Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/6/41. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly, overcast with local drizzle, improving later. Visibility poor.
Flying training.
1450. A/C. W.5710. S/L. CURRY and Crew took off for local formation flying training.
A/C. R.1222. Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for local formation flying training.
A/C. R.1500. Sgt. BERNEY and crew took off for local formation flying training.
1525. All three aircraft returned to Base.
1225. returned to Base.
1510. A/C. R.1805. P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Cross Country via LICHFIELS, MORETON-IN-MARSH and
1900. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. R.1805. Sgt. MARTIN and crew took off for local formation training.
A/C. R.1505. Sgt. ROBSON and crew took off for local formation training.
A/C. R.1464. F/O. KIRK and crew took off for local formation training.
1550. All three aircraft returned to Base.
Operations Night 1st/2nd June, 1941. Target.
Form B.     received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Two A/C. were detailed to stand by for this Operation, but Operation was cancelled.
Nothing further of interest occurred today.
MARHAM. 2/6/41. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly. Cloudy becoming fair. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1110. A/C. R.1772. F/L. BAILEY, Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for WATERBEACH and
1545. returned to base.
1530. A/C. R.1805. P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Cross Country to COTESMORE and
1700. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. R.1471. F/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Cross Country to WEST RAYNHAM and
1630. returned to Base.
Postings and attachments. Airmen.
NZ391841 Sergt. MATTHEWS, G. A. Pilot, detached to R.A.F. Station, FARNBOROUGH for Oxygen Course w.e.f. 2/6/41.
R 56145 Sergt. KEATING, J. C. Pilot, Posted from No. 21 O.T.U. w.e.f. 2/6/41.
R 56091 Sergt. JOHNSTON N. L. Pilot, Posted from No. 21 O.T.U. w.e.f. 2/6/41.
Operations Night 2nd/3rd June, 1941. Target. PERCH and WHITEBAIT.
Form B.512. received from Headquarters No. 3 group.
2245. A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. YNC 150 F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations. App. D.41.
2345. A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. YNC 186 P/O. EVANS and crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 1. 4000 lb. Special Bomb and 7. 500 lb. G.P's.
One aircraft carried a camera and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.
A/C. W.5459. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) decided to attack DUSSELDORF owing to rear turret going U/S. When the bomb burst there was a green flash followed by a large evil looking red glow. No other results were observed.
A/C. R.1517. (Captain P/O. EVANS) did not attack target owing to severe icing and inability to obtain sufficient bombing height, and so returned with all bombs.

2/6/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington Mk. II.
L. W. 5459.





Wellington Mk. II.
Z. R. 1517.




F/L. BAILEY
P/O. TETLOW
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GREY

P/O. EVANS
Sgt. DOCKING
P/O. BOYD-BROWN
Sgt. BISHOP
Sgt. KEMSLEY
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2245.






2345.





0543.






0337.





Two aircraft (1 from 'A' Flight, and 1 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Targets PERCH and WHITEBAITH in accordance with Form B.512. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. YNC 150 F/L. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. YNC 186 P/O. EVANS & Crew.

Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4000 lb. G.P. and 7. 500 lb. G.P's.

A/C. L.W.5459. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) bombing from 14.000 feet attacked DUSSELDORF owing to the Rear Turret going U/S. and a large green flash, followed by an evil looking red glow was observed.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. EVANS) encountered severe icing, and A/C. would not climb over 12.000 feet and so returned to Base with all bombs.

Aircraft had returned safely to Base by 0543. hours.

B.512.

MARHAM. 3/6/41. 0543. Both aircraft had returned safely to Base.
Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly. Intermittent drizzle becoming fair later. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1210. A/C. R.1500. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1255. returned to Base.
1415. A/C. W.5684. Sgt. REID and Crew took off for Cross Country and
1545. returned to base.
1500. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. BERNET and Crew took off for Local Flying training and
1630. returned to Base.
Operations Night of 3rd/4th June, 1941. Target.
Form B.513. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2 aircraft were detailed to stand by but Operations were cancelled.
MARHAM. 4/6/41. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly. Fog at first becoming fine. Visibility poor.
Flying training.
1200. A/C. L.7895. Sgt. SMITH and crew took off for Cross Country to BENSON and
1330. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1222. Sgt. SAYERS and crew took off for Cross Country to BENSON and
1200. returned to Base.
1200. A/C. R.1772. F/L. BAILEY and crew took off for Cross Country to BENSON and
1230. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.1471. F/L. KNIGHT and crew took off for Cross Country to STRADISHALL and
1200. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. R.1517. P/O. EVANS and crew took off for Cross Country to WOODFORD and
1915. returned to Base.
Operations Night of 4th/5th June, 1941. Target G.R. 3586.
Form B.514. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2 aircraft were detailed to stand by but Operations were cancelled.
MARHAM. 5/6/41. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly. Fair apart from local thunderstorms. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. L.7895. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Cross Country and
1230. returned to Base.
1425. A/C. L. 7895. Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Bombing Practice at BERNERS HEATH and
1525. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. L.7895. Sgt. REID and Crew took off for Bombing Practice at BERNERS HEATH and
1650. returned to Base.
1145. A/C. W.5449. F/L. KNIGHT and P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1200. returned at Base.
1440. A/C. R.1502. Sgt. ROBSON and Crew took off for high level bombing practice and
1545. returned to Base.
1440. A/C. R.1505. P/O. EVANS and Crew took off for high level bombing practice and
1545. returned to Base.
1440. A/C. R.1517. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for high level bombing practice and
1545. returned to Base.
1515. A/C. W.5449. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Cross Country to WEST RAYHAM and
1620. returned to Base.
MARHAM. 6/6/41. Met. conditions.
Wind East to North East. Overcast with drizzle. Visibility poor.
Operations. Night of the 6th/7th June, 1941. Target GR 3588.
Form B.516. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
11 aircraft stood by for this Operation but Operations were cancelled at 19.30. hours.
MARHAM. 7/6/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with very little cloud. Wind North Easterly.
Flying training.
1500. A/C. R.1772. F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for formation practice.
A/C. R.1222. Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for formation flying practice.
A/C. R.1500. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for formation flying practice.
1605. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. R.1502. Sgt. DUFF and Crew took off for local formation flying practice.
A/C. R.1721. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for local formation flying practice.
A/C. R.1517. P/O. EVANS and Crew took off for local formation flying practice.
1600. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for local flying practice.
1530. returned to Base.
MARHAM. 8/6/41. Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, becoming South Westerly. Fog clearing and becoming fair. Visibility very poor.
Operations Night 8th/9th June, 1941. Target.
Form B.518. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
13 aircraft stood by for Operations but this Operation was cancelled at 21.30 hours.
MARHAM. 9/6/41. Met. conditions.
Rain spreading and continuing all day. Wind Easterly. Visibility moderate.
Flying training.
1015. A/C. L.7854. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1115. returned to Base.
MARHAM. 10/6/41. Met. conditions
Local drizzle with rain later, continuing to late evening. Wind Easterly.
Operations Night of the 10th/11th June, 1941. Target BREST.
Form B.520. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
0122. to 0140. A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. JGL 183 F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations. App. D42.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. JGL 498 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1222. M.S.I. No. JGL 242 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. JGL 191 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. JGL 326 F/L. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.R.1721. M.S.I. No. JGL 351 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 2. 2000 lb. A.P's, 15. 500 lb. S.A.P's.
Three of the above aircraft carried cameras and 3 Photo Flash Bombs.
5 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombs were seen to fall in target area. One 2.000 lb. bomb falling between railway station and aiming point, but no other results were seen owing to ground haze.
A/C. D.R.1063. Captain Sgt. SMITH was unable to locate his target, and so jettisoned his bombs in the sea on the return owing to petrol shortage.

