Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/4/41. Met. conditions.
Overcast with rain spreading in the afternoon. Wind S'Easterly veering to Easterly.
Flying training.
1045. A/C. R.3237. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for formation flying and
1130. returned to Base.
1045. A/C. R.1379. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for formation flying and
1130. returned to Base.
1045. A/C. T.2963. P/O SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for formation flying and
1130. returned to Base.
1045. A/C. R.1468. Sgt. PALMER and Crew took off for formation flying and
1130. returned to Base.
Operations Night 1st/2/ April, 1941. Target, No. C.C. 49. BREST.
Form B.455. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
12 aircraft, (6 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to stand by but Operations were cancelled owing to bad weather conditions.
MARHAM. 2/4/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional rain. Wind South veering to South Easterly. Visibility moderate.
Flying training.
1030. A/C. T.2563. F/O. KIRK and Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for training of Sgt. WALLACE in landing and
1120. returned to Base.
1045. A/C. R.1505. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1135. returned to Base.
1420. A/C. R.1469. P/O. BAILEY, Sgt. KEMSLEY, Sgt. NICHOLS and P/O. PURSER and Crew took off for Navigational practice and
1620. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 3/4/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional slight rain, fair generally. Wind South South Westerly, visibility poor.
Postings - Airmen.
NZ 40750 Sergt. Pilot BERNEY Posted from No. 20, O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH. w.e.f. 31/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 69.
NZ 40669 Sergt. Pilot WALLACE Posted from No. 20, O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH. w.e.. 31/3/41.
NZ 396142 Sergt. Pilot MATTHEWS Posted from No. 218 Squadron w.e.f. 1/4/41.
Operations Night 3rd/4th April, 1941. Target. BREST and ROTTERDAM.
Form B.457. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 23.
1830. A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. CMG 802 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. CMG 894 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. CMG 824 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. CMG 910 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. CMG 856 Sgt. PALMER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. CMG 872 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. CMG 701 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. CMG 739 F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. CMG 761 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. CMG 783 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. CMG 942 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft took 19. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 6. 500 lb. G.P's, 2. 250 lb. S.A.P's, 2. S?C's, 8. 5.5 Flares, and 3 Photo Flash Bombs. Two aircraft carried cameras.
Weather was cloudy with 5/10ths to 10/10ths cloud and much haze.
7 aircraft were able to locate target, and bombs were dropped across and slightly of target.
One large explosion was observed by
A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) and
A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) observed 5 bursts straddling the target, and was later attacked by an enemy aircraft, but no result was obtained by either side.
A/C. H.R.1470. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) was attacked and shot down by an enemy aircraft over KINGS LYNN while returning to Base. Sgt. RUSSELL the rear Gunner was the only survivor.
4 A/C. returned to Base with all bombs being unable to locate target.

3/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1470.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.



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

P/O. BOIS
Sgt. BERNEY
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

F/O. KIRK
Sgt. WALLACE
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

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

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

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. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. SKILLEN
Sgt. ASHCROFT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK
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2nd. Pilot
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11 aircraft, (6 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target C.C. 49 and XZ3D in accordance with Form B.457. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. CMG 802 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. CMG 894 P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. CMG 824 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. CMG 910 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. CMG 856 Sgt. PALMER & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1470. M.S.I. No. CMG 872 Sgt. THOMPSON & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. CMG 701 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. CMG 739 F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.L. No. CMG 761 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. CMG 783 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. CMG 942 Sgt. MARTIN & crew.

7 aircraft each took 7. 500 lb. S.A.P's.
2 aircraft each took 6. 500 lb. S.A.P's, and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P. and 3 Photo Flash Bombs
1 aircraft took 6. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 1. 250 lb. S.A.P. and 8 5.5 Flares.
1 aircraft took 6. 500 lb. G.P's and and 2. S.B.C's.

Aircraft took off between 1826. and 1959 hours.

A/C. W.R.1034. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) successfully located and attacked target. All bombs were dropped South West to North East across Dock No. 1. No definite results were observed or bursts seen, owing to 5/10ths cloud and a slight haze.

A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain F/L. GILES) was unsuccessful in locating the target, and no attack was made. All bombs were brought back.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain Sgt. KING) located and attacked target area, bombing from 11.500 feet. All bombs fell East to West over area and burst were seen slightly West of Target. Heating failed at 1930. hours, causing excessive use of oxygen.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) located and attacked target and 40 seconds after releasing bombs observed a very large explosion, which was brilliantly white in colour, bombing height 12.000 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain F/O. KIRK) located and recognized target by the intensity and layout of Flak. All bombs were dropped in target area, but owing to other bombs being dropped at the same time could not distinguish any bursts of his own bombs. Bombing heights was 7.500 feet.

A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) located and attacked target from 7.500 feet, and bombs were dropped S.W. to N.E. across docks. 5 bursts were seen straddling target. On the return was attacked by enemy aircraft over MARHAM aerodrome and Rear Gunner fired 20 rounds at enemy but no claim was made. Visibility was very poor.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. BOIS) returned with all bombs intact. No photograph was taken due to bad visibility and 9/10ths cloud.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) returned with all bombs after being unsuccessful in locating target due to clouds and very poor visibility.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) returned with all bombs. Target area reached but not located owing to haze and clouds. Cloud 7/10ths and visibility deteriorating owing to haze.

A/C. H.R.1470. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) no report on this Operation can be made as this aircraft was attacked and shot down over the WASH by an enemy aircraft at 0025. hours, the Rear Gunner Sgt. RUSSELL being the only survivor.

All aircraft with exception of H.R.1470. had returned to Base by 0126. hours.

Form B.457.

MARHAM. 4/4/41. 0126. All aircraft with exception of H.R.1470. had returned safely to Base after Ops.
Met. conditions.
Scattered showers locally. Fair or fine. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1530. A/C. R.1269. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Bombing practice and
1630. returned to Base.
1545. A/C. Z.R.1517. P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to UPPER HEYFORD and
1725. returned to Base.
Injuries - Deaths etc - Airmen.
904176 Sergt. Pilot CHARD Killed as result of Flying Battle Casualty on 4/4/41.
967101 Sergt. Pilot THOMPSON Missing as result of Flying Battle Casualty on 4/4/41. App. 'A'. 70.
939434 T/Sgt. W/OP.AG. KEETLEY Missing as result of Flying Battle Casualty on 4/4/41.
942080 T/Sgt. W/Op.AG. SHERMAN Missing as result of Flying Battle Casualty on 4/4/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 5/4/41. Met. conditions.
Local mist, changing to rain at times. Wind Westerly. Visibility moderate.
Attachments - Officers.
F/O. H. S. MELLOWS 87329 Med. Detached to NEWMARKET on 3/4/41.
Deaths - Officers.
P/O. S. BARNETT. CAO. Killed as result of Flying Battle casualty on 4/4/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 29.
Operations Night 5th/6th April, 1941. Target. No. GR 3586.
Form B.459. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
9 aircraft were told to stand by for Operations, (5 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight) but Operations were cancelled at 1900. hours.
MARHAM. 6/4/41. Met. conditions.
Cloudy with occasional rain. Wind North North Westerly.
Flying training.
1200. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to BASSINGBOURN and
1535. returned to Base.
Operations Night 6th/7th April, 1941. Target. No. C.C. 37. CALAIS.
2018. Form B.460. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 24.
2018. A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. GKN 183 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
2011. A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. GKN 212 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. These aircraft carried, 12. 500 lb. G.P's, 4. S.B.C's and 4. 5-5 Flares. One aircraft carried a camera.
Owing to unfavorable weather conditions over target, secondary target was sought. Cloud over BOULOGNE was unsuitable for Operations, and all bombs were brought back by both aircraft.
2330. Both aircraft had returned safely from Operations.

