Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind variable, mainly South Westerly. Fine
Operations Night of the 1st/2nd September, 1941. Target COLOGNE
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 group.
2005. to 2032 A/C. K.X.9831. MSI No. ARC 475 W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Operations. App. D1.
A/C. B.R.1798. MSI No. ARC 481 Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.9733. MSI No. ARC 533 P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.9751. MSI No. ARC 546 F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.9877. MSI No. ARC 499 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.K.9871. MSI No. ARC 487 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1732. MSI No. ARC 492 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. MSI No. ARC 478 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.K.9871. MSI No. ARC 420 F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 5. 1000 lb. G.P's, 26. 500 lb. G.P's, 1. 250. lb. G.P's and 18. S.B.C's.
All the above aircraft successfully located and attacked their targets and bombing from between 11.000 feet and 17.000 feet, bombs were seen to fall in or near the target area, causing some fires, one which gave off all of grey black smoke. A number of minor explosions were caused by the incendiaries dropped.
A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. PRIOR was unable to climb to sufficient height for primary target and so attacked OSTEND (Oostende). Bombs were seen to drop in the harbour area, and the 1000 lb. G.P. burst in the water at the entrance to the harbour, and the remainder near to the entrance of the docks. The gunners of this aircraft also shot out 8 searchlights.

1/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
K. X. 9831.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
L. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
R. X. 9871.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1732.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





Wellington IC.
R. X. 9871.




W/C. FREEMAN
Sgt. WEBBIS
P/O. NICHOLSON
F/S. BURDETT
Sgt. SYMMONS
F/S. ADDERLEY

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

P/O. TRENCH
Sgt. DAVIE
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. McMULLEN

F/S. EDWARDS
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. INGMIRE
Sgt. LESTER

Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. HORABIN
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

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

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

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

F/L. FOSTER
Sgt. SOAMES
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. HESLOP
Sgt. NUTTALL
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2nd. Pilot
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9 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target COLOGNE in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. K.X.9831. MSI No. ARC 475 W/C. FREEMAN & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. MSI No. ARC 481 Sgt. KEATING & Crew.
A/C. L.X.9733. MSI No. ARC 533 P/O. TRENCH & Crew.
A/C. A.X.9751. MSI No. ARC 546 F/S. EDWARDS & Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. MSI No. ARC 499 Sgt. PRIOR & crew.
A/C. R.X.9871. MSI No. ARC 487 P/O. DUFF & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1732. MSI No. ARC 492 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. MSI No. ARC 478 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. R.X.9871. MSI No. ARC 420 F/L. FOSTER & Crew.

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

A/C. K.X.9831. (Captain W/C. FREEMAN) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped one stick SE/NW of town, one burst was observed.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) bombing from a height of 17.000 feet dropped all his bombs in one stick on the East side of river, bursts were seen but no results observed.

A/C. L.X.9733. (Captain P/O. TRENCH) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs at 350 degrees, fires were started and bursts observed.

A/C. A.X.9751 (Captain F/S. EDWARDS) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped all his bombs on West side of river. Bursts were seen but no results observed.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet attacked secondary target OSTEND (Oostende) being unable to climb fast enough to attack primary target. 1. 1000 lb. bomb was seen to burst in water at entrance to harbour, the remainder were dropped about entrance to docks. The front and rear gunners shot out 8 S/L's.

A/C. R.X.9871. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs across dock in S.E. part of town, East of river. Fires were started with much black smoke, minor explosions were seen amongst incendiaries.

A/C. X.R.1732. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped all his bombs on East side of river. Bursts were seen and 3 small reddish fires started.

A/C. S.X.8844. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped one stick East to West over target area, bursts were seen but no other results observed.

A/C. R.K.9871. (Captain F/L. FOSTER) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on what was believed to be South outskirts of town. 2 fires were observed.


MARHAM. 2/9/41. 0231. All the above aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable. Fine with little cloud. Good visibility.
Flying training.
1545. A/C. X.R.1332. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1615. returned to Base.
1610. A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH and
1650. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 3/9/41. Met. conditions.
Mainly fair with local ground mist, clearing later. Wind South Westerly.
Flying training.
1115. A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1200. returned to Base
1125. A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1155. and returned to Base.
1145. A/C. X.R.1332. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1245. returned to Base.
1225. A/C. W.X.9616. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for Cross Country to SOUTHEND and
1850. returned to Base.
1540. A/C. S.Z.8844. Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1630. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. V.Z.8848. S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1540. returned to Base.
2015. A/C. K.X.9834; Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for general night flying practice and
2145. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 3rd/4th September, 1941. Target BREST.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
1926. to 2003. A/C. A.X.9751. MSI No. MLO 425 F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations. App. D2.
A/C. B.R.1798. MSI No. MLO 431 Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.W.5684. MSI No. MLO 448 P/O. SCHOLES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X. 9755. MSI No. MLO 472 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.9733. MSI No. MLO 501. P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.R.1772. MSI No. MLO 514 Sgt. HILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.Z.8848. MSI No. MLO 526 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.9871 MSI No. MLO 537 F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.R.1332. MSI No. MLO 552 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.8871. MSI No. MLO 573 Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. MSI No. MLO 598 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 2000 lb. A.P's, 46. 500 lb. S.A.P's, 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 12. 500 lb. G.P's, and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
4 aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs in each.
10 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked the primary target, and bombing from between 9.000 feet and 14.000 feet, and bombs were dropped across the dry docks, but results were not observed owing to smoke screen.
A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) was forced to jettison his bombs 5 miles short of the target owing to starboard engine failure.
Owing to widespread fog on the return A/C. were forced to land at the following dromes.
A/C. A.X. 9751. (Captain Sgt. EWWARDS) landed safely at ALCONBURY.
A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) landed safely at WYTON.
A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) landed safely at OAKINGTON.
A/C. L.X.9733. (Captain F/O. TRENCH) landed safely at BASSINGBOURN.
A/C. V.Z.8848. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) landed safely at WATERBEACH.
A/C. R.X.9871. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) landed safely at NEWMARKET.
A/C. X.R.1332. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) landed safely at CONIGSBY
A/C. Q.X.8871. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) landed safely at OAKINGTON.
A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR landed safely at OAKINGTON.
A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) was forced to bail out at HORRO BRIDGE.
A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. HILL) returned to Base early owing to W/T failure.

3/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
G. W. 5684.





Wellington IC.
H. X. 9755.





Wellington IC.
L. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
V. Z. 8848.





Wellington IC.
R. X. 9871.





Wellington IC.
X. R. 1332.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 8871.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





F/S. EDWARDS
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. BISHOP
Sgt. LESTER

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

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

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

P/O. TRENCH
Sgt. DAVIE
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHETT
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. McMULLEN

Sgt. HILL
Sgt. MUTTON
Sgt. FINCHAM
Sgt. MASON
Sgt. SQUIRE
Sgt. WILLIAMS

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

F/L. FOSTER
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. NUTTHALL

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

Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. CHAMBERLAIN
Sgt. RUNNER

Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. HORRABIN
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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11 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight, and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target BREST in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.X.9751. MSI No. MLO 425 F/S. EDWARDS & Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. MSI No. MLO 431 Sgt. KEATING & Crew.
A/C. G.W.5684. MSI No. MLO 448 P/O. SCHOLES & Crew.
A/C. H.X.9755. MSI No. MLO 472 Sgt. THOMPSON & Crew.
A/C. L.X.9733. MSI No. MLO 501 P/O. TRENCH & Crew.
A/C. M.R.1772. MSI No. MLO 514 Sgt. HILL & Crew.
A/C. V.Z.8848. MSI No. MLO 526 S/L. KNIGHT & Crew.
A/C. R.X.9871. MSI No. MLO 537 F/L. FOSTER & Crew.
A/C. X.R.1332. MSI No. MLO 552 Sgt. BERNEY & Crew.
A/C. Q.X.8871. MSI No. MLO 573 Sgt. RAWLINGS & crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. MSI No. MLO 598 Sgt. PRIOR & Crew.