10/6/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1222.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
R. R. 1721.




F/L. BAILEY
S/L. SINDALL
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GREY

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

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

S/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. JOHNSON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
P/O. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

F/L. KIRK
Sgt. MACLEAY
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

P/O. FOSTER
Sgt. WALLACE
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. SCRIVEN
Sgt. NUTTALL
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.
0130.






0136.






0122.






0138.






0127.






0140.





0631.






0647.






0654.






0719.






0602.






0721.





6 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight, and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target BREST in accordance with Form B.520. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group .

A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. JGL 183 F/L. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. JGL 498 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1222. M.S.I. No. JGL 242 Sgt. SAYERS & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. JGL 191 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1569. M.S.I. No. JGL 326 F/L. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. R.R.1721. M.S.I. No. JGL 351 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.

Bomb Load.
3 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. 2. 500 lb. S.A.P's and a camera and 3. Photo Flash Bombs.
The remaining aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P.

Aircraft took off between 0122. and 0140.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) bombing from 10.400 feet dropped all his bombs South to North over target area. Bursts observed between Railway Station and target. Some probably overshot. Visibility good but spoiled by smoke screen.

A/C. H.R.1222. (Captain Sgt. SAYERS) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped one stick South West to North East over target area. No results seen owing to target being obscured by smoke.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) gliding from 15.000 to 12.000 feet successfully bombed North West to South West without interference. Bombs fell on or near target area. Bursts not seen owing smoke obstructing target.

A/C. R.R.1721. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) bombing from 15.000 feet dropped one stick North East to South West over target area. No bursts were observed.

A/C. D.R.1063. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) was unable to locate target and was forced to jettison his bombs safe in the sea. 4910 N - 0352 W. at 0416. hours owing to shortage of petrol.

A/C. Q.R.1569. (Captain F/O. KIRK) dropped his bombs West to East over target area, and all believed to have fallen inside target area. No results were observed owing to smoke screen. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base at 0721. hrs.

Form B.520.

MARHAM. 11/6/41. 0721. All aircraft had returned safely to Base;
Met. conditions.
Weather fair but deteriorating to overcast. Wind North to North Westerly.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. W.5710. P/O. POOLEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to STRADISHALL and
1325. returned to Base.
1220. A/C. R.1063. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to MORETON, HEMSWELL and
1620. returned to Base.
1150. A/C. G.5684. Sgt. MATTHEWS and crew took off for Cross Country to MORETON, HARWELL and
1630. returned to Base
1236. A/C. R.1379. Sgt. REID and crew took off for Cross Country to BOSCOMBE DOWN, HARWELL and
1847. returned to Base.
1435. A/C. W.5710. P/O. TETLOW and Crew took off for Cross Country to STRADISHALL and
1520. returned to Base.
1215. A/C. R.1505. Sgt. ROBSON and crew took off for COTTESMORE and
1600. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. R.1805. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for Cross Country to MORETON-in-the-MARSH and
1330. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 11th/12th June, 1941. Target BOLOGNE.
Form B.521. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2355. A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. CNY 148 P/O. EVANS and crew took off for Operations. App. D43.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 7. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P. and 2. S.B.C's.
The above aircraft successfully located and attacked the target and bombed from 10.000 feet. Bombs were seen to fell across the entrance of No. 4 Dock and No. 5 dock with incendiaries starting fires.

11/6/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.




P/O. EVANS
Sgt. DOCKING
Sgt. STRACHAN
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2355.




0245.





Only one freshman Crew were detailed for the Operation against BOULONGE, in accordance with Form B.521. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. CNY 148 P/O. EVANS & Crew.

Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried 7. 500 lb. G.P's and 120. 4 lb. incends.

Aircraft successfully located and attacked the target and bombs were dropped West to East across entrance to No. 4 Dock, and one burst seen on locks. Incends. started fire, some falling in No. 5 docks. Bombing height was 10.000 feet.

Aircraft returned safely to Base by 0245. hours.

B. 9

MARHAM. 12/6/41. 0245. The above aircraft returned safely from Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fair or cloudy. Winds variable. Visibility moderate.
Flying training.
0040. A/C. G.5684. Sgt. MATTHEWS and Crew took off for night circuits and bumps and
0120. returned to Base.
1200. A/C/ R.1805. Sgt. PAYNE and crew took off for Cross Country and
1615. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 12th/13th June, 1941. Target HAMM.
Form B.522. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2334. to 0005. A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. MLO 211 F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations. APP. D 44.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. MLO 442 Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. MLO 242 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1222. M.S.I. No. MLO 279 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. MLO 471 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. MLO 413 Sgt. REID and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. MLO 162 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. MLO 183 F/L. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. MLO 383 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1805. M.S.I. No. MLO 299 Sgt. ROBSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. MLO 332 P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. MLO 357 P/O. EVANS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 12. 1000 lb. G.P's, 44. 500 lb. G.P's, 5. 250 lb. G.P's.
Three aircraft carried cameras and 6. Photo Flash Bombs.
Eleven of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombs were seen to fall in target area.
A/C. R.1500. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) reported seeing two large fires, also two probably dummy fires. No results were observed owing to the dense haze prevailing at the time.
A/C. T.R.1805. (Captain Sgt. ROBSON) had to jettison his bombs due to engine trouble. On returning to Base remaining engine cut out just on edge of aerodrome, the aircraft then struck a tree and crashed.
Sgt. AIKENHEAD the Rear Gunner was seriously injured, but rest of Crew escaped with minor injuries

12/6/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1222.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
R. R. 1721.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.




F/L. BAILEY
S/L. SINDALL
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GREY

Sgt. BELSEY
P/O. SHARPE
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. TAPP

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

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

Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. KERRUISH

Sgt. REID
Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. BREMNER
Sgt. WALLACE
Sgt. DUNNE
Sgt. OLIVER

S/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. JOHNSTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
P/O. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

F/L. KIRK
Sgt. TIPPER
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. DUTTON
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWITT
Sgt. SHIELDS

Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. KEATING
Sgt. TILSON
Sgt. BENNETT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. AIKENHEAD

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

P/O. EVANS
Sgt. DOCKING
P/O. BOYD-BROWN
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. MARRIOT
Sgt. WILLIAMS
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.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2337.






