T went U/S and his front gunners glove caught fire, but no damage or injury was caused.

From 1917 hrs 18/3/1941 to 0234 hrs 19/3/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1304.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.



P/O. BOIS
F/O. KNIGHT
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

S/L. VAN
Sgt. THOMPSON
P/O. BARNETT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. MAY
F/O. GILLIAT

S/L. LASBREY
P/O. BAILEY
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. HITCHIN
Sgt. HEWITT
Sgt. SHIELDS

F/L. GILES
P/O. FOSTER
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WOOLRIDGE
Sgt. MURRAY

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. LESTER
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
1920.






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1928.






1926.





0202.






0113.






0105.






0234.






0112.






0127.





6 aircraft (2 A/C. from 'A' Flight, and 4 A/C from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town 8A (KIEL), in accordance with Form B.442. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. MTL 196 P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. MTL 213 S/L. VAN & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. MTL 172 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. MTL 237 F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.L. No. MTL 258 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. MTL 261 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.

3 aircraft took 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P.
1 aircraft took 3. 500 lb. G.P.'s, 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 360. 4 lb. Incendiaries.
1 aircraft took 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 4 Photo Flash Bombs.
1 aircraft took 4. 500 lb. G.P's and 120. 4 lb. Incents.

A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain P/O. BOIS) attacked target and all bombs fell N. to S. in town area. Definite position unseen owing to 10/10ths cloud. Took one photograph, but probably spoiled by clouds. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain F/L. GILES) attacked HOLKMAN and all bombs probably fell in target area, but target not definitely located owing to clouds. On the return journey, W/T went U/S and Front Gunners glove caught fire, but no damage or injury was caused. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain S/L. VAN) bombing from 10.000 feet dropped his bombs N.W. to S.E. over target area, but aiming point not visible owing to clouds. Some bursts however were seen.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) bombing from 11.000 feet dropped a stick of 3. 500 lb. G.P's over target area N.E. to S.W. but no results were seen. A second stick of 3. 500 lb. G.P's was dropped S. to N. bursts were seen, but no definite results owing to clouds. Two photographs were taken.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) bombing from 11.000 feet dropped his bombs N.W. to S.E. 2 miles West of KIEL Canal entrance KIEL Harbour. Bursts were seen on both banks near bridge.

A/C. W.R.1034. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) bombing from 10.500 feet dropped a stick S.E. to S.W. over target area. Incendiary bursts were seen, but no definite results owing to bad visibility.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base at 0234. hours.

Form B.442.

