Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair to fine with little rain. little or no cloud. Visibility 2 to 6 miles.
Flying training.
1200. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to NEWMARKET and
1615. returned to Base.
1400. A/C. R.1469. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Cross Country to WYTON, ABINGDON and
1700. returned to Base.
1445. A/C. W.5449. F/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1545. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 2/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair to fine with cloud increasing later in day.
Flying training.
1135. A/C. T.2563. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1215. returned to Base.
1115. A/C. R.1471. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1615. A/C. R.1471. P/O. LODER and W/Cdr. EVANS-EVANS took off for PETERBOROUGH and P/O. LODER
1730. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 3/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fine with little or no cloud.
Flying training.
1115. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1245. returned to Base.
Operations Night 3rd/4th May, 1941. Target BREST.
Form B.488. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2115. to 2138. A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. DSB.352. Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations. App. 'D'. D.35.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. DSB.569. S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.L.7895. M.S.I. No. DSB.361. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1280. M.S.I. No. DSB.387. Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. DSB.412. P/O. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. DSB.442. F/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. DSB.586. P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. DSB.473. Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. DSB.316. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1460. M.S.I. No. DSB.544. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 9. 2000 lb. A.P's, 27. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 2. 250 lb. G.P's. Two aircraft carried cameras and 6. Photo Flash Bombs.
9 aircraft successfully located and attacked target, and bombs were observed to fall on or just wide of dry docks.
A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain Sgt. ANDERSON) reported one very large flash on edge of quay, and
A/C. Q.R.1460. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) reported a series of explosions which were still occurring as he left the vicinity.
A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. ROBERTSON) jettisoned all his bombs in error, and
A/C. R.1280. (Captain Sgt. SAYERS) crashed on the return journey 1/2 mile from OAKINGTON, due to inability to reach aerodrome before remaining engine cut, after loss of airscrew from his other engine.
A/C. L.7895. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) landed at CHARMEY DOWN on the return due to faulty engine.

3/5/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
E. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1280.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
R. R. 1034.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.




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

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

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

Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WALKER

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

F/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

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

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

P/O. FOSTER
P/O. McSWEYN
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. SCRIVEN
Sgt. NUTTALL

Sgt. BRIGHT
Sgt. PAYNE
P/O. TURNBULL
Sgt. POLLAND
Sgt. HENRY
Sgt. PARSONS
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.
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Rr. Gunnr.
2120.






2142.






2126.






2119.






2133.






2127.






2136.






2135.






2114.






2130.





0416.






0454.






0315.






0400.






0139.






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0430.






0413.






0540.





10 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town. BREST, in accordance with Form B.488. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. DSB 352 Sgt. ANDERSON & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. DSB 569 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. E.L.7895. M.S.I. No. DSB 361 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1220. M.S.I. No. DSB 387 Sgt. SAYERS & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. DSB 412 P/O. ROBERTSON & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. DSB 442 F/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. DSB 586 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. DSB 473 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. DSB 316 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1460. M.S.I. No. DSB 544 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.

Bomb Load.
5 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 2000 lb. A.P. 2. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250. lb. S.A.P.
3 of the above aircraft carried 1. 2000 lb. A.P. and 3. 500 lb. S.A.P's
1 aircraft carried 1. 2000 lb. A.P. and 2. 500 lb. S.A.P.
1 aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's, and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
2 aircraft carried cameras and 3. Photo Flash Flares.

A/C. R.R.1034. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) located and attacked target, and bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped one stick North East to South West on East Bank of river. Bomb bursts and red glow observed.

A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain Sgt. ANDERSON) located and attacked target and bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped a stick across quay East of River. One very large flash on edge of quay observed.

A/C. E.L.7895. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) dropped one stick East to West over target and all bursts were seen. On arrival over target 3 fires were observed and on leaving 6 fires were seen. Three of them very large. Bombing height was 14.000 feet. On the return journey aircraft was forced to land at HARMEY DOWN.

A/C. H.R.1280. (Captain Sgt. SAYERS) was unable to locate target and had to land at OAKINGTON on the return.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. ROBERTSON) was forced to jettison his bombs in order to gain height.

A/C. .R.1471. (Captain F/L. KNIGHT) located and attacked his target and dropped one stick North East to South West which undershot dry dock slightly. Two flashes were observed throughout explosions North East of Dry Dock.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) attacked target and dropped one stick across North of dry dock and observed bursts about 400 yards from waters edge. Flare bursts were also observed. Bombing height was 11.500 feet.