2359.






2355.






2341.






0005.






0004.






2334.






2335.






0001.






2343.






2340.






2353.





0454.






0448.






0432.






0432.






0446.






0509.






0504.






0402.






0507.






0305.






0427.






0526





10 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight, and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target HAMM in accordance with Form B.522. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. MLO 211 F/L. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. MLO 442 Sgt. BELSEY & Crew.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. MLO 242 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1222. M.S.I. No. MLO 279 Sgt. SAYERS & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. MLO 471 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. MLO 413 Sgt. REID & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. MLO 162 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. MLO 183 F/L. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. MLO 383 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1025. M.S.I. No. MLO 299 Sgt. ROBSON & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. MLO 332 P/O. McSWEYN & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. MLO 357 P/O. EVANS & Crew.

Bomb Load.
8 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250. lb. G.P.
1 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. 3. 500 lb. G.P"s and 2. 250 lb. G.P"s.
3 of the above aircraft carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) bombing from 12.000 feet bombs were dropped West to East over target area. All bombs believed to have fallen on aiming mark. Results not observed owing to lighting of Photo Flash.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain F/L. KIRK) bombing from 9.000 feet, one stick South to North over target area. No results or fire were observed.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) bombing from 12.600 feet dropped one stick North West to South East across target area. All bombs fell in the area and bursts were seen, but no other results.

A/C. D.R.1063. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing from 10.000 feet dropped one stick North to South over target area near fire which illuminated Railway yards, river and canal. Bursts were seen and one large fire was started.

A/C. H.R.1222. (Captain Sgt. SAYERS) bombing from 14.000 feet, all bombs fell among guns and searchlights in position believed to be HAMM. No results were observed.

A/C. T.R.1025. (Captain Sgt. ROBSON) did not attack, and returned owing to engine trouble. Bombs were jettisoned and a crash landing made at Base. Rear Gunner Sergeant AIKENHEAD, being badly injured in the crash. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain P/O. McSWEYN) bombing from 14.000 made his attack from North to South and all bombs slightly undershot. Bomb bursts were seen but no results were observed.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. EVANS) bombing from 14.000 feet all bombs fell South to North over target area. No results were observed owing to haze.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain P/O. DUFF) did not attack target, and bombs were brought back; Target was not located.

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain Sgt. REID) bombing from 14.500 feet all bombs fell South end of yard but not accurately located. Bursts seen but no results observed.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) bombing from 11.000 feet, all bombs were dropped South West to North East. Bombs fell across aiming mark and bursts were observed.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from 12.500 feet, one stick fell East to West over presumed target area. No results were seen, but two large fires, probably genuine were observed together with two probably dummy fires.

B 28

MARHAM. 13/6/41. 0509. All aircraft had returned to Base.
Met. conditions.
Fair apart from scattered showers. Wind West to North Westerly.
Flying training.
1300. A/C. 1805. Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for Cross Country to HARWELL and
1715. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 13th/14th June, 1941. Target SKUNK.
Form B.523. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
MARHAM. 14/6/41. 0020 to 0057. App. D 46.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. RWX 483 F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. RWX 602 Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.1963. M.S.I. No. RWX 586. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. RWX 762 Sgt. SAYERS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. RWX 634 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. RWX 720 Sgt. REID and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.W.7510. M.S.I. No. RWX 544 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1805. M.S.I. No. RWX 510 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. RWX 491 F/L. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. RWX 676 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. RWX 704 P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft took 2. 2000 lb. A.P's, 64. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 5. 250 lb. S.A.P's,
and three aircraft carried cameras with 2. Photo Flash Bombs in each.
Nine of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked the target, and many bombs were dropped in the target area, but drifting smoke screen prevented any observation of results.
A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. REID) returned with all his bombs being unable to locate the target, and aircraft
W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) dropped his bombs on the flare path at St. BRIEN but no results were observed.
0715. All aircraft had returned safely to Base.
Met. conditions.
Fair at first but becoming cloudy. Wind South Westerly.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.

13/6/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
X.R.1501.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
J. W. 1570.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1805.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.




F/L. BAILEY
P/O. TETLON
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GREY

Sgt. BELSEY
P/O. SHARPE
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. TAPP

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

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

Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. KERRUISH

Sgt. REID
Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. BREMER
Sgt. WALLIS
Sgt. DUNNE
Sgt. OLIVER

S/L. SINDALL
P/O. POOLEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. JOHNSON
Sgt. MEATYARD

S/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. JOHNSTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. MINOT

F/L. KIRK
Sgt. TIPPER
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. MILLER
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWITT
Sgt. SHIELDS

P/O. McSWEYN
Sgt. RAWLINGS
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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10 aircraft were detailed to attack Target BREST, (7 aircraft from 'A' Flight, and 3 from 'B' Flight) in accordance with Form B.523. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. RWX 783 F/L. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. RWX 602 Sgt. BELSEY & Crew.
A/C. D.R.1963. M.S.I. No. RWX 586 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. RWX 762 Sgt. SAYERS & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. RWX 634 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. RWX 720 Sgt. REID & Crew.
A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. RWX 544 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1805. M.S.I. No. RWX 510 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. RWX 491 F/L. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. RWX 676 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. RWX 704 P/O. McSWEYN & Crew.

Bomb Load.
2 aircraft each carried 1. 2000 lb. A.P. and 2. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P.
6 aircraft each carried 7. 500 lb. S.A.P's.
3 aircraft each carried 6. 500 lb. S.A.P's and 1. 250 lb. S.A.P. and camera and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) bombing from 12.000 feet dropped all his bombs near the target. No results were seen owing to the smoke screen.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain F/L. KIRK) bombing from 9.500 feet. All bombs were aimed at target but no results observed owing to smoke screen.

A/C. T.R.1805. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) this sortie was cancelled.

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombing from 11.000 feet, dropped all his bombs South to North on apparent Flare path. No results seen other than the bursts. A/C. landed at ABINGDON at 0715. hours.

A/C. D.R.1963. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) observed the target during run up, but smoke screen drifted over before results of bombing could be seen.

A/C. P/R.1509. (Captain P/O. McSWEYN) bombing from 10.000 feet, attacked the target area, and three bomb bursts were seen through the smoke. Actual target not seen.

A/C A.T.2963. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) bombing from 10.000 feet all bombs fell South East to North West over target area, no results seen owing to the smoke screen.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from 10.000 feet dropped all his bombs North East to South West in target area. No results seen owning to being held in cone of searchlights.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 12.000 feet dropped all his bombs in the target area, but no results seen owing to smoke screen.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. REID) made no attack. All bombs were brought back, impossible to see ground anywhere near target area owing to smoke screen.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. SAYERS) bombing from 12.000 feet, all bombs dropped North East to South West over target area. No results were seen owing to smoke screen and searchlights.

