Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/8/41. Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable. Cloudy with intermittent rain. Visibility poor.
Operations Night of the 1st/2nd August, 1941. Target
Form B. received from Headquarters No. 3 group.
5 aircraft stood by for Operations, but these were cancelled.
MARHAM. 2/8/41. Met. conditions.
Slight rain or drizzle with 10/10ths cloud. Wind Northerly.
Flying training.
1410. A/C. D.T.2563. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for cross country flight and
1930. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. F.X.9672. Sgt. ALWAY and Crew took off for cross country and
1630. returned to Base.
1515. A/C. C.R.1505. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Lorenz practice and
1630. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. E.X.9733. Sgt. TRENCH and Crew took off for Lorenz practice and
1515. returned to Base.
2300. A/C. A.X.9751. Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
0020. returned to Base.
1455. A/C. R.Z.8799. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1525. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. W.Z.8802. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1620. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. X.Z.8779. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1730. returned to Base.
1510. A/C. W.Z.8809. Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1635. returned to Base.
2235. A/C. R.Z.8799. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for special exercise and
0125. returned to Base.
2240. A/C. W.Z.8802. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for special exercise and
0055. returned to Base.
2242. A/C. X.Z.8779. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for special exercise and
0102. returned to Base.
2300. A/C. Y.Z.8809. Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for special exercise and
0130. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 3/8/41. Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable. Fair with little or no cloud. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1500. A/C. H.X.9755. Sgt. ALWAY and Crew took off for cross country to NEWMARKET and
1830. returned to Base.
Operations on the night of the 3rd/4th August, 1941. Target HANOVER.
Form B.571. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.
2236. to 2244. A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. NUH 296 F/L. POOLEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. NUH 270 Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. NUH 219 Sgt. TRENCH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1471. M.S.I. No. NUH 186 F/L. LITCHFIELD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 4. 1000 lb. G.P's and 16. 500 lb. G.P's.
Two aircraft also carried cameras and 2 Photo Flash Bombs.
Two aircraft successfully located and attacked the target. Weather over target was very poor, with nil visibility.
A/C. T.R.1471. (Captain F/L. LITCHFIELD) dropped his bombs on E.T.A. into searchlight concentrations and Flak.
A/C. E.X.9733. (Captain Sgt. TRENCH) had to release all bombs on jettison bar owing to bomb release sticking. No results were observed owing to visibility.
A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) could not definitely identify target, and bombs were dropped, but no results observed.
A/C. F.X.9672. (Captain F/L. POOLEY) had to abandon the sortie owing to engine trouble.

3/8/41. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. X. 9672.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
E. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1471.




F/L. POOLEY
P/O. WOOD
Sgt. FOSTER
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK

Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. RUNNER
Sgt. NELSON

Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. DAVIE
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. CAMPBELL
Sgt. MCMULLAN

Sgt. LITCHFIELD
Sgt. HILTON-JONES
Sgt. BOUTLE
Sgt. LAWSON
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WALKER
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.
2236.






2238.






2240.






2242.





0607.






0517.






0550.






0610.





4 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight, and 1 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target HANOVER in accordance with Form B.571. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group .

A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. NUH 296 F/L. POOLEY & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. NUH 270 Sgt. RAWLINGS & Crew.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. NUH 219 Sgt. TRENCH & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1471. M.S.I. No. NUH 186 F/L. LITCHFIELD & Crew.

Bomb Load.
Each of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb; G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
Two aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. F.X.9672. (Captain F/L. POOLEY) was forced to abandon sortie owing to engine trouble, when about 5 miles South West of AYSELSOM.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) bombing from 16.000 feet, released all his bombs by jettison bar owing to bomb release being U/S. Bursts seen on North side of town, but no results observed.

A/C. E.X.9733. (Captain Sgt. TRENCH) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped one 500 lb. which caused a great deal of Flak. The remainder were then dropped but no results observed. Target was not definitely identified.

A/C. T.R.1471. (Captain F/L. LITCHFIELD) bombing from 12.000 feet reached target area on E.T.A. and bombed concentrations of Flak. No results were seen. On the return aircraft landed safely at DRIFFIELD.

All aircraft had returned to English Bases at 0610.

B 571

MARHAM. 4/8/41. 0550. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fair with occasional showers. Westerly wind with moderate visibility.
Flying training.
1458. A/C. H.X.9755. Sgt. KEATING and crew took off for cross country flight and
1622. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.Z.8799. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1230. returned to Base.
1150. A/C. W.Z.8802. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1245. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. Y.Z.8809. Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1230. returned to Base.
1110. A/C. Q.R.1468. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1230. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. W.Z.8802. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1520. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. Y.Z.8809. Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1620. returned to Base
1430. A/C. X.Z.8779. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1600. returned to Base.
Operations night of the 4th/5th August, 1941. Target WHITEBAIT.
Form B.572. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
Two aircraft were detailed for Operations, but these were cancelled.
MARHAM. 5/8/41. Met. conditions.
Showery with local thunder. Wind West South Westerly. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. X.Z.8779. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1300. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.Z.8799. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1230. returned to Base.
1140. A/C. Y.Z.8809. Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1255. returned to Base.
Operations night of the 5th/6th August, 1941. Target MANNHEIM.
Form B.573. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.
2245. to 2251. A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. UFG 571 F/Lt. POOLEY and Crew took off for Operations. D2
A/C. D.T.2563. M.S.I. No. UFG 563 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. UFG 569 Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1471. M.S.I. No. UFG 584 F/Lt. LITCHFIELD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1468. M.S.I. No. UFG 591 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above A/C. carried 3. 1000 lb. G.P's, 19. 500 lb. G.P's, 3. 250 lb. G.P's and 240. 4 lb. incendiaries.
One A/C. carried a camera and 2 Photo Flash Bombs.
3 of the above A/C. successfully located and attacked target. Visibility being good, all bombs were seen to fall on or near aiming mark. One stick dropped on railway just S.E. of station. Many fires seen burning on arrival. Bombing heights ranged from 13,000 to 15,500 ft.
A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/Sgt. EDWARDS) was unable to locate primary or secondary target and so returned with all its bombs.

5/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
F. X. 9672.





Wellington IC.
D. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
T. R. 1471.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1468.




F/L. POOLEY
P/O. WOOD
Sgt. FOSTER
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. HAYNES

Sgt. PRIOR
P/O. SCHOLES
Sgt. SAHW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. LESTER

Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. POWELL
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. HUNTER

F/L. LITCHFIELD
Sgt. HILTON-JONES
Sgt. BOUTLE
Sgt. LAWSON
Sgt. LAMBERT
Sgt. WALKER

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. ALWAY
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. MCGRATH
Sgt. ELSON
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.
2245.






2246.






2250.






2247.






2248.





0335.






----






0335.






----






0515.





5 aircraft from 'A' Flight were detailed to attack Target MANHEIM in accordance with Form B.573. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. UFG 571 F/L. POOLEY & Crew.
A/C. D.T.2563. M.S.I. No. UFG 563 Sgt. PRIOR & Crew.
A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. UFG 569 Sgt. EDWARDS & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1471. M.S.I. No. UFG 584 F/L. LITCHFIELD & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1468. M.S.I. No. UFG 591 P/O. DUFF & Crew.