MARHAM. 19/3/41. 0234. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine apart from fog patches early, improving later. Wind light and variable.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. T.2963. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1515. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. R.1269. F/O. KNIGHT and Crew took off for bombing practice to LAKENHEATH range and
1605. returned to Base.
1550. A/C. R.1502. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for bombing practice to LAKENHEATH range and
1710. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. R.1559. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for bombing practice to LAKENHEATH range and
1730. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/3/41. Met. conditions.
Fine apart from fog, but weather deteriorating later.
Hospitals - Admissions and Discharges - Officers.
W/Cdr. A. C. EVANS-EVANS 19018 G/D discharged from ELY hospital w.e.f. 8/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 24.
A/S/L. J. H. VAN 37303 G/D discharged from LITTLEPORT hospital w.e.f. 17/3/41.
P/O. E. T. BLEVINS CAG admitted to ELY hospital w.e.f. 19/3/41.
Operations Night 20th/21st March, 1941. Target. Town C.C. 49 and C.C. 13.
Form B.445. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
12 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) stood by, but Operations were cancelled at 2300; hours.
Honour and Awards.
Sgt. H. H. ROGERS 740082 awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. Authority, H.Q.B.C. Signal P 554 dated 20th March, 1941.
MARHAM. 21/3/41. Met. conditions.
Fine at first, becoming cloudy with occasional rain. Wind West to South West. Little or no cloud and poor visibility at first, but improving later.
Flying training.
1455. A/C. T.2963. Sgt. PALMER and Crew took off for bombing practice and
1555. returned to Base.
1510. A/C. R.1379. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for bombing practice and
1615. returned to Base.
1445. A/C. R.1063. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for bombing practice and
1615. returned to Base.
1520. A/C. L.7854. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Cross Country to HORSHAM ST. FAITH and
1630. returned to Base.
Operations Night 21st/22nd March, 1941. Target. Town C.C. 13.
Form B.446. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
MARHAM. 22/3/41. 0401. A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I No. UNB 761 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations. D.21
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P.'s, and 120. 4 lb. Incends.
A/C. G.R.1468. F/O. KNIGHT also stood by but was unable to start owing to W/T failure.
The aircraft carrying out the Operation returned with all bombs intact owing to being unable to locate Target C.C. 13 or the landfall over BELGIAN Coast, through very bad weather conditions.
0639. Aircraft returned safely to Base.
Met. conditions.
Slight rain or drizzle. Wind South Westerly, with light breeze.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 23/3/41. Met. conditions.
Continuous slight rain or drizzle. Wind light and variable becoming Westerly.
Flying training.
1110. A/C. R.1063. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Blind Approach test and
1140. returned to Base.
Postings - Airmen.
937639 Sergt. Pilot GRAHAM C. Posted to No. 218 Squadron w.e.f. 21/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 63..
926733 Sergt. Pilot MAXFIELD C. Posted to No. 3 Group Training Flight, STRADISHALL w.e.f. 22/3/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 24/3/41. Met. conditions.
Fair or fine. Wind light and variable.
Flying training.
A/C. L.7854 W/Cdr. EVANS-EVANS took off for Blind Approach test and returned to Base.
1315. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to GRANTHAM and
1445. returned to Base.
Operations Night 24th/25th March, 1941. Target No. Town 8, and Z.3(D)
Form B.448. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
12 aircraft, including two freshmen, stood by for Operations, but Operations were cancelled at 1745. hours.
MARHAM. 25/3/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional slight rain or drizzle. Wind South West to West.
Sweep Operations.
0900. 7 aircraft, (3 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to stand by at 2 hours notice for sweep.
1630. Sweep cancelled.
MARHAM. 26/3/41. Met. conditions.
Continuous rain, improving later. Wind West South West and very gusty.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. R.1269. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Cross Country to GRANTHAM, CAMBRIDGE, CROMER, and BARTON, and
1525. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. L.7854. S/L. CURRY and P/O. ROBERTSON took off for dual Flying Practice and
1630. returned to Base.
1100. MAJISTER 9799 P/O. SAUNDERSON took off for local flying practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1030. A/C. R.1509. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1115. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1502. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1330. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. R.1034. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) A/C. R.1063. (Captain F/Lt. GILES) and A/C/ R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) and Crews took off for local formation flying practice and
1630. all aircraft returned to Base.
1430. A/C. R.1505. Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Cross Country to GRANTHAM and
1630. returned to Base.
Acting Ranks - Officers.
A/F/O. CLUTTERBUCK 77962. CAG Relinquished the Acting rank of Flying Officer w.e.f. 26/3/41. on Posting to No. 21 O.T.U. App. 'O'. 'O' 25.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. L. H. KAY CAG posted from No. 301 Squadron, SWINDERBY w.e.f. 25/3/41.
F/Lt. R. E. CURRY 33011 posted from WYTON for Squadron Leader Duties w.e.f. 22/3/41.
P/O. P. T. CURRY G/D posted to No. 3 Group Training Flight STRADISHALL w.e.f. 22/3/41.
Operations Night 26th/27th March, 1941. Target. Z.3(D)
Form B.449. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
9 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) shoot by, but Operations were cancelled at 1800. hours.
3 aircraft R.1468. (Captain F/O. KNIGHT) A/C. R.1379. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) and A/C. T.2560. (Captain F/O. KIRK) also stood by during day, but no Operations orders received.
MARHAM. 27/3/41. Met. conditions.
Fair apart from slight occasional rain. Wind W.S.W. with poor visibility.
Flying training.
1515. A/C. R.1500. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Cross Country to NORTHAMPTON, SPALDING and
1645. returned to Base.
2030. A/C. T.2563. F/O. KIRK and P/O. ROBERTSON took off for dual practice and
2130. returned to Base.
Operations Night 27th/28th March, 1941. Target. No. C.C. 25. DUNKIRK.
Form B.450. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2239. to 2236. A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. RTB 772 F/O. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Ops. D.22.
A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. RTB 721 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. RTB 743 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Ops.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 18. 500 lb. G.P's, and 360. 4 lb. Incends.
Only one aircraft P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) was able to locate target, owing to 10/10ths clouds.
One stick was dropped over docks from 12.000 feet, and many incendiary bursts were seen. No photographs were taken.
A/C. H.R.1470. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) was unable to locate target, after flying along coast from DUNKIRK to CALAIS and back to FLUSHING, and returned with all his bombs.
A/C. G.R.1468. (Captain F/O. KNIGHT) also returned with all his bombs, being unable to locate the target, owing to clouds.
App. 'D'. 'D' 21.
2311. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