A/C. Q.R.1460. (Captain Sgt. BRIGHT) dropped one stick West to East across dry dock. Bursts were observed and a good fire was started 300 yards North East of target, together with many explosions which was going well after departure. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Captain S/L. CURRY) all bombs fell in target area, but no results observed owing to clouds. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. LODER) dropped one stick of bombs across dry dock. No results were observed owing to clouds. Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

 

MARHAM. 4/5/41. 0548. All other aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine becoming fair with increasing cloud. Wind North Easterly light and variable.
Flying training;
1400. A/C. Q.R.1460. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1515. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 5/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with little or no cloud. Wind Northerly.
Operations Night 5th/6th May, 1941. Target MANHEIM.
From B.490. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2256. to 2329. A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. HUF 276 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations. App. 'D'. D.36.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. HUF 354 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. HUF 731 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. HUF 612 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. HUF 498 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. HUF 541 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. HUF 694 Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. HUF 663 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. HUF 411 F/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 1. 4000 lb. Special, 7. 1000 lb. G.P's, 27. 500 lb. G.P's, 5. 250. lb. G.P's and 2 aircraft carried cameras and 6 Photo Flash Bombs.
All the above aircraft successfully located and attacked target, and
A/C. L.W.5459. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) dropped the 4.OOO lb. Special bomb just South East of aiming point. The result was a huge red circular explosion, with a large mushroom of smoke and debris, leaving a dull red glare behind.
All bombs of other aircraft fell in target area, but no results were observed owing to cloud.
A/C. T.2563. (Captain Sgt. KING) was damaged by Flak, and the W/T was put out of action, but was later repaired by W/T Operator.
A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain P/O. LODER) attacking FRANKFURT observed all his bombs fall one mile West of aiming point.
A/C. U.R.1505. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) attacked SOLE and all bombs fell across town area, but no results observed.
A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain F/L. KNIGHT) noticed a huge glow 60 miles away which was attributed to P/O. SAUNDERSON's 4.000 lb. Special bomb.

5/5/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
L. W. 5459.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
J. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.




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. WHITE
Sgt. JOHNSON
Sgt. MEATYARD

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

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

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. AIKENHEAD

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

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

F/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT
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.
2256.






2300.






2329.






2316.






2312.






2314.






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2321.






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0439.






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0519.






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0531.






0535.






0527.




9 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target MANNHEIM, in accordance with Form B.490. received from H.Q. No. 3 Group.

A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. HUF 276 P/O. SAUNDERSON & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. HUF 354 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. HUF 731 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. HUF 612 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. HUF 498 Sgt. MARTIN & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. HUF 541 Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. HUF 694 Sgt. BRIGHT & Crew.
A/C. J.T.2563. M.S.I. No. HUF 663 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. HUF 411 F/L. KNIGHT & Crew.

Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried: 1. 4000 lb. Special, 7. 1000 lb. G.P's, 27. 500. lb. G.P's, 5. 250 lb. G.P's, and 2 aircraft carried cameras and 6. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. L.W.5459. (P/O. SAUNDERSON), 4000 lb. Bomb dropped on N.W. course slightly S.E. of aiming point. Huge red circular explosion with large mushroom of smoke & debris existing some seconds, leaving a dull red glow behind.

A/C. B.R.1379. (Sgt. SMITH), one stick S.E. to N.W. over built up area, presumed MANNHEIM, seen through gap in cloud. Four bursts seen.

A/C. D.R.3237. (S/L. CURRY), one stick NE/SW over centre of town, on West bank of river. Bursts seen trough gap in cloud.

A/C. K.R.1500. (P/O. LODER), all bombs fell S.E. to N.W. approx. 1 mle W. of aiming point. No results seen, other than bomb bursts.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Sgt. MARTIN), all bombs fell N. to S., about 1000 yds. West of aiming point. Bursts seen.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Sgt. ROGERS), bombs fell S.W. to N.E. across town. No results other than bomb bursts.

A/C. W.R.1502 (Sgt. BRIGHT), bombed incendiary fire among Flak around target, large flash followed.

A/C. J.T.2563. (Sgt. KING), bursts seen from bombs, but no other results observed.

A/C. V.R.1471. (F/L. KNIGHT), dropped one stick East to West over town, but no bursts observed.

The above aircraft all successfully located and attacked target, and returned to Base safely after these Operations, at 0527. hours.

Form 490.

MARHAM. 6/5/41. 0527. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Scattered showers with light North Westerly wind.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. D. G. ROBERTSON G/D. posted to R.A.R. Station, WATTON w.e.f. 5/5/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 37.
Attachments - Officers.
F/Lt. E. G. BRANT 73854 Ad. Ceased to be detached to R.A.F. S. of A. LOUGHBOROUGH w.e.f. 3/5/41.
Postings - Airmen.
A407023 Sergt. Pilot. WOOD F. posted to R.A.F. Station, WATTON w.e.f. 5/3/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 90.
969380 Sergt. Pilot. ANDERSON J. detached to No. 5 B.A.T.F. w.e.f. 4/5/41.
A406012 Sergt. Pilot. KERR A. detached to No. 5 B.A.T.F. w.e.f. 4/5/41.
There were no Operations and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 7/5/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional rain with gusty North Westerly wind.
Flying training.
1530. A/C. R.1269. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Cross Country flight and
1715. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. L.7854. P/O. SAUNDERSON and P/O. SHARPE and Crew took off for dual training and
1630. returned to Base.
2315. A/C. L.7854. P/O. SAUNDERSON and Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for dual training and
0015. returned to Base. (8/5/41.)
Operations Night 7th/8th May, 1941. Target BREST.
Form B.492. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2230. to 2257. A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. WRT 581 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Ops. App. 'D'. 'D' 37.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. WRT 349 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. WRT 371 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. WRT 413 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. WRT 443 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. WRT 613 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. WRT 492 P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. WRT 652 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Ops.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. WRT 514 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Ops.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 9. 2000 lb. S.A.P's, 6. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 3. 250 lb S.A.P's. Three of the above aircraft carried cameras and Photo Flash Bombs.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked target, and all bombs were dropped across dry docks, and one stick fell alongside Battle Cruiser, but no results were definitely observed owing to intense searchlight and Flak activity.