Bomb Load.
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 4. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C's.
1 of the above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's. One aircraft also carried a camera and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. F.X. (Captain F/L. POOLEY) bombing from 15.500 feet dropped one stick South East to North West on railway just South East of station. All bursts seen. Some fire already burning on arrival.

A/C. D.T.2563. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped one stick East to West slightly East of aiming point. Bursts were observed but no results seen.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) could not locate either primary or secondary target owing to cloud. Returned to Base with all bombs.

A/C. T.R.1471. (Captain F/L. LITCHFIELD) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. Q.R.1468. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped all his bombs close to aiming point. Burst observed but no results seen.

All aircraft with the exception of T.R.1471. (Captain F/L. LITCHFIELD) had returned safely to Base by 0515. hours.

B 573

MARHAM. 6/8/41. 0515. All A/C. with the exception of T.R.1471. had returned to English Bases.
A/C. T.R.1471. (Capt. F/Lt. LITCHFIELD) failed to return from Operations.
Met. conditions.
Thundery showers with much cloud. Wind West North Westerly. Visibility good.
Flying training.
0830. A/C. E.X.9733. F/Lt. POOLY and Crew took off for cross country flight and
1533. returned to Base.
1355. A/C. H.X.9755. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for cross country flight to P'BORO and
1700. returned to Base.
2250. A/C. M.R.1772. F/O. CHALDICOTT and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2320. returned to Base.
2320. A/C. M.R.1772. Sgt. HILL and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2335. returned to Base.
Operations night of the 6th/7th August, 1941. Target CALAIS.
2220. A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. BRA 439 P/O SCHOLES and Crew took off for Operations. D3
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C's.
Operations conditions.
Owing to bad weather conditions and severe icing A/C. was forced to return with all bombs.

6/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.




P/O. SCHOLES
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. COLPITTS
Sgt. KINSEY
Sgt. HAYNES
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2230.





0054.





One freshman was detailed to attack Target CALAIS in accordance with Form B.574. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. BRA 439 P/O. SCHOLES & Crew.

Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C's.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) had to return to Base owing to severe icing conditions, and returned with all bombs.

B 574

MARHAM. 7/8/41. 0054. A/C. returned safely to Base.
Met. conditions.
Thundery showers with low cloud. Wind West North Westerly. Visibility moderate.
Flying training.
1140. A/C. Y.Z.8809. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for special exercise and
1420. returned to Base.
1140. A/C. U.Z.8835. Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for special exercise and
1425. returned to Base.
1545. A/C. W.Z.8802. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1700. returned to base.
1536. A/C. G.W.5684. Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for cross country flight and
1705. returned to Base.
1555. A/C. F.X.9672. Sgt. HILL and crew took off for cross country flight and
1630. returned to Base.
2240. A/C. G.W.5684. Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2315. returned to Base.
Operations night of the 7th/8th August, 1941. Target BOULOGNE.
Form B.575. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.
2220. A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. KUM 578 Sgt. HILL and Crew took off for Operations. D4
Bomb load.
The above A/C. carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C's.
A/C. failed to locate target and so returned to Base with all bombs.

6/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.




Sgt. HILL
Sgt. MUTTON
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. MASON
Sgt. SQUIRE
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2220.





0223.





One freshman was detailed to attack Target BOULOGNE in accordance with Form B.575. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. KUM 578 Sgt. HILL & Crew.

Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. S.B.C's.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. HILL) was unable to locate target and returned to Base with all bombs except 1. 500 lb. G.P. which was jettisoned.

A/C. had returned safely to Base by 0223. hours.

B 575

MARHAM. 8/8/41. 0223. A/C. returned safely to Base.
Met. conditions.
Intermittent light rain becoming fair. Wind light variable becoming Easterly. Visibility moderate.
Flying training.
1500. A/C. Y.Z.8809. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1630. returned to Base.
1615. A/C. X.Z.8779. Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1715. returned to base.
1600. A/C. U.Z.8835. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1630. returned to base.
Operations night of the 8th/9th August, 1941. Target HAMBURG.
Form B.576. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.
2211. to 2219. A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. NUH 497 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations. D5
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. NUH 524 Sgt. TRENCH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.T.2563. M.S.I. No. NUH 420. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X. 9755. M.S.I. No. NUH 441 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1468. M.S.I. No. NUH 589 Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
Operations Cont.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 11. 500 lb. GP's and 24. S.B.C's.
Two aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
Three of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked the target, and bombs were dropped in the target area. Many fires were seen but no other results observed. One very large fire was seen, with may white explosions near the VIPER.
A/C. Q.R.1468. attacked KIEL and saw bombs burst between two very large fires on West side of base of KIEL Sound.
A/C. D.T.2563. (Captain P/O. DUFF) also attacked secondary target GR 3588 on the South side; No results were observed.

8/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
J. W. 5710.





Wellington IC.
E. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
D. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
H. X. 9755.





Wellington.
Q. R. 1468.




S/L. SINDALL
F/O. CHALDICOTT
Sgt. BRADBURY
P/O. DRUMMOND
Sgt. BROOKS
F/S. JOHNSTON

Sgt. TRENCH
Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. CAMPBELL
Sgt. MACMILLEN

P/O. DUFF
P/O. WOOD
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. MCGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

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

Sgt. WALLACE
Sgt. KEIGHLY
Sgt. PORTHOUSE
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. ALDERSLEY
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.
2216.






2219.






2211.






2214.






2218.





0338.






0405.






0425.






0445.






0555.





5 aircraft (2 from 'A' Flight, and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target HAMBURG in accordance with Form B.567. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. NUH 497 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. NUH 524 Sgt. TRENCH & Crew.
A/C. D.T.2563. M.S.I. No. NUH 420 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. H.X.9755. M.S.I. No. NUH 441 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1468. M.S.I. No. NUH 589 Sgt. WALLACE & Crew.

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

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombing from 17.000 feet dropped all his bombs in the target area. No results were observed, and no Flak was seen until after bombing.

A/C. E.X.9733. (Captain Sgt. TRENCH) bombing from 12.000 feet dropped all his bombs in the target area, and observed a large fire accompanied by many white explosions, probably East of VIPER. On the return aircraft landed safely at LINTON.

A/C. D.T.2563. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 13.000 feet, gliding in over the target dropped all his bombs South of G.R 3588, being unable to identify primary target. No results observed. On the return aircraft landed safely at LINTON.

A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) bombing from 18.000 feet, bombed on E.T.A. No results were observed owing to 10/10th cloud. On the return aircraft landed safely at LINTON.

A/C. Q.R.1468. (Captain Sgt. WALLACE) bombing from 15.500 feet, dropped one stick over KEIL town area on West side of South between two very large fires Bursts seen but no other results observed. On the return aircraft landed safely at HORSHAM.

All aircraft had returned to English Bases by 0555. hours.