6/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.




S/L. CURRY
Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. MEATYARD

Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. SKILLEN
Sgt. ASHCROFT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

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2 aircraft, (1 from 'A' Flight, and 1 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target C.C. 37 (CALAIS) in accordance with Form B.460. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. GKN 183 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. GKN 212 Sgt. MARTIN & crew.

Each of the above aircraft took 6. 500 lb. G.P's, 2. S.B.C's and 2. 5.5 Flares.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) returned to Base with all bombs, owing to target being obscured by 10/10ths cloud. No photographs were taken.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) returned to Base with all bombs, owing to target being obscured by 10/10ths cloud. No photographs were taken.

Form B.460.

MARHAM. 7/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fair or fine. 10/10ths cloud with poor visibility.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1300. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.1509. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for local formation flying practice and
1210. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for local formation flying practice and
1210. returned to Base.
1400. A/C. R.1471. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for local formation flying practice and
1515. returned to Base.
1400. A/C. R.1063. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for local formation flying practice and
1515. returned to Base.
1400. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for local formation flying practice and
1515. returned to Base.
Operations Night 7th/8th April, 1941. Target. KIEL.
Form B.461. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 2.
1917. to 2115. A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. ARU 301 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. ARU 346 F/O. KIRT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. ARU 363 F/O. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. ARU 325 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. ARU 399 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. ARU 387 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. ARU 191 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. ARU 212 F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. ARU 226 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. ARU 249 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. ARU 263 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. ARU 284 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 6. 1000 lb. G.P's, 39. 500 lb. G.P's, 8. 250 lb. G.P's, and 2160. 4 lb. Incends.
2 aircraft carried cameras.
11 aircraft located and attacked target successfully.
All bombs released fell either across or just off target, causing violent explosions, and a fire that was visible 80 miles away on the return journey.
F/O. KNIGHT (A/C. R.1468.) had to jettison his bombs in the WASH and return to Base on Station Orders, due to failure on hydraulic system.
Bombing height was 11.000 to 13.000 feet.

7/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
G. R. 1468.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.



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

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

F/O. KNIGHT
Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY.
Sgt. MINOT

P/O. BOIS
Sgt. ANDERSON
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

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

S/L. CURRY
Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. LAWSON
Sgt. STEELE
F/O. MAY

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. ORFORD
Sgt. WHITE

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

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

Sgt. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. SKILLEN
Sgt. ASHCROFT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK
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12 aircraft, (6 from 'A' Flight, and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town 8 (KIEL) in accordance with Form B.461. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. ARU 301 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. ARU 346 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. ARU 363 F/O. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. ARU 325 P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. ARU 399 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. ARU 378 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1034. M.S.I. No. ARU 191 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. ARU 212 F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. ARU 226 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. ARU 249 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. ARU 263 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. ARU 284 Sgt. MARTIN & crew.

3 of the above aircraft each took 1. 1000 lb. G.P. 3. 500 lb. G.P. and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
3 of the above aircraft each took 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
5 of the above aircraft each took 3. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 250 lb G.P. and 360. 4 lb. Incends.
1 of the above aircraft took 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 360. 4 lb. Incends.
3 of the above aircraft carried cameras.

Aircraft took off between 1917. and 2115. hours.

A/C. W.R.1034. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) dropped all his bombs North East to South West across target, causing very red fire with green and white explosions. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain F/L. GILES) dropped his bombs North East to South West over target area, adding fires to one already started. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) bombs dropped 200 yards East of aiming point. No results were observed. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) dropped all his just East of aiming point and started many fires. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) dropped one stick East to West. Bursts were seen South of aiming point and white explosions observed as A/C. left target area. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) bombs burst East side of aiming point, and incendiaries started fires. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) dropped all his bombs just South of aiming point near existing fires. Bombing height was 13.000 feet.

A/C/ B.R.1379. (Captain P/O. BOIS) dropped one stick North to South along aiming point. Results obscured by Flash Bombs. Fires started. Bombing height was 12.700 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain F/O. KIRK) all bombs fell South West to North East falling South East of aiming mark. No results other than bursts observed. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. G.R.1468. (Captain F/O. KNIGHT) was ordered to return to Base owing to failure of Hydraulic system and bombs were jettisoned in the Wash.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) bombs fell about 200 yards West of aiming point and were seen to burst but no results observed. Bombing height was 13.000 feet.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) results were obscured by light of Flash Bombs, but thought to have fallen slightly to East of aiming point.

All aircraft had returned to Base by 0348. hours.

Form B.461.

MARHAM. 8/4/41. 0348. All aircraft had returned to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fair to fine. Wind N.E. Freezing level 2.000 feet. Visibility good.
Operations Night 8th/9th April, April. Target. Town 8. KIEL.
Form B.462. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 26.
2134. to 2212. A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. UNL 511 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. UNL 532 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. UNL 558 F/O. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. UNL 710 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. UNL 589 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. UNL 610 F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. UNL 732 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R. 1509. M.S.I. No. UNL 641 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. UNL 678 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft took 5. 1000 lb. G.P's, 48. 500 lb. G.P's, and 7. 250 lb. G.P's. 2 aircraft also carried cameras.
8 aircraft successfully located and attacked target.
All bombs being dropped within target area.
Many fires were still burning from previous night.
No definite results could be observed owing to smoke and flames.
Fires could be seen 50 miles away.
A/C. T.2563. (Captain F/O. KIRK) was forced to jettison his bombs 54° North 06° East owing to excessive vibration and defective starboard engine.

8/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.