7/5/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
R. R. 1034.




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

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

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

Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. LAWSON
Sgt. WALKER

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

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

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

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. AIKENHEAD

P/O. FOSTER
P/O. McSWEYN
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. NUTTHALL
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.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
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Rr. Gunnr.
2250.






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0500.




9 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target MANNHEIM, in accordance with Form B.492. received from H.Q. No. 3 Group.

A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. WRT 581 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. WRT 349 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. WRT 371 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. WRT 413 Sgt. SAYERS & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. WRT 443 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. WRT 615 Sgt. MARTIN & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. WRT 492 P/O. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. WRT 652 Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.
A/C. R.R.1034. M.S.I. No. WRT 514 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.

Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried: 9. 2000 lb. SAPs, 6. 500 lb. SAPs, and 3. 250. lb. SAPs. Three A/C. carried cameras and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. F.R.1269. (S/L. CURRY), bombs fell across Docks, but results not seen owing to Searchlights.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Sgt. SMITH), bombs dropped N.W. of the Westerly dry dock, one burst seen and two orange fires observed.

A/C. G.W.5684. (F/O. KIRK), also saw bursts on Westerly Docks, and one Salvo heading N.W. at W. dry dock.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Sgt. SAYERS), one salvo heading S.W. Bursts seen in dock, 100° N.W. of Ship.

A/C. V.R.1471. (P/O. LODER), bombs dropped North East over W. dry dock. Excellent visibility.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Sgt. MARTIN), bombs fell 240° across docks, one bomb fell between the two dry docks, starting a large fire.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (P/O. BAILEY), dropped one salvo N.E. across Battle Cruiser alongside quay. No bursts seen.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Sgt. ROGERS), bombed in salvo, certain that dock was hit, but Flak and searchlights prevented accurate observation.

A/C. R.R.1034. (P/O. FOSTER), dropped 1. 2000 lb. heading 111°., bursts not seen due to searchlight. Visibility excellent in all cases.

Intense searchlight and Flak activity prevented definite observation of results.

All aircraft had returned to Base safely after Operations, by 0505. hours.

Form 492.

MARHAM. 8/5/41. 0505. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Scattered showers with 7/10thd to 9/10ths cloud. Wind North Easterly.
Operations Night 8th/9th May, 1941. Target HAMBURG.
Form B.493. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group
2202. to 2218. A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. SBG 342 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations. App. 'D'. 'D' 38.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. SBG 152 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. No. SBG 176 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. SBG 406 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. SBG 310 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. SBG 381 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. SBG 242 P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. SBG 276 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. SBG 201 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. SBG 130 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 1. 4000 lb. Special, 16. 500 lb. G.P's, 3. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 8. 250 lb. G.P's and 2.880 4 lb. incends. Three aircraft carried cameras and 3 Photo Flash Bombs.
9 aircraft successfully located and attacked target and all bombs were seen to fall in target area. Incendiaries starting fresh fires alongside existing fires. The 4.000 lb. Special bomb fell North West to South East over target causing large red explosion, followed by a further larger red explosion in same position.
A/C. R.1502. (Captain Sgt. KING) returned at 2327. hours due to U/S intercommunication in A/C.

8/5/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 3237.





Wellington IC.
L. W. 5459.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.




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

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

Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WALKER

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

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

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

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

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. AIKENHEAD

P/O. FOSTER
P/O. McSWEYN
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. NUTTHALL
Sgt. SCRIVEN

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

Captain
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10 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target HAMBURG, in accordance with Form B.493. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. SBG 342 S/L. CURRY and Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. SBG 152 F/O. KIRK and Crew.
A/C. D.R.3237. M.S.I. SBG 176 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew.
A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. SBG 406 P/O. SAUNDERSON and crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. SBG 310 Sgt. KING and Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. SBG 381 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. SBG 242 P/O. BAILEY and Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. SBG 276 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. SBG 201 P/O. FOSTER and Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. SBG 130 P/O. LODER and Crew.

Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried: 1. 4000 lb. Special, 16. 500 lb. GPs, 3. 500. lb. SAPs. 9. 250 lb. GPs, and 2.880. 4 lb. incends., were taken by the above aircraft. Three A/C. carried cameras and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. F.R.1269. (S/L. CURRY), All bombs fell on target, incendiaries started fresh red fires, adjacent to the South side of existing large fires on target.