B 576

MARHAM. 9/8/41. 0555. All aircraft had returned safely to English bases after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Occasional rain with much cloud. Wind Westerly.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. K.R.1500. Sgt. KEATING and Crew too off for cross country to CAMBRIDGE, OXFORD and
1620. returned to Base.
1540. A/C. Y.Z.8809. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1640. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. U.Z.8835. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1715. returned to Base.
1605. A/C. X.Z.8779. Sgt. LESLIE and crew took off for general flying practice and
1705. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 10/8/41. Met. conditions.
Occasional rain, wind Westerly, changing to West North Westerly.
Flying training.
1120. A/C. Y.Z. 8809. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1250. returned to Base.
1145. A/C. U.Z.8835. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1315. returned to Base.
1150. A/C. R.Z.8799. P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for cross country to NEWMARKET and
1255. returned to Base.
1155. A/C. Z.-. 8801. Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1330. returned to Base.
Operations night of the 9th/10th August, 1941. Target.
Form B.578. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
10 aircraft were detailed for this Operation, but these were cancelled at 1930. hours.
MARHAM. 11/8/41. Met. conditions.
Cloudy with some rain. Wind West South Westerly.
Flying training.
1120. A/C. U.Z.8835. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1250. returned to Base.
Operations night of the 11th/12th August, 1941. Target MUNCHEN.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
MARHAM. 12/8/41. A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. UFG 204 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations. D6
0025. to 0043. A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. UFG 246 Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. UFG 312 P/O. SCHOLES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.T.2563. M.S.I. No. UFG 336 P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.9755. M.S.I. No. UFG 374 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.P.1500. M.S.I. No. UFG 391 Sgt. ALWAY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. UFG 291 Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.Z.8802. M.S.I. No. UFG 111 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.8799. M.S.I. No. UFG 132 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. UFG 164 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 46. 500 lb. G.P's, 6. 250 lb. G.P's and 36. S.B.C's.
Two aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
9 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from between 12.000 feet and 15.000 feet, bombs were dropped in target area, causing small fires, some of them white in colour. Owing to the heavy cloud no other results were observed.
A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) received damage from Flak, and
A/C. E.X.0733. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) returned early owing to failure of intercom, jettisoning two 500 lb. G.P's in the Wash before landing.
0550. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fair, becoming very cloudy. Wind Westerly.
Operations Night of the 12th/13th August, 1941. Target ESSEN, and HANOVER.
Form B.580. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2125. to 2127. A/C. G.W.5694. M.S.I. No. MCT 538 P/O. SCHOLES and Crew took off for Operations. D7
A/C. D.T.2563. M.S.I. No. MCT 582 P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. MCT 564 Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.9755. M.S.I. No. MCT 576 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. MCT 589 Sgt. ALWAY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. MCT 581 Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. MCT 599 Sgt. HILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.Z.8809. M.S.I. No. MCT 523 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. U.Z.8835. M.S.I. No. MCT 539 Sgt. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 3. 1000 lb. G.P's, 55. 500 lb. G.P's and 4. 250 lb. G.P's, 2 cameras and 4. Photo Flash Bombs.
Two of the above aircraft attacked HANOVER, and bombs were dropped in the target area. No results were observed and
A/C. U.Z. (Captain Sgt. WALLACE) failed to return to Base after this Operation.
7 aircraft attacked ESSEN and bombing from between 12.000 feet and 17.500 feet, bombs were dropped in or near the target area. No results except fires were observed. One stick was dropped in a build up area and a large fire was seen directly afterwards.
On the return journey A/C. D.T.2563. (Captain P/O. WOOD) was attacked and shot down at SCOTTON, NORWICH by an enemy night fighter. All the Crew escaped with slight bruises with the exception of Sgt. EVANS the Rear Gunner who was killed.

11/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
J. W. 5710.





Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
D. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
H. X. 9755.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
W. X. 8802.





Wellington IC.
R. Z. 8799.





Wellington.
E. X. 9733.




S/L. SINDALL
F/O. CHALDICOTT
F/O. DICKIE
P/O. DRUMMOND
Sgt. BROOKS
Sgt. JOHNSTONE

Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. POWELL
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. HUNTER

P/O. SCHOLES
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. KINSEY
Sgt. HAYNES

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HODGES
P/O. DAY
Sgt. TAVERNER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. EVANS

Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. BROOKS
Sgt. OSHEA
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. CROSBY
Sgt. LAWRENCE

Sgt. ALWAY
Sgt. CLABURN-DETREZ
Sgt. ALLAN
Sgt; SMALLDON
Sgt. PARK
Sgt. DUKE

Sgt. KEATING
Sgt. GORDON
P/O. COX
Sgt. COOK
Sgt; SELLEY
Sgt. BATTY

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. RUNAGALL
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

P/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SOMES
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. SHUTTLEWORTH
F/L. LEWIS

Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. LESTER
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

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

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
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Rr. Gunnr.
0031.






0033.






0037.






0039.






0041.






0043.






0035.






0025.






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0446.






0550.






0510.






0512.






0508.






0431.






0435.






0452.






0213.





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

A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. UFG 204 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. UFG 246 Sgt. EDWARDS & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. UFG 312 P/O. SCHOLES & Crew.
A/C. D.T.2563. M.S.I. No. UFG 336 P/O. WOOD & Crew.
A/C. H.X.9755. M.S.I. No. UFG 374 Sgt. THOMPSON & Crew.
A/C. K.P.1500. M.S.I. No. UFG 391 Sgt. ALWAY & Crew.
A/C. V.R.1798. M.S.I. No. UFG 291 Sgt; KEATING & Crew.
A/C. W.Z.8802. M.S.I. No. UFG 111 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. R.Z.8799. M.S.I. No. UFG 132 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. UFG 164 Sgt. PRIOR & Crew.

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

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombing from 13.000 feet dropped all his bombs North East to South West over target area. No results other than bursts seen.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) bombing from 10.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area, causing many fires. A very large red glow was also observed.

A/C. G.W.5684.. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) bombing from 14.500 feet dropped all his bombs in the target area and observed five red explosions, followed by a large red glow.

A/C. 2563. (Captain F/O. WOOD) bombing from 15.000 feet dropped one stick East to West over target area. Bursts seen followed by fires. No other results seen owing to cloud. Bursts of bombs dropped by other aircraft seen.

A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped one stick on target area, and many fires were observed. Red glow was visible for 10 minutes after leaving the target area.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. ALWAY) bombing from 12.000 feet dropped his bombs on E.T.A. and --ne of Flak. No results were observed.

A/C. V.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) bombing from - dropped all his bombs North to South West among many small fires and bomb explosions. No results were observed except flashes.

A/C. W.Z.8802. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped all his bombs on target area but no results were observed owing to cloud.

A/C. R.Z.8799. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped all his bombs in the target area. A large number of white fires were started in North East corner of town.

A/C. E.X.9733. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped bombs on target area. No results observed. 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 6. S.B.C's were brought back owing to intercommunication failure.

All aircraft had returned to Base by 0550. hours.

B

12/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
D. T. 2563.





Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
H. X. 9755.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
Y. Z. 8809.





Wellington IC.
U. Z. 8835.