All aircraft had returned to Base by 0715. hours apart from A/C. T.1805. which landed at ABINGDON.

B 523

MARHAM. 15/6/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with increasing cloud. Wind North Westerly.
Flying training.
0940. A/C. R.1772. F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Army Co-operation at SOUTH LYNN and
1145. returned to Base.
1155. A/C. W.5710. S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Cross Country to NEWMARKET and
1235. returned to Base.
0930. A/C. R.1369. F/L. KIRK and crew took off for Army Co-operation at SOUTH LYNN and
1145. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 15th/16th June, 1941. Target. COLOGNE & DUNKIRK.
Form B.525. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2320. to 0025. A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. MFY 249 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. MFY 263 F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No.MFY 312 Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. MFY 288 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. MFY 339 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. MFY 353 Sgt. REID and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. MFY 399 Sgt. MATTHEWS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. MFY 143 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. MFY 374 F/L. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. MFY 226 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. MFY 182 P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. MFY 201 P/O. EVANS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1805. M.S.I. No. MFY 421 Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 11. 1000 lb. G.P's, 64. 500 lb. G.P's, 3. 250 lb. G.P's, and 2. S.B.C's.
Three aircraft carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs in each.
Eleven of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked the target, and many bombs were dropped in the target area. No results were observed owing to cloud.
A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain Sgt. MATTHEWS) attacking DUNKIRK saw all his bombs drop between dock Nos. 3 and 4 starting three small fires.
A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) returned with all his bombs owing to engines overheating, and being unable to climb.
A/C. T.R.1805. (Captain Sgt. PAYNE) jettisoned one 500 lb. Bomb in the sea, and brought the remainder back to Base for same reason.

15/6/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
J. W. 5710.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
F. X. 9632.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
X.R.1501.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
Z. R. 1517.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1805.




S/L. SINDALL
P/O. POOLEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. ADDERLEY

F/L. BAILEY
P/O. SHARPE
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. PANES (GRAY)

Sgt. BELSEY
P/O. TETLOW
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. TAPP

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

Sgt. SAYERS
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. KERRUISH

Sgt. REID
Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. BREMNER
Sgt. WALLIS
Sgt. DUNNE
Sgt. OLIVER

Sgt. MATTHEWS
Sgt. MACLEAY
Sgt. STRACHAN
Sgt. BENT
Sgt. WEBSTER
Sgt. EDWARDS

S/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
P/O. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

F/L. KIRK

Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. KEATING
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. HUTT
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. SHIELDS

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

P/O. EVANS
Sgt. DOCKING
P/O. BOYD-BROWN
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. WILLIAMS

Sgt. PAYNE
Sgt. JOHNSTON
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. VERNON
Sgt. TUCKER
Sgt. OHARA
Captain
2nd. Pilot
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13 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight, and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Targets COLOGNE and DUNKIRK in accordance with Form B.525. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. MFY 249 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. MFY 263 F/L. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. MFY 312 Sgt. BELSEY & Crew.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. MFY 288 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. MFY 339 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. MFY 353 Sgt. REID & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. MFY 399 Sgt. MATTHEWS & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. MFY 143 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. MFY 374 F/L. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. MFY 226 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. MFY 182 P/O. McSWEYN & Crew.
A/C. Z.R.1517. M.S.I. No. MFY 201 P/O. EVANS & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1805. M.S.I. No. MFY 421 Sgt. PAYNE & Crew.

Bomb Load.
8 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 4. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C's.
3 of the above aircraft carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. Z.R.1517. (Captain P/O. EVANS) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the town area among Flak and searchlights. No results seen except flashes.

A/C. Q.R.1469. (Captain F/L. KIRK) bombing from 10.000 feet, dropped all his bombs South West to North East over target and Flak and searchlight concentrations. No results seen other than the bomb bursts.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped his bombs into town area among Flak and searchlight concentrations. Bomb flashes were observed.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area. No results were observed.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. REID) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped one stick over presumed target area. Many bursts seen as if from bombs of other A/C.

A/C. D.R.1063. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) was unable to locate target and retained his bombs for the invasion ports, but was forced to jettison them on account of daylight being to well advanced.

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombing from 14.000 feet, town was seen through break in clouds, and bombs were dropped, but no results could be observed.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain F/L. KNIGHT) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped one stick over presumed target area, but no results seen.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain P/O. McSWEYN) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped his bombs singly over target area, but no results were observed.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) bombing from 10.000 feet, dropped his bombs over presumed target area. 4 very big flashes seen through clouds.

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain Sgt. MATTHEWS) attacked target at DUNKIRK, dropped his bombs which fell between dock 3 and 8 starting 3 small fires.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) returned with all his bombs. Both engines overheating and A/C. would no climb.

A/C. T.R.1805. (Captain Sgt. PAYNE) jettisoned 1. 500 lb. G.P. into sea and brought the remainder back as aircraft would not climb above 10.000 feet and both engines were overheated.

All aircraft had returned to base by 0452. hours.

B 525

MARHAM. 16/6/41. 0456. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine becoming fair with little cloud. Wind Westerly.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 17/6/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with some cloud. Wind Light South Westerly.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. W.5684. Sgt. MATTHEWS and Crew took off for Cross Country to HARWELL and
1300. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. W.5459. F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to HARWELL, FELTWELL and
1435. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 17th/18th June, 1941. Target HANOVER & DUSSELDORF.
Form B.527. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2331. to 2359. A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. PTB 165 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations. App. D 48.
A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. PTB 142 F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.?632. M.S.I. No. PTB 184 Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. PTB 203 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1222. M.S.I. No. PTB 228 P/O. SHARPE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. PTB 248. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. TPB 123 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1469. M.S.I. No. PTB 301 F/L. KIRK and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. PTB 327 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. PTB 352 P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1805. M.S.I. No. PTB 398 Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 2. 4000 lb. G.P's, 10. 1000 lb. G.P's, 58. 500 lb. G.P's, 2. 250 lb. G.P's.
Three aircraft carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
Ten of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked the target.
A/C. Y.W.5449. (Captain F/L. KNIGHT) dropped his large Bomb at HANOVER but no results were observed owing to haze and smoke.
A successful photograph was taken. All bombs dropped by remaining aircraft were seen to bursts in the target area, but no definite results were seen owing to the haze, except for three electric flashes seen by
A/C. D.R.1063. (Captain Sgt. SMITH).
A/C. L.W.5459. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) diverted from primary target due to rear turret going U/S attacked RHEIMS with large bomb. A large flash with a huge mushroom of smoke and dust was observed, which lasted for about 30 seconds.
A/C. F.X.8632. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) returned to Base owing to overheated engines and jettisoned 1. 1000 lb. bomb 15 miles from BELGIUM coast.

17/6/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
J. W. 5710.





Wellington IC.
L. W. 5459.





Wellington IC.
F. X. 9632.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1222.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
Y. W. 5449.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1469.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1805.