A/C. G.W.5684. (F/O. KIRK), Bombs fell in town, North of river, opposite target, incendiaries burst, but cloud prevented further observation.

A/C. D.R.3237. (Sgt. SAYERS), Runs made N.E.-S.W., and incendiaries fell spread out over target area. N.E. Burst not observed. Fires started by another aircraft observed as aircraft left the target area.

A/C. L.W.5459. (P/O. SAUNDERSON), bombs fell N.W. to S.E., making large red explosions, followed by another large red explosion in the same area, about 15 seconds later.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Sgt. KING), - intercomm, U/S, and forced to return early to Base.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Sgt. MARTIN), Searchlights and many fires E. of target prevented observation. Good view of the target area during run up, and probable hits in the target area were made.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (P/O. BAILEY), attacked S.W. to N.E. Bombs fell on aiming point, explosions observed, incends., started large fires.

A/C. U.R.1505. (Sgt. ROGERS); Made run N.E. - S.W. over target, N.E. burst not observed, incendiaries observed to fall on target area.

A/C. B.R.1379. (P/O. FOSTER), Bombs fell near target area. Large fires observed, one fire started between two large existing fires.

A/C. K.R.1500. (P/O. LODER), All bombs fell N. to S. near aiming point B, causing another fire among many scattered ones. Cloudy weather experienced.

All aircraft returned to Base safely, by 0457. hours, after these Operations.

Form 493.

MARHAM. 9/5/41. 0457. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Mainly fair with little cloud. Wind Easterly. Visibility was good.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 10/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fine becoming fair. Wind North Easterly.
Operations Night 10th/11th May, 1941. Target HAMBURG.
Form B.495. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2217. to 2235. A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. DSB 914 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Operations. App. 'D'. 'D' 39.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. DSB 643 Sgt. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.L.7895. M.S.I. No. DSB 676 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. DSB 701 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.W.3459. M.S.I. No. DSB 605 P/O. SAUNDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. DSB 881 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. DSB 739 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. DSB 772 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. DSB 813 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. DSB 942 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. DSB 846 P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 1. 4000 lb. Special Bomb, 31. 500 lb. G.P's and 54. S.B.C's. Three aircraft carried cameras and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.
10 aircraft took part in Operations, and took off between 2217. hours and 2235. hours.
All aircraft with the exception of
A/C. R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) successfully located and attacked target.
A/C. L.3459. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) using the 4.000 lb. Special Bomb, attacked HAMBURG and caused a violent explosion which caused all Flak to cease for some seconds.
All bombs fell in target area, one stick falling across works and the rest falling alongside. These caused further fires and helped those already started.
A/C. R.1505. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) was forced to return owing to being unable to obtain necessary height when approaching target.
A/C. B.R.1379. (Captain Sgt. ANDERSON) gave ot NG2 at 0218. hours and nothing further was heard of this aircraft.
A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain F/O. KIRK) saw an aircraft with one engine on fire caught in a cone of searchlights at KIEL. He dived and attacked town to distract attention but aircraft eventually crashed.
Before reaching target F/O. KIRK was ordered by No. 3 Group to return to position of crash mentioned and give exact position.
All aircraft returned to Base by 0547. hours.

10/5/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1379.





Wellington IC.
E. L. 7895.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
L. W. 3459.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.




Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WALKER

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

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

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

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

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

P/O. FOSTER
P/O. McSWEYN
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. SCRIVEN
Sgt. NUTTHALL

Sgt. RODGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. AIKENHEAD

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

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

P/O. BAILEY
P/O. EVANS
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GRAY
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10 aircraft were detailed (6 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) to attack Target HAMBURG, in accordance with Form B.495. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. 2963. M.S.I. No. DSB 914 Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1379. M.S.I. No. DSB 643 Sgt. ANDERSON & Crew.
A/C. H.L.7895. M.S.I. No. DSB 676 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. DSB 701 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. L.W.3459. M.S.I. No. DSB 605 P/O. SAUNDERSON & crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. DSB 881 S/L. LASBREY & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. DSB 739 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. DSB 772 Sgt. SAYERS & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. DSB 813 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. DSB 942 Sgt. MARTIN & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. DSB 846 P/O. BAILEY & Crew.

Bomb Load.
6 of the above aircraft carried 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 360. 4 lb. incendiaries.

2 of the above aircraft carried 2. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 250 lb. G.P's, and 360. 4 lb. incendiaries.

1 aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's.

1 aircraft carried 1. 4000 lb. Special bomb.

A/C. L.W.3459. (Captain P/O. SAUNDERSON) located and attacked target and bombs fell about 500 yards North West of point B causing violent explosion and red glow lasting for several minutes, like the centre of an inferno showing clearly some houses still in the area and caused 25 light Flak guns to cease firing for some seconds. Bombing height was 19.000 feet.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) dropped one stick heading South straddling railway junction. Fire started in town. No other results observed. Bombing height was 13.000 feet.