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

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

F/O. KNIGHT
Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY.
Sgt. MINOT

P/O. BOIS
Sgt. ANDERSON
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

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

F/L. GILES
P/O. FOSTER
P/O. CAMPBELL
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. WEBB
Sgt. ORFORD

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

Sgt. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. BAIRD
Captain
2nd. Pilot
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0436.





Nine aircraft, (4 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town KIEL in accordance with Form B.462. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. 511 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. 532 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. 558 F/O. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. 710 P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. 598 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. 610 F/L. GILES & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. 732 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. 641 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. 678 Sgt. ROGERS & crew.

3 of the above aircraft each took 1. 1000 lb. G.P's and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 of the above aircraft each took 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
4 of the above aircraft each took 6. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 250 lb G.P.
Two aircraft carried cameras and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.

Aircraft took off between 2134. and 2212. hours.

A/C. P.R.1509. successfully located and attacked the target and all bombs fell N.E. to S.W. across the target area. Large fires were observed to be burning West of Target.

A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain F/L. GILES) located and attacked target and bombs fell East of 2 Square North of Point B. Bursts were seen, but no individual results. Fires were observed when 50 miles away from target.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) located and attacked his target and bombs were dropped 300 yards South of Point B. Smoke and flames obscured all results from being seen.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) located target and all bombs fell on existing fires near Point B. There was too much smoke and flames to observe any individual results.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) located and bombed target and all bombs fell North East and South West across aiming point, among existing fires. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain F/O KNIGHT) located and attacked his target and dropped one stick of bombs about 1/4 mile to West of aiming point with no noticeable results. Bombing height was 8.500 feet.

A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain P/O. BOIS) located and attacked his target and all bombs fell North East to South West on target area among existing fires. Bombing height was 13.000 feet.

A/C. U.R.1506. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) located and attacked target and dropped one stick of bombs 1/? mile to West of aiming point. No results were observed. Bombing height was 13.000 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain F/O. KIRK) was forced to return to Base owing to defective engines. All bombs were jettisoned safe 54° North - 06° 10' East. Starboard engine lost power and excessive vibration.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base by 0436. hours.

Form B.462.

MARHAM. 9/4/41. 0115. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Very fair. Wind variable. Visibility moderate.
Flying Training.
1415. A/C. T.2560. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Cross Country flight and
1530. returned to Base.
1535. A/C. R.1500. P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Cross Country flight and
1715. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. E. A. HINXMAN CAG. Posted to No. 5 B.&G.S. w.e.f. 7/4/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 30.
Attachments - Officers.
P/O. D. G. ROBERTSON. G.D. Ceased to be detached to BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 8/4/41.
P/O. J. A. J. BAILEY G.D. Detached to No. 4 B.A.T.F. w.e.f. 7/4/41.
Postings - Airmen.
A407023 Sergt. Pilot WOOD, F. Posted from No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 8/4/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 73.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 10/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fair to fine with occasional showers. Wind N.N.E'ly. Visibility moderate.
Operations Night 10th/11th April, 1941. Target. C.C. 49. BREST.
Form B. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 27.
1915. to 1933. A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. SLY 709 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. SLY 736 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. SLY 752. F/O. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. SLY 926 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. SLY 794 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. SLY 866 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. SLY 947 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1469. M.S.I. No. SLY 887 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. SLY 901 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. SLY 836 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load; The above aircraft carried 46. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 20. 500 lb. G.P's, 4. 250 lb. S.A.P's and 7 Photo Flash Bombs. Two aircraft carried cameras.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked target and, all bombs were dropped in target area, straddling docks and dropping close to ships and torpedo stations.
Weather was good and there were no clouds. Bombing heights ranged from 9.000 feet to 13.000 feet.

10/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.




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

P/O. BOIS
Sgt. ANDERSON
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

F/O. KNIGHT
Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY.
Sgt. MINOT

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

S/L. CURRY
Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. ORFORD

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

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. JOHNSON

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN 028
Sgt. BAIRD

Sgt. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. SKILLEN
Sgt. ASHCROFT
Sgt. GREEN 129
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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0046.



10 aircraft were detailed for this Operation (5 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) to attack Target Town No. C.C. 49. BREST in accordance with Form B.464. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. SLY 709 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. SLY 736 P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. SLY 752 F/O. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. SLY 926 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. SLY 794 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. SLY 866 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. SLY 947 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1469 (1505). M.S.I. No. SLY 887 Sgt. ROGERS & crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. SLY 901 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. SLY 836 Sgt. MARTIN & Crew.

6 of the above aircraft each carried 5. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 2. 500 lb. G.P's.
4 of the above aircraft carried 4. 500 lb. G.P's, 2. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P.
Two of the above aircraft carried cameras and 7. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain F/O. KIRK) successfully located and attacked target, and bombing from 9.000 feet, dropped all bombs South East to North West across the target in Dock, probably straddling. No results other than bursts were observed.

A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain P/O. BOIS) located and attacked target and dropped one stick North West to South East across vicinity of Torpedo station. No results were observed. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain F/O. KNIGHT) located and attacked target and dropped all bombs South to North across target by jetty causing a large fire on land and possible hitting ships. Bombing height was 1.000 feet.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) dropped all his bombs West to East falling on East side of dry docks. No results were observed other than bursts; Bombing height ranged from 10.000 feet to 10.800 feet.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) located and attacked target and all bombs were dropped West to East hitting or straddling target alongside jetty. No definite results were observed. Bombing height was 10.500. feet.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) located and attacked target and bombs were dropped South to North to North across target at jetty. 2 bursts were observed slightly to East of ships. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. U.R.1469. (1505) (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) located and attacked target and dropped his bombs West to East over docks North of target. Second stick fell less than 400 yards form ships. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) dropped all his bombs on No. 1 dry dock and at least 4 bursts were observed. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) located his target and all bombs were dropped North East to South West across target area. No bursts were observed. Bombing height was 13.000 feet.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) located and attacked his target and 2 bursts were seen at entrance to No. 1 dry dock. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0142. hours.

Form B.464.