S/L. SINDALL
P/O. POOLEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. ADDERLEY

F/L. BAILEY
Sgt. TETLOW
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GRAY

Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. TIPPER
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. TAPP

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

P/O. SHARPE
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WALKER

Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. KERRUISH

Sgt. MATTHEWS
Sgt. MACLEAY
Sgt. STRACHAN
Sgt. BENT
Sgt. WEBSTER
Sgt. EDWARDS

S/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
P/O. MAY
Sgt. MINOT

F/L. KIRK
Sgt. ROBSON
P/O. DICKIE
Sgt. CORKE
Sgt. EZZARD
Sgt. KING

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. KEATING
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWIT
Sgt. SHIELDS

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

Sgt. PAYNE
Sgt. JOHNSON
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. VERNON
Sgt. TUCKER
Sgt. O'HARA
Captain
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Navigator
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Eleven aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Targets at HANOVER, DUSSELDORF and the RHINELAND in accordance with Form B.527. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. PTB 165 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. PTB 142 F/L. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. F.X.9632. M.S.I. No. PTB 184 Sgt. BELSEY & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1063. M.S.I. No. PTB 203 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1222. M.S.I. No. PTB 228 P/O. SHARPE & Crew.
A/C. Y.W.1500. M.S.I. No. PTB 248 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.5449. M.S.I. No. PTB 123 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1469. M.S.I. No. PTB 301 F/L. KIRK & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1502. M.S.I. No. PTB 327 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1509. M.S.I. No. PTB 352 P/O. McSWEYN & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1805. M.S.I. No. PTB 398 Sgt. PAYNE & Crew.

Bomb Load.
7 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 4000 lb. G.P.
3 of the above aircraft each carried a camera and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. Q.R.5449. (Captain F/L. KNIGHT) bombing from 14.000 feet located and attacked his target and observed a large red flash through haze. Exact position of bursts not observed. A successful photograph was taken.

A/C. H.R.1063. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) could not locate aiming point and so bombed a large factory like building. A fire and many electric blue flashes observed up to half a mile away.

A/C. P.R.1502. (Captain P/O. DUFF) dropped all his bombs South West of the target. Visibility was very poor with much haze. No results observed.

A/C. K.R.1222. (Captain P/O. SHARPE) dropped his bombs across a fire adjacent to target. No results were observed.

A/C. H.R.1805. (Captain Sgt. PAYNE) located and attacked target, but bombs were seen to fall 1 mile South West of target area. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. Y.W.1500. (Captain SGT. BERNEY) dropped all his bombs across target area, and bursts were seen along the Eastern edge of the target. Bombing height was 13.000.

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in or near the target area. No results were observed owing to smoke and dust screen.

A/C. T.R.1509. (Captain P/O. McSWEYN) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area, but no results were observed.

A/C. L.W.5459. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) owing to the rear turret going U/S aircraft was diverted from primary target, and bomb was dropped w miles South of the target area. A large red mushroom of smoke and dust lay over the area for over 30 seconds. Bombing height was 11.000 feet.

A/C. P.X.9632. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) returned to Base after his engines overheated and A/C. would not climb. 1. 1000 lb. G.P. jettisoned in the sea.

A/C. W.R.1469. (Captain F/L. KIRK) dropped all his bombs from 10.000 feet, South West to North East, falling just West of aiming point, causing a small red fire.

B 527

MARHAM. 18/6/41. 0525. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine with little or no cloud. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1145. A/C. R.1772. Sgt. TRENCH and Crew took off for Cross Country to HUCKNELL and LICHFIELD and
1925. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 19/6/41. Met. conditions.
Fine changing to fair with some cloud later. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1420. A/C. W.5684. P/O. SHARPE and Crew took off for Cross Country to BOSCOMBE DOWN and
1815. returned to Base.
1455. A/C. R.1063. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for fighter co-operation at COTTISHALL
1455. A/C. R.1500. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for fighter co-operation at COTTSHALL
1640. both aircraft returned to Base.
1500. A/C. R.1798. Sgt. TRENCH and Crew took off for Cross Country and
1635. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/6/41. Met. conditions.
Weather fine with no cloud. Wind slight and variable. Visibility good.
Operations Night of the 20th/21st June, 1941. Target ANT.
Form B.530. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2239. to 0015. A/C. B.R.1790. M.S.I. No. KYH 132 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations. App. D 49.
A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. KYH 306. Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T.2963. M/S.I. No. KYH 149 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. KYH 166 P/O. SHARPE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. KYH 179 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. KYH 197 Sgt. MATTHEWS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. KYH 212 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. KYH 243 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. KYH 333 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. KYH 260 P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1805. M.S.I. No. KYH 287 Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 2. 4000 lb. G.P's, 24. 500 lb. G.P's, 7. 250 lb. G.P's.
4 of the above aircraft carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
11 aircraft took off to attack KEIL escorted by fighters. Bombs were dropped in target area and among Flak and searchlight concentrations.
A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) noticed red glow of fire through cloud, five minutes after dropping bombs.
A/C. L.W.5459. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) took off late and was unable to reach primary target so attacked WESTERHAVEN, and bombs were seen to fall in centre of Flak and searchlight concentrations.

20/6/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
L. W. 5459.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
Y. W. 5449.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
I. R. 1805.




S/L. SINDALL
P/O. POOLEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. ADDERLEY

Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. TAPP

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

P/O. SHARPE
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WAKER

Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. MCKAY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. KERRUISH

Sgt. MATTHEWS
Sgt. MACLEAY
Sgt. STRACHAN
Sgt. BENT
Sgt. WEBSTER
Sgt. EDWARDS

S/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. MINOT

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. KEATING
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWIT
Sgt. SHIELDS

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

P/O. McSWEYN
P/O. WILDE
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

Sgt. PAYNE
Sgt. JOHNSTON
Sgt. KIRKBY
Sgt. VERNON
Sgt. TUCKER
Sgt. O'HARA
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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2nd. Pilot
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10 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target KIEL in accordance with Form B.530. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. B.R.1790. M.S.I. No. KYH 132 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. L.W.5459. M.S.I. No. KYH 306 Sgt. BELSEY & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. KYH 149 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. KYH 179 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. KYH 197 Sgt. MATTHEWS & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. KYH 212 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. KYH 243 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. KYH 333 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. KYH 260 P/O. McSWEYN & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1805. M.S.I. No. KYH 287 Sgt. PAYNE & Crew.

Bomb Load.
6 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P's 2. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 4000 lb. G.P.

A/C. B.R.1790. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) target was obscured by much cloud, but bombs judged to have fell in North part of town. Bursts were seen. Bombing height was 14.000 feet.

A/C. A.T.2963. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing from 12.000 feet and bombs fell in target area, but no results were observed.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from 15.000 feet dropped all his bombs in the midst of Flak and searchlight concentrations, South West part of the town.