A/C. H.L.7895. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) did not proceed to GR 3587 owing to inability of aircraft to maintain height and extreme cold.

B 495.

MARHAM. 11/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with light North Easterly Wind. 5/10 to 9/10ths cloud.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. D. W. E. SHARPE 80926 G/D posted from No. 7 Squadron, OAKINGTON w.e.f. 6/5/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 38.
A/F/O. L. H. KAY CAG posted to H.Q. No. 3 Group. w.e.f. 10/5/41.
P/O. P. M. McDONALD CAO posted to No. 218 Squadron, MARHAM w.e.f. 9/5/41.
Operations Night 11th May, 1941. Targets. HAMBURG and KIEL.
Forms B.496. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2226. to 2242. A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. NAP 653 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations. App. 'D'. 'D' 40.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. NAP 560 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. NAP 690 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. NAP 825 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. NAP 874 Sgt. ROGERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. NAP 704 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. NAP 736 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. NAP 776 P/O. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 42. 500 lb. G.P's, 3. 250 lb. G.P's and 6. S.B.C's. Two aircraft carried cameras and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.
8 aircraft took part in Operations, and 6 aircraft successfully located and attacked targets.
In the attack on HAMBURG one stick of bombs were seen to burst in target area, causing many fires, including a large red one. Other fires were observed burning on arrival and increasing as A/C. left. One fire was in main oil storage works.
A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. BAILEY) had to abandon sortie owing to interior failure and inability to maintain height.
A/C. R.1502. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) mistook River WESSEL for River ELBE and attacked ALLES Works at BREMEN, causing a large fire.
A/C. A.T.2063. (Captain F/O. KIRK) was unable to continue his sortie on KIEL due to failure of Front Gunners oxygen valve.
On the return A/C. had to land as follows.
A/C. R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) landed safely at FELTWELL.
A/C. T.2963. (Captain F/O. KIRK) landed safely at FELTWELL.
A/C. R.1502. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) landed safely at LUTON.
A/C. R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) landed safely at NEWMARKET.
A/C. R.1501. (Captain Sgt. KING) Sgt. MARTIN landed safely at OAKINGTON.
A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. BAILEY) landed safely at Base.
A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. LODER) landed safely at Base.
All aircraft had returned to ENGLISH Bases by 0555. hours.

11/5/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. R. 1269.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
U. R. 1505.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.




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

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

P/O. FOSTER
P/O. McSWEYN
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. BRYANT
Sgt. PARSONS

P/O. LODER
Sgt. MATTHEWS
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. SCRIVIN
Sgt. NUTTHALL

Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. AIKENHEAD

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

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

P/O. BAILEY
P/O. EVANS
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GRAY
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8 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Targets HAMBURG and KIEL in accordance with Form B.496. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. NAP 653 S/L. CURRY & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. NAP 560 F/O. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. NAP 690 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. NAP 835 P/O. LODER & Crew.
A/C. U.R.1505. M.S.I. No. NAP 874 Sgt. ROGERS & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. NAP 704 Sgt. KING & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. NAP 736 Sgt. MARTIN & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. NAP 776 P/O. BAILEY & Crew.

Bomb Load.
3 of the above aircraft carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 of the above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 of the above aircraft carried 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 360. 4 lb. incendiaries.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. BAILEY) abandoned sortie owing to intercommunication failure, and inability of aircraft to climb. Was attacked by M.E.110 on the return but no damage was sustained by either aircraft.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) located and attacked target and observed two fires in the target area. Caught in searchlight and bombs probably undershot. One fire was observed in the main oil storage tank. Bombing height was 15.000 ft.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain P/O. LODER) dropped one stick North to South on target. Bursts were seen and fires started, one being very bright red. One large fire observed in target area burning on arrival and increasing; Bombing height was 12.000 feet.

A/C. U.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. ROGERS) dropped all his bombs on target GR 3584 in mistake owing to smoke over GR 3507. No results observed owing to Bomb Aimer working camera. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain F/O. KIRK) bombed heading to West owing to being caught in searchlight. No H.E. bursts were seen but incendiaries were seen to burn among buildings. Owing to Front Gunners oxygen valve being unable to close properly, Captain decided not to carry on to primary target. Landed at FELTWELL.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) observed large red fire on East line of target. One stick was dropped North to South over target. Bursts were seen and fires were started. Many other scattered fires were seen in the target area. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) located and attacked and dropped one stick North to South over target area and observed many large fires on the North side of town, about 1/2 mile from target area. Bombing height was 16.000 feet.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) dropped one stick over 'ALLES WERKE' works. Bursts were seen and large fires with black smoke was started. Many other fires were observed at HOLZHAFER near town aiming point. BREMEN was attacked as river WISE was mistaken for river ELBE. One WHITLEY and one WELLINGTON seen bombing BREMEN. Bombing height was 16.000 ft.