MARHAM. 11/4/41. 0142. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Occasional slight rain, with little or no cloud. Wind South West to West.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. R.1063. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1500. returned to Base.
1055. A/C. R.1471. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1120. returned to Base.
1120. A/C. R.1505. Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1215. returned to Base.
1155. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1155. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1215. returned to Base.
1155. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1215. returned to Base.
1530. A/C. R.1509. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1600. returned to Base.
There were no Operations and nothing of importance occurred.
MARHAM. 12/4/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional slight rain or drizzle. Westerly wind with 7/10ths to 10/10ths cloud.
Flying training.
1030. A/C. T.2560. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1200. returned to Base.
1110. A/C. R.1500. P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to FARNBOROUGH, NOTTINGHAM and
1220. returned to Base.
1030. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. PAYNE and Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for dual practice and
1230. returned to Base.
Operations Night 12th/13th April, 1941. Target No. C.C. BREST.
Form B. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 28.
1932. to 1935. A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. PHU 109 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. PHU 238 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. PHU 142 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. PHU 165 F/O. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. PHU 189 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. PHU 199 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. PHU 214 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. PHU 256 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 40. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 21. 500 lb. G.P's, 2. 250 lb. S.A.P's and 6 Photo Flash Bombs.
7 A/C. successfully located and attacked target, and many bombs were dropped in approximate target area. No results could be seen owing to dense cloud.
S/L. LASBREY (R.1502.) dropped 2. 250 lb. bombs on primary target, causing a small explosion.
Sgt. BRIGHT (A/C. R.1469.) brought all his bombs back, being unable to locate target;
A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) released only 3. 500 lb. S.A.P's and brought the remainder back.
A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) had 5. 500 lb. bombs hung up owing to distributor arm sticking, and had to bring them back.
Bombing height had ranged from 9.000 feet to 15.000 feet.

12/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
G. R. 1468.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
R. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





S/L. CURRY
Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. JOHNSTON
Sgt. MEATYARD

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

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

F/O. KNIGHT
Sgt. WOOD
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY.
Sgt. MINOT

S/L. LASBREY
P/O. DUFF
P/O. MILLAR
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. LAWSON
Sgt. SHIELDS

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. PARSONS

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

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN 028
Sgt. BAIRD

Captain
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Fr. Gunnr.
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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.
1932.






1942.






1942.






1935.






1935.






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1936.






1945.




0041.






0133.






0032.






0113.






0202.






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0142.






0121.





8 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town No. C.C. 49. BREST in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. PHU 109 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. PHU 238 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. PHU 142 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. PHU 165 F/O. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. PHU 189 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. PHU 199 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. PHU 214 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. PHU 256 Sgt. ROGERS & crew.

2 of the above aircraft each took 6. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P.
4 of the above aircraft each took 7. 500 lb. S.A.P's.
2 of the above aircraft each took 7. 500 lb. G.P's and 2 aircraft also carried cameras, and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.

Aircraft took off between 1932. and 1935. hours.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) returned with all his bombs, being unable to locate target owing to cloud. Turned back 15 miles South of BREST as cloud appeared to be thicker over alternative target.

A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain F/O. KIRK) dropped one stick over approximate target area, judges by amount of Flak bursting through clouds. No results observed. Bombing height was 9.000 feet.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) successfully located and attacked target and all bombs fell N, to S.E. in dock area. Results were obscures by clouds. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. G.R.1468. (Captain F/O. KNIGHT) dropped all his bombs 045° over dock area through small hole in clouds. No results were observed. Bombing height was 15.000 feet.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) dropped 3. 500 lb. S.A.P's in target area, but results were obscured by clouds. All remaining bombs were brought back owing to very bad visibility. No photos were taken. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) dropped one stick North to South over target area. One red burst seen on dock side. Unable to locate primary target. No photos were taken as Flash Bomb failed to explode. Bombing height was 11.000 Feet.

A/C. R.R.1034. (Captain P/O. LODER) dropped one stick South East to North West above docks on West side of Bridge. One burst was observed. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) located and attacked target and dropped 2. 250 lb. S.A.P's 050° in or near Southern Dry Dock causing a small explosion. Bombed alternative target owing to cloud over primary. 5. 500 lb. bombs hung up owing to distributor arm sticking, and were brought back. Bombing height was 9.000 feet.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base at 0202. hours.

Form B.464.

MARHAM. 13/4/41. 0202. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Slight rain with 7/10ths to 10/10ths cloud. Wind Westerly.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. R.1063. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Air Firing and
1200. returned to Base.
Postings - Airmen.
1151651 Sergt. PRIOR, Pilot posted from HARWELL w.e.f. 11/4/41. App. 'A4. 'A' 76.
1152490 Sergt. SHAW, Pilot posted from HARWELL w.e.f. 11/4/41.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 14/4/41. Met. conditions.
Slight rain with 7/10ths to 10/10ths cloud. Wind South Westerly. Visibility good.
Attachments - Officers.
F/L. E. G. BRANT, 73854. AD. Detached to RAF. School of Administration, LOUGHBROUGH w.e.f. 14/4/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 31.
P/O. A. Y. EVANS. None. G/D. Detached to No. 4 B.A.T.F. w.e.f. 7/4/41.
Hospitals - Admissions and Discharges.
P/O. H. K. RALPH, 42078. G/D. Sick at home w.e.f. 11/4/41.
Postings - Airmen.
921303 Sergt. DUTTON, O. Pilot, attached from BASINGBOURN w.e.f. 13/4/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 77.
Operations Night 14th/15th April, 1941. Target. No. C.C.49. BREST.
Form B.468. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 29.
2311. to 2341. A/C. E.T.2963. M.S.I. No. UNL 913 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. UNL 938 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. UNL 849 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. UNL 884 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. UNL 750 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. UNL 773 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. UNL 795 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. UNL 814 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 4. 1000 lb. G.P's, 36. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 2. 250 lb. S.A.P's. Two aircraft carried cameras and each carried 3 Photo Flash Bombs.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked target, and all bombs were dropped in the target area, but few results could be observed.
One stick of bombs was seen to hit barracks East of the river and another stick was seen to burst near dry dock but no ships were hit. Red and green flashes were observed after bombs had burst.
Bombing heights ranged from 9.000 feet to 12.000 feet.

14/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
E. (A) T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





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

P/O. BOIS
Sgt. ANDERSON
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

S/L. CURRY
Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. JOHNSTON
Sgt. MEATYARD

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

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

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. PARSONS

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. BAIRD

Sgt. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL
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.
2341.






2337.






2328.






2341.






2311.






2319.






2322.






2315.




0513.






0440.






0430.






0435.






0446.






0448.






0453.






0415.





8 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town C.C. 49. BREST, in accordance with Form B.468. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. E.(A) T.2963. M.S.I. No. UNL 913 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. UNL 938 P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. UNL 849 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. UNL 884 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. UNL 750 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. UNL 773 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. UNL 795 Sgt. ROGERS & crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. UNL 814 Sgt. KING & Crew.

2 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. 3. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 3. Photo Flash Bombs and a camera.
2 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 3. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P.
4 of the above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. S.A.P's.

Aircraft took off between 2311. and 2341. hours.