P/O. SCHOLES
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. KINSEY
Sgt. HAINES

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HODGES
P/O. DAY
Sgt. TAVERNER
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. EVANS

Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. POWELL
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. HUNTER

Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. BRUCE
Sgt. O'SHEA
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. CROSBY
Sgt. LAWRENCE

Sgt. ALWAY
Sgt. CLABURN-DETREZ
Sgt. ALLAN
Sgt; SMALLDON
Sgt. PARK
Sgt. DUKE

Sgt. KEATING
Sgt. GORDON
P/O. COX
Sgt. COOKE
Sgt; SELLEY
Sgt. BATTEY

Sgt. HILL
F/O. CHALDICOTT
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. MASON
Sgt. SWUIRE
Sgt. WILLIAMS

Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. ELLIS
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. WHITE

Sgt. WALLACE
Sgt. KEIGHTLY
Sgt. PORTHOUSE
Sgt. MORGAN
Sgt. ALDERSLEY
Sgt. NOLAN
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
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.
2132.






2134.






2130.






2136.






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2140.






2142.






2126.






2127.





0340.






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0203.






0217.






0156.






0220.






0327.






0354.






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9 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight, and 2 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target ESSEN in accordance with Form B.580. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. MCT 538 P/O. SCHOLES & Crew.
A/C. D.T.2563. M.S.I. No. MCT 582 P/O. WOOD & Crew.
A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. MCT 564 Sgt. EDWARDS & Crew.
A/C. H.X.9755. M.S.I. No. MCT 576 Sgt. THOMPSON & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. MCT 589 Sgt. ALWAY & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. MCT 581 Sgt. KEATING & Crew.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. MCT 599 Sgt. HILL & Crew.
A/C. Y.Z.8809. M.S.I. No. MCT 523 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. U.Z.8835. M.S.I. No. MTC 539 Sgt. WALLACE & Crew.

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

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) bombing from 17.500 feet dropped one stick in build up area, presumed to be ESSEN. One burst seen.

A/C. D.T.2563. (Captain F/O. WOOD) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped one stick over target area. Bursts seen. On the return aircraft was attacked 4 times by a J.U.88 and shot down at SCOTTON.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) bombing from 15.000 feet dropped one stick on target area. Bursts were seen followed by a red glow, seen through gap in clouds.

A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped all his bombs North to South into North end of target causing a large red fire.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. ALWAY) bombing from 13.000 feet dropped all his bombs South East to North West near target. No results other than bursts seen.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area. No other results seen. A very large fire in target area, thought to be hangers was observed.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. HILL) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped his bombs on railway and build up area on West of river. All bursts were seen but no results observed.

A/C. Y.Z. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area. All bursts were seen, but no results observed.

A/C. U.Z.8835. (Captain Sgt. WALLACE) failed to return from Operations.

All aircraft with the exception of D.T.2563. Captain P/O. WOOD and A/C. U.Z.8835 Captain Sgt. WALLACE, had returned to Base by 0354. hours.

B 580

MARHAM. 13/8/41. 0340. All other aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Intermittent rain, improving later. Wind South Westerly.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 14/8/41. Met. conditions.
Cloudy with rain later in the day. Wind Westerly veering to South Westerly. Visibility good.
Operations Night of the 14th/15th August, 1941. Targets. EMDEN. OSNABRUCK. HANOVER.
Form B.581. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2059. to 2149. A/C. X.Z.8779. M.S.I. No. WFG 633 Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations. D8
A/C. R.Z.8799. M.S.I. No. WFG 637 P/O. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. WFG 724 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1468. M.S.I. No. WFG 682 Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. WFG 573 Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. WFG 696 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. WFG 682 F/L. POOLEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.9755. M.S.I. No. WFG 668 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. WFG 639 Sgt. ALWAY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. WFG 655 Sgt. HILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I No. WFG 651 P/O. SCHOLES and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 46. 500 lb. G.P's, 5. 250 lb. G.P's and 30. S.B.C's.
Two aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
9 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked their respective targets and bombing from between 12.000 feet to 16.000 feet, bombs were dropped and seen to bursts in the target area, causing a large number of fires. Many fires were seen burning on arrival over the targets. No other results were observed owing to cloud.
A/C. H.X.9753. (captain Sgt. THOMPSON) returned to Base early owing to engine trouble.
A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. ALWAY) was forced to land in the sea. A search was organized and the dinghy located, but was later lost owing to bad weather, before launch could arrive.

14/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
X. Z. 8779.





Wellington IC.
R. Z. 8799.





Wellington.
E. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
Q. R. 1468.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
J. W. 5710.





Wellington IC.
F. X. 9672.





Wellington IC.
H. X. 9755.





Wellington IC.
K. R. 1500.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.




Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. HORABIN
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

P/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SOAMES
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. NELSON

Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. GREEN
Sgt. LESTER

Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. CHAMBERLAIN
Sgt. GREGORY

Sgt. KEATING
Sgt. GORDON
P/O. COX
Sgt. COOK
Sgt; SELLEY
Sgt. BATY

S/L. SINDALL
F/O. CHALDICOTT
P/O. SYMMONS
P/O. DRUMMOND
Sgt. BROOKS
Sgt. JOHNSTON

F/L. POOLEY
Sgt. MURDOCH
P/O. FOSTER
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK

Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. BRUCE
Sgt. O'SHEA
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. CROSBY
Sgt. LAWRENCE

Sgt. ALWAY
Sgt. CLABURN-DETREZ
Sgt. ALLAN
Sgt; SMALLDON
Sgt. PARK
Sgt. DUKE

Sgt. HILL
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. MASON
Sgt. SQUIRE
Sgt. WILLIAMS

P/O. SCHOLES
Sgt. MCMULLAND
Sgt. BATTEY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. KINSEY
Sgt. HAINES
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
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Rr. Gunnr.

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Captain
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Captain
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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Navigator
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Captain
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Rr. Gunnr.
2100.






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0145.


11 aircraft (9 from 'A' Flight, and 2 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target OSNABRUCK in accordance with Form B.581. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. X.Z.8799. M.S.I. No. WFG 633 Sgt. SMITH & Crew.
A/C. R.Z.8779. M.S.I. No. WFG 637 P/O. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. WFG 724 Sgt. PRIOR & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1468. M.S.I. No. WFG 682 Sgt. RAWLINGS & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. WFG 573 Sgt. KEATING & Crew.
A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. WFG 696 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. WFG 682 F/L. POOLEY & Crew.
A/C. H.X.9755. M.S.I. No. WFG 668 Sgt. THOMPSON & Crew.
A/C. K.R.1500. M.S.I. No. WFG 639 Sgt. ALWAY & Crew.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. WFG 655 Sgt. HILL & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. WFG 651 P/O. SCHOLES & Crew.

Bomb Load.
6 of the above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's
5 of the above aircraft each carried 2. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 6. S.B.C's.
2 of the above aircraft carried a carried camera and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. X.Z.8799 (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing from a height of 14.000 ft. dropped his bombs in target area. A large red fire was started. Observed what appeared to be aircraft receive direct hit and blow up while caught in a cone of searchlights.

A/C. R.Z.8779. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) bombing from a height of 14.000 ft. dropped one stick East to West over target area. Bursts seen and two good red fires observed. Primary target abandoned owing to cloud, secondary target attacked.

A/C. E.X.9733. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) bombing from a height of 12.000 ft. dropped all his bombs North to South across target area. No results were observed.