B 496.

MARHAM. 12/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with risk of scattered showers. Wind light and variable.
Postings - Airmen.
592595 Sgt. DOCKING R. Pilot. Posted from No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 11/5/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 95.
969360 Sgt. ANDERSON J. Pilot. Ceased to be detached to No. 5 B.A.T.F. w.e.f.
A406012 Sgt. KERR A. Pilot. 9/5/41.
Injuries, Deaths. Etc. - Airmen.
969360 Sgt. ANDERSON J. Pilot. Missing as result of Flying Battle Casualty on
A406022 Sgt. KERR A. Pilot. the 10/11th May, 1941.
MARHAM. 13/5/41. Met conditions.
Cloudy with local rain. Wind Westerly.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 14/5/41. Met. conditions.
Squally with local rain. Wind West North West.
Operations Night 14th/15th May, 1941. Target. G.R. 3587.
Form B.498. received from Headquarters No. 3. Group.
10 aircraft were detailed to stand by for Operation, but Operations were cancelled.
MARHAM. 15/5/41. Met. conditions.
Cloudy with intermittent rain. Wind North Westerly.
Postings - Airmen.
748057 Sgt. TAYLOR H. Pilot posted to No. 218 Squadron, MARHAM, w.e.f. 14/5/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 97.
741793 Sgt. MADWICK B. Posted from No. 218 Squadron, MARHAM, w.e.f. 13/5/41.
969495 Sgt. REID W. Pilot, Posted from No. 218 Squadron, MARHAM, w.e.f. 13/5/41.
There were no Operations and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 16/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with scattered showers. Wind Westerly.
Operations Night 16th/17th May, 1941. Target. COLOGNE.
Form B.500. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2224. to 2314. A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. BTH 346 Sgt. MADGWICK and Crew took off for Operations. App. 'D'. 'D' 41.
A/C. E.L. 7895. M.S.I. No. BTH 399 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. BTH 423 S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.3684. M.S.I. No. BTH 572 F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.R.1222. M.S.I. No. BTH 469 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. I.R.1502. M.S.I. No. BTH 601 S/L. LASBREY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. BTH 482 P/O. LODER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. BTH 498 Sgt. KING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.R.1721. M.S.I. No. BTH 549 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. BTH 513 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.W. 5449. M.S.I. No. BTH 625 F/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 29. 500 lb. G.P's, 15. 250 lb. G.P's and 66. S.B.C's. Three aircraft also carried cameras and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked target, although weather was hazy, and identification difficult. All bombs were seen to burst in target area, and causing large fires, one which could be seen 26 miles away. Some of the bombs were observed to fall near the marshalling yards, but no results were seen owing to haze.

16/5/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
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P. R. 1309.





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Sgt. MADGEWICK
Sgt. REID
Sgt. BREMNER
Sgt. WALLIS
Sgt. DUNNE
Sgt. OLIVER

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

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

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

Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WALKER

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

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

P/O. FOSTER
P/O. McSWEYN
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. SCRIVEN
Sgt. NUTTHALL

F/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. MAY
Sgt. MINOT
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11 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 6 from 'B' Flight) to attack Targets COLOGNE in accordance with Form B.500. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. BTH 364 Sgt. MADGEWICK and Crew.
A/C. E.L.7895. M.S.I. No. BTH 399 Sgt. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. F.R.1269. M.S.I. No. BTH 423 S/L. CURRY and Crew.
A/C. G.W.3684. M.S.I. No. BTH 572 F/O. KIRK and Crew.
A/C. E.R.1222. M.S.I. No. BTH 469 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew.
A/C. (W)I.R.1502. M.S.I. No. BTH 601 S/L. LASBREY and Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. BTH 482 P/O. LODER and Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. BTH 496 Sgt. KING and Crew.
A/C. U.R.1721.? M.S.I. No. BTH ?69 P/O. FOSTER and Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. BTH 513 Sgt. MARTIN and Crew.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. BTH 625 F/L. KNIGHT Crew.

Bomb Load.
7 of the above aircraft carried 3. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 6. S.B.C's.
3 of the above aircraft carried 2. 500 lb. G.P's, 2. 250 lb. G.P's and 4. S.B.C's.
1 aircraft carried 2. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. 250 lb. G.P's and 360. 4 lb. incends.
3 aircraft also carried cameras and 3 Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. I.(W)R.1502. (Captain S/L. LASBREY) located and attacked target and all bombs fell in target area and started many small fires. No results were observed owing to bad visibility. Bombing 14.000 ft.

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain Sgt. MADGEWICK) located and attacked target and bombs fell South East to North West over target area. Bursts seen but no definite results except small fires. Incendiaries from other aircraft seen scattered over wide area of town.

A/C. U.R.1721. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) 1 stick N/S over town area. Bursts seen and small fires started. Many flares and incendiaries seen from aircraft. No major fires seen.