A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain P/O. BOIS) located and attacked target and dropped 1 stick North to South over target area. No results were observed and bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. E. (A) T.2963. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) dropped all his bombs South West to North East across ships in dock. No results were observed. Bombing height was 11.500 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. (F/O. KIRK Captain) dropped 1 stick South West to North East over target area. No results were seen. Bombing height was 9.000 feet.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) dropped his bombs North to South over target area. No results were observed, but hits were claimed by rear gunner. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. P.R.1509 (Captain Sgt. KING) dropped all his bombs West to East over target area, two falling very close, but not seen to burst. Four bursts observed very near target.. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) all bombs fell heading 225° into target area. No bursts were seen but a large red Flash observed 40 seconds after release. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) attacked his target West to East. Caught by S/L on the run up and overshot, hitting barracks East of River. Bursts were seen. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) observed green flashes as bombs bursts near dry dock. Did not hit ship. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

Form B.469.

MARHAM. 15/4/41. 0513. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine at first but rain later in the day. Wind Westerly veering to North Westerly.
Flying training.
1530. A/C. R.1501. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for altitude test and
1700. returned to Base.
1115. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Standard Blind Approach practice and
1200. returned to Base.
Operations Night 15/16th April, 1941. Target No. C.C.29 CALAIS.
Form B.469. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 30.
2059. A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. MSC 906 P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
2044. A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. MSC 928 P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft took 24. 250 lb. G.P's, and 4. S.B.C's.
Severe icing conditions were prevalent, and
P/O. ROBERTSON, A/C. K.R.1500. was forced to jettison all his bombs, while
P/O. BAILEY A/C. Z.R.1517. jettisoned 6. 250 lb. G.P's without reaching target.
2346. Both aircraft had returned to Base after Operations.

15/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.




P/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. WOOD
Sgt. DILWOTH
Sgt. WEIL
Sgt. WILLS
Sgt. CLIFFORD

P/O. BAILEY
P/O. EVANS
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
P/O. BLEVINS
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2059.






2044.





2254.






2346.





2 aircraft with Freshman Crews were detailed to attack Target Town C.C. 37. CALAIS in accordance with Form B.469. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. MSC 906 P/O. ROBERTSON & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. MSC 928 P/O. BAILEY & Crew.

The above aircraft carried 12. 250 lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C's each

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. HOBERTSON) failed to reach his target and jettisoned his bombs, due to icing conditions from 4.000 feet upwards.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. BAILEY) failed to reach target and jettisoned 6. 250 lb. G.P's owing to icing conditions from 4.000 feet upwards, and brought the remainder back.

Both aircraft had returned to Base by 2346. hours.

Form B.469.

MARHAM. 16/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fair or fine with little or no cloud, deteriorating to scattered showers with 4/10ths to 8/10ths cloud. Wind light South Westerly.
Operations Night 16th/17th April, 1941. Target No. Town 13(B) BREMEN.
Form B.470. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 31.
2110. to 2235. A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. LTM 694 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. LTM 568 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. LTM 714 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. LTM 581 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. LTM 521 P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. LTM 415 Sgt. PALMER and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. LTM 614 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. W.R.1469. M.S.I. No. LTM 636 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. LTM 649 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. LTM 671 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. LTM 491 P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Ops.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried, 5. 1000 lb. G.P's, 48. 500 lb. G.P's, 8. 250 lb. G.P's, 12. S.B.C's and two aircraft each carried cameras and 6 Photo Flash Bombs.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked target and most of the bombs dropped fell in the target area. Owing to hazy conditions prevailing, no results except small fires could be observed in the dock area.
Some bombs were dropped among searchlight concentrations and LEWWARDEN (Leeuwarden) aerodrome was machine gunned from a height of 4.000 feet.

16/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
E. T. 5260.





Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
G. R. 1468.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
R. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.




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

S/L. CURRY
Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. JOHNSON
Sgt. MEATYARD

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

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

P/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. WOOD
Sgt. DILWORTH
Sgt. WEIL
Sgt. WILLS
Sgt. CLIFFORD

Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

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

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. PARSONS

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. BAIRD

Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. SKILLEN
Sgt. ASCROFT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK

P/O. BAILEY
P/O. EVANS
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
P/O. BLEVINS
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.

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

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2235.






2219.






2232.






2220.






2110.






2117.






2211.






2226.






2225.






2228.






2113.

0329.






0321.






0350.






0155.






0133.






0226.






0249.






0322.






0423.






0340.






0245.

11 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town BREMEN in accordance with Form B.470. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. LTM 694 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. LTM 568 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. LTM 714 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2463. M.S.I. No. LTM 581 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. LTM 521 P/O. ROBERTSON & Crew.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. LTM 415 Sgt. PALMER & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. LTM 614 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1469. M.S.I. No. LTM 636 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. LTM 649 Sgt. ROGERS & crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. LTM 671 Sgt. MARTIN & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. LTM 491 P/O. BAILEY & Crew.

2 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
4 of the above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
2 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 1 250 lb. G.P's.
1 aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft carried 3. 500 lb. G.P.'s, 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 6. S.B.C's.
2. of the above aircraft carried cameras and 3 Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain P/O. LODER) dropped one stick South to North over target area. Some bursts were seen. LEWARDEN aerodrome (Leeuwarden, Netherlands) was machine gunned from 4.000 feet - many lights showing. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) all bombs fell North West to South East on fires in dock area. Unable to pinpoint target. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. W.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) dropped one stick West to East, target plainly seen in light of flares. Bursts were observed. Bombing height 11.000 feet.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) 10/10ths cloud on arrival over BREMEN, returned 15 minutes later and bombed but no results observed. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) bombed S/L's and Flak. No results were observed. Bombing height was 11.800 feet.

A/C. G.R.1468. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) bombed South to North over town area. No results were seen owing to cloud. Bombing height was 8.500 feet.

A/C. J.T.4263. (Captain F/O. KIRK) dropped his bombs South West to North East over town 11. No results were observed. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) returned with all his bombs owing to 8/10ths cloud at 4.000 feet.

A/C. R.R.1034. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) owing to cloud, most of incendiaries fell into water and no H.E. bursts were seen.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. BAILEY) bombed South East to North West over dock area. Bursts and three small fires were observed. Bombing height was 9.600 feet.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. ROBERTSON) all bombs dropped East to West in aerodrome area. Bursts seen no results observed. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

Form B.470.