A/C. Q.R.1468. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) bombing from a height of 14.000 ft. dropped one stick East to West over target area. Bursts and fires from other bombs were also seen. Unable to locate primary target owing to cloud.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) bombing from 16.000 feet, dropped his bombs among fires in the centre of town, no other results observed. Many fires burning in and around the town.

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped one stick South to North West just West of station. Bursts observed.

A/C. F.X.9672. (Captain P/O. POOLEY) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area. Bursts only seen. Incendiaries caused many fires.

A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) could not ascertain target, and so bombed, but no results seen. Abandoned the primary target owing to Port engine failure.

A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. ALWAY) landed in the sea. A search was organized for the dinghy and continued for two days, but Crew were not picked up.

A/C. M.R.1772. 'Captain Sgt. HILL) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped his bombs in the centre of town on railway station. All bursts seen but no results observed.

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) bombing from 14.500 feet, dropped one stick East to West over target area. Bursts were observed followed by a very large fire. No other results observed.

All A/C. with the exception of A/C. K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. ALWAY) had returned to Base by 0430. hours.

B.581

MARHAM. 15/8/41. 0430. All aircraft with the exception of K.R.1500. (Captain Sgt. ALWAY) had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Mainly fair, deteriorating later in the day. Wind East veering to South East.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of interest occurred except that the search for Sgt. ALWAY and his Crew was continued throughout the day.
MARHAM. 16/8/41. Met. conditions.
Local thundery showers. Wind West South Westerly veering to South Westerly.
Flying training.
1150. A/C. F.X.9672. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for cross country to HULLAVINGTON and
1620. returned to Base.
1540. A/C. Z.X.8841. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1600. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today, and nothing of interest occurred except that the search for Sgt. ALWAY and Crew was continued throughout today.
MARHAM. 17/8/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with local thundery showers. Wind South South Westerly.
Flying training.
1140. H.X.9755. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1220. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. A.W.8802. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1420. A/C. Y.Z.8809. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1620. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. O.Z.8830. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1500. returned to Base.
1520. A/C. Z.Z.8841. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1836. returned to Base.
1545. A/C. P.Z.8790. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1618. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. R.Z.8799. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1710. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 18/8/41. Met. conditions.
Rain or drizzle, improving later in the day. Wind Southerly veering to N. Westerly.
Flying training.
1530. A/C. Y.Z.8809. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1630. returned to Base.
1550. A/C. V.Z.8846. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1620. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 18th/19th August, 1941. Target DUISBERG.
Form B.584. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2310. to 2353. A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. PKC 386 P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for Operations. D9
A/C. H.R.1798. M.S.I. No. PKC 434 Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. PKC 392 F/L. POOLEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. PKC 401 P/O. SCHOLES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. PKC 371 S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. PKC 421 Sgt. HILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. PKC 366 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.R.1601. M.S.I. No. PKC 409 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.R.1468. M.S.I. No. PKC 382 Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 36. 500 lb. G.P's, 8. 250 lb. G.P's and 30. S.B.C's.
Three aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs in each.
8 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked the primary target, and bombing from between 12.500 feet and 16.000 feet, bombs were dropped in the target area. Bomb bursts were observed and incendiaries started many fires, one of them in the centre of the town being very large;
One of our A/C. observed an unidentified aircraft attacked by an enemy night fighter and one of them went to pieces in flames, over the ZYDERZEE (Zuiderzee).
One of the above aircraft was unable to locate the primary target and so bombed BOUN, and bombs were seen to burst on the South Western edge of the town.
On the return over KOLN one of our aircraft was hit by Flak and sustained damage to port wing and above and below starboard elevator.

18/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
F. X. 9672.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
J. W. 5710.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
Y. W. 5449.





Wellington IC.
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Q. R. 1468.




P/O. TRENCH
Sgt. DAVIE
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. CAMPBELL
Sgt. MCMULLAN

Sgt. KEATING
Sgt. GORDON
P/O. COX
Sgt. COOK
Sgt; SELLEY
Sgt. BATTY

F/L. POOLEY
Sgt. MURDOCK
Sgt. FOSTER
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORKE

P/O. SCHOLES
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. BATTEY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. KINSEY
Sgt. HAINES

S/L. SINDALL
F/O. CHALDICOTT
F/O. DICKIE
P/O. DRUMMOND
Sgt. BROOK
F/S. JOHNSTON

Sgt. HILL
Sgt. MUTTON
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. MASON
Sgt. SQUIRE
Sgt. WILLIAMS

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. SOAMES
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. MCGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. ELLIS
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. WHITE

Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. NELSON
Sgt. RUNNER
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9 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight, and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target DUISBERG in accordance with Form B.584. received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. BKC 386 P/O. TRENCH & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. BKC 434 Sgt. KEATING & Crew.
A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. BKC 392 F/L. POOLEY & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. BKC 401 P/O. SCHOLES & Crew.
A/C. J.W.5714. M.S.I. No. BKC 371 S/L. SINDALL & Crew.
A/C. M.R.1772. M.S.I. No. BKC 421 Sgt. HILL & Crew.
A/C. Y.W.5449. M.S.I. No. BKC 366 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. T.R.1601. M.S.I. No. BKC 409 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. Q.R.1468. M.S.I. No. BKC 382 Sgt. RAWLINGS & Crew.

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

A/C. A.X.9751 (Captain P/O. TRENCH) bombing from 10.000 feet dropped all his bombs West to East over target, 1 1/2 miles South of Docks. No results other than bursts seen.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) bombing from 16.000 ft. dropped one stick of bombs North to South over target. No results other than bursts seen, but incendiaries started many fires.

A/C. F.X.9672. (Captain F/L. POOLEY) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped one stick North West to South East over target, bursts were seen and fires started by incendiaries. Two successful photographs were taken.

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped one stick South East to North West over target area, bursts were seen and many good fires started.

A/C. J.W.5714. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped one stick North East of target area. Bursts seen and two fires were started.

A/C. M.R.1772. Captain Sgt. HILL) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area starting about 9 small fires. No other results seen.

A/C. Y.W.5449. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped the 4000 lb. bomb on the South West edge of town area of BONN, being unable to locate the primary target. One large flash, and 4 small ones alongside all in line. No after results seen. Aircraft hit by Flak while over KOLN, in port wing and above and below starboard elevator.

A/C. T.R.1601. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped his bombs in the target area. No results were observed. While over the ZYDER ZEE observed and engagement between two aircraft, which resulted in one bursting into flames and falling in three pieces, burning for some time on the water.

A/C. Q.R.1468. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area, and observed one large flash. Aircraft sustained several holes by Flak.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base by 0515. hours.