Bomb Load.
2 of the above aircraft carried 1. 2000 lb. A.P. and 2. 500 lb. S.A.P's.
1 aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P., 4. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 250 G.P.
6. aircraft carried 7. 500 lb. S.A.P's.
4 aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/Sgt. EDWARDS) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in target area, no bursts were seen but a red fire was observed through smoke screen near Port Militaire.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped all his bombs in target area. A red glow was seen between river and docks but smoke screen prevented precise observation; On arrival an orange glow was observed below smoke screen near North of Dock No. 1.

A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain F/O. SCHOLES) had to jettison his bombs 5 miles North of BREST owing to starboard engine trouble and baled out at HORRA BRIDGE. Failure was probably caused by light accurate Flak but cause was not definate.

A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs across two dry docks but results were not observed.

A/C. L.X.9733. (Captain P/O. TRENCH) bombing from 14.000 feet, bombs were seen burst but no results observed due to smoke screen.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. HILL) had to return early owing to wireless failure.

A/C. B.Z.8848. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) bombing from 12.000 feet, observed bursts but could not locate accurately position, believed to be very near the target.

A/C. R.X.9871. (Captain F/L. FOSTER) bombing from 14.000 feet, dropped all his bombs across the dry dock close to aiming point.

A/C. X.R.1332. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) bombing from 13.000, dropped all his bombs from North to East across target area, but bombs fell just short of dry dock. No results were observed.

A/C. Q.X.8871. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) bombing from 14.000 feet, observed bursts which started smoke fires.

A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) bombing from 9.000 feet, observed flashes, but aiming point was obscured by smoke screen and definite pinpoint was unobtainable. Starboard Rev. counter went U/S half an hour after take off.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) landed safely at ALCONBURY.
A/C. B.R.1798 (Captain Sgt. KEATING) landed safely at WYTON.
A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) landed safely at OAKINGTON.
A/C. B.X.9733. (Captain P/O. TRENCH) landed safely at BASSINGBOURN.
A/C. B.Z.8848. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) landed at WATERBENCH.
A/C. R.X.9871. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) landed at NEWMARKET.
A/C. X.R.1332. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) landed at CONINGSBY.
A/C. Q.X.8871. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) landed at OAKINGTON.
A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) was forced to bail out at HORROW BRIDGE.
A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) landed safely at OAKINGTON.
A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. HILL) returned to Base early owing to W/T failure.

All aircraft with exception G.W.5684. had returned to English Bases by 0157. hours.


MARHAM. 4/9/41. 0157. All aircraft with the exception of A/C. G.W.5684. (Captain P/O. SCHOLES) has landed safely at ENGLISH Bases.
Met. conditions.
Wind Easterly, widespread ground fog, clearing later.
Flying training.
1550. A/C. E.L.7854. W/C. SNOWDEN and Crew took off for Cross Country to NEWMARKET and
1715. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 5/9/41. Met. conditions
Wind Easterly, widespread fog at first becoming fine later.
Flying training.
1525. A/C. T.K.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1625. returned to Base.
Operations Night 5th/6th September, 1941. Target KEIL.
Form B.601. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
10 aircraft stood by for Operations, but these were cancelled.
MARHAM. 6/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind Easterly. Cloudy with local drizzle becoming fair later.
Flying training.
1505. A/C. E.L.7854. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1635. returned to Base.
1515. A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for Cross Country to HORSHAM and
1535. returned to Base.
1545. A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1600. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 7/9/41. Met. conditions;
Wind North Easterly. Fine or fair with little cloud.
Flying training.
1040. A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1155. returned to Base.
1120. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for X Country to ORFORDNESS and CROMER and
1310. returned to Base.
1200. A/C. F.X.9909. F/O. CHALDICOTT and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1235. returned to Base.
1420. A/C. F.X.9909. F/O. CHADILCOTT and Crew took off for Cross Country to YORK and
1700. returned to Base.
1515. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1620. returned to Base.
Operations Night of 7th/8th September, 1941. Target. BERLIN, KEIL and BOULOGNE.
Form B.603. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2003. to 2105. A/C. A.X.9751. MSI No. FAW 152 F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations. App D3.
A/C. B.R.1798. MSI. No. FAW 147 Sgt. KEATING and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.9755 MSI No. FAW 182 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.9733. MSI No. FAW 191 P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.R.1772. MSI No. FAW 205 Sgt. HILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.9871. MSI No. FAW 163. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.R.1332. MSI No. FAW 159 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.9877 MSI No. FAW 167 Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. MSU No. FAW 176 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.Z.8848. MSI No. FAW 179 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.9888 MSI No. FAW 263 Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.9616. MSI No. FAW 274 W/O. SNOWDEN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 9. 1000 lb. G.P's, 30. 500 lb. G.P's, and 10. S.B.C's.
4 aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
8 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked their respective targets and bombing from between 12.000 feet and 16.000 feet many bombs were seen to fall in the target area.
3 aircraft attacked BERLIN and bombs were dropped in and around target area, but no definite results were observed.
One aircraft attacked a camouflaged factory, 20 miles South of BERLIN, and a tremendous fire was started which was visible for more than 100 miles.
One aircraft attacked MAGDEBURG and bombs in build up areas and on searchlights. No results observed.
1 aircraft attacked KEIL and bombs were dropped across the target area. Some fairly large orange fires were started.
2 aircraft attacked BOULOGNE and bombs were dropped on the West side of dock No. 4. No results were observed, but a large fire was burning on arrival.
A/C. V.R.1332. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) was unable to reach BERLIN and bombs were brought back, owing to being attacked by E.A. One ME.110 was shot down by the gunners, and the aircraft sustained 5 holes in the starboard wing.
Two aircraft
B.R.1798 (Captain Sgt. KEATING) and
A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. HILL) failed to return from this Operation.
A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) crashed on the take off on the flare path, and all the Crew escaped uninjured.

7/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1798.





Wellington IC.
H. X. 9755.





Wellington IC.
L. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
M. R. 1772.





Wellington IC.
R. X. 9871.





Wellington IC.
B. R. 1332.





Wellington IC.
-. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





Wellington IC.
V. Z. 8848.





Wellington IC.
T. X. 9888.





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W. X. 9616.