MARHAM. 17/4/41. 0423. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fair with some cloud. Wind South Westerly. Little cloud. Visibility moderate.
Postings - Airmen.
A406012 Sergt. KERR, A. Pilot, posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 16/4/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 79.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 18/4/41. Met. conditions.
Cloudy with occasional rain. Wind South Easterly.
Flying training.
1120. A/C. R.1509. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for local W/T practice and
1245. returned to Base.
Operations Night 18th/19th April, 1941. Target No.
Form B.472. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
10 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) stood by for Operations, but Operations were cancelled at 2000. hours.
MARHAM. 19/4/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional thudery thundery rain with little cloud. Wind Easterly veering to W'ly.
Flying training.
1105. A/C. R.1468. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Cross Country and air firing and
1325. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. R.1468. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for local bombing practice and
1530. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. W.5459. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1510. returned to Base.
1045. A/C. R.1269. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for air firing and
1130. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. T.2563. Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for bombing practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.1509. P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1203. returned to Base.
1135. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Cross Country to GRANTHAM and
1250. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1063. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Cross Country to WYTON, BASSINGBOURN and
1430. returned to Base.
1535. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for air firing practice and
1620. returned to Base.
1535. A/C. R.1517. P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for air firing practice and
1620 returned to Base.
Acting Ranks - Officers.
P/O. L. H. KAY. None. CAG. Appointed to the unpaid acting rank of Flying on appointment to Flying Officer post w.e.f. 25/3/41.
P/O. (A/F/O) L. H. KAY None CAG. Appointed to paid acting rank of Flying Officer on appointment to Flying Officer post w.e.f. 25/3/41. on completion of 21 days in the unpaid rank.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. A. F. McSWEYN None. G/D. Posted from No. 20 P.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 11/4/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 32.
Attachments - Officers.
P/O. J. A. J. BAILEY None. G/D Ceased to be detached to No. 4 B.A.T.F. w.e.f. 14/4/41.
P/O. A. Y. EVANS None G/D Ceased to be detached to No. 4 B.A.T.F. w.e.f. 14/4/41.
F/O. F. J. KNIGHT 40304 G/D Detached to B.A.T.F. HONNINGTON w.e.f. 15/4/41.
P/O. J. FOSTER None G/D Detached to B.A.T.F. HONNINGTON w.e.f. 15/4/41.
F/O. H. S. MELLOWS 87329 MED. Ceased to be detached to NEWMARKET w.e.f. 6/4/41.
F/O. H. S. MELLOWS 87329 MED. Detached to M.T.E.&.D. HALTON w.e.f. 13/4/41.
Postings - Airmen.
748616 Sergt. SAYERS, J. Pilot Ceased to be detached to BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 19/4/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 80.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with showers later in day. Wind South South West. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1115. A/C. R.1468. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for LORENZ practice to PETERBOROUGH and
1215. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1280. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Cross Country flight and
1330. returned to Base.
1415. A/C. W.5459. F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Cross Country flight and
1905. returned to Base.
1445. A/C. R.1269. W/Cdr. EVANS-EVANS and Crew took off for standard blind approach practice and
1630. returned to Base.
0950. A/C. R.1034. F/L. GILES and Crew took off for Cross Country to ABINGDON and
1520. returned to Base.
1145. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1320. returned to Base.
1140. A/C. R.1502. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to HARWELL to train and pass W/OP. by Sgt. KEMSLEY and
1530. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 21/4/41. Met. conditions.
Showers at first, but fine later. Wind light South Westerly.
Flying training.
1040. A/C. R.1502. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to GRANTHAM. and
1415. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. R. E. F. GARDNER. 86016. Eng. Posted from S. of A.E. HENLOW w.e.f. 14/4/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 33.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 22/4/41. Met. conditions.
Local fog, improving to fair conditions with occasional showers. Wind Easterly.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. R.1280. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for W/T practice and test by Sgt. KEMSLEY (Squad. Signals Leader) of Sgt. SMITH to WOLVERTON, DONCASTER, PETERBOROUGH and
1235. returned to Base.
1435. A/C. R.1280. Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Cross Country and
1650. returned to Base.
Postings - Airmen.
919073. Sergt. TINGLEY, F. Pilot, posted from No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 21/4/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 82.
Operations Night 22nd/23rd April, 1941. Target No. C.C.49. BREST.
Form B.476. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 32.
1958. to 2014. A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. UCB 769 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. UCB 913 P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. UCB 791 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. UCB 813 Sgt. PALMER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. UCB 746 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. UCB 721 P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. UCB 842 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. UCB 869 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. UCB 891 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. UCB 704 P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 10. 2000 lb. A.P's, 20. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 8. 250 lb. S.A.P's. Two aircraft carried cameras and 3 Photo Flash Bombs.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked target, all bombs fell in the target area or alongside the ships. No definite results could be observed owing to hazy conditions prevailing at the time. Bombing height ranged from 10.000 feet to 11.000 feet.
Owing to local fog areas on the return journey, aircraft had to land as follows:
A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain P/O. BOIS) landed at ABINGDON.
A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) landed at ABINGDON.
A/C. Q.R.1479. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) landed at ABINGDON.
A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) landed at ABINGDON.
A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) landed at ABINGDON.
A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) crashed at WROUGHTON, Sgt. SHAW the 2nd Pilot was killed in the ensuing crash.
A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. ROBERTSON) landed at BIBURY.
A/C. G.R.1468. (Captain F/O. KIRK) landed at BOSCOMBE DOWN.

22/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3257.





Wellington IC.
E. T. 2560.





Wellington IC.
G. R. 1468.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.




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

P/O. BOIS
Sgt. ANDERSON
P/O. MACDONALD
Sgt. LIVINGSTONE
Sgt. LONGDEN
Sgt. PRYOR

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

Sgt. PALMER
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. WEBB
Sgt. BOWES
Sgt. KERRUISH

F/O. KIRK
Sgt. WALLACE
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

P/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. WOOD
Sgt. DILWORTH
Sgt. WEIL
Sgt. WILLS
Sgt. CLIFFORD

S/L. LASBREY
P/O. DUFF
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. LAWSON
Sgt. SHIELDS

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. PARSONS

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. BAIRD

P/O. BAILEY
P/O. EVANS
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GRAY
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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2nd. Pilot
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10 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town. C.C.49 BREST in accordance with Form B.476. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group .

A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. UCB 769 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. UCB 913 P/O. BOIS & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. UCB 791 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. E.T.2560. M.S.I. No. UCB 813 Sgt. PALMER & Crew.
A/C. G.R.1468. M.S.I. No. UCB 746 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. UCB 721 P/O. ROBERTSON & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. UCB 842 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. UCB 869 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. UCB 891 Sgt. ROGERS & crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. UCB 704 P/O. BAILEY & Crew.

8 of the above aircraft carried 1. 2000 lb. A.P., 2. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P.
2 of the above aircraft carried 1. 2000 lb. A.P. and 2. 500 lb. S.A.P's.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) dropped all his bombs South East to North West in target area. Bursts seen but position unknown due to haze. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) bombed his target in the light of a flare from another A/C. Bombs fell very close if not on ships.

A/C. G.R.1468. (Captain F/O. KIRK) all bombs were dropped South West to North East over target area. No results were observed. A/C; had to land at BOSCOMBE DOWN owing to unfavorable weather.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. ROBERTSON) released all his bombs South East to North West over the target area. No bursts were observed. A/C. had to land at BIBURY aerodrome.