B.584

MARHAM. 19/8/41. 0515. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Fine with thundery showers. Wind Westerly veering to South Westerly.
Flying training.
1500. A/C. Y.Z.8809. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1630. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/8/41. Met. conditions.
Fair with little cloud. Deteriorating during day. Wind Westerly.
Flying training.
1110. A/C. H.X.9755. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for local cross country flight and
1610. returned to Base.
1545. A/C. U.Z.8835. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1615. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 21/8/41. Met. conditions.
Mainly fair deteriorating later. Wind West South Westerly.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. J.W.5710. S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. H.K.9755. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for cross country flight and
1215. returned to Base.
1105. A/C. W.Z.8802. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for cross country to HUCKNALL and
1240. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 21st/22nd August, 1941. Target.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
10 aircraft were detailed for this Operation, but these were cancelled.
MARHAM. 22/8/41. Met. conditions.
Mainly fair apart from some showers later in the day. Wind West South Westerly.
Flying training.
1110. A/C. A.X.9751. F/O. CHALDICOTT and Crew took off for local cross country flight and
1255. returned to Base.
1125. A/C. B.R.1798. Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for standard blind approach practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1145. A/C. R.Z.8799. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for Cross Country to MAPLETHORPE and
1415. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 23/8/41. Met. conditions.
Intermittant rain with little cloud. Wind North Westerly.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. M.R.1772. Sgt. HILL and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1115. A/C. E.X.9733. Sgt. DAVIE and Crew took off LORENZ practice and
1135. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. H.X.9755. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for cross country to BASSINGBOURNE and
1400. returned to Base.
1110. A/C. E.L.7854. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1210. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 24/8/41. Met. conditions
Occasional drizzle improving later. Wind North to North Westerly.
Flying training.
1245. A/C. N.R.1468. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for cross country flight to HORSHAM and
1350. returned to Base.
1515. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for cross country flight to HEMSWELL and
1720. returned to Base.
1615. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. MURDOCH and Crew took off for cross country to HELMSWELL and
1845. returned to Base.
2050. A/C. N.R.1468. Sgt. MURDOCH and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2205. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 24th/25th August, 1941. Target
Form B.--- received from No.3 Group Headquarters.
10 aircraft were detailed to stand by for Operations but these were cancelled.
MARHAM. 25/8/41. Met. conditions.
Rain or drizzle improving later in the day. Wind West South Westerly veering to S.S.W'ly.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 26/8/41. Met. conditions.
Fair apart from occasional showers. Wind South Westerly veering to Westerly.
Flying training.
1030. A/C. A.X.9751. F/Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1105. A/C. E.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1205. returned to Base.
1110. A/C. G.W.5684. P/O. SCHOLES and Crew took off for general flying practice and
1245. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. F.X.9672. F/L. POOLEY and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1210. returned to Base.
1305. A/C. D.X.9826. Sgt. MURDOCH and Crew took off for cross country and LORENZ practice and
1505. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. K.X.9831. Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1050. A/C.S.Z.8844. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1215. returned to base.
1140. A/C. N.R.1468. Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for cross country to GRANTHAM and
1215. returned to Base.
1535. A/C. S.Z.8844. S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for cross country to HUCKNALL and
1658. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 26th/27th August, 1941. Target BOULOGNE.
Form B.591. received from No.3 Group Headquarters.
A/C. D.X.9826. M.S.I. No. RCD 371 Sgt. MURDOCH and Crew took off for Operations. D10
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. 250 lb. G.P's.
A/C. successfully located and attacked the target and bombing from 14.000 feet, bombs were dropped on dock No. 4 causing several large fires, later merging to form one huge fire which was visible 40 miles away.
2358. A/C. returned to Base safely after Operations.

26/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
D. X. 9826.




Sgt. MURDOCH
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. FORCE
Sgt. BOYCE
Sgt. BLADES
Sgt. COWELL
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One freshman was detailed to attack Target town BOULOGNE in accordance with Form B.591. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. D.X.9826. M.S.I. No. RCD 371 Sgt. MURDOCH & Crew.

Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. 250'lb. G.P's.

A/C. D.X.9826. (Captain Sgt. MURDOCH) bombing from 14.500 bombs were dropped on Dock No. 4 causing several large fires, later merging to form one huge fire, which was visible 40 miles away.

Aircraft had returned safely to Base at 1358. hours.

B 591

MARHAM. 27/8/41. Met. conditions.
Fair to fine deteriorating later in the day. Wind West South Westerly.
Flying training.
1050. A/C. Q.X.9877. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for cross country to HUCKNALL and
1230. returned to base.
1500. A/C. D.X.9826. Sgt. MURDOCH and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1550. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 27th/28th August 1941. Target MANNHEIM.
Form B.--- received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.
2008. to 2020. A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. XLP 641 F/Sgt. EDWARDS and crew took off for Operations. D11
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. XLP 529 Sgt. KEATING and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. No. XLP 692 P/O. TRENCH and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. XLP 519 F/L. POOLEY and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. XLP 524 P/O. SCHOLES and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. XLP 501 S/L. SINDALL and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. M.S.I. No. XLP 670 S/L. KNIGHT and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.9877. M.S.I. No. XLP 512 P/O. DUFF and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.9837. M.S.I. No. XLP 675 Sgt. BERNEY and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.8799. M.S.I. No. XLP 537 P/O. FOSTER and crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 30. 500 lb. G.P's, 9. 250 lb. G.P's and 72. S.B.C's.
Three aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
7 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked target, and bombing from between 12.000 and 16.000 feet, bombs were dropped and seen to bursts in target area causing big explosions and fires. One large fire was seen for 50 miles after leaving target.
A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) returned to Base early owing to rear turret trouble.
A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/Sgt. EDWARDS) was forced to return early owing to excessive vibration and jettisoned his bombs in the ARDENNES.
A/C. F.X.9672. (Captain F/L. POOLEY) was unable to locate primary target and dropped his bombs at OPPENHEIM.

From 2008 has 27/8/1941 to 0340 has 28/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





Wellington IC.
J. W. 5710.





Wellington IC.
F. X. 9672.





Wellington IC.
E. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
R. Z. 8799.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
K. X. 9837.




P/O. SCHOLES
Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. KINSEY
Sgt. HAYNES

F/S. EDWARDS
Sgt. HORABIN
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

S/L. KNIGHT
Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. INGMIRE
P/O. SHUTTLEWORTH

S/L. SINDALL
P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HART
P/O. DRUMMOND
Sgt. BROOKS
F/S. JOHNSON

P/O. POOLEY
Sgt. TAYLOR
P/O. FOSTER
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. CORK

P/O. TRENCH
Sgt. DAVIE
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. CAMPBELL
Sgt. McMULLAN

Sgt. KEATING
Sgt. GORDON
P/O. COX
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. SELLEY
Sgt. BATTY

P/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SOAMES
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. NUTTALL

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

Sgt. BERNEY
Sgt. ELLIS
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. WHITE
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10 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target MANNHEIM in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. XLP 641 F/S. EDWARDS and Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. XLP 529 Sgt. KEATING and Crew.
A/C. E.X.9733. M.S.I. no. XLP 692 P/O. TRENCH and Crew.
A/C. F.X.9672. M.S.I. No. XLP 519 F/L. POOLEY and Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. XLP 524 P/O. SCHOLES and Crew.
A/C. J.W.5710. M.S.I. No. XLP 501 S/L. SINDALL and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. M.S.I. No. XLP 670 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. M.S.I. No. XLP 512 P/O. DUFF and Crew.
A/C. K.X.9837. M.S.I. No. XLP 675 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.8799. M.S.I. No. XLP 537 P/O. FOSTER and Crew.

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

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) had to abandon the sortie owing to rear turret trouble and returned to Base with all bombs.

