Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/4/42. 0310. All aircraft returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West to South Westerly. Occasional showers with risk of local thunder.
Flying training.
One aircraft undertook Local flying.
Operations Night of the 1st/2nd. April, 1942. Target LE HAVRE.
Form B.769 received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
2010. to 2022. A/C. B.X.3596. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3466. Sgt. TONKIN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 64. 250 lb., G.P's.
All aircraft carried cameras.
4 Freshmen took off between 2010. and 2022. hours to attack target LE HAVRE. Owing to technical trouble one aircraft was forced to turn back before reaching the target, and jettisoned his bombs.
The remaining three aircraft reached the target and finding weather to be good, bombed from heights ranging from 12.000 to 15.000 feet, dropped their bombs in the target area, but only one burst was observed. Photographs were taken.

1/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3596.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3591.





Wellington MK.III
R. X. 3466.





P/O. WOOD
F/S. KORMYLO
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. IGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
Sgt. MALE
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHINSON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

Sgt. TONKIN
Sgt. PEPPER
Sgt. HONYCHURCH
Sgt. MORTON 763
Sgt. BALLENTINE
Sgt. MORGAN

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.

2012.






2010.






2022.






2019.






2250.






0005.






0030.






0020.






4 aircraft (2 from 'A' Flight and 2 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target LE HAVRE, in accordance with Form B.769 from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. B.X.3596. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3591. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. R.X.3466. Sgt. TONKIN and Crew.

Bomb load
Each of the aircraft carried 16. 250 G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. B.X.3596. (Captain P/O. WOOD) was forced to abandon the sortie due to engine trouble, and jettisoned his bombs in the sea.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs across the Northern part of the Dock area. One burst was observed. A photograph was attempted.

A/C. S.X.3591. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs in the Dock area, but no bursts were observed.

A/C. R.X.3466. (Captain Sgt. TONKIN) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped bombs in the target area without observing any results. One 250 hung up. A photograph was attempted.


MARHAM. 2/4/42. 0030. All aircraft returned safely to Base from Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West to North West. Fair at first occasional showers later.
Flying training.
Air tests only were undertaken.
Operations Night of the 2nd/3rd. April, 1942. Target POISSY and LE HAVRE.
Form B.770 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2015. to 2025. A/C. H.X.3635. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3750. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3344. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3644. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. G.P. 6. 1.000 lb. G.P. 36. 500 lb. G.P's 48. 250 lb. G.P's.
All aircraft carried cameras.
Six aircraft of this Squadron took off between 2015. and 2025. hours to attack target MATFORD Works POISSY.
Crews found weather over the target to be good and bombing from heights ranging from 3.500 to 4.000 feet dropped their bombs which were seen to fall direct on the factory starting large fires. Leaflets also were dropped.
F/L. SWORD obtained five excellent photographs after the attack had ceased.
Three Freshmen renewed their attack on target LE HAVRE, and taking off between 2003. and 2008. hours found weather over target to be good.
Bombing from heights ranging between 10.000 and 13.000 feet dropped their bombs which were seen to fall in the dock area, but no results were observed.

2/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3675.





Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3602.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3344.





Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.





F/L. SWORD
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
P/O. PEARCE
F/L. HAYNES

F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
W/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
P/O. SCRIVEN

P/O. GEORGE
P/O. ROHDE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. ESLING

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. ALEANDRI
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
Sgt. SUDDICK
Sgt. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. RINGE
Sgt. HUGHES

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHINSON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

Captain
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

2016.





2026.






2015.






2020.






2025.






2018.






2008.





2006.






2003.






0130.





0125.






0110.






0119.






0125.






0135.






0005.





2356.






2323.






6 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target POISEY, in accordance with Form B.770 from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. H.X.3635. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.

Bomb load
1 of the above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
5 of the above aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's and 1. 1.000 lb. G.P's.
A/C. H.X.3635. carried camera.

A/C. H.X.3635. (Captain F/L. SWORD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 3.500 feet dropped bombs in the target area, which were seen to hit a Factory Roof. Two fires were observed, two in the factory and another in the Powerhouse. Four photographs were taken.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 4.000 feet dropped his bombs, some of which were seen to make a direct hit on the factory. Large fires were started.

A/C. F.X.3675. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 3.800 feet dropped his bombs which were observed to fall on or across the target. Many fires were observed..

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 4.000 feet dropped his bombs which were observed to fall in the target area. Fires were observed.

A/C. Q.X.3602. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from height of 4.000 feet dropped his bombs on the target area. Two bursts were observed. Also two fires were seen at Northern end of target. 3 bundles of leaflets dropped.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from height of 4.000 feet dropped his bombs straight across the factory. Two bursts were observed, and two fires were seen at Northern end of main factory. Three bundles also of leaflets were dropped.

3 aircraft (1 from 'A' Flight and 2 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target LE HAVRE, in accordance with Form B.770 from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. T.X.3750. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3344. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3644. P/O. WOOD and Crew.

Bomb load
All of the above aircraft carried 16. 250 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. T.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) successfully located and attacked target, and dropping his bombs from a height ranging from 10.000 to 13.000 feet, dropped his bombs in two sticks in the dock area, one stick of bombs was observed to burst. Photos were attempted. A/C. was slightly damaged by Flak.

A/C. Z.X.3344. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) successfully located and attacked target, and bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs in the target area. Four bursts were observed in the harbour area. Photos were attempted.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain P/O. WOOD) successfully located and attacked target, and dropping his bombs from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs in the target area. Bursts were observed in the Dock area. Photos were attempted.


MARHAM. 3/4/42. 0135. All aircraft had returned safely to Base from Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly. Fair with occasional light rain or drizzle.
Flying training.
Air tests only were undertaken.
Operations Night of 3rd/4th. April 1942.
Form B.771 received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
14 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 1600. hours.
MARHAM. 4/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South West to Westerly. Fair at first with showers later.
Flying training.
1130. A/C. Z.X.3344. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Cross Country flight to HORNCHURCH and
1240. returned to Base.
1500. A/C. H.Z.3635. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Cross Country flight to FELDWELL and MILDENHALL and
1645. returned to Base.
Operations Day of the 4th. April, 1942. Target ESSEN.
Form B.772 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1035. A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 7. 500 lb. G.P's.
One aircraft took off at 1035. hours to attack target ESSEN and bombing from a height of 13.000 feet bombs were dropped on a T.R. Fix 10-12 miles North West of town in the STERKRADE district. No results were observed owing to poor visibility.
1435. Aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

4/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. RINGE
Sgt. HUGHES

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

1035.






1435.






1 aircraft from 'B' Flight was detailed to attack target ESSEN in accordance with Form B.772 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried 7. 500 G.P's.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix 10 to 12 miles North West of ESSEN. in STERKRADE district. No results were observed.

The aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 1435. hours.


MARHAM. 5/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South South Westerly to West South Westerly, local rain at first becoming fair.
Operations Night of the 5th/6th. April, 1942. Target KOLN.
Form B.773 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2255. to 0102. A/C. H.K.3635. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3596. Sgt. HOLDER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. LESLIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3412. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3644. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3540. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 3. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 7. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 35. 500 lb. G.P's, 24. 250 lb. G.P's and 72. bundles of 3.4.5. flares.
13 of the aircraft carried cameras.
16 aircraft took off between 2255. and 0102. hours to attack target COLOGNE and found weather over the target to be fair early improving later.
13 of the aircraft bombing from heights ranging between 1?.500 and 17.000 feet dropped their bombs and observed fires started. Large fires were also noticed in the target area, one being visible from a distance of 100 miles. Photographs were taken and leaflets dropped.
One of the aircraft brought all its bombs back owing to the navigator becoming ill,
two aircraft jettisoned their bombs, one due to flat batteries and the other due to oxygen equipment failure.

5/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3675.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.





Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3412.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3596.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3540.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3602.





Wellington MK.III
R. X. 3591.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3466.