A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) dropped one stick South West to North East over dock area. No results were observed owing to searchlight dazzle. A/C. crashed on the returns journey at WROUGHTON, and Sgt. SHAW the 2nd Pilot was killed, and Sgt. PALMER the 1st Pilot and Sgt. BOWES the Front Gunner sustained injuries.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) dropped all his bombs in target area, and one Flash was observed in this area. Bombing height was 11.000 feet. A/C. had to land at ABINGTON on the return.

A/C. G.R.1468. (Captain F/O. KIRK) dropped one stick South West to North East across mole West of Western dry dock. No results were observed. A/C. had to land at BOSCOMBE DOWN on the return.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) bombed target from 12.000 feet, and 2 bombs were seen burst between L shaped jetty West of No. 1 dry dock. Photograph was also taken. A/C. had to land at ABINGDON on the return.

A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain P/O. BOIS) bombed from 12.000 feet, but no results were observed. Photograph was taken. A/C. had to land at ABINGDON on the return.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. BAILEY) bombed from 10.000 feet and saw faint flashes in a straight line over target area. A/C. had to land at ABINGDON on returning from Operations.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) dropped all bombs in target area after a careful run up, but no results were observed. No cloud, but was very dark. A/C. had to land at ABINGDON on returning from Operations.

Form B.476.

MARHAM. 23/4/41. 0238. All other aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Overcast with occasional slight drizzle. Wind East to North East.
Attachments - Officers.
F/O. KNIGHT, F. J. 40304 G/D Ceased to be detached to B.A.T.F. HONNINGTON w.e.f. 22/4/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 34.
P/O. FOSTER, J. None Ceased to be detached to B.A.T.F. HONNINGTON w.e.f. 22/4/41.
F/O. MELLOWS, H. S. 87320 Med Ceased to be detached to M.T.E.&.D. HALTON w.e.f. 20/4/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 24/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fine with scattered showers, deteriorating during the day. Wind North North Easterly.
Flying training.
1440. A/C. R.1280. Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1550. returned to Base.
1135. A/C. R.1379. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1305. returned to Base.
1510. A/C. - Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for local flying practice and to YATESBURY and
1936. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. W.5459. took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and PETERBOROUGH and
1530. returned to Base.
1545. A/C. W.5459. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1605. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.1509. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for W/T instruction of Sgt. DAVIDSON and
1230. returned to Base.
2130. A/C. R.3237. P/O. BOIS and Crew took off for local night flying practice and
2220. returned to Base.
2040. A/C. R.1500. Sgt. TAYLOR and Crew took off for local night flying practice and
2115. returned to Base.
2145. A/C. R.1500. Sgt. WOOD and Crew took off for local night flying practice and
2210. returned to Base.
2010. A/C. R.1517. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for local night flying practice and
2150. returned to Base.
2020. A/C. R.1509. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for local night flying practice and
2200. returned to Base.
2035. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for night flying practice and
2220. returned to Base.
Operations Night 24th/25th April, 1941. Target No. C.C.15.
Form B.478. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
No Operations were undertaken or attempted by this Squadron.
MARHAM. 25/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fine with scattered showers and hail. Wind North North Easterly. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. T.2563. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to FELTWELL and
1240. returned to Base.
1540. A/C. L.7895. P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to FELTWELL and
1750. returned to Base.
Operations Night 25th/26th April, 1941. Target. No. I(B) and Town 11. KIEL and EMDEN.
Form B.479. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 33.
2056. to 2121. A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. FLC 915 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. FLC 761 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. FLC 956 Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1280. M.S.I. No. FLC 971 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. FLC 989 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1502. M.S.I. No. FLC 798 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1469. M.S.I. No. FLC 814 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. FLC 836 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. FLC 938 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. FLC 855 P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. FLC 889 F/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 4. 1000 lb. G.P's, 46. lb. G.P's, 7. 250 lb. G.P's, 6. S.B.C's. Two aircraft carried cameras and 6 Photo Flash Bombs.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked target, and many bombs were dropped in the target area. Bombs were also dropped on searchlight concentrations. One large fire was seen on arrival over the docks.

25/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
D. R. 3257.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1280.





Wellington IC.
R. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.




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

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

Sgt. ANDERSON
Sgt. KERR
Sgt. LEGG
Sgt. HOGG
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. FRASER

Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAIN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WALKER

Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

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

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. PARSONS

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. AITKENHEAD

Sgt. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

P/O. BAILEY
P/O. EVANS
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GRAY

F/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT
Captain
2nd. Pilot
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11 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target. EMDEN in accordance with Form B.484. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group .

A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. FLC 915 F/L. CLYDE-SMITH & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. FLC 761 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. FLC 956 Sgt. ANDERSON & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1280. M.S.I. No. FLC 971 Sgt. SAYERS & Crew.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. FLC 989 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1502. M.S.I. No. FLC 798 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. FLC 814 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. FLC 836 Sgt. ROGERS & crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. FLC 938 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. FLC 855 P/O. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. FLC 889 F/L. KNIGHT & Crew.

Bomb Load.
3 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 3. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 of the above aircraft each carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
1 aircraft carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 3. Photo lash Bombs and a camera.
3 aircraft each carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 2. S.B.C's.
1 aircraft 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 2. 250 lb. G.P's and 2. 500 lb. G.P's 3. Photo Flash Bombs and a camera.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) dropped all his bombs on the target area. A fairly large fire and bursts were observed. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

A/C. T.R.1502. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) observed a large fire on arrival over the target area. Bombs were seen to burst between armoury plant and docks. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) located and attacked target. Bomb bursts were observed between aiming point and extreme South of Dock. A fire was started which developed.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) bombs were seen to burst 1/4 mile wide of target. Observed one large fire in target area on arrival. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. BAILEY) dropped his bombs North West to South East over target area. 3 bursts were seen. Bombing height was 16.000 feet.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain F/O. KNIGHT) all bombs burst in target area. No results were observed. Bombing height was 16.000 feet.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) observed his bombs burst between aiming point B and docks. Small fire at extreme South of docks, with white explosions was seen. Bombing height was 13.500 feet.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) was unable to locate target and so bombed searchlight concentrations. No results were observed. Heater went U/S 15 minutes after start of flight. Bombing height was 13.500 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain Sgt. ANDERSON) located and attacked and dropped one stick South West to North East. No results were seen. Bombing height was 13.500 feet.

A/C. H.R.1280. (Captain Sgt. SAYERS) located and attacked target and bursts were observed in the target area. No photos were taken. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. R.R.1034. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) dropped one stick South West to North East over target area (BREMERHAVEN) Town and docks were visible but no results were seen. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

Form B.484.