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain Sgt. MATTHEWS) bombing from 16.000 feet dropped all his bombs among Flak and searchlight concentrations. No results except flashes of bombs.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain F/L. KNIGHT) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped all his bombs on the West side of the town. Red glow of fire seen through clouds 5 minutes later.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped one stick at Flak and searchlight concentrations. No results were observed.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain P/O. McSWEYN) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped his bombs through heavy cloud on target judged from Flak. Bursts seen, but no results observed.

A/C. T.R.1805. (Captain Sgt. PAYNE) bombing from - dropped one stick at Flak and searchlight concentrations. No results or bursts seen owing to dense clod.

A/C. L.W.5459. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) bombing from 17.000 feet, bombed centre of Flak and searchlight activity. Burst seen but no results owing to cloud. Owing to late take off KEIL could not be reached and so bombed WESTERHAVEN.

A/C. Y.W.5449. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) bombing from 14.000 feet located and attacked target. Bomb was dropped in the town area, causing a large blue/green flash, position unknown.

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

B 530

MARHAM. 21/6/41. 0505. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Weather was fine with very little cloud. Wind South Westerly.
1525. A/C. V.R.1471. P/O. SHARPE and Crew took off for Cross Country to WEST RAYHAM and
1720. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 22/6/41. Met. conditions.
The weather was fine with very little cloud, and wind light and variable.
Flying training.
1148. A/C. R.1772. Sgt. MACLEAY and Crew took off for Cross Country to NEWMARKET and
1248. returned to Base.
There were no Operations and nothing of interest occurred today.
MARHAM. 23/6/41. Met. conditions.
Weather fair with very little cloud. Wind Westerly with good visibility.
Flying training.
1115. A/C. W.5710. F/O. POOLEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to WYTON and
1300. returned to Base.
Operations Night of 23rd/24th June, 1941. Target KEIL & COLOGNE.
Form No. B.533 received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2257. to 2349. A/C. L.W.5409 M.S.I. No. LTM 137 Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for Operations. App. D 50.
A/C. B.R.1796 M.S.I. No. LTM 150 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.T. 2963 M.S.I. No. LTM 161 P/O. SHARPE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. LTM 168 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. LTM 177 Sgt. MATTHEWS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. LTM 193 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. LTM 211 P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. LTM 144 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. NO. LTM 225 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 2. 4000 lb. G.P's, 6. 1000 lb. G.P's, 46. 500 lb. G.P's, 4. 250 lb. G.P'.
3 of the above aircraft carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
10 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked the target.
A/C. Y.W.5449. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) attacked KEIL with the large bomb from 14,000 feet, and saw bomb drop in aiming point causing a multicolored explosion and a large mushroom of fire. A successful photograph was taken.
A/C. L.W.5459. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) over same target saw his bomb fall 200 yards outside target causing all Flak and searchlights in the vicinity to cease for 30 seconds, and saw masses of debris thrown into the air.
The aircraft was hit by Flak during the attack.
All other aircraft dropped their bombs in the target area from heights ranging from 12,500 feet to 15,000 feet.
No other results were seen owing to very heavy ground haze.
A/C. A.T.2963. on the return journey had to force land at MOAT HOUSE FARM, MARTLESHAM, injuring all the Crew except the Rear Gunner Sgt. STEELE.

From ---- hrs 23/6/1941 to ---- hrs 24/6/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
L. W. 5459.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
A. T. 2963.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
Y. W. 5449.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1501.




Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. TAPP

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

P/O. SHARPE
Sgt. TINGLEY
Sgt. BRITTAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. CHANDLER

Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. KERRUISH

Sgt. MATTHEWS
Sgt. MACLEAY
Sgt. STRACHAN
Sgt. BENT
Sgt. WEBSTER
Sgt. EDWARDS

S/L. KNIGHT
P/O. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. MINOT

P/O. McSWEYN
P/O. WILDE
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

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

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. KEATING
Sgt. SIMMONDS
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWIT
Sgt. SHIELDS

Sgt. SKILLEN
Sgt. TIPPER
Sgt. ASHCROFT
Sgt. WELDON
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORKE
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2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Captain
2nd. Pilot
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10 aircraft were detailed to attack Target KEIL and COLOGNE (5 from 'A' Flight, and 'B' Flight), in accordance with Form B.533. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. L.W.5409. M.S.I. No. LTM 137 Sgt. BELSEY & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1796. M.S.I. No. LTM 150 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. A.T.2963. M.S.I. No. LTM 161 P/O. SHARPE & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. LTM 168 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. LTM 177 Sgt. MATTHEWS & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1471. M.S.I. No. LTM 193 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. LTM 211 P/O. McSWEYN & Crew.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. LTM 144 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. LTM 225 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. LTM 232 Sgt. SKILLEN & Crew.

Bomb Load.
4 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P's 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 8. 500 lb. G.P.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 4000 lb. G.P.
3 of the above aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. V.R.1471. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped his bombs South East to North West over town area. No results were observed however owing to haze.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from 15.000 feet. All his bombs dropped East of river, but not definitely located.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. SKILLEN) dropped his HOHENZOLLEM bridge area, but no results were observed. Bombing height was 15.000 feet. A/C. was forced to land at DEBDEN owing to lack of petrol.

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain Sgt. MATTHEWS) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the town area. Bursts were seen through thick haze, and a small fire was reported later.

A/C. B.R.1796. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped all his bombs South East to North into town area, starting various small fires. Position unseen owing to intense haze.

A/C. L.W.5409. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped his bomb about 200 yards East of target. Much debris was thrown into the air, and all Flak and searchlight stopped for 30 seconds. A/C. sustained damage to starboard wing fuselage and bomb aimers panel from Flak.

A/C. Y.W.5449. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) bombing from 14.000 feet, bomb fell near aiming point causing large mushroom of fire with green, blue and red explosions or lights coming from it.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 12.500 feet, dropped one stick in the West part of the part. Bursts only being seen. Bombing from 11.000 feet dropped the second stick on the South West boundary West of AUTOBAHN.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain P/O. McSWEYN) bombing from 13.500 feet, all bombs were dropped in the town area. No results were seen owing to haze, and poor visibility.

All A/C. had returned to Base after Operations by 0541. hours.