A/C. G.W.3684. (Captain F/O. KIRK) Bombs fell on target S/E to N/W. Fires started and increased, were still visible at 01,45 hrs from 25 miles away.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. LODER) All bombs N to S in target area starting small fires. No results other than stated were observed.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain Sgt. KING) All bombs fell S to N causing a large yellow/red fire which was seen to be bombed by other aircraft.

A/C. F.R.1269. (Captain S/L. CURRY) Bombs failed to release at first attempt. Finally were dropped on jettison switch. Bombs overshot and fell N/W of town. No results seen.

A/C. E.L.7895. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) Target not exactly located. Bombs dropped in relation to HOHENZOLLERN Bridge. Fire seen through haze after bombing. Still burning at 0220 hrs.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. MARTIN) Bombs fell in S/W part of town near Marshalling yards at SH610. No results seen owing to haze.

A/C. Y.W.5449. (Captain F/L. KNIGHT) One stick N/E to S/W over target area. Bursts seen and fires started. One stick S/E,N.W. over area where incendiaries were seen bursting.

A/C. E.N.(L)1222. (Captain Sgt. SAYERS) No definite results seen. Large fires with red glow seen before approaching target.

Although some haze over target all crews claim to have identified the target and to have dropped their bombs on or close to the aiming point, starting a number of fires.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations, by 0546 hours.