From 1946 hrs 27/3/1941 to 2311 hrs 27/3/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
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P/O. KNIGHT
Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. CHARD
P/O. BARNETT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY

Sgt. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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3 Freshmen Crews (2 from 'A' Flight and 1 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target C.C. 25 DUNKIRK in accordance with Form B.451. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. RTB 772 F/O. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. RTB 726 Sgt. THOMPSON & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. RTB 743 Sgt. KING & Crew.

Each of the above aircraft took 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C.

A/C. H.R.1470. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) brought back all their bombs after being unable to locate target. Flew all along the coastline from DUNKIRK to CALAIS and from CALAIS approximately to FLUSHING but was not successful in locating target.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) bombing from 12.000 feet dropped 1 stick W. to E. over docks 4 to 8 which were visible by light of flare of another A/C. Incendiary bursts were seen but no photographs were taken owing to 10/10ths cloud.

A/C. G.R.1468. (Captain F/O. KNIGHT) brought back all his bombs, through being unable to locate target through 10/10ths cloud.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 2311. hours.

Form B.450.

MARHAM. 28/3/41. Met. conditions.
Fine apart from fog patches. Wind South Westerly.
Operations Night 28th/29th March, 1941. Target No. G.R. 3586.
Form B.451. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
7 aircraft, (4 from 'A' Flight and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for Operations but these were cancelled at 1830. hours.
MARHAM. 29/3/41. Met. conditions.
Mainly overcast with showers. Wind North North Westerly.
Flying training.
2030. A/C. L.7854. F/O. KIRK and P/O. ROBERTSON took off for dual training and
2115. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
F/O. R. BEER 40358 G/D. Posted to No. 1 RAF. Depot, (N.E.) UXBRIDGE w.e.f. 3/1/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 26.
P/O. W. L. RODGER 76464 G/D. Posted to RAF. Station, MARHAM, N.E. w.e.f. 24/3/41.
P/O. F. S. CRAWFORD G/D. Posted to RAF. Station MARHAM, N.E. w.e.f. 24/3/41.
Hospitals - Admissions - and Discharges - Officers
P/O. H. K. RALPH. 42078. G/D Discharges from RAF. Hospital ELY w.e.f. 26/3/41.
Postings - Airmen.
742809 Sergt. Pilot EDWARDS, R. Posted to RAF. Station MARHAM, N.E. w.e.f. 24/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 66.
Operations Night 29th/30th March, 1941. Target No. C.C. 49 BREST.
Form B.452. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
10 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for this Operation, but is was cancelled at 1745. hours.
MARHAM. 30/3/41. Met. conditions.
Showers of snow or hail. Freezing level at all heights. Wind N.W'ly veering to W'ly.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. R.1468. W/Cmrd. EVANS-EVANS and Crew took off for Cross Country to BASSINGBOURNE testing W/T operation with Sgt. WELDON. and
1700. returned to Base.
2030. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. MARTIN and Sgt. KEMSLEY and Crew took off for Night Flying practice to LINCOLN, PETERBOROUGH and NORTHAMPTON and
2100. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. G. G. DUFF G/D Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 28/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 27.
P/O. A. Y. EVANS G/D Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 28/3/41.
P/O. J. H. PURSER CAG Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 28/3/41.
F/O. C. D. GILLIAT 74331 CAG Posted to No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 29/3/41.
Attachments - Officers.
F/O. D. G. ROBERTSON. G/D. Detached to No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURNE w.e.f. 30/3/41.
Hospitals - Admissions - & Discharges - Officers.
A/S/L. J. H. VAN 37303 G/D. Admitted to RAF. Hospital ELY on 29/3/41.
P/O. E. T. BLEVINS CAG Discharged from RAF. Hospital, ELY on 29/3/41.
Postings - Airmen.
N.Z.40963 Sergt. Pilot BRECKEN, I., Posted from No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURNE w.e.f. 29/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 67.
Operations Night 30th/31st March, 1941. Target No. C.C. 49. BREST.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 22.
1940. to 2018. A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. NWF 197. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. NWF 159. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. NWF 151. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. NWF 166. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. NWF 214 Sgt. PALMER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. NWF 245. S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. NWF 283. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. NWF 299. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. NWF 304. Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. NWF 348. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 55. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 6. 500 lb. G.P's, 2. 250 lb. S.A.P's and 120. 4 lb. Incends. Two aircraft carried cameras.
9 A/C. located and attacked the primary target, and many bombs were dropped over the dry docks area. No definite bursts were seen, but good sights were taken by 2 A/C.
Visibility was very good, but very dark, and bombing heights ranged from 7.500 feet to 12.000 feet
A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) took two photographs.
A/C. H.R.1470. Z (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) returned to Base early owing to excessive vibration.