A/C. A.X.9751 (Captain F/S. EDWARDS) had to abandon the sortie owing to excessive vibration and jettisoned his bombs in the ARDENNES.

A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped his bombs East to West across aiming point. Bursts were seen but no results observed.

A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) bombing from 16.000 feet, dropped all his bombs South to North just North of aiming point. Bursts were seen followed by a large explosion. Aircraft had to be abandoned, all Crew baled out and made successful parachute descents. Aircraft crashed and was burnt out near CROMER.

A/C. F.X.9672. (Captain F/L. POOLEY) failed to locate primary target and bombed OPPENHEIM from a height of 12.000 feet. No results were observed. Aircraft believed hit as port tank was leaking. Crew abandoned aircraft and made a safe parachute descent near CROMER. Aircraft crashed and was burnt out.

A/C. E.X.9733. (Captain P/O. TRENCH) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet, dropped his bombs just North of aiming point, bursts were seen and 3 good fires observed which were visible 20 miles away.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in target area, bursts were seen but no other results observed. Both engines cut out at 3.000 feet but cut in again after 3 minutes.

A/C. R.Z.8799. (Captain F/L. FOSTER) bombing from a height of 14.000 ft. dropped his bombs on the MANNHEIM DOCK AREA. Large yellow explosions were seen which kept in after bombs were dropped. A very large fire was visible for 50 miles after leaving target. The primary aiming point was not located. Aircraft crashed on landing at WEST RAYNHAM, all the Crew were saved.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet, dropped his bombs in target area but no results beyond incendiaries burning were observed. A photo was taken.

A/C. K.X.9837. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet, dropped his bombs in target area but no results were observed owing to the intense glare of searchlights. Fire was observed on leaving target area. Landed at SWANTON MORLEY.

All aircraft with the exception of J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL), F.X.9672. (Captain F/L. POOLEY) and R.Z.8799. (Captain F/L. FOSTER) had returned safely to Base by 0340. hours.


MARHAM. 28/8/41. 0340. All aircraft returned safely to Base after Operations with the exception of A/C. J.W.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) and
A/C. F.X.9672. (Captain F/L. POOLEY). These two aircraft had to be abandoned, both Crews landing safely by parachute. Both aircraft crashed and were burnt out.
Met. conditions.
Occasional showers. Wind North Westerly.
Flying training.
1140. A/C. D.X.9826. Sgt. MURDOCH and crew took off for cross country to HUCKNALL and
1420. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 29/8/41. Met. conditions.
Fine at first scattered showers later. Wind South Westerly veering to Westerly.
Flying training.
1120. A/C. D.X.9826. Sgt. MURDOCH and crew took off for cross country to WYTON and
1315. returned to Base.
1135. A/C. L.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1225. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 29th/30th August, 1941. Target MANNHEIM.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2015. to 2031. A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. SNE 412 P/O. SCHOLES and crew took off for Operations. D12
A/C. L.X.9733. M.S.I. No. SNE 468 P/O. TRENCH and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1332. M.S.I. No. SNE 632 Sgt. BERNEY and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. SNE 579 F/Sgt. EDWARDS and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. M.S.I. No. SNE 678 Sgt. PRIOR and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.Z.8802. M.S.I. No. SNE 650 P/O. DUFF and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.Z.8849. M.S.I. No. SNE 697 S/L. KNIGHT and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. SNE 426 Sgt. KEATING and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.9826. M.S.I. No. SNE --- Sgt. MURDOCH and crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 18. 500 lb. G.P's, 9. 250 lb. G.P's and 54. S.B.C's.
Three aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
6 of the above successfully located and attacked target and bombing from between 9.000 and 17.500 feet, bombs were dropped on target area, but no results were observed owing to cloud.
A/C. V.Z.8849. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) turned back from primary target due to severe icing and electrical storms and attacked a wharf on the HOOK OF HOLLAND from a height of 4.000 feet, bursts were seen but no results were observed. One can of incendiaries hung up and were brought back.
A/C. W.Z.8802. (Captain P/O. DUFF) abandoned sortie owing to complete W/T failure.
A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) also abandoned sortie due to severe icing and electrical storms.
A/C. D.X.9826. (Captain Sgt. MURDOCH) was observed over MARTLESHAM HEATH being followed by E/A and was then seen to crash.

From 2015 hrs 29/8/1941 to 0345 hrs 30/8/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
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Sgt. BATY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. KINSEY
Sgt. HAYNES

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Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. McMULLAN

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Sgt. ELLIS
Sgt. LEWIS
Sgt. McKAY
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Sgt. KILLIP
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Sgt. STANDEN
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P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. BISHOP
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Sgt. BARNARD
Sgt. GILPIN
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P/O. COX
Sgt. COOK
Sgt. SELLEY
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9 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town MANNHEIM in accordance with Form B.--- received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. G.W.5684. M.S.I. No. SNE 412 P/O. SCHOLES & Crew.
A/C. L.X.9733. M.S.I. No. SNE 468 P/O. TRENCH & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1332. M.S.I. No. SNE 632 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. SNE 579 Sgt. EDWARDS & Crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. M.S.I. No. SNE 678 Sgt. PRIOR & Crew.
A/C. W.Z.8802. M.S.I. No. SNE 650 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. V.Z.8848. M.S.I. No. SNE 697 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. M.S.I. No. SNE 426 Sgt. KEATING & Crew.
A/C. D.X.9826. M.S.I. No. --- --- Sgt. MURDOCK & Crew.

Bomb Load.
All the above aircraft carried 2. 250 lb. G.P's, 1. 500 lb. G.P., and 360. 4 lb. Incendiaries.
Three aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) bombing from 17.500 feet, dropped all his bombs on E.T.A. No results seen, but bursts from other aircraft were observed.

A/C. L.X.9733. (Captain P/O. TRENCH) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped one stick on Flak and searchlights. Bursts seen but no results observed.

A/C. X.R.1332. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped one stick on the target area, near a large red fire among some Flak and searchlights. Incendiaries did not light up target so remainder were brought back.

A/C. A.X.9751 (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) bombing from 9.000 feet, dropped one stick over build up area seen trough gap in clouds. Bursts seen but no other results observed. Unable to locate primary owing to cloud.

A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) bombing from 17.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area. Bursts were observed among Flak and searchlights.

A/C. W.Z.8802. (Captain P/O. DUFF) unable to locate primary, or secondary target, returned owing to W/T failure, with all bombs.

A/C. V.Z.8848. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) was unable to locate primary target owing to severe icing and electrical storms, and so bombed the HOOK OF HOLLAND from 4.000 feet. A stick of bombs was seen to burst on a wharf on the North side of entrance.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) was forced to turn back at 2109. hours due to severe icing and electrical storms. All bombs except 1. 500 lb. G.P. which was jettisoned were brought back.

A/C. D.X.9826. (Captain Sgt. MURDOCH) failed to reach Base after an engagement with an enemy fighter. Aircraft crashed at MARTLESHAM HEATH. All members of the Crew were fatally injured.

All aircraft with the exception of A/C. D.X.9826. (Captain Sgt. MURDOCH) had returned to Base by 0345. hours.