F/L. SWORD
W/C. OLSON
Sgt. BATTY
P/O. PEARCE
Sgt. NEWARK
F/S. HAYNES

P/O. GEORGE
P/O. ROHDE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. ESLING

P/O. PATTERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. NEWBOUND

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHETT
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. McMULLAN

Sgt. HOLDER
Sgt. BLAIR
P/O. BARLOW
Sgt. RAISWELL
Sgt. PHILLIPS
Sgt. RYAN

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. ALEANDRI
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
Sgt. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
W/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
P/O. SCRIVEN

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

F/S. DAVIE
Sgt. KORMYLO
Sgt. SLATTER
Sgt. MCLEOD
Sgt. BOYLE
Sgt. SPROSTON

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK
Sgt. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. HUGHES
Sgt. RINGE

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
F/S. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

P/O. LESLIE
F/O. NICHOLSON
P/O. SYMONS
Sgt. GARLAND
Sgt. CAVE

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
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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Rr. Gunnr.

2255.






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0647.






0625.





0240.






16 aircraft (8 from 'A' Flight and 8 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target COLOGNE in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. H.X.3635. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3412. Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3596. Sgt. HOLDER and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3540. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. LESLIE and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3644. P/O. WOOD and Crew.

Bomb load
6 of the above aircraft carried 12. Bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares and 4. 250 lb. G.P's.
7 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 Special H.C.
13 aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. H.X.3635. (Captain F/L. SWORD) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs short just East of river and East of target but no results were observed. The heating was unserviceable and photoflash was unable to be loaded due to intense cold. Aircraft was coned by searchlights.

A/C. F.X.3675. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in the middle of flares on T.R. fix but no bursts were seen. Leaflets were dropped and photograph taken.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his bombs and observed them to burst near fire already burning.

A/C. D.X.3412. (Captain Sgt. MORTON) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on South COLOGNE and observed bursts believed to be South of aiming point. A large red fire was seen North of town. Photograph was taken.

A/C. B.X.3596. (Captain Sgt. HOLDER) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix but no results were observed. Nickels were dropped in COLOGNE area.

A/C. J.X.3540. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to batteries being flat and bombs were jettisoned safely.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs which were believed to fall across target area. Fires were seen burning in target area on departure. Leaflets were dropped and photograph taken.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in target area but no results were observed but large fires were seen on departure. Leaflets were dropped. Heavy accurate Flak was encountered in target area.

A/C. Q.X.3602. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) bombing from height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to fall in or near target area. One large fire was seen South of target. Photo was taken.

A/C. R.X.3591. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to his navigator being take ill. All bombs were brought back.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bomb and observed burst. Large fires were seen in the target area including a very large fire in vicinity of own bomb. Fires were visible 100 miles from target. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in target area and 2 bursts were seen. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on a large fire in target area. Leaflets were dropped. T.R.1335 was unserviceable.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix but no results were observed due to cloud. Leaflets were dropped and photo taken.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) bombing from a height of 17.000 feet dropped his bombs North West of a fire in the target area. Damaged in 3 places by Flak.

A/C. S.X.3466. (Captain P/O. LESLIE) was forced to abandon the sortie and returned early due to oxygen failure. All bombs were jettisoned.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0647. hours.


MARHAM. 6/4/42. 0647. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly to Southerly backing to South to South Easterly, fair at first rain with risk of local thunder storms later.
Operations Night of the 6th/7th. April, 1942. Target ESSEN.
Form B774 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2358. to 0102. A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.3591. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3412. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3633. P/O. LESLIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3540. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/X. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4000 lb. H.C's, 20. 250 lb. G.P's, 27. 9 S.B.C's and 60. bundles of 3.4.5. flares.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
10 aircraft took off between 2358. and 0102. hours to attack target ESSEN and owing to severe icing conditions only five were able to press home their attack.
Bombing from heights ranging between 14.000 and 16.000 feet bombs were dropped and seen to burst starting a reddish fire.
4 of the remaining aircraft jettisoned their bombs and the other brought all bombs back.
Two of the aircraft were damaged by Flak.

6/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3675.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3540.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3412.





Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3633.





Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
R. X. 3591.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3635.




P/O. GEORGE
P/O. ROHDE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. ESLING

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. ALEANDRI
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

P/O. PATTERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. NEWBOUND

P/O. LESLIE
F/S. KORMYLO
F/O. NICHOLSON
P/O. SYMONS
Sgt. GARLAND
Sgt. CAVE

W/C. FREEMAN
W/C. OLSON
F/L. SYMMONS
P/O. SHAW
F/L. KEARY
Sgt. CALLENDER

F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
W/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
P/O. SCRIVEN

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. LOWRY

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK
F/S. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
W/O. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY
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
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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Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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0007.






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

A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3540. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3412. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3633. P/O. LESLIE and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. R.X.3591. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. H.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.

Bomb load
5 of the aircraft carried 12. Bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares and 4. 250 lb. G.P's.
3 of the aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
2 of the aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. F.X.3675. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix but no results were observed. Aerial was shot away. Photo attempted.

A/C. J.X.3540. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs which fell just East of aiming point but no bursts were observed. T.R. was unserviceable by Flak. A/C. was hit by Flak.

A/C. D.X.3412. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to severe icing and all bombs were jettisoned.

A/C. G.X.3633. (Captain P/O. LESLIE) was forced to abandon the sortie due to icing. T.R. was unserviceable. All bombs were jettisoned.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain W/C. FREEMAN) was forced to abandon the sortie due to severe icing. All bombs were brought back.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) was forced to jettison his bombs due to failure of T.R.1335. The rear gunner fired 3 bursts at a M.E.110, first burst hit home but no definite results were seen.

A/C. R.X.3591. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) bombing from height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs but no results were observed.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bomb which was seen to burst starting a reddish fire.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results.

A/C. H.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to severe icing. All bombs were jettisoned.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0630. hours.


MARHAM. 7/4/42. 0630. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fair at first with showers later.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 8/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly to South Westerly, fair with risk of showers.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. Z.X.3344. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for DUAL LANDING practice and
1130. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 8th/9th. April, 1942. Target HAMBURG.
Form B.775 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2230. to 2342. A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3672. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3412. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3644. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 2. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 10. 500 lb. G.P's and 81. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
13 aircraft took off between 2230. and 2342. hours to attack target HAMBURG and bombing from heights ranging between 13.000 and 16.000 feet.
7 of the aircraft dropped their bombs on T.R. Fix assisted by D.R. observing a few bursts and in one case a big glow. Photographs were taken and leaflets dropped.
5 of the aircraft jettisoned their bombs due to icing conditions and electrical storms and the remaining aircraft jettisoned its bombs owing to the failure of normal bomb release.

8/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3672.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3602.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3412.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3466.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.




Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





F/L. SWORD
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
P/O. PEARCE
F/S. HAYNES

P/O. GEORGE
P/O. ROHDE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. ESLING

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
W/O. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. ALEANDRI
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
W/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
P/O. SCRIVEN

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. MCKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. GREGORY

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. MCCARTHY
Sgt. JERRAM
Sgt. SMITH

Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. RINGE
Sgt. HUGHES

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
Sgt. SUDDICK
Sgt. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

Captain
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
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Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
2nd. Pilot
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

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

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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.
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Rr. Gunnr.

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0429.






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0406.






0433.






0459.






13 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight and 8 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target HAMBURG in accordance with Form B.775 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3672. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3412. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3644. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.

Bomb load
9 of the above aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
2 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) attacking target from a height of 14.000 feet on E.T.A. dropped his bombs without observing any results.

A/C. F.X.3672. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) attacking target dropped his bombs from a height of 14.600 feet on D.R.T. E.T.A. and observed his bombs to burst. A terrific glow resulted. Leaflets were also dropped.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) attacking target from a height of 14.500 feet on E.T.A. dropped his bombs and observed fires reflected on clouds. Leaflets were also dropped.

A/C. Q.X.3602. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) was forced to return without dropping bombs on target due to icing conditions and plane refusing to climb. All bombs were jettisoned safely.