B 533

MARHAM. 24/6/41. 0641. All aircraft had returned safely to Base with the exception of A/C. A.T.2963. safely to Base.
Met. conditions.
Fair with very little cloud. Wind Westerly.
Flying training.
0930. A/C. W.5710. S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Cross Country to MARTLESHAM and
1440. returned to Base.
MARHAM. 25/6/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with large amount of cloud. Wind South Westerly. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1630. A/C. W.5684. P/O. POOLEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1750. returned to Base.
1520. A/C. R.1471. S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for experimental flight and
1600. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 26/6/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with cloud belt and local rain spreading from East. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1230. A/C. R.1500. P/O. POOLEY and Crew took off of Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1350. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 26th/27th June, 1941. Target: COLOGNE.
Form B.536. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2335. to 2351. A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. VAD 433 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations. App. D 51.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. VAD 446 F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. VAD 457 Sgt. REID and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. VAD 464 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.R.1222. M.S.I. No. VAD 483 Sgt. BELSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. VAD 4?9 Sgt. MATTHEWS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. VAD 507 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. VAD 515 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. VAD 523 P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. VAD 537 Sgt. SKILLEN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load; The above aircraft carried 10. 1000 lb. G.P's, and 50. 500 lb. G.P's.
Three of the above aircraft carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
Weather over target was very bad. 4 aircraft returned with all their bombs, and one jettisoned them safe over ANTWERP in order to throw off cone of searchlights and accurate Flak.
The rest attacked the target and bombs were dropped in the town area but no results were observed.
Due to severe evasive action being taken and failure of intercom. Sgt. MERCER Rear Gunner in A/C. X.R.1501., abandoned aircraft over MAASTRICHT, on the return
A/C. R.1501. crashed at MARHAM having taken off and lost height. Aircraft was completely burnt out, but all the Crew escaped with minor injuries.

From 2244. hrs 26/6/1941 to 0442 hrs 27/6/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
Y. W. 5459.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
H. R. 1222.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
Y. W. 5449.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.




S/L. SINDALL
P/O. POOLEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. JOHNSON
Sgt. MEATYARD

F/L. BAILEY
P/O. TETLOW
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GRAY

Sgt. REID
Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. BUCKINGHAM
Sgt. WALLIS
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. OLIVER

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

Sgt. WALLACE
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. PORTHOUSE
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. ALDERSLEY
Sgt. MERCER

Sgt. BELSEY
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. TAPP

Sgt. MATTHEWS
Sgt. MACLEAY
Sgt. STRACHAN
Sgt. BENT
Sgt. WEBSTER
Sgt. EDWARDS

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. KEATING
P/O. SYMMONS
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. HEWIT
Sgt. HELSON

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

P/O. McSWEYN
P/O. WILDE
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
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Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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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
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
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2337.






2335.






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2340.






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2342.






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2350.





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0331.






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0253.






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11 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight, and 4 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target COLOGNE in accordance with Form B.536. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. VAD 433 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. VAD 446 F/L. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. VAD 457 Sgt. REID & Crew.
A/C. D.R.1063. M.S.I. No. VAD 464 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. H.R.1222. M.S.I. No. VAD 483 Sgt. BELSEY & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. VAD 499 Sgt. MATTHEWS & Crew.
A/C. W.R.1502. M.S.I. No. VAD 507 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. P.R.1509. M.S.I. No. VAD 515 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. VAD 523 P/O. McSWEYN & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1501. M.S.I. No. VAD 537 Sgt. SKILLEN & Crew.

Bomb Load.
All of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 of the above aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. P.R.1509. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) was forced to turn back owing to electric storm. Storms practically all way from DUTCH Coast.

A/C. H.R.1222. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) bombing from 9.000 feet, dropped his bombs into town area, near bend of the river. Gallay heater became U/S after 30 minutes flying.

A/C. W.R.1502. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombed on E.T.A. no results seen owing to cloud etc.

A/C. Y.W.5449. (Captain P/O. McSWEYN) returned with all bombs. Unable to fly through or round Thunderstorms.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. WALLACE) bombing from 8.000 feet, dropped his bombs on Flak and searchlight concentrations. Rear Gunner Sgt. MERCER abandoned aircraft over MAASTRICHT after bombing.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. REID) bombing from 12.000 feet dropped one stick on E.T.A. No results seen owing to cloud.

A/C. H.R.1772. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) bombing from 9.000 feet. Dropped all is bombs on A.A. defences in EINDOVER area. Bursts seen, but position not pin pointed owing to cloud.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) returned with all his bombs owing to meeting electric storms from 4.000 up to 20.000 feet.

A/C. D.R.1068. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) returned with all his bombs owing to inclement weather.

A/C. X.R.1501. (Captain Sgt. SKILLEN) crashed on take-off. Aircraft completely written off.

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain Sgt. MATTHEWS) jettisoned all his bombs safe over ANTWERP when in a spinning dive in a attempt to through off searchlight cone.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base by 0447. hours.

B 536

MARHAM. 27/6/41. 0447. All aircraft had returned safely from Operations to Base.
Met. conditions.
Weather fine, but deteriorating during the day. Wind Westerly.
Flying training.
1615. A/C. R.1772. Sgt. REID and Crew took off for Cross Country to HARWELL, COSFORD and
2115. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 28/6/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with occasional showers. Wind West South West becoming West North West.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. R.1502. P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took of for Cross Country to STRADISHALL and
1300. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. X.9663. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for LORENZ test and
1200. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 29/6/41. Met. conditions.
Mainly fair with little cloud. Wind Northerly, with good visibility.
Flying training.
1000. A/C. R.1500. Sgt. MATTHEWS and Crew took off for Cross Country to Driffield and
1500. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. W.5684. Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1615. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 29th/30th June, 1941. Target: HAMBURG & BREMEN.
Form B.539. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2259. to 2315. A/C. W.5710. M.S.I. No. PTB 569 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations. App. D 52.
A/C. R.1063. M.S.I. No. PTB 610 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.1798. M.S.I. No. PTB 657 Sgt. REID and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.1772. M.S.I. No. PTB 692 Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.1500. M.S.I. No. PTB 712 Sgt. MATTHEWS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.5459. M.S.I. No. PTB 787 F/L. BAILEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.1502. M.S.I. No. PTB 446 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.5449. M.S.I. No. PTB 820 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.1509. M.S.I. No. PTB 400 P/O. McSWEYN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.1471. M.S.I. No. PTB 450 W/C. SHARP and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.1805. M.S.I. No. PTB 520 Sgt. PAYNE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load. The above aircraft carried 2. 4000 lb. G.P's, 6. 1000 lb. G.P's, 37. 500 lb. G.P's, 6. 250 lb. G.P's.
Three aircraft carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
Aircraft took off between 2259. and 2315. hours.
In the attack on HAMBURG, carried out in good visibility, many bombs were dropped in the target area, and the 4.000 lb. Special bomb, caused a large yellow explosion, which started a fire with a great deal of white smoke.
Attacking BREMEN at bombing height ranging from 11.000 feet to 14.000 feet, all bombs fell in target area, and numerous small fires were started but no definite results were observed.
A/C. W.5459. and A/C. R.1509. failed to return from Operations, and
A/C. R.1805. crashed at MANBY on the return.

From 2259. hrs 29/6/1941 to 0508 hrs 30/6/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
J. W. 5710.





Wellington IC.
D. R. 1063.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
L. W. 5459.





Wellington IC.
W. R. 1502.





Wellington IC.
Y. W. 5449.





Wellington IC.
P. R. 1509.





Wellington IC.
V. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1705.