F/S. EDWARDS
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. BISHOP
Sgt. LESTER

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

Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. BRUCE
Sgt. OSHEA
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. CROSBIE
Sgt. LAWRENCE

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

Sgt. HILL
Sgt. MUTTON
Sgt. FINCHAM
Sgt. MASON
Sgt. SQUIRE
Sgt. WILLIAMS

F/L. FOSTER
Sgt. BROWNE
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. NUTTHALL

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

Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. RUNNAGALL
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. CHAMBERLAIN
Sgt. RUNNER

Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. HORRABIN
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

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

Sgt. DUTTON
P/O. WILEY
Sgt. MCLAUGHLAN
Sgt. NEWBURY
Sgt. KNOTT
Sgt. ARTHUR

W/O. SNOWDON
Sgt. HORSLEY
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. BRAZIER
Sgt. CLARKE
F/S. DARVILL
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12 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight 5 from 'B' Flight and 2 Freshman) were detailed to attack Targets BERLIN. KEIL and BOULOGNE, in accordance with Form B.603 received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.X.9751. MSI No. FAW 152 F/S. EDWARDS and Crew.
A/C. B.R.1798. MSI No. FAW 147 Sgt. KEATING and Crew.
A/C. H.X.9755. MSI No. FAW 182 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew.
A/C. L.X.9733. MSI No. FAW 191 P/O. TRENCH and Crew.
A/C. M.R.1772. MSI No. FAW 205 Sgt. HILL and Crew.
A/C. R.X.9871. MSI No. FAW 163 F/L. FOSTER and Crew.
A/C. B.R.1302. MSI No. FAW 159 Sgt. BERNEY and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. MSI No. FAW 167 Sgt. RAWLINGS and crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. MSI No. FAW 176 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew.
A/C. V.Z.8848. MSI No. FAW 179 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew.
A/C. T.X.9888. MSI No. FAW 263 Sgt. DUTTON and Crew.
A/C. W.X.9619. MSI No. FAW 274 W/O. SNOWDON and Crew.

7 A/C. carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 2. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 A/C. carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 3. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 A/C. carried 6. S.B.C's containing 18. 50 lb. incends. and 2. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 A/C. carried 2. S.B.C's and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
4 A/C. also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/Sgt. EDWARDS) bombing from 16.000 feet dropped his bombs on a large camouflaged factory 20 miles South East of BERLIN. An enormous fire was started, which was visible 100 miles away.

A/C. R.X.9871. (Captain P/O. FOSTER) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped his bombs South East to North West just East of Aiming point, but no definite results were seen. One Photo Flash Bomb failed to explode, and two photographs were attempted.

A/C. X.R.1332. (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) returned with all his bombs owing to an attack by an enemy night fighter. Damage was sustained to the Starboard Wing, Pilot Head, and IFF Aerial and leading edge of Starboard Tail-plane. One rear gun jammed after first burst of 15 rounds. One M.E.110 was successfully attacked and shot down.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) attacking MAGDEBURG, bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped his bombs East to West in built up area, on searchlights but no results were obtained. BERLIN was not reached owing to Loop being faulty.

A/C. X.Z.8844. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) attacking BERLIN, bombing from 14.000 dropped his bombs from South East to North West about 1/4 mile South of aiming point. Flashes only were seen.

A/C. V.Z.8848. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) bombing from 12.000 feet dropped one stick South East to North West. Bursts only were seen. A successful photograph was taken.

A/C. H.X.9755. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) crashed on the flare path, due to port tank filling flap being left undone. A/C. was damaged, but all the crew escaped.

A/C. L.X.9733. (Captain P/O. TRENCH) attacking KEIL, bombed from 16.000 feet, and dropped one stick South East to North West across the target. Bursts were seen followed by faily large orange fires.

A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. HILL) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. T.X.9888. (Captain Sgt. DUTTON) attacking BOULOGNE, bombing from 14.500 feet, dropped one stick South East to North West, bursts were seen on West side of dock No. 4. followed by a fire visible 25 to 30 miles away. Fires seen on South of dock No. 4 on arrival.

A/C. W.X.9616. (Captain W/O. SNOWDON) bombing from 14.800, attacking BOULOGNE, dipped one stick South East to North West, bursts were seen on West side of Dock No. 4, but no resultant fires were observed, owing to searchlights. One fire and several sticks of incendiaries were seen burning on arrival.

All aircraft with the exception of B.R.1798. and A/C. M.R.1772. had landed safely at English Bases by 0610. hours.

B 603

MARHAM. 8/9/41. 0610. All aircraft with the exception of A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/S. EDWARDS), A/C. B.R.1798. (Captain Sgt. KEATING) and A/C. M.R.1772. (Captain Sgt. HILL) had returned to Base.
A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/S. EDWARDS) landed safely at COTISHALL at 0610. hours.
Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly, becoming variable, cloudy improving to fair.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for local flying practice and
1230. returned to Base.
1530. A/C. Y.X.9910. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1545. returned to Base.
1950. A/C. E.L.7854. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for dual flying practice and
2250. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 9/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind variable, becoming North Westerly. Cloudy with occasional rain.
Flying training.
1140. A/C. K.M.9831. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Cross Country and to PETERBOROUGH and
1315. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 9th/10th September, 1941. Target.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
11 aircraft were stood by, but Operations were cancelled in the late afternoon.
MARHAM 10/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly. Cloudy with occasional rain. Visibility 5 to 10 miles.
Flying training.
1500. A/C. E.L.7854. P/O. WILEY and Crew took off for circuits and landings and
1530. returned to base.
1525. A/C. L.X.9733. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1655. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 10th/11th September, 1941. Target Y 202.
Form B.605. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
1952. to 2015. A/C. K.X.9831. M.S.I. No. ARC 277 W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Operations. App. D4.
A/C. V.Z.8848. M.S.I. No. ARC 204 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.9871. M.S.I. No. ARC 226 F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.9616. M.S.I. No. ARC 238 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.9877. M.S.I. No. ARC 250 Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. M.S.I. No. ARC 264 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 6. 1000 lb. G.P's, 6. 500 lb. G.P's, and 6. 250 lb. G.P's.
Two aircraft also carried cameras and 2 Photo Flash Bombs.
All the above aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from between 13.000 and 15.000 feet,
A/C. K.X.9831 Captain W/C. FREEMAN from 2000 feet, hits were observed in target area causing many large fires, eight were counted one of which was visible 60 miles away. Two photographs were taken.

10/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight.
Wellington IC.
K. X. 9831.





Wellington IC.
V. Z. 8848.





Wellington IC.
R. X. 9871.





Wellington IC.
W. X. 9616.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





W/C. FREEMAN
P/O. WILEY
P/O. NICHOLSON
F/S. BURDETT
F/O. KEARY
F/S. ADDERLY

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

P/O. FOSTER
Sgt. BROWNE
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. NUTTHALL

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. SMITH
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINGS
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. CHAMBERLAIN
Sgt. RUNNER

Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. HORABIN
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR
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6 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target TURIN in accordance with Form B.605 received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. K.X.9830. MSI No. ARC 277 W/C. FREEMAN and Crew.
A/C. V.Z.8848. MSI No. ARC 204 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.9871. MSI No. ARC 226 F/L. FOSTER and Crew.
A/C. W.X.9616. MSI No. ARC 238 P/O. DUFF and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. MSI No. ARC 250 Sgt. RAWLINGS and crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. MSI No. ARC 264 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew.

Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P, 1. 500 lb. G.P, and 1. 250 lb. G.P.
2 aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs in each.

A/C. K.X.9830. (Captain W/C. FREEMAN) dropped his bombs in the town area, East of Arsenal. Terrific fires were seen nearby. Two long buildings burnt. 8 other big fires observed in town area. Two Photos were taken.

A/C. V.Z.8848. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) dropped his bombs 320° near very big fire in the target area. Another fire was started with an explosion in it. Fires were visible for 60 miles.

A/C. R.Z.9871. (Captain F/L. FOSTER) dropped one stick West to East just South of aiming point. No results were observed owing to haze. 4 large fires observed in town area on arrival.

A/C. W.X.9616. (Captain P/O. DUFF) dropped all his bombs North to South close to aiming point. Bursts seen but no results observed. One large orange fire was seen North of TURIN on arrival.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) dropped all his bombs in target area and one terrific blaze was seen on North of target area. Several other fires were also seen with clouds of smoke.