MARHAM. 30/8/41. 0345. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations with the exception of A/C. D.X.9826. (Captain Sgt. MURDOCH).
Met. conditions.
Cloudy with heavy showers later in the day. Wind South Westerly veering to Westerly.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. A.X.9751 W/C. FREEMAN and crew took off for cross country to MARTLESHAM HEATH and
1440. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. R.X.9871. P/O. FOSTER and crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1500. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 31/8/41. Met. conditions.
Cloudy improving to fair in afternoon. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1050. A/C. L.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1230. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. A.X.9751. F/Sgt. EDWARDS and crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1445. returned to Base.
1430. A/C. H.X.9755. W/C. FREEMAN and crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1510. returned to base.
1445. A/C. B.R.1798. Sgt. KEATING and crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. G.W.5684. P/O. SCHOLES and crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. M.R.1772. Sgt. MORTON and crew took off for local flying practice and
1520. returned to Base.
1045. A/C. Q.X.9677. Sgt. PRIOR and crew took off for homing on beacon and
1145. returned to Base.
1050. A/C. W.X.9616. P/O. DUFF and crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1145. returned to Base.
1100. A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and crew took off for cross country to TERNHILL and
1315. returned to Base.
1540. A/C. O.Z.8830. Sgt. DUTTON and crew took off for local flying practice and
1625. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
List of Postings to and from during the month of August, 1941. Officers.
P/O. R. L. M. COX CAO. Posted from No 20. O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 2/8/41.
P/O. D. W. E. SHARPE 80826 G/D. Posted to N.E. strength R.A.F. MARHAM, w.e.f. 31/7/41.
P/O. R.C. TRENCH G/D. Reported on appointment to Commissioned rank w.e.f. 7/8/41.
P/O. A. E. PARSONS CAG. Reported on appointment to commissioned rank w.e.f. 12/8/41.
P/O. B. W. NICHOLSON AUS. 407195 G/D. Posted No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 19/8/41.
P/O. C. H. MAY CAG. Posted to No. 18 O.T.U. w.e.f. 17/8/41.
S/L. R.E. SHARPE 34204 G/D. Posted to No. 1 R.A.F. Depot, UXBRIDGE, w.e.f. 22/8/41.
S/L. T. O. FREEMAN G/D. Posted from No. 57 Squadron, w.e.f. 14/8/41.
P/O. D. H. KEARY 65995 CAG. Posted from No. 3 G.T.-. NEWMARKET, w.e.f. 27/8/41.
F/O. R. E. LEWIS 31338 CAG. Posted to No. 25 G.H.Q. w.e.f. 1/9/41.
List of Postings to and from during the month of August, 1941. Airmen.
930774 Sgt. Pilot. CLABURB-DETREZ. D. Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 1/8/41.
1053017 Sgt. Pilot. ALWAY C. Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 1/8/41.
904039 Sgt. Obsvr. ALLAN D. Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 1/8/41.
1015615 Sgt. A.G. DUKE R. Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 1/8/41.
CAN. R54368 Sgt. WO/AG. PARK J. Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 1/8/41.
649465 Sgt. WO/AG. SMALLDON R. Posted from No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 1/8/41.
1052297 Sgt. Pilot. GORDON P. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 2/8/41.
998368 Sgt. WO/AG. COOKE G. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 2/8/41.
932198 Sgt. WO/AG. SELLEY J. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 2/8/41.
N.Z. A401720 Sgt. A.G. BATY F. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 2/8/41.
1191730 Sgt. Pilot. MUTTON T. Posted from No. 23 O.T.U. PERSHORE w.e.f. 3/8/41.
1059822 Sgt. Pilot. KEETLEY R. Posted from No. 23 O.T.U. PERSHORE w.e.f. 3/8/41.
R 59351 Sgt. Obsrv. McGRATH D. Posted from No. 23 O.T.U. PERSHORE w.e.f. 3/8/41.
964563 Sgt. WO/AG. MASON E. Posted from No. 23 O.T.U. PERSHORE w.e.f. 3/8/41.
1252029 Sgt. WO/AG. SQUIRE K. Posted from No. 23 O.T.U. PERSHORE w.e.f. 3/8/41.
735452 Sgt. A.G. WILLIAMS J. Posted from No. 23 O.T.U. PERSHORE w.e.f. 3/8/41.
516847 Sgt. A.G. WILKINS R. Posted to No. 19 Squadron POLEBROOK w.e.f. 6/8/41.
754381 Sgt. Pilot. SKILLEN J. Posted N.E. Strength R.A.F. MARHAM w.e.f. 21/7/41.
619820 Sgt. A.G. MEATYARD M. Posted N.E. Strength R.A.F. MARHAM w.e.f. 21/7/41.
1258178 Sgt. A.G. WILLIAMS D. Posted N.E. Strength R.A.F. MARHAM w.e.f. 21/7/41.
1116772 Sgt. A.G. GREGORY E. Posted from No. 11 O.T.U. w.e.f. 3/8/41.
951698 Sgt. Obsvr. BRADBURY G. Posted to No. 15 S. of A.N. CRANAGE w.e.f. 10/8/41.
AUS 400424 Sgt. WO/AG. SYMMONS K. Posted from No. 11 O.T.U. BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 4/8/41.
CAN R64727 Sgt. WO/AG. COALPITS J. Posted to No; 99 Squadron, WATERBEACH w.e.f. 10/8/41.
1091730 Sgt. Pilot. MUTTON T. Detached to No. 5 B.A.T.F. w.e.f. 10/8/41.
1007315 Sgt. Pilot. TAYLOR P. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 10/8/41.
1052301 Sgt. Pilot. McGAW F. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 10/8/41.
562549 F/Sgt. Obsvr. FORCE A. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 10/8/41.
CAN. R60725 WO/AG. Sgt. BLADES W. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 10/8/41.
CAN. R62091 WO/AG. BOYCE J. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 10/8/41.
1068173 Sgt. A.G. COWELL W. Posted from No. 20 O.T.U. LOSSIEMOUTH w.e.f. 10/8/41.
?24900 Sgt. WO/AG. BURNS A. Posted from No. 3 E.T.F. NEWMARKET w.e.f. 8/8/41.
629420 F/Sgt. WO/AG. BURDETT B. Posted from No. 57 Squadron, FELTWELL w.e.f. 18/8/41.
929860 Sgt. Obsvr. FINCHAM B. Posted from 214 Squadron, STRADISHALL w.e.f. 20/8/41.
1166004 Sgt. WO/AG. TAVERNER C. Posted to N.E. MARHAM w.e.f. 21/8/41.
748133 Sgt. Pilot. SMITH D. Posted to 11 O.T.U BASSINGBOURN w.e.f. 20/8/41.
1051496 Sgt. Obsvr. HART T. Posted from 218 Squadron w.e.f. 21/8/41.
924900 Sgt. WO/AG. BURNS A. Posted from No. 3 G.T.F. NEWMARKET w.e.f. 4/8/41.
N.Z. A401446 Sgt. A.G. TAPP N. Posted to No. 15 O.T.U. HARWELL w.e.f. 27/8/41.
968183 Sgt. A.G. RUSSELL S. Posted to No. 5 A.G. School, JURBY w.e.f. 28/8/41.