MARHAM. 26/4/41. 0822. All aircraft with exception of D.R.3237. (Captain F/L. CLYDE-SMITH) who landed at HONNINGTON, had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fair or fine with little or no cloud. Wind East North East veering to North East.
Flying training.
A/C. T.2563. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Cross Country to BOSCOMBE DOWN and
and returned to Base.
1455. A/C. R.1269. P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to PERSHAW, WARMWELL and
2020. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 27/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with little cloud. Wind North Easterly.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 28/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fair or fine with very little cloud. Wind Easterly veering to North East.
Flying training.
1205. A/C. T.2963. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1630. returned to Base.
1155. A/C. T.2563. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1220. returned to Base.
1205. A/C. R.1379. W/C. EVANS-EVANS and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1530. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.1509. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Cross Country to GRANTHAM and
1630. returned to Base.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. E. T. BLEVINS CAG Posted to PRESTWICK w.e.f. 26/4/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 35.
P/O. P. BOIS G/D Posted to No. 23 O.T.U. w.e.f. 25/4/41.
P/O. D. M. CAMPBELL CAO Posted to No. 15 Squadron, w.e.f. 1/5/41.
F/L. L. E. GILES G/D Posted to Headquarters No. 6 Group, w.e.f. 1/5/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 29/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fair or fine but later in the day turning to rain. Wind Westerly.
Flying training.
1000. A/C. L.7895 Sgt. PRYOR and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1330. returned to Base.
1155. A/C. T.2963. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to YATESBURRY and
1655. returned to Base.
1445. A/C. R.1034. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1605. retuned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1517. F/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to BRAMCOTE and
1600. returned to Base.
1120. A/C. R.1063. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for practice beam homing and
1205. returned to Base.
Operations Night 29th/30th April, 1941. Target. C.C. 29 (A).
Form B.483. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
One aircraft only was detailed to stand by for Operations, but these were cancelled.
MARHAM. 30/4/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with cloud varying between 5/10ths and 10/10ths. Wind Easterly.
Flying training.
1500. A/C. R.1280. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1630. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. T.2563. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1200. returned to Base
1200. A/C. T.2563. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1230. returned to Base.
Acting Ranks - Officers.
F/L. R. E. CURRY 33011 G/D appointed to unpaid Acting Rank of Squadron Leader on appointment to Squadron Leader Post w.e.f. 23/3/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 36.
F/L. (A/S/L) R. E. CURRY 33011 G/D. appointed to the paid Acting Rank of Squadron Leader on appointment to Squadron Leader Post w.e.f. 23/3/41. on completion of 21 days in the unpaid rank.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. R. E. F. GARDNER 86016 Eng. Posted from S. of A.E. HENLOW w.e.f. 20/4/41.
Hospitals, Admissions & Discharges.
P/O. H. K. RALPH 42078 G/D Ceased to be sick at home w.e.f. 19/4/41.
Operations 30th April/1st May, 1941. Target. EMDEN.
Form B.484. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group. App. 'D'. 'D' 34.
2000. to 2118. A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. NAP 269 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.L.7895. M.S.I. No. NAP 299 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1280. M.S.I. No. NAP 243 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. NAP 327 Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. NAP 353 P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1102. M.S.I. No. NAP 387 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. NAP 514 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. NAP 414 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. NAP 459 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R. 1509. M.S.I. No. NAP 541 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 5. 1000 lb. G/P's, 43. 500 lb. G/P's, 7. 250 lb. G/P's and 360. 4 lb. Incends. 3 aircraft carried cameras and 3 Photo Flash Bombs.
6 aircraft successfully located and attacked target, and many bombs were dropped in and around the target area. Many fires were started and damage was done to docks and buildings. Two aircraft returned with all bombs being unable to locate target owing to heavy cloud.
One aircraft returned early owing to engine trouble, and one Operation was cancelled owing to the captain falling sick.

30/4/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
E. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1280.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC
W. R. 1102.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.





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P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.




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

Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

S/L. CURRY
Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. BRADBURY

Sgt. JOHNSON
Sgt. MEATYARD

Sgt. ANDERSON
Sgt. KERR
Sgt. LEGG
Sgt. HOGG
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. FRASER

P/O. ROBERTSON
Sgt. WOOD
Sgt. DILWORTH
Sgt. WEIL
Sgt. WILLS
Sgt. CLIFFORD

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

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

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. PARSONS

Sgt. MARTIN
Sgt. SKILLEN
Sgt. ASHCROFT
Sgt. WELDON
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK

Sgt. KING
Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. BENSON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. AITKENHEAD
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11 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Towns KIEL and EMDEN, in accordance with Form B.479. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group .

A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. NAP 269 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. E.L.7895. M.S.I. No. NAP 299 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1280. M.S.I. No. NAP 243 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. NAP 327 Sgt. ANDERSON & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. NAP 353 P/O. ROBERTSON & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1102. M.S.I. No. NAP 387 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1063. M.S.I. No. NAP 514 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. NAP 414 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. NAP 459 Sgt. MARTIN & crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. NAP 541 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. NAP 483 Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.

Bomb Load.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 3. 500 lb. G.P.
3 of the above aircraft each carried 5. 500 lb. G.P. and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
1 of the above aircraft each carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's and a camera, and 3. Photo lash Bombs.
3 of the above aircraft carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 2. S.B.C's.
1 aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 2. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
1 aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 2. 250 lb. G.P.'s, and 2. 500 lb. G.P's. and a camera, and 3. Photo Flash Flares.

A/C. H.R.1280. (Captain S/L. CURRY) returned with all his bombs, unable to locate target.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) dropped one stick on S/L and Flak believed to be KIEL. No results were observed. Bombing height was 16.000 feet.

A/C. E.L.7895. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) dropped all his bombs on jetties on East Site. 3 fires were observed immediately after, bombs bursts. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Captain Sgt. ANDERSON) dropped one stick North West to South West close to DEUTCHE WORKS. No bursts seen. A/C returned early owing to Engine trouble. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. ROBERTSON) returned early owing to engine trouble.

A/C. W.R.1102. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) dropped all his bombs in the town area. Bursts seen. Bombing height was 11.500 feet.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) dropped one stick North East to South West across target area. No bursts were observed. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) returned with al his bombs, being unable to locate target.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) was cancelled owing to Captain being sick.

A/C. T.R.1063. (Captain P/O. LODER) dropped one stick South East to North West near EMDEN docks. Bursts were seen. Bombing height was 13.000 feet.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) dropped one stick South to North over town area. Primary target was obscured by cloud. Bombing height was 13.000 feet.

Form B.479.

MARHAM. 1/5/41. 0409. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.