A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) dropped one stick South East to North West in target area. Very large building in target area seen to be burning fiercely on arrival. Many other fires observed with thick black smoke.

All aircraft had returned to English Bases by 0718. hours.

B 605

MARHAM. 11/9/41. 0718. All the above aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations,
A/C. K.X.9831. Captain W/C. FREEMAN having first landed at MARTLESHAM.
Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly. Cloudy with occasional rain.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. L.X.9733. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1230. returned to Base.
1220. A/C. J.X.9875. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for Cross Country via RENFREW and LOSSIEMOUTH and
1100. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 12/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, cloudy with occasional rain becoming fair later.
Flying training.
1055. A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for Cross Country to LITCHFIELD and
1235. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 12th/13th September, 1941. Target FRANKFURT and CHERBOURG.
Form B.607. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
1933. to 2122. A/C. A.X.9751. M.S.I. No. XKM 340 F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations. App. D5.
A/C. G.Z.8863. M.S.I. No. XKM 433 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.Z.8848. M.S.I. No. XKM 336 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.9616. M.S.I. no. XKM 343 P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.9877. M.S.I. No. XKM 317 Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. M.S.I. No. XKM 280 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.9888. M.S.I. No. XKM 402 Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.9733. M.S.I. No. XKM 301 Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.9910. M.S.I. No. XKM 419 Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.9873. M.S.I. No. XKM 426 Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 10. 1000 lb. G.P's, 28. 500 lb. G.P's, and 4. S.B.C's.
Two of the aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
8 of the above aircraft, attacking FRANKFURT, found weather over the target poor with heavy cloud and bombing from heights ranging from 13.000 and 16.000 feet bombs were dropped in or near target area. Bursts only were seen in some cases, identification being made by Flak and S/L layout. On arrival, one aircraft observed several fires burning through a break in the cloud and also saw his bombs burst on North side of river. Several red fires were seen on departure.
One British aircraft was seen to be shot down and explode on hitting the ground.
Two aircraft attacked CHERBOURG but bursts were not observed, incendiaries started several small fires.

12/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
G. Z. 8865.





Wellington IC.
V. Z. 8848.





Wellington IC.
W. X. 9616.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





Wellington IC.






Wellington IC.
L. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
Y. X. 9910.





Wellington IC.
P. X. 9873.




F/S. EDWARDS
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. BISHOP
Sgt. LESTER

Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. FORSYTHE
Sgt. O'SHEA
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. CROSBIE
Sgt. LAWRENCE

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

P/O. DUFF
Sgt. SMITH
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINGS
Sgt. MCGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

Sgt. RAWLINGS
Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. CHAMBERLAIN
Sgt. RUNNER

Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. HORABIN
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

Sgt. DUTTON
P/O. WILEY
Sgt. MCLAUGHLAN
Sgt. NEWBURY
Sgt. KNOTT
Sgt. ARTHUR

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. HATTIE
Sgt. BATY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. WOOD

Sgt. SOAMES
Sgt. BUCKINGHAM
Sgt. MOGFORD
Sgt. SYMONS
Sgt. BURNS
Sgt. FREAK

Sgt. ELLIS
Sgt. GEORGE
Sgt. PETHERIC
Sgt. STANLEY
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. KEEBLE
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10 aircraft (2 from 'A' Flight, 3 from 'B' Flight and 3 Freshman) were detailed to attack Targets FRANKFURT and CHERBOURG in accordance with Form B.607 received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.X.9751. MSI 340 F/S. EDWARDS and Crew.
A/C. G.Z.8863. MSI 433 Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew.
A/C. V.Z.8848. MSI 336 S/L. KNIGHT and Crew.
A/C. W.X.9616. MSI 343 P/O. DUFF and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. MSI 317 Sgt. RAWLINGS and crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. MSI 280 Sgt. PRIOR and Crew.
A/C. T.X.9888. MSI 402 Sgt. DUTTON and Crew.
A/C. L.X.9733. MSI 301 Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.9910. MSI 419 Sgt. SOAMES and Crew.
A/C. P.X.9873. MSI 426 Sgt. ELLIS and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried 10. 1000 lb. G.P's, 28. 500 lb. G.P's and 4. S.B.C's.
Two of the above aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/S. EDWARDS) bombing from 13.200 dropped one stick South West to North East over target area. Bursts seen but no results observed. Two fires seen on arrival.

A/C. G.Z.9751. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) burst of the 1000 lb. bomb seen, but no other results observed. Weather over target very bad.

A/C. V.Z.8848. (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) bombed from 14.000 feet, but no results observed.

A/C. W.X.9616. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped two sticks. 1st stick hit something, but could not be identified, owing to very bad visibility.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. RAWLINGS) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped all his bombs, but no results whatsoever observed.

A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) bombing from - saw a salvo of explosions, but no other results owing to bad. Saw an aircraft shot down in flames.

A/C. T.X.9888. (Captain Sgt. DUTTON) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped his bombs North East to South West owing to cloud bursts only seen on North Side of river.

A/C. L.X.9733. (Captain Sgt. MORTON) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped one North East to South West. Bursts only seen owing to cloud. Impossible to pin point target.

A/C. Y.X.9910. (Captain Sgt. SOAMES) bombing from 10.000 feet, dropped his bombs in the estimated target area. No bursts seen, but incendiaries started two small fires

A/C. F.X.9873. (Captain Sgt. ELLIS) bombing from 12.500 feet, dropped all his bombs, but bursts not seen, owing to clouds.

All aircraft had returned to Base after Operations by 0460. hours.


MARHAM. 13/9/41. 0428. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West North Westerly. Fair apart from morning mist.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. J.X.9875. S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Cross Country to B'BOURN and HUL LAVINGTON
1415. returned to Base.
1142. A/C. L.X.9733. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew took off for Wireless Operator test and
1242. returned to base.
1430. A/C. L.X.9733. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew took off for Wireless Operator test and
1600. returned to Base.
1530. A/C. A.X.9751. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Cross Country to DESFORD.
1700. returned to Base.
1555. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1650. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 14/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, cloudy.
Flying training.
1055. A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for Cross Country to MILDENHALL and
1140. returned to base.
1100. A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1150. returned to base.
1620. A/C. K.X.9831. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1720. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM 15/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly, cloudy.
Flying training.
1030. A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1200. returned to Base.
1030. A/C. L.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1130. returned to Base.
1125. A/C. E.L.7854. P/O. DUFF, Sgt. HULLS, and P/O. SMITH took off for circuits and bumps and
1300. returned to Base.
1115. A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1245. returned to Base.
1120. A/C. J.X.9875. S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Cross Country to SOUTHEND and
1600. returned to Base.
1135. A/C. A.X.9751. F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1205. returned to Base
1440. A/C. V.Z.8849. S/L. KNIGHT and Crew took off for Formation Flying and
1540. returned to Base.
1440. A/C. W.X.9616. F/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Formation Flying and
1540. returned to Base.
1440. A/C. S.Z.8844. Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Formation Flying and
1540. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. HORSLEY and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1510. returned to Base.
1140. A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for Cross Country to LITCHFIELD and
1600. returned to Base.
1500. A/C.L.X.9733. Sgt. BRUCE and crew took off for W/T. test and
1730. returned to base.
1520. A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1620. returned to Base.
1950. A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2050. returned to Base.
2030. A/C. E.L.7854. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2130. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 16/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable, fair becoming fine.
Flying training.
1530. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. HOROBIN and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1630. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 16th/17th. September, 1941. Target KARLSRUHE and LE HAVRE.
Form B.611. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
1908. to 1927. A/C. AX.9751. F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations. App. D6.
A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.9909. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.9875. S/L. SINDALL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.9616. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.9910. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.9873. W/O. SNOWDEN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.9831. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 9. 1000 lb. G.P's, 36. 500 lb. G.P's, and 14. S.B.C's.
4 aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
One aircraft attacking LE HAVRE bombing from a height of 12.000 feet saw his bombs straddle No. 7 Dock and observed his incendiaries start fires which were visible 20 miles away.
10 of the other aircraft successfully located and attacked target KARLSRUHE and bombing from between 7.000 and 13.500 feet in good weather, bombs were seen to burst in build up area causing several fires one of which was visible 60 miles away. One stick was seen to burst and throw debris into the air; Another stick fell on what was believed to be a blast furnace, causing a terrific explosion 3 minutes later which blew up buildings 200 yards long and set others on fire.
A/C. G.Z.8863. Captain Sgt. THOMPSON returned without reaching target owing to engine trouble.
A/C. S.Z.8844. Captain Sgt. PRIOR was cancelled before taxiing to flare-path.