A/C. D.X.3412. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) failed to identify target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst. No other results were observed. Leaflets were dropped. Electrical storms and icing were experienced.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) attacking target and bombing on D.R. from fix on T.R. from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst. A red fire was observed on departure. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) was forced to abandon the sortie and returned early due to icing conditions and electrical storms. Bombs were jettisoned except for 1. S.B.C. which was brought back.

A/C. S.X.3466. (Captain P/O. PERRY) was forced to abandon the sortie due to icing conditions and electrical storms. All bombs were jettisoned.

A/C. J.X.3634. (Captain P/O. WOOD) failed to identify target and dropped his bombs from a height of 15.500 feet without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) attacked target on visual observation and bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs over target when caught in cone of searchlights. Bursts were observed, and leaflets dropped.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) attacked CUXHAVEN and bombing on a T.R. and D.R. fix from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed 6 bursts. Oxygen failure in the rear turret resulted in the illness of the rear gunner..

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) attacking target bombed on T.R. assisted by D.R. dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) found that his bomb release would not work and jettisoned his bombs safe.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0502. hours.


MARHAM. 9/4/42. 0502. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly backing to South South Easterly, continuous rain clearing later.
Flying training.
A/C. X.M.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Local Flying practice and
returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 10/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, veering West North Westerly, occasional showers perhaps of thundery nature.
Flying training.
1200. A/C. Z.X.3344. Sgt. FONE and Crew undertook Local Flying practice and
1300. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 10/11th. April 1942. Target ESSEN.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 group.
2121. to 2249. A/C. A.X.3644. P/O. LESLIE and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3596. Sgt. HOLDER and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3412. F/S. ANDERSON and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 24. 250 G.P's, 72. 9 S.B.C's and 72. bundles of 3.4.5 Flares.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
Fifteen aircraft of this Squadron took off between 2121. and 2249. hours to attack target ESSEN.
Crews found weather over the target to be fair.
Fourteen of the aircraft bombing from heights ranging between 13.000 and 16.000 feet dropped their bombs which were observed to burst in a build up area, and several fires were started. The aircraft bombed by TR Fix and visual observation. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
One aircraft bombed "last resort" target from a height of 16.500 feet and also took photographs.

10/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
R. X. 3591.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3602.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3466.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3596.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3412.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3675.





Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.





S/L. GRANT
Sgt. BATCHEN
F/O. EVANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. BURGESS
F/S. BILLSON

F/S. DAVIE
Sgt. GLAUSER
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. BOYLE
Sgt. MCLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
W/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. CALLENDER

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. RINGE
Sgt. HUGHES

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

P/O. LESLIE
F/O. NICHOLSON
P/O. SYMONS
Sgt. GARLAND
Sgt. CAVE

Sgt. HOLDER
Sgt. BLAIR
P/O. BARLOW
Sgt. RAISWELL
Sgt. PHILLIPS
Sgt. RYAN

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
W/O. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. ALEANDRI
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

P/O. GEORGE
P/O. ROHDE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. ESLING

F/L. SWORD
F/S. KORMYLO
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
F/O. PEARCE
F/S. HAYNES

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. MCCARTHY
Sgt. JERRAM
Sgt. SMITH

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
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W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

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

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

Captain
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

2121.






2221.






2223.






2218.






2234.






2245.






2249.






2232.





2125.






2123.






2126.






2122.






2120.






2226.





2236.





0309.






0319.






0400.






0340.






0330.






0410.






0419.






0314.





0249.






0350.






0406.






0320 ?.






0158.






0336.





0316.





15 aircraft (8 from 'A' Flight and 7 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target ESSEN in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3596. Sgt. HOLDER and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3412. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3644. P/O. LESLIE and Crew.

Bomb load
6 of the aircraft carried 12. Bundles of 3. x 4.5 Flares and 4. 250 lb. G.P's.
6 of aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
1 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) bombing from a height of 16.500 feet dropped his bombs on DUISBERG without observing any results. Photo was attempted.

A/C. R.X.3591. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) bombing from a height of 15.300 feet dropped his bombs which fell in an area already burning. A fire was started. Leaflets were dropped. 8 container was brought back.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst among burning incendiaries. Leaflets were dropped and a photo was attempted.

A/C. Q.X.3602. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his incendiaries which were seen to fall in a build up area. Medium and small fires were seen on departure. Caught in 4 blue searchlights over target. Photo attempted.

A/C. S.X.3466. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix. No results were seen but other fires were observed. A photo was attempted.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix. Bursts were observed and one fairly large fire was seen about one mile East of KRUPPS. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped. A photo was attempted.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and a photo was attempted.

A/C. F.X.3675. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and a photo attempted.

A/C. B.X.3596. (Captain Sgt. HOLDER) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and a photo attempted.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) dropped his bombs from a height of 15.500 feet on T.R. fix without observing any results other than flares burning. Leaflets were dropped and a photo attempted.

A/C. D.X.3412. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and a photo attempted.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst and start fires. Leaflets were dropped and a photo attempted.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in a built up area and observed fires. Leaflets were dropped and a photo attempted. Geodetics damaged by Flak.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain P/O. LESLIE) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0410. hours.


MARHAM. 11/4/42. 0410. Aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly, fair.
Flying training.
1115. A/C. Z.X.3344. Sgt. FONE and Crew did Circuits and S.B.A. training (Standard Beam Approach) and
1215. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 12/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Easterly. Fine at first becoming fair.
Flying training.
1100. A/C. Z.X.3344. Sgt. FONE and Crew undertook Local Flying practice, and
1235. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 12/13th. April, 1942. Target ESSEN.
From B.--- received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
2144. to 2304. A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3412. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.3721. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3633. P/O. LESLIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3596. Sgt. HOLDER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's. 5. 1.000 G.P's. 32. 500 G.P's. 30. 250 G.P's. 18. S.B.C's. and 72. 3.4.5's.
All aircraft carried cameras.
Sixteen aircraft took off between 2144. and 2304. to attack target ESSEN.
All Crews found weather to be fair over the target and bombing from heights ranging between 14.000 and 16.500 feet bombed by TR Fix and visual observations, some of which were observed to burst in the target area causing several fires. Other bombs were released on the target but no results were seen. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
Seven of the aircraft were damaged by Flak.
One aircraft being unable to gain sufficient height jettisoned some bombs alive.
One aircraft brought its bombs back owing to icing conditions.
One aircraft failed to return.

12/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.



Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3675.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3412.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3602.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
R. X. 3591.





Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3633.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3596.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





W/C. FREEMAN
F/L. SYMMONS
P/O. SHAW
F/L. KEARY

S/L. GRANT
F/S. BILLSON
F/O. EVANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. GRIEVE
Sgt. BURGESS

P/O. GEORGE
P/O. ROHDE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. ESLING

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
W/O. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. ALEANDRI
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
W/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. CALLENDER

F/S. DAVIE
Sgt. GLAUSER
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. MCLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

P/O. LESLIE
F/S. KORMYLO
F/O. NICHOLSON
P/O. SYMONS
Sgt. GARLAND
Sgt. CAVE

Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. RINGE
Sgt. HUGHES

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. MCCARTHY
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. JERRAM

Sgt. HOLDER
Sgt. BLAIR
P/O. BARLOW
Sgt. RAISWELL
Sgt. PHILLIPS
Sgt. RYAN

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
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
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

Captain
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.

2135.




2144.






2219.






2217.






2218.






2232.






2246.






2248.






2244.





2258.






2255.






2245.





2257.






2306.





2304.






2308.





0254.




0307.






0402.






0315.






0320.






0336.






0440.






0137.






0403.





0433.






0418.






0345.





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0445.





0431.






0449.





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

A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3412. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. H.X.3721. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3633. P/O. LESLIE and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3596. Sgt. HOLDER and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.