From 1940 hrs 30/3/1941 to 0228 hrs 31/3/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
H. R. 1470.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1304.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.



Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. CHARD
P/O. BARNETT
Sgt. SHERMAN
Sgt. KEETLEY
Sgt. RUSSELL

F/L. CLYDE-SMITH
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. KINVIG
Sgt. PLAYER
Sgt. BROWN
P/O. CHALK

F/O. KIRK
Sgt. SAYERS
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

P/O. SAUNDERSON
Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. LESTER
Sgt. TAPP

Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. BOWES
Sgt. KERRUISH

S/L. LASBREY
P/O. BAILEY
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWITT
Sgt. SHIELDS

F/L. GILES
P/O. FOSTER
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WOOLRIDGE
Sgt. MURRAY

P/O. LODER
P/O. DUFF
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. RIDSDALE

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNET
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. BAIRD

Sgt. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. GILL
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2nd. Pilot
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10 aircraft, (5 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target C.C. 49, BREST in accordance with Form B.453. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. NWF 197 Sgt. THOMPSON & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. NWF 159 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. NWF 151 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. NWF 166 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. NWF 214 Sgt. PALMER & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. NWF 245 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. NWF 283 F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.L. No. NWF 299 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. NWF 304 Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. NWF 348 Sgt. KING & Crew.

7 of the above aircraft each took 7. 500 lb. S.A.P's.
2 of the above aircraft each took 6. 500 lb. S.A.P's, and 1. 250 S.A.P. and camera.
1 of the above aircraft took 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 120. 4 lb. incendiaries.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) dropped his bombs W. of E. along MOLE in target area, which was well lit up by flares. No bursts were seen, and no warships were visible. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain F/O. KIRK) all bombs fell E. of W; in target area, but no results observed owing to 10/10ths cloud. Bombing height 11.000 feet.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) attacked his target and bombs fell S.W. to N.E. over target area. No bursts were seen. Visibility was good, but very dark. Bombing height was 6.000 feet.

A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) dropped one stick S.W. to N.E. over dry dock area, no bursts were seen and no warships visibly. 1 bomb failed to release and was brought back. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. W.R.1034. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) all bombs fell E. of W. in target area, but no bursts were seen owing to clouds. Bombing height was 9.000 feet.

A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain F/L. GILES) dropped one stick along MOLE when outline of two ships were apparent. No results were observed. Bombing height was 7.500 feet.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) attacked docks which were clearly visible in light of flares, but too many Flak flashes to observe bomb bursts, but a good sight was taken. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. KING) all bombs fell S.W. to N.E. across S.E. corner of No. 6 Dock, both bomb and incendiary bursts were seen, but no outstanding results observed. Heating failed at 2010. hours after leaving English Coast. Visibility was good but very dark. Bombing height was 10.500 feet.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) dropped one stick E. to S.W. along MOLE in approximately target area. No bursts were seen and no warships were visibly. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. H.R.1470. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) returned to Base early owing to excessive vibration.

Form B.453.

MARHAM. 31/3/41. 0228. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine, becoming fair. Freezing level up to 1500 feet. Wind S'Ely. veering to S.W'Ly
Acting Ranks - Officers.
F/L. (A/S/L) J. H. VAN 37303, G/D. Relinquished the Acting Rank of Squadron Leader on posting to RAF. Station, MARHAM, w.e.f. 22/3/41. App. 'O' 'O' 28.
Postings - Officers.
F/L. J. H. VAN 37303, G/D. Posted to RAF. Station, MARHAM. N.E. (Sick) w.e.f. 22/3/41.
Postings - Airmen.
N.Z.40963 Sergt. Pilot BRECKEN, I. Posted to No. 75 Squadron, FELTWELL, w.e.f. 30/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 68.
N.Z.75581 Sergt. Pilot SKILLEN, J. Posted from 75 Squadron, FELTWELL w.e.f. 30/3/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.