16/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
B. X. 9673.





Wellington IC.
F. X. 9909.





Wellington IC.
J. X. 9875.





Wellington IC.
L. X. 9733.





Wellington IC.
W. X. 9616.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





Wellington IC.
T. X. 9888.





Wellington IC.
Y. X. 9910.





Wellington IC.
P. X. 9873.





Wellington IC.
K. X. 9831.




F/S. EDWARDS
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. BISHOP
Sgt. LESTER

Sgt. ELLIS
Sgt. GEORGE
Sgt. PETHERICK
Sgt. COOPER
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. KEEBLE

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. STEELE
Sgt. HAYNES

S/L. SINDALL
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. ROBINSON
Sgt. SYMMONS
Sgt. BROOKS
F/O. KEARY

P/O. TRENCH
Sgt. DAVIE
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. MC MULLAN

P/O. DUFF
P/O. WHITE
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINGS
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. HULLS
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. CHAMBERLAIN
Sgt. RUNNER

Sgt. PRIOR
Sgt. HORABIN
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

Sgt. DUTTON
P/O. WILEY
Sgt. MCLAUGHLAN
Sgt. NEWBURY
Sgt. KNOTT
Sgt. ARTHUR

Sgt. SOAMES
Sgt. BUCKINGHAM
Sgt. MOGFORD
Sgt. REID
Sgt. BURNS
Sgt. FREAK

W/O. SNOWDEN
Sgt. HORSLEY
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. BRAZIER
Sgt. CLARKE
F/S. DARVILL

Sgt. BRUCE
Sgt. BEATTIE
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. BYRON
Sgt. BOUDREAU
Sgt. STEWARD
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.
1920.






1908.






1921.






1924.






1925.






1922.






1926.






Cancelled.






1923.






1919.






1927.






1909.
0029.






0145.






0056.






0040.






0147






0224.






0232.













0134.






0132.






0220.






2348.
12 aircraft 5 from 'A' Flight, 6 from 'B' Flight and 1 Freshman, were detailed to attack Targets KARLSRUHE and LE HAVRE in accordance with Form B.611 received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. A.X.9751. F/S. EDWARDS and Crew.
A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew.
A/C. F.X.9909. Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. J.X.9875. S/L. SINDALL and Crew.
A/C. L.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and Crew.
A/C. W.X.9616. P/O. DUFF and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew.
A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.9910. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew.
A/C. P.X.9873. W/O. SNOWDEN and Crew.
A/C. K.X.9831. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew.

Bomb load
9 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 3. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 of the above aircraft carried 6. S.B.C's and 2. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 of the above aircraft carried 2. S.B.C's and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs in each.

A/C. K.X.9831. (Captain Sgt. BRUCE) attacking LE HAVRE dropped one stick South East to North West. Bursts were seen to straddle dock No. 7. Incendiaries started fires in Dock area, visible for 20 miles

A/C. B.X.9673. (Captain Sgt. ELLIS) attacking KARLSRUHE bombed what was believed to be buildings, but which proved to be forest. Fires were started. S/L. cone seen on arrival and departure from target area.

A/C. Y.X.9910. (Captain Sgt. SOAMES) dropped all bombs in West of town. One stick seen to explode and debris flying in all directions.

A/C. P.X.9873. (Captain W/O. SNOWDEN, dropped one stick North to East. Bursts seen in centre of town, but no resulting fires.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/S. EDWARDS) dropped all his bombs in what seemed to be a build up area. No other results observed.

A/C. F.X.9909. (Captain Sgt. MORTON) dropped his bombs South East to North West on a large fire which was seen on arrival. Fire increased in size after bombing.

A/C. J.X.9876. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) dropped one stick South East to North West. Bursts were seen across centre of town followed by several small fires, which merged into one huge fire visible 60 miles away.

A/C. L.X.9733. (Captain P/O. TRENCH) dropped one stick West to East. Bursts were seen across West half of town. No other results observed.

A/C. W.X.9616. (Captain P/O. DUFF) dropped all bombs North West to South East over target area. Large explosion was seen.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. RUNAGALL) dropped all bombs in target area. Bursts seen but no other results observed.

A/C. T.X.9888. (Captain Sgt. DUTTON) dropped his bombs on believed blast furnace. Fire followed burst with a very large explosion 3 minutes later which blew up buildings 200 yards long. Many other buildings on fire.

Bombing height ranged from 7.000 to 13.500 feet.

All aircraft had returned safely to Base at 0220. hours.

B 611

MARHAM. 17/9/41. 0232. All the above aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light, variable. Fine.
Flying training.
1115. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. HORABIN and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1215. returned to Base.
1215. A/C. A.X.9751. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Cross Country to BLACKPOOL and
1635. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 18/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair after morning mist.
Flying training.
1050. A/C. A.X.9751. F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1150. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. V.Z.8848. Sgt. HORABIN and Crew took off for Cross Country flight and
1820. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. K.X.9831. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Local Flying practice and
1530. returned to base.
1505. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. HULLS and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1700. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 19/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind West North Westerly, fine.
Operations Night of the 19th/20th. September, 1941. Target STETTIN.
Form B.614. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
2127. to 2156. A/C. A.X.9751. F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations. App. D7.
A/C. S.Z.8844. Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.9615. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.9831. S/L. COLEMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 7. 1000 lb. G.P's and 7. 500 lb. G.P's.
4 of the aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
All the above aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from between 10.000 and 14.000 feet in good weather, bombs were seen to fall in town area starting fires one of which gave off blue flashes. One aircraft counted 20 fires and another noticed 3 dummy fires 4 miles South of town.

19/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





Wellington IC.
R. X. 9871.





Wellington IC.
T. X. 9888.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
W. X. 9616.





Wellington.





F/S. EDWARDS
Sgt. LESLIE
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARRIOTT
Sgt. BISHOP
Sgt. LESTER

Sgt. PRIOR
F/O. PATESON
Sgt. KILLIP
Sgt. GOFF
Sgt. STANDEN
Sgt. TAYLOR

F/L. FOSTER
Sgt. BROWNE
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. SCRIVEN
Sgt. NUTTHALL

Sgt. DUTTON
P/O. WILEY
Sgt. MCLAUGHLAN
Sgt. NEWBURY
Sgt. KNOTT
Sgt. ARTHUR

Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. GEORGE
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. CHAMBERLAIN
Sgt. RUNNER

P/O. DUFF
P/O. SMITH
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINGS
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

S/L. COLEMAN
Sgt. HULLS
Sgt. FOSTER
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. INGMIRE
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.
2127.