Bomb load
5 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
6 aircraft carried 12. Bundles of 3. 4.5 Flares and 5. 250 lb. G.P's.
2 carried ?. S.B.C's.
1 carried 7. 500 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain W/C. FREEMAN) was forced to return early due to icing conditions and all bombs were brought back.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 16.500 feet dropped his bombs which were observed to burst in a build up area. The first bomb fell in a wide street. Leaflets were also dropped. Intercommunication was very noisy and weak. Slight Flak damage was sustained.

A/C. F.X.3675. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing on visual observation and T.R. dropped his bombs on centre of town. No results were observed. Leaflets were dropped. Damage by Flak was sustained.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 16.000 feet on T.R. fix dropped his bombs and observed flares burning. No other results were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. D.X.3412. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 16.000 feet on visual observation and T.R. fix dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped. W/Op. was injured in the leg. Very badly damaged by Flak.

A/C. Q.X.3602. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing on visual observation and T.R. fix from height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs on target without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped. Damaged by Flak.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed 6 bursts also fires burning in aiming point. Leaflets were dropped. Damaged by Flak.

A/C. R.X.3591. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) was forced to return early due to inability to climb, some of the bombs were jettisoned alive, 3. 500 G.P's were brought back.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain P/O. WOOD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in build up area to the North West of a large fire. Fires were observed to be burning. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. G.X.3633. (Captain P/O. LESLIE) released his bombs on T.R. fix from a height of 16.000 feet into fires already burning.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs but was blinded by searchlights East of town and no results were observed except small scattered fires. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on built up area observing fires. Many fighter aircraft were send up. Leaflets were dropped. Damage by Flak sustained.

A/C. B.X.3596. (Captain Sgt. HOLDER) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix from a height of 15.000 feet and observed many bursts. Fires were observed all over the RUHR. Bombing of COLOGNE was observed.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain P/O. PERRY) dropped his bombs on a T.R. 1355 fix from a height of 16.000 feet and observed burst in centre of town. Leaflets were dropped. Starboard wing was holed.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) dropped his bombs on T.R. fix and E.T.A. and observed his bombs burst. Aircraft was holed by Flak.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0440. hours with the exception of aircraft B.X.3596. (Captain Sgt. HOLDER).


MARHAM. 13/4/42. 0440. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base.
Met. conditions.
Wind East South East to Easterly. Fair.
Operations Night of the 13th/14th. April, 1942. Target "AS ALLOTTED".
Form B.780 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2114. to 2125. A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. FONE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.3591. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 8. 1.500 lb. Veg.
Four aircraft took off between 2114. and 2125. hours to attack an allotted target.
Two of the aircraft dropped their bombs in the target positions. One aircraft dropped his bombs safely and one aircraft brought its bombs back.

13/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.




Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3602.





Wellington MK.III
R. X. 3591.





F/L. SWORD
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
P/O. PEARCE
F/S. HAYNES

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

Sgt. FONE
Sgt. ROLLINSON
Sgt. SAINT
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. GRIEVE
Sgt. SIMMANS

F/S. DAVIE
Sgt. GLAUSER
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. HODGSON
Sgt. McLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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.

2125.





2123.





2114.






211?.






0030.





0140.





0120.






0029.






4 aircraft (2 from 'A' Flight and 2 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack an allotted position, in accordance with Form B.--- from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. FONE and Crew.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.

Bomb load
Each of the above aircraft carried 2. 1.500 lb. Veg.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) dropped his vegetables in allotted position, from a height of 800'.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) was unable to locate the position owing to T.R. being unserviceable, and brought his bombs back.

A/C. Q.X.3602. (Captain Sgt. FONE) dropped his vegetables in the allotted position, from a height of 630'.

A/C. R.X.3591. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) dropped his vegetables safe, T.R. being unserviceable, from a height of 600 feet.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0140. hours.


MARHAM. 14/4/42. 0140. Aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Easterly. Fine.
Operations Night of the 14/15th. April, 1942. Target DORTMUND.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2140. to 2305. A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3675. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3602. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3596. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. Sgt. FONE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C. 6. 500 lb. G.P's. 30. 250 G.P's. 27. S.B.C's. 72. bundles 3.4.5.
All aircraft carry cameras.
Twelve aircraft took off between 2140. and 2305. hours to attack target DORTMUND.
Crews found visibility over the target was good. 11 of the aircraft bombing from heights ranging from 15.000 to 16.000 feet dropped their bombs, most of which were observed to burst in the target area. Fires and explosions were also seen. Leaflets also were dropped.
One aircraft jettisoned its bombs safe near HODY.

14/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3675.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3602.





Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3596.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.




Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3466.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





F/L. SWORD
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
P/O. PEARCE
F/S. HAYNES

P/O. GEORGE
P/O. ROHDE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. ESLING

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

S/L. GRANT
F/O. EVANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. BURGESS
F/S. BILLSON

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
W/O. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. MCCARTHY
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. JERRAM

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. HUGHES
Sgt. RINGE

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. HODGSON
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

Sgt. FONE
Sgt. ROLLINSON
Sgt. SAINT
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. BROWN
Sgt. SIMMONS

Captain
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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.

2143.





2140.






2156.






2159.





2215.






2218.





2305.





2249.






2257.






2300.






2259.






2303.





0349.





0325.






0430.






0355.





0403.






0446.





0349.





0447.






0500.






0504.






0502.






0520.





12 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target DORTMUND in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3674. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3632. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3596. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. Sgt. FONE and Crew.

Bomb load
6 of the above aircraft carried 12. Bundles of 3.4.5 Flares and 5. 250 lb. G.P's.
3 aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
1 carried 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 16.000 feet by T.R. fix and visual observation dropped his bombs 1 mile North West of target without observing any results. Damaged by Flak.

A/C. F.X.3674. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) bombing on a T.R. fix from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs but did not observe bursts due to intense Flak and searchlights. 3 flares were brought back. Rear gunner was wounded by Flak. Extensive Flak and fighter damage.

A/C. Q.X.3632. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) bombing on a T.R. fix from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his flares over DORTMUND. Nothing was observed owing to searchlights. Leaflets were dropped. There was a leak in the hydraulic system and the aircraft was holed.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) bombing on T.R. fix and visual observation dropped his bombs on West side of town towards dock area. Leaflets were also dropped.

A/C. C.X.3596. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) bombing on a T.R. fix and visual observation from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs across the centre of the town. Fires and explosions were observed and a large fire was seen on arrival. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) dropped his flares on a T.R. fix from a height of 16.000 feet. A built up area was observed and leaflets were dropped.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs which were seen to burst on North West of town and near docks in built up area. Leaflets were dropped. Damaged by Flak.

A/C. S.X.3466. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing on a T.R. fix from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed bursts in. One fire was started from incendiaries. 6 fires were seen burning in target area. Leaflets were dropped. Aircraft holed.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing on a T.R. fix and visual observation from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to fall in target area. Several small fires were seen. Most of the flares failed to ignite. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing on a T.R. fix from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs in target area and observed some bursts. Fires were started after bursts. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) bombing on a T.R. fix and visual observation from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bomb but no burst was observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain Sgt. FONE) attacked a district near HODY but was uncertain of the position and so jettisoned 6. 500 lb. bombs safely.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0504.


MARHAM. 15/4/42. 0504. All aircraft had returned safely to Base.
Met. conditions.
Wind East North Easterly, fine.
Operations Night of the 15/16th. April, 1942. Target DORTMUND.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
2229. to 2352. A/C. V.X.3601. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's. 30. 250 lb. G.P's. 9. S.B.C. 72. 3.4.5. Flares.
Nine aircraft took off between 2229. and 2352. hours to attack target DORTMUND.
Eight of the aircraft bombing from heights ranging from 15.000 to 16.000 feet dropped their bombs by TR Fix in the target area. A few bursts were observed and also some fires were seen.
One aircraft jettisoned bombs 50.12'N - 05.40'E from 12.800 feet.

15/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.




Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.




Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3589.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





W/C. FREEMAN
F/O. EVANS
F/L. SYMONS
P/O. SHAW
Sgt. COLEMAN
F/L. KEARY

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. MCCARTHY
Sgt. JOHNS
Sgt. JERRAM

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. GRAY
Sgt. HOLMES

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

P/O. PATTERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. NEWBOUND

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

F/S. DAVIE
Sgt. GLAUSER
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. BULLOCK
Sgt. MCLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

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

Captain
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

Captain
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.

2240.






2239.





2300.






2304.






2329.





2331.






2332.





2352.






2348.





0411.






0404.





0409.






0451.






0455.





0446.






0434.





0454.






0444.





9 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target DORTMUND in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3589. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. P/O. PERRY and Crew.

Bomb load
6 of the above aircraft carried 12. Bundles of 3.4.5 Flares and 5. 250 lb. G.P's.
1 aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
2 aircraft carried 1. Special 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain W/C. FREEMAN) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet on T.R. fix dropped his flares without observing any results. Slight damage by Flak.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs and observed bursts only. Slight Flak damage.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his flares on a T.R. fix but no results were observed owing to cloud.

A/C. D.X.3749 (Captain Sgt. MORTON) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix but no bursts were observed. Two fires were seen.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his flares and observed reflection in clouds. An aircraft was observed shot down North of OSTEND.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing on a T.R. fix from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs 5 miles North East of DORTMUND. Flares were observed but no other results. Aircraft sustained slight damage.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) did not attack target owing to A.S.I. failure and jettisoned his bombs from a height of 12.800 feet.

A/C. W.X.3589. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs without identifying target. No results were observed.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 17.000 feet by visual observation dropped his bombs and observed bursts in Eastern section of town. One red fire was seen.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0455. hours.


MARHAM. 16/4/42. 0455. Aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North to North Easterly, fine.
Flying training.
1550 A/C. K.X.3639. F/L. SWORD and Crew undertook Local flying practice and
1630. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 17/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly. Fine.
Flying training.
2250. A/C. C.X.3593. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for CIRCUITS and BUMPS.
2350. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 17/18th. April, 1942. Target HAMBURG and LE HAVRE.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
2326. to 2350. A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PAT(T)ERSON and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. GEORGE and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3644. F/S. ANDERSON and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. Sgt. FONE and crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's. 3. 1.000 lb. G.P's. 15. 500 lb. G.P's. 18. 250 G.P's. 81. S.B.C.
Twelve of the aircraft carried cameras.
Fourteen aircraft took off between 2326. and 2359. hours to attack target HAMBURG.
One aircraft took off at 2140. hours to attack LE HAVRE.
Crews found weather good at first, but a ground haze was present over the target.
Ten off the aircraft bombing from heights ranging from 12.000 to 16.000 feet, dropped their bombs by visual observation and TR Fix. Numerous bursts were seen in the target area and a few fires were observed.
One aircraft bombed a "last resort" target owing to starboard motor overheating, and a large red fire was observed.
One aircraft bombed SYLT but the bombs were observed to fall in mud in open country. This aircraft was damaged by an enemy fighter.
Two aircraft jettisoned their bombs due to engine trouble and failure to gain height.
One aircraft bombed EMDEN from a height of 17.000 feet dropping their bombs which were seen to burst, but the results were obscured by cloud. The A.S.I. of this aircraft was unserviceable.

17/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
R. X. 3591.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3466.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.





Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.




Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





F/L. SWORD
P/O. A'COURT
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
P/O. PEARCE
F/S. HAYNES

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. BURNETT
Sgt. HIGHET
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. McMULLEN

P/O. PAT(T)ERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. NEWBOUND

S/L. GRANT
F/O. EVANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. BURGESS
F/S. BILLSON

F/S. DAVIE
Sgt. GLAUSER
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. ROYLE
Sgt. McLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

P/O. GEORGE
G/O. McKEE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. BOURKE

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. HODGSON
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. RINGE
Sgt. HUGHES

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK
F/S. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. MCCARTHY
Sgt. JOHNS
Sgt. JERRAM

Sgt. FONE
Sgt. ROLLINSON
Sgt. SAINT
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. GRIEVE
Sgt. SIMMANS

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
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

2326.






2329.






2332.






2330.





2334.






2336.






2333.






2341.






2344.






2330.





2339.





2345.






2347.






2350.





2140.






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0450.






0537.






0454





0254.






0545.






0608.






0610.






0405.






0600.





0610.





0559.






0550.






0525.





0136.






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

A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PAT(T)ERSON and crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. R.X.3591. F/S. DAVIE and crew.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3644. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.

Bomb load
9 of the aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
3 of the aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. and 5. 500 lb. G.P.
2 of the aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
13 of the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on the West end of the town, 4 miles from aiming point. Incendiaries were observed and fires started.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. MORTON) bombed the last resort target SYLT due to starboard motor overheating and from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed a large red fire in the centre of the stick.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombed the last resort target SYLT and from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in mud in open country. A dummy fire was observed on the Island of FOHR. A/C. was damaged by fighter.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) was forced to jettison his bombs at 0245. hours from a height of 16.500 feet owing to engine trouble.

A/C. R.X.3591. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) was forced to jettison his bombs from a height of 11.000 feet due to engine overheating and aircraft failing to gain height. Some bombs were brought back.

A/C. S.X.3466. (Captain P/O. PERRY) successfully located and attacked target and bombing on T.R. and D.R. fixes from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs which were thought to have fallen on the aiming point. No results were observed.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in a build up area in the Northern suburbs. Bombs were seen to burst and a good fire started. Other fires also were observed.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 18.500 feet dropped his bombs which were observed to fall North of the target area. No burst were observed.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombed EMDEN from a height of 17.000 feet and dropped his bombs by visual observation but no results were observed other than bursts. A.S.I. was unserviceable.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation but no results were seen. A few fires were observed burning. Target was not definitely identified.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst in the target area. Fires were started.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 17.000 feet by visual observation dropped his bombs which were seen to burst but no results were observed.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 18.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst. Fires were visible. Target was not definitely identified.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation but observed no results. Other bombs were seen bursting, and fires started.

1 aircraft from 'B' Flight was detailed to attack target LE HAVRE in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. P.X.3662. Sgt. FONE and Crew.

Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 15. 250 lb. G.P's

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain Sgt. FONE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 13.000 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs and observed numerous bursts but no fires. Leaflets were dropped.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0610. hours.


MARHAM. 18/4/42. 0610. All aircraft returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly to North North Easterly, fair with risk of thundery rain later.
Flying training.
2 Crews undertook Local Flying practice.
1010. A/C. Z.X.3344. P/O. RHODE and Crew took off for NORTH SEA SWEEP and
1405. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 19/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, light and variable. Fair with risk of thundery showers.
Flying training.
10 Crews undertook Local Flying practice.
1 crew undertook AIR FIRING practice.
2 Crews undertook BOMBING and AIR FIRING practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly veering to North Westerly, fair with showers later.
Flying training.
2 Crews undertook Local flying practice.
1530. A/C. Z.X.3344. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Cross Country to BLACKPOOL and
1730. returned to Base.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 21/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, cloudy with occasional light rain.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. R.X.3397. P/O. LELAND and Crew took off for Cross Country to STAVERTON and
1530. returned to Base.
1140. A/C. F.X.3416. Sgt. MORTON and crew took off for Cross Country to WHITCHURCH and
1340. returned to Base.
3 crews undertook Local Flying practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 22/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly, local mist at first clearing later.
Flying training.
3 Crews undertook Local Flying practice.
1515. A/C. A.X.3644. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Cross Country to PERSHORE and
1900. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 22nd/23rd. April, 1942. Target COLOGNE and LE HAVRE.
Form B--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2126. to 2155. A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. F/O. LESLIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3591. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S.HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 4. 1.000 lb G.P's, 20. 500 lb. G.P's, 15. 250 lb. G.P's and 54. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
12 aircraft took off between 2126. and 2155. to attack target COLOGNE and found weather over the target to be hazy.
11 of the aircraft bombing from heights ranging between 13.000 and 15.000 feet on T.R. fixes dropped their bombs without observing any results due to the cloud. 1. 4.000 lb. bomb was seen to burst, and many fires were seen to be burning through the clouds. Photographs were taken, 6 of which showed ground detail.
1 aircraft was forced to return early owing to T.R.1335. failure and all bombs were jettisoned safely.
One aircraft attacked target LE HAVRE which was recognized by coast line and river and bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation. Bursts were observed but no results observed. Leaflets were dropped.