S/L. SINDALL
P/O. POOLEY
Sgt. BRADBURY
Sgt. WHITE
Sgt. JOHNSTON
Sgt. MEATYARD

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

Sgt. REID
Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. BUCKINGHAM
Sgt. WALLIS
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. OLIVER

Sgt. MATTHEWS
Sgt. MACLEAY
Sgt. SWEENEY
Sgt. BENT
Sgt. WEBSTER
Sgt. EDWARDS

Sgt. WALLACE
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. PORTHOUSE
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. ALDERSLEY
Sgt. PARSONS

F/L. BAILEY
P/O. TETLOW
P/O. PURSER
Sgt. NICHOLS
Sgt. PANES
Sgt. GRAY

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. KEATING
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. HITCHEN
Sgt. HEWIT
Sgt. ELSON

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

P/O. McSWEYN
P/O. WILDE
P/O. HETHERINGTON
Sgt. DAVIDSON
Sgt. GIBBS
Sgt. GILL

W/C. SHARPE
Sgt. EDWARDS
P/O. SYMMONS
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. LAMBERT
P/O. LEWIS

Sgt. PAYNE
Sgt. SOMES
Sgt. ASHCROFT
Sgt. VERNIN
Sgt. TUCKER
Sgt. CHARLTON
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.
2312.






2309.






2310.






2311.






2308.






2314.






2305.






2315.






2306.






2259.






2307.





0454.






0440.






0451.






0042.






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0502.






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0420.






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11 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight, and 5 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Targets HAMBURG and BREMEN in accordance with Form B.539. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. W.5710. M.S.I. No. PTB 569 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. R.1063. M.S.I. No. PTB 610 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. R.1798. M.S.I. No. PTB 657 Sgt. REID & Crew.
A/C. R.1772. M.S.I. No. PTB 692 Sgt. WALLACE & Crew.
A/C. R.1500. M.S.I. No. PTB 712 Sgt. MATTHEWS & Crew.
A/C. W.5449. M.S.I. No. PTB 787 F/L. BAILEY & Crew.
A/C. R.1509. M.S.I. No. PTB 446 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. W.5459. M.S.I. No. PTB 820 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. R.1509. M.S.I. No. PTB 490 P/O. McSWEYN & Crew.
A/C. R.1471. M.S.I. No. PTB 450 W/C. SHARP & Crew.
A/C. R.1805. M.S.I. No. PTB 520 Sgt. PAYNE & Crew;

Bomb Load.
5 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P, 4. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
1 aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 aircraft carried 7. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
2 aircraft each carried 1. 4000 lb. G.P.
3 of the above aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. W.5459. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) bombing from 16.500 feet, dropped his bomb in approximate position of aiming point. A large yellow explosion was observed, and a fire started which gave off a great deal of white smoke.

A/C. R.1798. (Captain Sgt. REID) bombed from 14.000 feet and all bombs fell about 450 yards North West of aiming point. No results except small scattered fires seen in town area, which looked like oil fires.

A/C. R.1509. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombed from 11.000 feet, and all bombs fell in target area. No results seen.

A/C. R.1085. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped one stick West to East to West over town. 2 burst seen and 2 fires started. A/C. later got off its course and passed over HELIGOLAND and bombed BREMERHAVEN owing to time getting short.

A/C. R.1772. (Captain Sgt. WALLACE) bombing from 13.000 feet, all bombs fell West of River, but bursts only observed.

A/C. W.5718. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombed from 13.500 feet, and all bombs fell South to North on West side of town. No results seen other than bursts.

A/C. R.1471. (Captain W/Cdr. SHARP) bombed from 11.500 feet and dropped one stick West to East over target. One stick North to South over Southern part of town. Bursts only were seen.

A/C. R.1500. (Captain Sgt. MATTHEWS) returned owing to intercommunication failure, and jettisoned 3. 500 lb. G.P.'s and brought back 4. 500 lb. G.P's.

A/C. W.5449. (Captain F/L. BAILEY) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. R.1509. (captain P/O. McSWEYN) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. R.1805. (Captain Sgt. PAYNE) crashed at MANBY on the return journey.

B 539

MARHAM. 30/6/41. 0533. All aircraft with the exception of W.5459., R.1509. and R.1805. had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Weather was mainly fair with very little cloud. Wind was Northerly.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
Postings to and from Unit during the month of June, 1941.
Officers.
S/L. J. H. SINDALL 37365 G.D. Posted from No. 3 Group, w.e.f. 4/6/41.
S/L. F. J. O. LASBREY 34240 G.D. Posted to R.A.F. Station MARHAM w.e.f. 4/6/41.
W/Cdr. A. C. EVANS EVANS 19018 G.D. Posted to R.A.F. Station, POLEBROOK w.e.f. 26/5/41.
F/O. LEWIS, R. E. 31338 G.D. Posted from No. 214 Squadron, STRADISHALL w.e.f. 2/6/41.
P/O. H. K. RALPH 42078 G.D. Posted to R.A.F. Station, MARHAM w.e.f. 7/6/41.
S/L. R. E. CURRY 33911 G.D. Posted to No. 21 O.T.U. MORETON-IN-MARSH w.e.f. 10/6/41.
P/O. C. H. L. MAY None CAG. Posted to 115 Squadron, on appointment to Commissioned rank w.e.f. 29/5/41.
P/O. S. W. WILD 86682 G.D. Posted from No. 218 Squadron, MARHAM w.e.f. 19/6/41.
P/O. L. E. ARCHER None Ad. Posted from R.A.F. Station, FELDWELL w.e.f. 19/6/41.
F/O. (A/F/L) E. G. BRANT 73854 Ad. Posted to No. 3 Group, supernumery w.e.f. 22/6/41.
F/O. W. J. R. KIRK 42007 G.D. Posted to No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 28/6/41.
P/O. J. A. P. DRUMMOND None G.D.G. Posted from No. 218 Squadron, MARHAM w.e.f. 26/5/41.
Airman.
R 56146 Sgt. KEATING, J. G. Pilot. Posted from No. 21 O.T.U. w.e.f. 2/6/41.
R 56091 Sgt. JOHNSON N. L. Pilot. Posted from No. 21 O.T.U. w.e.f. 2/6/41.
740082 Sgt. RODGERS, Pilot. Posted to No. 21 O.T.U. MORETON-IN-MARSH w.e.f. 5/6/41.
741793 Sgt. MADGWICK, D. Pilot. Posted to No. 7 Squadron, OAKINGTON w.e.f. 8/6/41.
768036 Sgt. PALMER, G. Pilot. Posted to R.A.F. Station MARHAM, w.e.f. 7/6/41.
748616 Sgt. SAYERS J. Pilot. Posted to No. 27 O.T.U. LICHFIELD w.e.f. 16/6/41.
745837 Sgt. BELSEY, A. Pilot. Posted to No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 28/6/41.
748731 Sgt. ROBSON, W. Pilot. Posted to No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 27/6/41.
930728 Sgt. MURDOCH, J. Pilot. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 29/6/41.
1101962 Sgt. HILTON-JONES, R. Pilot. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 29/6/41.