2156.






2133.






2136.






2145.






2152.






2150.






0601.






0643.






0609.






0619.






0645.






0642.






0628.





7 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target town STETTIN in accordance with Form B.614 received from No. 3 Group Headquarters.

A/C. A.X. F/S. EDWARDS and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. Sgt PRIOR and crew.
A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and crew.
A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew.
A/C. W.X.9616. P/O. DUFF and Crew.
A/C. K.X.9831. S/L. COLEMAN and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft each carried 1. 1000 lb. G.P. and 1. 500 lb. G.P.
4 aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs in each.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/S. EDWARDS) bombing from 10.000 feet dropped his bombs in one stick, which was seen to burst in town. No results were observed. Three obviously dummy fires were seen 4 miles South of town.

A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) bombing from 11.000 feet, dropped his bombs in North West of town causing 2 fires and 3 blue flashes. Observed at least 20 fires seen burning in various parts of town.

A/C. R.X.9871. (Captain F/L. FOSTER) bombing from 14.000 feet, believed bombs overshot just east of target. Bursts only seen. Big fires seen 2 miles North of aiming point, with smoke drifting over target.

A/C. T.X.9888. (Captain Sgt. DUTTON) bombing from 11.000 feet dropped all his bombs across target. Bursts only seen and one small fire.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. RUNAGALL) bombing from 10.000 feet, dropped his bombs near centre of town. Bursts only seen. One fire seen between park and river.

A/C. W.X.9616. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 13.500 feet, dropped his bombs in North of town. No bursts seen.

A/C. K.X.9831. (Captain S/L. COLEMAN) bombing from 10.500 feet, dropped his bombs alongside railway, bursts seen, but no other results observed,

B 614

MARHAM. 20/9/41. 0645. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, cloudy at first, fine later.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. E.L.7854. P/O. WILEY and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1115. returned to Base.
1120. A/C. Y.X.9910. Sgt. HORABIN and Crew took off for Cross Country to SPALDING, YORK, LINCOLN and OXFORD and
1430. returned to Base.
1257. A/C. L.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for Cross Country to BRIZE NORTON and
1630. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 21/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind West North Westerly, fine.
Flying training.
1435. A/C. J.X.9875. Sgt. LESLIE and Crew took off for Cross Country to OXFORD and
1710. returned to Base.
0930. A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew took off for Cross Country to LOSSIEMOUTH and
1920. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. A.X.9751. Sgt. DAVIE and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1550. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for Cross Country to ORFORDNESS and CROMER and
1630. returned to Base.
1500. 1/C. F.X.9909. Sgt. HULLS and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1850. A/C. E.L.7854. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2035. returned to Base.
1125. A/C. V.Z.8848. S/L. COLEMAN and Crew took off for Vee Formation Flying and
1255. returned to Base.
1125. A/C. Y.X.9910. Sgt. SOAMES and Crew took off for Vee Formation Flying and
1255. returned to Base.
1125. A/C. S.Z.8844. Sgt. PRIOR and Crew took off for Vee Formation Flying and
1255. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 22/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind West South Westerly, fine with little cloud.
Flying training.
1145. A/C. K.X.9831. Sgt. HULLS and Crew took off for Cross Country to PETERBOROUGH, LINCOLN and YORK and
1415. returned to Base.
1425. A/C. E.L.7854. P/O. WILEY and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1530. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for Cross Country to GRANTHAM and
1620. returned to Base.
1550. A/C. E.L.7854. Sgt. HULLS and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1645. returned to Base.
1905. A/C. E.L.7854. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2100. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 23/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable, fair apart from local drizzle.
Flying training.
1506. A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1615. returned to base.
1515. A/C. Y.X.9910. Sgt. HULLS and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1630. returned to Base.
1515. A/C. X.R.1332. Sgt. HORABIN and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
1643. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 24/9/41. Met conditions.
Wind East to South Easterly, overcast becoming fine.
Flying training.
1400. A/C. F.X.9909. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1440. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. GEORGE and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1600. returned to Base.
1510. A/C. D.X.9871. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1620. returned to Base.
1515. A/C. P.X.9873. W/O. SNOWDEN and Crew took off for Cross Country to BASSINGBOURN and
1630. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 24th/25th. September 1941. Target C.C.25A.
Form B.617. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
3 aircraft stood by for these Operations which were cancelled at 1500. hours.
MARHAM. 25/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind light South Easterly becoming Southerly. Fine after early fog.
Flying training.
1450. A/C. J.X.9875. Sgt. BROWNE and Crew took off for LORENZ practice and
1625. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 25th/26th. September, 1941. Target CHUB D.
15 aircraft stood by for these Operations which were cancelled at 1300. hours.
MARHAM. 26/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind South South Westerly, fog becoming fair.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. B.Z.8848. S/L. COLEMAN and Crew took off for Cross Country to BASSINGBOURN and
1425. returned to Base.
1415. A/C. F.X.9909. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for Cross Country to LOSSIEMOUTH and
1645. returned to Base.
1200. A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew took off for Cross Country to HARWELL and
1610. returned to Base.
1900. A/C. -.Z.9871. F/L. FOSTER, P/O. POOLEY, Sgt. BROWN and Crew took off for circuits and bumps and
2040. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 26th/27th. September, 1941. Target EMDEN.
Form B.619. received from Headquarters, No 3. Group.
1842. to 1850. A/C. A.R.1332. MSI No. Sgt. HORABIN and Crew took off for Operations. App. D8.
A/C. Q.X.9877. MSI No. Sgt. HULLS and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.9875. MSI No. Sgt. LESLIE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 15. 500 lb. G.P's and 6. S.B.C's.
2 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from 14.000 feet bombed S/L and Flak concentrations. Bursts were seen but no results observed owing to cloud.
A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. HULLS) jettisoned his bombs at 2046. hours between EMDEN and coast after receiving recall signal. Bursts were seen but no results observed.
A/C. X.R.1332. (Captain Sgt. HORABIN) failed to return from this Operation after sending an S.O.S. Engine on fire at 2026. hours.
2359. Remaining aircraft returned safely to Base.

26/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
X. R. 1332.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
J. X. 9875.





Sgt. HORRABIN
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. WERNHAM
Sgt. LAPPIN
Sgt. FARNHAM
Sgt. HARKNESS

Sgt. HULLS
Sgt. GOODEY
P/O. COLFE
Sgt. GRIFFITHS
Sgt. BULL
Sgt. JERRAM

Sgt. LESLIE
P/O. WHITE
P/O. NICHOLSON
Sgt. SYMONS
Sgt. BROOKS
Sgt. WOOD
Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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3 Freshman Crews were detailed to attack Target town EMDEN in accordance with Form B.619 received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.

A/C. X.R.1332. Sgt. HORABIN and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. HULLS and Crew.
A/C. J.X.9875. Sgt. LESLIE and Crew.

Bomb load
All of the above aircraft carried 5. 500 lb. G.P's and 120. 4 lb. incendiaries.

A/C. X.R.1332. (Captain Sgt. HORABIN) failed to return from Operations. Last heard of was S.O.S. reporting engine on fire.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. HULLS) jettisoned his bombs alive after receiving recall signal. D.R. position midway between EMDEN and English Coast. Three bursts of incendiaries and bombs were seen.

A/C. J.X.9875. (Captain Sgt. LESLIE) bombing from 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on ETA. Searchlights and Flak bursts seen but no results observed.