22/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.




Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.





Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3591.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3466.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.





S/L. GRANT
Sgt. BATCHEN
F/O. EVANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. BURGESS
F/S. BILLSON

F/L. PATERSON
W/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. CALLENDER

F/L. SWORD
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. BROWN
F/S. HAYNES

P/O. LESLIE
F/S. KORMYLO
F/O. NICHOLSON
P/O. SYMONS
Sgt. GARLAND
Sgt. CAVE

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. BOOTH
Sgt. BULLOCK
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. McMULLAN

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
Sgt. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEVENS
Sgt. SHAW

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. MCCARTHY
Sgt. COX
Sgt. JERRAM

P/O. PATTERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. BOURKE

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK
Sgt. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

P/O. ROHDE
P/O. MURPHY
Sgt. GRAY
Sgt. JOHNS
Sgt. COLEMAN

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

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

2132.






2148.





2138.





2212.






2147.






2137.






2134.






2135.






2136.





2150.






2215.






2134.






2128.






0236.






0253.





0231.





0240






0035.






0234.






0228.






0251.






0239.





0245.






0225.






0249.






0107.






13 aircraft including 1 Freshman (7 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target COLOGNE and LE HAVRE in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. LESLIE and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3591. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3466. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.

Bomb load.
6 of the above aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
4 carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
1 carried 15. 250 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) was unable to locate target definitely due to poor visibility and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs in target area on a T.R. fix and observed 7 fires.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on a fire in target area and observed bursts and fires which resulted.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. LESLIE) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs between two fires and observed bursts. Reflection of fires was observed on clouds.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. MORTON) was forced to abandon the sortie due to T.R. failure over the BELGIAN COAST. Bombs were jettisoned safely.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing any results

A/C. Q.X.3591. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs by T.R. fix and observed numerous fires in built up area. Leaflets were dropped. The underside of aircraft was damaged by Flak.

A/C. S.X.3466. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his incendiaries and saw them burst causing 8 or 10 fires. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombed from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix and observed bursts. Leaflets were dropped. Aircraft was damaged by Flak.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix and about 1 mile South of target. No results were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix and observed bursts only. Slightly damaged by Flak. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) attacking target LE HAVRE from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs on what was thought to be Docks 6 and 7. Bursts were observed but no other results observed. Leaflets were dropped.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0253. hours.


MARHAM. 23/4/42. 0730. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind variable, local fog at first, possible rain later.
Flying training.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. GEORGE and crew took off for Cross Country trip to COTTISHALL.
1645. A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. WILLIAMS and crew undertook Local Flying practice and
1805. returned to Base.
1450. A/C. Q.X.3591. Sgt. MORTON and crew took off for Cross Country trip to STADERTON and
1650. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 23/24th. April, 1942.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2230. to 2248. A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3633. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 8. 1.000 lb. G.P's. 40. 500 lb. G.P's. 18. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
10 aircraft took off between 2230. and 2248. to attack target ROSTOCK and Crews found weather over the target to be clear and cloudless.
Bombing from heights ranging from between 9.000 and 12.500 feet dropped their bombs in the centre of town, some of which were observed to burst, and many fires were reported. Leaflets also were dropped, and photographs attempted.

23/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.





Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.





Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3633.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





W/C. FREEMAN
Sgt. ROLLINSON
Sgt. ROBB
P/O. SYMONS
F/S. FRANCE
F/L. KEARY

S/L. GRANT
Sgt. BATCHEN
F/O. EVANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. BURGESS
F/S. BILLSON

F/L. SWORD
P/O. A'COURT
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. BROWN
F/S. HAYNES

F/L. PATERSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
W/O. FOSTER
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. CALLENDER

P/O. GEORGE
Sgt. DUNN
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. GILL
Sgt. BEECROFT

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

P/O. WOOD
F/S. KORMYLO
Sgt. HOWE
Sgt. JENKINS
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

P/O. PATTERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. BOURKE

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEVENS
Sgt. SHAW

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.

2225.






2232.






2235.






2236.






2234.






2238.






2242.






2245.






2249.






2247.






0531.






0542.






0513.






0537






0559.






2329.






0604.






0545.






0350.






0541.






10 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target ROSTOCK in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3633. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. P/O. PERRY and Crew.

Bomb load
8 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 of the above aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain W/C. FREEMAN) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from heights ranging from 3.500 and 9.000 feet dropped his bombs at North of KARL STRASSE and West end of AUGE STRASSE. Bursts were observed but no results seen.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height 12.500 feet dropped his bombs on what was thought to be build up area. No bursts were seen but fires were observed on arrival. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 9.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs and observed bursts in North East of town. Scattered fires were observed. Leaflets were dropped. Photographs were attempted.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his bombs which fell in the old town and 6 bursts were seen. Fires were also started. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation which were observed to fall in the town. Four bursts were observed, and 11 fires were seen. Leaflets were dropped, and photographs attempted..

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) was forced to abandon the sortie and returned early.

A/C. Y.X.3633. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs which observed to burst and started a fire in the centre of the town. Leaflets were dropped, and photographs attempted.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 10.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation which fell in the centre of the town. Two were seen to burst. Two large fires and scattered small ones were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) was forced to abandon the sortie and returned early. Bombs were jettisoned.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation which were seen to fall in the centre of the town. Incendiaries were seen to burst starting fires. The target was well alight. Leaflets were dropped, and photographs attempted.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0604. hours.


MARHAM. 24/4/42. 0604. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, fair.
Flying training.
2 crews undertook Local flying practice.
2100. A/C. A.X.3644. Sgt. MORTON and crew took off for Cross Country to HARLEIGH and
0100. returned to base.
1340. A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Cross Country to STAVERTON and
1440. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 24th/25th. April, 1942. Target ROSTOCK and DUNKIRK.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2211. to 2224. A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. Sgt. FONE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 3. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 15. 500 lb. G.P's, 32. 250 lb. G.P's and 9. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
6 Crews including 2 Freshmen took off between 2211. and 2224. hours to attack targets ROSTOCK and DUNKIRK.
The aircraft attacking ROSTOCK found weather over the target to be good and bombing from heights ranging from 9.500 and 13.000 feet and bombing on T.R. fixes and visual observation dropped their bombs and observed them to fall in build up areas in the town. Bursts were observed and many red fires were seen burning. One aircraft reported a whole street of houses in the old town ablaze and also a large warehouse alongside the river. Photographs were attempted.
The two aircraft attacking DUNKIRK bombing from heights of 12.900 feet on T.R. fix and visual observation dropped their bombs which were seen to fall on the dock area. Large fires were observed and photographs attempted.

24/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





P/O. GEORGE
Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. RAGAN

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. WORRINGTON
Sgt. HOWE
P/O. PEARCE
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. TAYLOR
Sgt. McCARTHY
Sgt. GARLAND
Sgt. JERRAM

P/O. ROHDE
P/O. MURPHY
Sgt. GRAY
Sgt. JOHNS
Sgt. COLEMAN

Sgt. FONE
Sgt. ROLLINSON
Sgt. SAINT
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. GRIEVE
Sgt. SIMMANS

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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

2211.






2214.






2224.






2218.






2213.





2217.






0524.






0533.






0528.






0509






0048.





1157.






6 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight and 2 from 'B' Flight) including 2 Freshmen, were detailed to attack targets ROSTOCK and DUNKIRK, in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. ROHDE and crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. Sgt. FONE and Crew.