B. 500

MARHAM. 17/5/41. 0526. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fair, deteriorating to showers and intermittent rain. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1625. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. BRIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to MORTON-in-MARSH and
1705. returned to Base.
1825. A/C. R.1501. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for Cross Country to MORTON-in-MARSH and
1905. returned to Base.
Posting - Airmen.
750142 Sgt. BRIGHT J. Pilot. Posted to No. 21 O.T.U. w.e.f. 17/5/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 98.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 18/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with 5/10ths to 8/10ths cloud. Wind light and variable.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. R.1500. Sgt. PALMER and crew took off for bombing practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1300. A/C. R.1509. Sgt. SKILLEN and Crew took off for Cross Country to ABINGDON and
1915. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 19/5/41. Met. conditions.
Rain, heavy at times, becoming scattered in late afternoon. wind North Easterly.
Postings - Officers.
S/L. R. E. SHARP. 34204 G/D appointed to the unpaid Acting Rank of Wing Commander on appointment to Wing Commander post w.e.f. 19/5/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 39.
S/L. R. E. SHARP. 34204 G/D Posted from No. 214 Squadron, STRADISHALL w.e.f. 19/5/41.
P/O. J. TURNBULL 77980 CAO posted to No.18 O.T.U. BRAMCOTE w.e.f. 17/5/41.
W/C. EVANS -EVANS 19018 G/D posted to R.A.F. Station, MARHAM w.e.f. 17/5/41.
P/O. E. J. SAUNDERSON 84319 G/D posted to No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 23/5/41.
F/L. CLYDE-SMITH 398 6 G/D posted to No. 218 Squadron, MARHAM w.e.f. 9/5/41.
P/O. F. G. H. CHALK 81389 CAG posted to No. 218 Squadron, MARHAM w.e.f. 14/5/41.
P/O. G.W. TETLOW G/D posted from No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 11/5/41.
P/O. A. BOYD-BROWN 860 CAO posted from No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 11/5/41.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/5/41. Met. conditions.
Rain or drizzle becoming fair. wind light and variable.
Postings - Officers.
P/O. R. I. POOLEY G/D detached to No. 4 B.A.T.F. WYTON w.e.f. 19/5/41. App. 'O'. 'O' 40.
Acting ranks.
F/O. F. J. KNIGHT 40304 G/D Appointed to the unpaid Acting Rank of Flight Lieutnant on appointment to Flight Lieutenant post w.e.f. 1?.5/41.
P/O. J. A. J. BAILEY G/D appointed to the unpaid Acting Rank of Flight Lieutenant on appointment to Flight Lieutenant post w.e.f. 12/5/41.
Postings Airmen.
754381 Sergt. SKILLEN J., Pilot. Detached to No. 4 B.A.T.F. WYTON w.e.f. 19/5/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 99.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 21/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with scattered showers. wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1450. A/C. R.1517. P/O. EVANS and Crew took off for Cross Country to PERSHORE and
1715. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 22/5/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair during day. Wind South Westerly.
Operations Night 22nd/23rd May, 1941. Target. C.C. 29.(A)
Form B.505. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
9 aircraft were detailed to stand by for Operations, but these were cancelled at 1630. hours.
MARHAM. 23/5/41. Met. conditions.
Rain followed by showers. Fair later. Wind Southerly.
Postings - Airmen.
754948 Sergt. KING L. Pilot posted to No. 23 O.T.U. PERSHORE w.e.f. 21/5/41. App. 'A'. 'A' 100.
Operations Night 23rd/24th May, 1941. Target.
Form B.505. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
9 aircraft were detailed to stand by, but Operations were cancelled in the morning.
MARHAM. 24/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fair at first, occasional rain later. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1340. A/C. R.1798. Sgt. REID and crew took off for bombing practice and
1450. returned to base.
1410. A/C. W.5684. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for bombing practice and
1515. returned to Base.
1530. A/C. W.5684. F/O. KIRK and Crew took off for Cross Country to CRANWELL and
1650. returned to Base.
1045. A/C. R.1509. P/O. EVANS and crew took off for Cross Country to ORFORDNESS, CROMER and
1250. returned to Base.
1120. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. DOCKING and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1230. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. R.1509. P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for bombing practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1545. A/C. R.1721. P/O. EVANS and Crew took off for bombing practice and
1700. returned to Base.
Operations Night 24th/25th May. target.
Form B.506. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
No aircraft from this Squadron took part in the above Operations.
MARHAM. 25/5/31. Met. conditions.
Fair with some showers. Wind South Westerly veering to Westerly.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. R.1721. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Cross Country to WYTON and
1205. returned to Base.
Operations Night 25/26th May, 1941. Target.
Form B.507. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
11 aircraft were detailed to stand by, but Operations were cancelled.
Nothing of importance occurred.
Attachments.
P/O. R. I. POOLEY GD, Ceased to be detached to No. 4 B.A.T.F., w.e.f. 23/5/41.
MARHAM. 26/5/41. Met. conditions.
Southerly wind. Fair with scattered showers. Cloud, 3/10th - 10/10th. Freezing level, 4000 - 5000 ft., visibility, generally, 10 -15 miles.
Flying training.
1400. A/C. R.1269. F/Lt. BAILEY and Crew took off for Cross Country, and
1525. returned to Base.
1055. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for local flying practice.
1135. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for similar test, and
1133. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. PAYNE returned to Base.
1235. A/C. R.1469. Sgt. RAWLINGS returned to Base.
1430. A/C. R.1517. P/O. EVANS and Crew flew to LITCHFIELD, and
1600. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1509. P/O. McSWEYN and Crew flew to FLTWELL, and
1235. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of interest occurred.
Postings - Officers.
W/C. EVANS-EVANS, posted to R.A.F. Station, PELEBROOK, w.e.f. 26/5/41. (Polebrook.?)
MARHAM. 27/5/41. Met. conditions.
Southerly wind. Fair, apart from scattered showers. Slight thunder. Cloud, 6/10th - 10/10th. Freezing level, 5000 feet. Visibility, 3 - 6 miles, improving, 6 - 12 miles.
Flying training.
1515. A/C. from 'B' Flight, Captain P/O. EVANS and Crew flew to HARWICH, to test balloon barrage, and
1630. returned to Base.
Operations Night 27/28th May, 1941. Target - HIPPER CLASS CRUISER.
Form B.509. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Stand by of 12 aircraft to attack HIPPER Class Cruiser. Standby from 0400. hours until 0530. hours, Cancelled, at 1200. hours.
General interest.
P/O. EVANS, tested out 'SQUEAKERS' at HARWICH successfully.
'Squeakers' (warning of barrage balloons flying to intercept enemy bombers). The squeakers could only heard by Allied aircraft.
MARHAM. 28/5/41. Met. conditions.
Fine, wind, South Easterly, becoming Easterly. Cloud, Nil. 5/10 cumulus at 2000 - 3000 ft. Freezing level, 6000 - 7000 ft. Visibility, 10 - 15 miles, generally.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. W.5710. P/O. POOLEY and Crew flew to MILDENHALL.
1250. returned to Base.
1530. A/C. W.5459. Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for landing practice.
1600. returned to Base.
'B' Flight, Air Tests only.
Operations, Night 28/29th May, 1941. Target.
Form B.510. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.
13 aircraft stood by for Operations, these were cancelled at 2230. hours.
There was nothing of interest occurred today.
MARHAM. 29/5/41. Met. conditions.
Northerly wind, overcast, cloud, 10/10th, with intermittent slight drizzle. Freezing level, ?000 - 9000 ft. Visibility, 1000 - 4000 yds., improving to 3 - 6 miles.
There were no Operations today, and no training flights.
MARHAM. 30/5/41. Met. conditions.
Wind, light, variable, overcast with frequent rain and drizzle, improving in afternoon, freezing level, 9000 feet. Visibility, 1000 - 4000 yds.
Flying training.
Air Tests only, by 'A' and 'B' Flights.
Operations, 30th May, 1941.
Form B.511. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.
2 aircraft stood by for Operations, Operations cancelled at 1630. hours.
Postings - Airmen;
Sgt. TRENCH, Pilot, and Sgt. MacLEAY, Pilot, and Crew, arrived from No. 11. O.T.U.
Nothing of interest occurred today.
MARHAM. 31/5/41. Met. conditions.
Wind, slight North to North - Easterly. Widespread fog in morning, clearing during day. Cloud, 10/10, improving to 3/10 - 7/10. Freezing level, 7500 ft. Visibility, 500 - 2000 yds, improving to 2 miles.
Flying training.
Air tests only.
All Operations today were cancelled, owing to adverse weather conditions.