A/C. Q.X.9877 and A/C. J.X.9875. returned safely to Base by 2359. hours.

B 619

MARHAM. 27/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind South Easterly, fog becoming fine.
Flying training.
1145. A/C. S.Z.8844. Sgt. BROWNE and Crew took off for Cross Country via LIECHESTER and
1445. returned to Base.
1600. A/C. J.X.9875. P/O. WILEY and Crew took off for Cross Country to NORTHOLT and
1815. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 27th/28th. September, 1941. Target.
Form B.620. received from Headquarters No. 3 Group.
11 aircraft stood by for these Operations which were cancelled at 1600. hours.
MARHAM. 28/9/41. Met. conditions;
Wind South South Easterly, fine becoming fair with risk of thunder.
1110. A/C. R.X.9871. P/O. WILEY and Crew took off for Bombing Practice and
1450. returned to base.
1130. A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. BROWN and Crew took off for Bombing Practice and
1230. returned to Base.
1145. A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. LESLIE and Crew took off for Bombing Practice and
1225. returned to Base.
1130. A/C. K.X.9831. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1230. returned to Base.
1440. A/C. K.X.9831. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1610. returned to Base.
1215. A/C. V.Z.8848. S/L. COLEMAN and Crew took off for Cross Country to HONINGTON and
1500. returned to Base.
1520. A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. GEORGE and Crew took off for Local Flying and
1600. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 28th/29th. September, 1941. Target.
Operations were cancelled later in the day.
MARHAM. 29/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, rain becoming fine.
Flying training.
1155. A/C. K.X.9831. Sgt. BROWNE and Crew took off for Cross Country via MORETON-in-the-MARSH, DEBDEN, NEWARK, and DOWNHAM MARKET and
1440. returned to Base.
1543. A/C. K.X.9831. Sgt. GEORGE and Crew took off for Cross Country via ORFORDNESS and
1742. returned to Base.
Operations Night of 29/30th. September, 1941. Target STETTIN and HAMBURG.
Form B.622. received from Headquarters, No. 3 Group.
1937. to 2112. A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and Crew took off for Operations. App. D9.
A/C. L.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.9751. F/S. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. E.X.9909. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. THOMPSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.9875. Sgt. LESLIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.Z.8848. S/L. COLEMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.9910. Sgt. HULLS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DOTTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.9873. W/O. SNOWDEN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.8844. P/O. DUFF and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 7. 1000 lb. G.P's, 16. 500 lb. G.P's, 9. 250. lb. G.P's and 18. S.B.C's.
3 aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs.
All aircraft attacking STETTIN successfully located and attacked the target, and bombs were dropped in target area, but no results were observed owing to the haze prevailing at the time. Several aircraft reported seeing a huge red fire just North of the town. One Captain counted 17 small fires.
A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. RUNEGALL) was hit by light Flak in the main and tail planes, and
A/C. T.X.9888. (Captain Sgt. DUTTON) rear turret went U/S.
All aircraft on this target returned to Base by 0640. hours.
3 aircraft attacked HAMBURG and bombs were dropped on CALAIS by
A/C. E.X.9909. (Captain Sgt. BRUCE) being unable to obtain sufficient height to reach HAMBURG, and started seven small fires.
A/C. Y.X.9910. (Captain Sgt. HULLS) and
A/C. B.X.9673. (Captain Sgt. ELLIS) failed to return from this Operation.
The remaining aircraft returned safely to Base at 0232. hours.

29/9/1941. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington IC.
R. X. 9871.





Wellington IC.
L. X. 9735.





Wellington IC.
A. X. 9751.





Wellington IC.
B. X. 9673.





Wellington IC.
F. X. 9909.





Wellington IC.
G. Z. 8863.





Wellington IC.
J. X. 9875.





Wellington IC.
V. Z. 8848.





Wellington IC.
Y. X. 9910.





Wellington IC.
T. X. 9888.





Wellington IC.
Q. X. 9877.





Wellington IC.
P. X. 9873.





Wellington IC.
S. Z. 8844.





F/L. FOSTER
P/O. STOCK
Sgt. DUFF
Sgt. POOK
Sgt. SCHRIVEN
Sgt. NUTTHALL

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

F/S. EDWARDS
F/O. PATESON
Sgt. SHAW
Sgt. MARROTT
Sgt. BISHOP
Sgt. LESTER

Sgt. ELLIS
Sgt. McKENZIE
Sgt. PETHERICK
Sgt. COOPER
Sgt. ROBERTS
Sgt. LESTER

Sgt. BRUCE
Sgt. BEATTIE
P/O. WHITE
Sgt. BYRON
Sgt. BOUDREAU
Sgt. STEWARD

Sgt. THOMPSON
Sgt. FORSYTH
Sgt. O'SHEA
Sgt. EVANS
Sgt. CROSBIE
Sgt. LAWRENCE

Sgt. LESLIE
P/O. WHITE
P/O. NICHOLSON
Sgt. SYMONS
Sgt. JONES
F/O. KEARY

S/L. COLEMAN
Sgt. HYDE
Sgt. FOSTER
Sgt. GILPIN
Sgt. GREGORY
Sgt. INGMIRE

Sgt. HULLS
Sgt. GOODY
P/O. COLFE
Sgt. BULL
Sgt. GRIFFITHS
P/O. SHUTTLEWORTH

Sgt. DUTTON
Sgt. OWEN
Sgt. MCLAUGHLAN
Sgt. NEWBURY
Sgt. KNOTT
Sgt. ARTHUR

Sgt. RUNAGALL
Sgt. SWORD
Sgt. HOSEA
Sgt. STEVENSON
Sgt. CHAMBERLAIN
Sgt. RUNNER

W/O. SNOWDEN
Sgt. HORSLEY
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. BRAZIER
Sgt. CLARKE
F/S. DARVILL

P/O. DUFF
P/O. SMITH
P/O. MILLER
Sgt. JENKINGS
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. ELSON

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

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

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

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

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
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Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
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Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Fr. Gunnr.
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Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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13 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight, 5 from 'B' Flight and 3 Freshman) were detailed to attack Target towns STETTIN and HAMBURG, in accordance with Form B.622 received from No. 3 Group Headquarters .

A/C. R.X.9871. F/L. FOSTER and Crew.
A/C. L.X.9733. P/O. TRENCH and Crew.
A/C. A.X.9751. F/S. EDWARDS and Crew.
A/C. B.X.9673. Sgt. ELLIS and Crew.
A/C. F.X.9909. Sgt. BRUCE and Crew.
A/C. G.Z.8863. Sgt. THOMPSON and crew.
A/C. J.X.9875. Sgt. LESLIE and Crew.
A/C/ V.Z.8848. S/L. COLEMAN and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.9910. Sgt. HULLS and Crew.
A/C. T.X.9888. Sgt. DUTTON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.9877. Sgt. RUNAGALL and Crew.
A/C. P.X.9873. W/O. SNOWDON and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.8844. P/O. DUFF and Crew.

Bomb load
9 of the above aircraft carried 1. 500 lb. G.P. and 360. 4 lb. Incendiaries.
3 aircraft each carried 7. 500 lb. G.P's and 2 S.B.C's.
1 of the above aircraft carried 1. 500 lb. G.P., 1. 250 lb. G.P. and 360. 4 lb. Incendiaries.
4 of the above aircraft also carried cameras and 2. Photo Flash Bombs in each.