Bomb load
1 aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
3 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 carried carried 16. 250 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 12.000 feet by visual observation dropped his bombs which were seen to fall in a build up area in the South East of the town. Bursts were observed and fires seen all over the town. Photos were attempted.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 9.500 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs which fell about 1/2 mile West of the aiming point. Bursts were observed and 3 large fires seen. Photos were attempted.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 12.500 feet by visual observation dropped his bombs which fell in a build up area of the old town. Very large fires were observed, a whole street of houses in the old town being ablaze. Photos were attempted.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs which fell in a built up area of the old town and were seen to burst. A large warehouse alongside the river was seen to be ablaze and 8 other fires were seen. Photos were attempted.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) attacking target DUNKIRK and bombing from a height of 13.500 feet on a T.R. fix on the docks and canal. Bombs were seen to drop across docks 6 and 7 and 4 or 5 bursts were seen also 2 fires. Photo attempted.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain Sgt. FONE) attacking target DUNKIRK and bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to fall across docks 5,6,7 and 8. Several bursts were observed and large fires were seen burning. Photo attempted.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0533. hours.


MARHAM. 25/4/42. 0057. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, fair.
Flying training.
6 Crews undertook Local Flying practice.
Operations Night of the 25th/26th. April, 1942. Target ROSTOCK.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2213. to 2239. A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3416. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3633. Sgt. FONE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 8. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 40. 500 lb. G.P's and 18. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
12 aircraft took off between 2213. and 2229. hours to attack target ROSTOCK. 1 aircraft was forced to return early owing to engine trouble.
10 aircraft successfully identified the target by visual observation and in good weather.
Bombing from heights ranging between 9.000 and 11.500 feet bombs were dropped which were seen to fall in target area. Manny bursts were observed and large fires seen.
A/C. Y.X.3635. (Captain Sgt. FONE) failed to return from Operations.
Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.

25/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3343.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





F/L. SWORD
P/O. A'COURT
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. NEWARK
Sgt. BROWN
F/S. HAYNES

F/L. PATERSON
P/O. LELAND
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. CALLENDER

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
W/O. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

P/O. PATTERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. BOURKE

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. BOOTH
F/S. BULLOCK
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. McMULLEN

Sgt. FONE
Sgt. ROLLINSON
Sgt. SAINT
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. GRIEVE
Sgt. SIMMANS

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
Sgt. KORMYLO
Sgt. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

P/O. ROHDE
Sgt. BATCHEN
P/O. MURPHY
Sgt. GRAY
Sgt. JOHNS
Sgt. COLEMAN

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK
F/S. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
F/S. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

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

Captain
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.

2213.






2216.





2214.






2218.






2219.






2215.






2222.






2223.






2229.






2221.






2223.






2225.






0503.






0518.





0510.






0512






0532.






0035.






0539.






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0535.






0521.






0524.






0555.






12 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack ROSTOCK in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3416. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3633. Sgt. FONE and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.

Bomb load
2 of the aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
2 aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
8 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs which fell in the North West corner of the town. Bursts were seen and 3 photographs attempted.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his bombs which fell in the old town. Bursts were seen and the old town was alight with many fires burning on the West side of the river. 1 photograph attempted.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) bombing from a height of 9.500 feet dropped his bombs which fell in the East end of town near the river. Bursts were not seen but bursts and fires were observed all over the target. 2 photographs were attempted.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs in the old town. 2 were seen to burst and fires were observed in the whole area of the town.

A/C. Q.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs across the town and observed a good burst. The whole town was on fire and photos were attempted.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to port engine failure and pump supply in the rear turret. Some bombs were jettisoned in the Wash and some were brought back.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. MORTON) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation and T.R. fix on the South East of the old town. Bursts were not seen but many fires observed. T.R. failed on the return.

A/C. Y.X.3635. (Captain Sgt. FONE) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs which fell West of the old town. One good burst and many fires were observed. Two photographs were attempted.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs which fell West of the old town. No bursts were observed but many fires which seemed to be spreading were seen.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs on the town and observed bursts amongst other fires. The whole town was ablaze. Leaflets were dropped and photos attempted.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs which fell in the East part of the town. Bursts were observed. Rear turret was unserviceable. A large explosion occurred 20 minutes after leaving the target. Leaflets were dropped.

All the aircraft with the exception A/C. Y.X.3635. (Captain Sgt. FONE) had returned safely to Base after Operations 0539. hours.


MARHAM. 26/4/42. 0539. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, fine.
Flying training.
3 aircraft undertook Local Flying practice.
A/C. H.X.3721. S/L. COUSENS and Crew took off for a Cross Country Flight of 1.35 hours duration.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 27/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind East North Easterly, fine.
Flying practice.
9 aircraft undertook Local Flying practice.
Operations Night of the 27th/28th. April, 1942. Target KOLN and DUNKIRK.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2133. to 2254. A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.3721. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.X.3466. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C., 2. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 10. 500 lb G.P's, 15. 250 lb. G.P's and 90. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
The 12 aircraft attacking target KOLN took off between 2133. and 2144. hours and found weather over the target to be very good all the aircraft identifying and bombs were dropped bombing the target visually. From heights ranging between 9.500 and 18.000 feet and fires started one West of the river and one South of the aiming point. One fire North of the aiming point gave off much black smoke and flared up instantaneously, numerous fires were also observed on the East bank of the river. 15 photographs were also attempted.
The aircraft attacking target DUNKIRK found weather over the target very hazy and all the bombs were jettisoned in the sea.
A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) failed to return from Operations.

27/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3639.




Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3343.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3465.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
N. X. 3466.





S/L. GRANT
Sgt. BATCHEN
F/O. EVANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. BURGESS
F/S. BILLSON

F/L. PATERSON
P/O. LELAND
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. CALLENDER

Sgt. HARRIS
Sgt. TAYLOR
W/O. MCCARTHY
Sgt. GARLAND
Sgt. JERRAM

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
Sgt. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
P/O. MCCRAE

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

P/O. WOOD
F/S. KORMYLO
Sgt. HOWE
P/O. PEARCE
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

P/O. PATTERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. SKINNER
Sgt. BOURKE

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK
F/S. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. WAGSTAFF
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. BOOTH
F/S. BULLOCK
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. JONES

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. NORRINGTON
P/O. BROWN
Sgt. BESSO
Sgt. GILL
Sgt. COX

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

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
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
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.

2133.






2140.





2324.





2136.






2140.






2137.






2138.






2141.






2139.






2142.





2144.






2143.






2234.






0354.






0321.





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0405






0403.






0336.






0357.






0341.






0359.






0350.





0410.






0413.






0113.






13 aircraft including 1 Freshman (6 from 'A' Flight and 7 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack targets COLOGNE and DUNKIRK in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3639. Sgt. HARRIS and Crew.
A/C. H.X.3721. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. N.X.3466. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.

Bomb load
1 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
1 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 G.P. and 5. 500 G.P's.
1 aircraft carried 15. 250 lb. G.P's.
10 aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
12 aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his incendiaries in a build up area. No results were observed. Leaflets were dropped and a photo attempted. Aerial was shot away by Flak.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his incendiaries and observed them burning on the ground 2 to 3 miles North of aiming point. A good fire was observed burning in DENTZ area on arrival. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his incendiaries without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped over FRANCE and photo was attempted.

A/C. Q.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his incendiaries which fell in DENTZ area East of HINDENBURG Bridge. Incendiaries were seen and a large forest fire East of town was observed.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his incendiaries in target area. Numerous bursts were seen on East side of river. Photos were attempted. Minor Flak damage.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his incendiaries in target area and fires were seen burning as a result. A large fire was already burning on East side of river. Leaflets were dropped over LILLE and photo was attempted.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his incendiaries on Southern outskirts of town but bursts were not seen. 1 photo was attempted. Leaflets were dropped in LILLE area.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 18.000 feet dropped his incendiaries but no results were seen due to searchlight interference. Leaflets were dropped near RHEIMS.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) was forced to jettison his bombs from a height of 9.500 feet South of town as port airscrew was broken and other damage sustained. Bombs were seen to burst but no other results observed. Wireless and rear turret put unserviceable due to vibration. Leaflets were dropped at LILLE.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. MORTON) bombing from a height of 16.500 feet dropped his bombs which were thought to have fallen on East side of river. No results were observed. 2. 500 lb. jettisoned in sea. Photo attempted and leaflets were dropped.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 16.680 feet dropped his bomb in built up area and saw burst on East side of river. Photo attempted. Leaflets were dropped at LILLE.

A/C. N.X.3466. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) attacking target DUNKIRK was unable to locate target due to cloud and jettisoned bombs in sea.

All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. K.X.3639. (Captain Sgt. HARRIS) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0413. hours.


MARHAM. 28/4/42. 0413. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Easterly to East North Easterly, fair or fine.
Flying training.
4 aircraft undertook Local Flying practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 29/4/42. Met. conditions.
Wind East to East North Easterly, fair or fine.
Flying training.
3 aircraft undertook Local Flying practice.
Operations Night of the 29th/30th. April, 1942. Target GENNEVILLIERS and OSTEND.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2114. to 2221. A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3416. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3644. S/L. COUSENS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3665. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.X.3466. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S.LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3344. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C., 8. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 48. 500 lb. G.P's, 16. 250 lb. G.P's and 54. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
15 aircraft took off between 2114. and 2221. hours to attack target GENNEVILLIERS and found weather over the target to be good.
The target was identified visually and bombing from heights ranging between 6.000 and 10.500 feet dropped their bombs and observed many bursts in target area all factories receiving hits. Several good fires were started, one of these being reported on the opposite bank of the river. Leaflets were dropped in the PARIS area and many photographs attempted.
The aircraft attacking OSTEND brought all its bombs back as they hung up.
A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) failed to return from Operations.

29/4/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.





Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.




Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3593.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.





Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3343.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3625.




Wellington MK.III
N. X. 3466.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3344.




S/L. GRANT
Sgt. BATCHEN
F/O. EVANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. CARR
F/S. BILLSON

F/S. DAVIE
Sgt. GLAUSER
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. BOYLE
Sgt. MCLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

S/L. COUSENS
P/O. STOCK
P/O. MAJOR
P/O. WHITTAKER
P/O. OLLER

Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. MALE
Sgt. MCGRATH
Sgt. WILKES
Sgt. HARRIES
Sgt. JONES

Sgt. MORTON
Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. BOOTH
F/S. BULLOCK
Sgt. HOLMES
Sgt. BURGESS

F/S. ANDERSON
Sgt. MANN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. HODGSON
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

F/L. PATERSON
P/O. LELAND
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTHAM
Sgt. CALLENDER

Sgt. SLADE
Sgt. REYNOLDS
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

P/O. PERRY
Sgt. McKEE
Sgt. SWARBRICK
Sgt. HARDING
Sgt. STEPHENS
Sgt. SHAW

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
P/O. PEARCE
Sgt. INGMIRE
F/S. GREGORY

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK
F/S. FRANCE
Sgt. REEVES

Sgt. BECKETT
Sgt. JONES
Sgt. GILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. HUGHES
Sgt. RINGE

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
F/S. KORMYLO
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

P/O. PATTERSON
Sgt. FRY
Sgt. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. BOURKE
Sgt. SKINNER

F/S. LOUGHEAD
Sgt. HUTCHISON
F/S. PREST
Sgt. TAVENER
Sgt. BEATTIE
Sgt. HOOD

Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. NORRINGTON
P/O. BROWN
Sgt. BESSO
Sgt. GILL
Sgt. COX

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16 aircraft including 1 Freshman (7 from 'A' Flight and 9 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target GENNEVILLIERS and OSTEND in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3416. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3644. S/L. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3593. Sgt. REYNOLDS and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. H.X.3731. F/S. ANDERSON and crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. N.X.3466. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3344. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.

Bomb load
6 aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
8 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 aircraft carried 16. 250 lb. G.P's.
1 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All cameras.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) bombing from a height of 7.500 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation on 3 factories, incendiaries were seen burning. 6 photos attempted.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) bombing from a height of 7.500 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation which were seen to straddle 3 buildings all of which were burning. One fire was observed on the other side of the river. 2 photos of PARIS area were taken.

A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain S/L. COUSENS) bombing from a height between 8.000 and 9.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation and observed numerous fires. 3 photos were attempted.

A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. MORTON) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation and observed them to burst across the target extending already existing fires. Leaflets were dropped and 3 photos attempted.

A/C. H.X.3731. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs across the centre of target without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos attempted.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) bombing from a height of 10.500 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation. Bombs were seen to burst in target area but no results were seen. Leaflets were dropped and 3 photos attempted.

A/C. Q.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation and observed them to straddle target. Good fires were seen burning, one on the wrong side of river. 4 photos were attempted.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation observing some bursts. The whole factory was a mass of flames. 1. 500 lb. bomb was jettisoned safely after a hang up. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos attempted. Slight damage to aircraft.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 8.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst on factory. 6 photos were taken.

A/C. N.X.3466. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to fall in GNOME RHONE WORKS, five bursts being observed. Leaflets were dropped and 5 photos taken.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 6.000 feet dropped his bombs visually and observed bursts and black smoke. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) bombing from a height of 8.800 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation and observed one burst in the aluminium works. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed 7 bursts. 2 photos were taken and leaflets were dropped.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation and observed 1 burst in a factory. Large fires were also seen.3 Photos were attempted.

A/C. Z.X.3344. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) attacking target OSTEND was forced to abandon sortie due to bombs hanging up. All bombs were brought back.

All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. C.X.3593. (Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0341. hours.


MARHAM. 30/4/42. 0341. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly and gusty, fine.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
List of Postings to and from Unit during the month of APRIL, 1942.
Officers.
F/O. N. PATTERSON. 36261 Posted from the N.E. Strength of R.A.F. MARHAM w.e.f. 24/1/42.
F/L. R. J. K. HOGG. 41702 Posted to S.D.L. w.e.f. 11/4/42.
P/O. H. G. A'COURT. 46901 Posted from No.22 O.T.U. w.e.f. 15/4/42.
P/O. K. C. MURPH(Y?). J.7228 Posted from No.22 O.T.U. w.e.f. 15/4/42.
P/O. J. BROWN. J.7027 Posted from No.22 O.T.U. w.e.f. 15/4/42.
P/O. P. H. F. W. LELAND. NZ.403965 Posted from No.11 O.T.U. w.e.f. 16/4/42. + 06 May 1942.
F/L. A. G. S. COUSENS. 44076 Posted from HQ No.3 Group; w.e.f. 10/4/42. + 22/4/1944. 635 Sqn.
P/O. W. A. MAJOR. 110861 Posted from No.20 O.T.U. w.e.f. 17/4/42.
P/O. G. WHITTAKER. 48422 Posted from No.57 Squadron. w.e.f. 10/4/42. + 27 July 1942.
P/O. J. F. STOCK. 101182 Posted from the N.E. Strength of R.A.F. MARHAM w.e.f. 23/4/42.
P/O. A. J. S. OLLAR. 120067 Posted from No.1438 T.T.& G. Flight w.e.f. 28/4/42. + 27 July 1942.
Airman Pilots.
1375191 Sgt. Pilot. PEPPER, C. Posted to No.214 Squadron. w.e.f. 5/4/42.
Aus.407262 Sgt. Pilot. TONKIN, L. Posted to No.214 Squadron. w.e.f. 5/4/42.
R.87053 Sgt. Pilot. GLAUSER, C. Posted from No.57 Squadron. w.e.f. 6/4/42.
1376839 Sgt. Pilot. NORRINGTON, W. Posted from No.22 O.T.U. w.e.f. 15/4/42.
Aus.402941 Sgt. Pilot. WOODS, C. Posted from No.218 Squadron. w.e.f. 18/4/42. + 31 Aug. 1943.
No. 1651 Conv. Unit.