A/C. R.X.9871. (Captain F/L. FOSTER) bombing from 14.000 feet. All bombs fell in docks 1/4 mile inside North of aiming point. Bursts only seen in town area. Target STETTIN.

A/C. L.X.9733. (Captain P/O. TRENCH) bombing from 7.500 feet dropped all his bombs in the target area. A huge red fire was started North of town and seventeen other small fires were observed on arrival. Target STETTIN.

A/C. A.X.9751. (Captain F/S. EDWARDS) bombing from 11.000 feet, dropped his bombs South East to North West over town. Bombs were seen to bursts in town area, on the West bank of river. A large fire on North West side of town was noticed burning on arrival. Target STETTIN.

A/C. G.Z.8863. (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) bombing from 9.000 feet bombs were dropped North to South on a stationary red fire, with much smoke. No other results were observed. Target STETTIN.

A/C. B.X.9673. (Captain Sgt. LESLIE) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in target area but no results were observed. 2 flares failed. Target STETTIN.

A/C.V.Z.8848. (Captain S/L. COLEMAN) bombing from 10.000 feet, dropped all his bombs in the target area but no results could be observed owing to ground haze, Target STETTIN.

A/C. T.X.9888. (Captain Sgt. DUTTON) bombing from 12.000 feet, dropped all his bombs NNE of target. Flashes of bombs seen, but no results. Electrical system in Rear Turret failed. Target STETTIN.

A/C. Q.X.9877. (Captain Sgt. RUNAGALL) bombing from 13.000 feet, dropped his bombs at 298°. Bursts only seen. 2 holes in min plane, 1 in tail plane by light Flak. One successful photograph was taken. Target STETTIN.

A/C. P.X.9873. (Captain W/O. SNOWDON) bombing from 13.000 feet dropped his bombs South East to North West in target area. No results seen. Target not identified and attack made where other aircraft were bombing, believed to be STETTIN.
A/C. S.Z.8844. (Captain P/O. DUFF) bombing from 8.000 feet dropped one stick on the dock area. bursts only were observed. Target STETTIN.

A/C. B.X.9673. (Captain Sgt. ELLIS) failed to return from this Operation. Target HAMBURG.

A/C. Y.X.9910. (Captain Sgt. HULLS) failed to return from this Operation. Target HAMBURG.

A/C. F.X.9909. (Captain Sgt. BRUCE) bombing from 12.500 feet dropped his bombs on CALAIS on docks 2 and 6 causing fires which were visible 50 miles away.

All aircraft with the exception of B.X.967. and Y.X.9910. had returned to Base safely after Operations by 0700. hours.

B 622

MARHAM. 30/9/41. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly. Fine becoming fair. Freezing level 8.000 feet. Visibility poor.
Flying training.
1245. A/C. K.X.9831. Sgt. BROWNE and Crew took off for Photograph of DOWNHAM MARKET, and
1330. returned to Base.
1440. A/C. LYSANDER 9078. Sgt. GEORGE, Local Flying practice and
1550. returned to base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
List of postings to and from Unit during the month of September, 1941.
Officers.
P/O. J. H. WILEY J 5143 Posted from No. 27 OTU wef 28/8/41.
P/O. R. A. MATHER J 28230 Posted from No. 23 OTU wef 28/9/41.
P/O. G. H. SMITH 1263043 Posted from No. 23 OTU wef 8/9/41.
P/O. W. A. WHITE J 5096 Posted from No. 23 OTU wef 8/9/41.
F/O. F. J. KNIGHT 40304 Posted to No. 11 OTU wef 12/9/41.
P/O. R. J. POOLEY DFC 88682 Posted to No. 11 OTU wef 12/9/41.
F/O. A. C. CHALDECOTT 42999 Posted to R.A.F. Station HARWELL wef 12/9/41.
P/O R. A. MATHER J 28230 Posted to 405 Squadron, wef 5/9/41.
P/O. C. S. WHITE J 5330 Posted from No. 21 OTU wef 13/9/41.
P/O. A. C. WHITE J 5335 Posted from No. 21 OTU wef 13/9/41.
P/O. A. E. PARSONS 905127 Posted to No. 3 GTF, wef 9/9/41.
F/O. L. W. COLEMAN 72585 Posted from No. 15 OTU wef 11/9/41.
F/O. N. PATESON NZ36231 Posted from 15 OTU wef 15/9/41.
P/O. W. K. COLFE J 6156 Posted from 23 OTU wef 20/9/41.
P/O. J. F. STOCK None. Posted from No. 20 OTU wef 27/9/41.
P/O. F. M. CRITCHLEY None. Posted from No. 11 OTU wef 26/9/41.
P/O. J. A. SWORD 84698 Posted from No. 21 OTU wef 22/9/41.
S/L. J. H. SINDALL 37363 Posted to No. 27 OTU wef 23/9/41.
P/O. E. J. DICKIE 86423 Posted to H.Q. Bomber Command wef 19/9/41.
P/O. R. G. McINDOE J 4964 Posted from No. 23 OTU wef 29/9/41.
P/O. N. J. KING None. Posted from No. 21 O.T.U.
Airmen. Pilots.
CAN 64126 Sgt. Obsvr. BRITTAN J. Posted to No. 149 Squadron wef 3/9/41.
A 400578 Sgt. Pilot BUCKINGHAM R. Posted from No. 21 OTU wef 31/8/41.
A 400407 Sgt. Pilot BROWNE P. Posted from No. 21 OTU wef 31/8/41.
1110718 Sgt. Pilot HULLS A. Posted from No. 20 OTU wef 1/9/41.
1117736 Sgt. Pilot HORSLEY J. Posted from No. 20 OTU wef 1/9/41.
364756 Sgt. Pilot SNOWDEN J. Posted from No. 11 OTU wef 2/9/41.
NZ 404326 Sgt. Pilot BEATTIE K. Posted from No. 23 OTU wef 8/9/41.
NZ 403957 Sgt. Pilot FORSYTH A. Posted from No. 20 OTU wef 8/9/41.
NZ 403441 Sgt. Pilot GEORGE K. Posted from No. 20 OTU wef 8/9/41.
754727 Sgt. Pilot RAWLINGS R. Posted to No. No. 21 OTU wef 11/9/41.
NZ A40750 Sgt. Pilot BERNEY R. Posted to No. 20 OTU wef 11/9/41.
AUS 400231 Sgt. Pilot MORGAN Posted to No. 15 OTU wef 11/9/41.
A 402656 Sgt. Pilot GOODEY S. Posted from No. 23 OTU wef 20/9/41.
1253602 Sgt. Pilot OWEN E. Posted from No. 11 OTU wef 21/9/41.
1114018 Sgt. Pilot WILLIAMS R. Posted from No. 11 OTU wef 21/9/41.
1110712 Sgt. Pilot DEARDEN F. Posted from No. 20 OTU wef 24/9/41.
1376202 Sgt. Pilot HOLDER A. Posted from No. 11 OTU wef 26/9/41.
CAN R60457 Sgt. Pilot ANDERSON G. Posted from No. 11 OTU wef 26/9/41.
1283645 Sgt. Pilot HARRIS L. Posted from No. 21 OTU wef 29/9/41.
1255390 Sgt. Pilot GOODYEAR J. Posted from No. 21 OTU wef 29/9/41.
1190187 Sgt. Pilot REYNOLDS J. Posted from No. 20 OTU wef 27/9/41.
1282834 Sgt. Pilot HYDE H. Posted from No. 12 OTU wef 22/9/41.
1178757 Sgt. Pilot LONGMORE W. Posted from No. 11 OTU wef 26/9/41.