Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly, fair.
Flying training.
10 aircraft undertook Local Flying Training.
2 aircraft took off on Cross Country Flights.
MARHAM. 2/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly or variable, fair after local fog.
Flying training.
2 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 2nd/3rd. May, 1942. Target GARDENING.
Form B.797 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2319. to 2340. A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. MORTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3416. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3343. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.X.3466. F/L. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 20. 1.500 lb. Vegs.
10 aircraft took off between 2319. and 2340. hours on GARDENING Operations. Vegetables were dropped in their allotted positions from heights ranging between 300 and 800 feet. One aircraft was unable to locate the positions and the vegs. were jettisoned safe.

2/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.





Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3343.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
N. X. 3466.



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

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

Sgt. BUTTERWORTH
Sgt. BATCHEN
P/O. FISHER
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. LLOYD
Sgt. RAGAN

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

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

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

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

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/L. PATERSON
P/O. LELAND
Sgt. SMITH
Sgt. RAMSBOTTOM
Sgt. CALLENDER
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.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2327.






2329.






2330.






2331.






2332.






2336.






2339.






2340.






2319.






2333.



0637.






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0701.






0639.






0627.






0658.






0720.






0734.






0659.






0659.



10 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to lay Vegetables in allotted positions in accordance with Form B.797 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. F/S. MORTON and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3416. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. F/S. ANDERSON and crew.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3343. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. N.X.3466. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.

Bomb load
10 aircraft each carried 2. 1.500 lb. Vegs.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) dropped his Vegs in the allotted position from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain F/S. MORTON) was forced to jettison his bombs due to inability to locate target. Landed at BOSCOMBE.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) dropped his Vegs in the allotted position from a height of 400 feet.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) pinpointed his position and dropped his Vegs from a height of 400 feet.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) identified the position and dropped his Vegs from a height of 500 feet.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) identified the position and dropped his Vegs from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. Q.X.3343. (Captain F/S. HYDE) identified the position and dropped his Vegs from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) identified the position and dropped his Vegs from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) identified his target and dropped his Vegs in the allotted position from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. N.X.3466. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) identified the target and dropped his Vegs from a height of 800 feet in the allotted position .

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0734. hours.


MARHAM. 3/5/42. 0734. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West North Westerly to North North Westerly, fair.
Flying training.
1430. A/C. A.X.3644. P/O. STOCK and Crew took off for Cross Country Flight and
1515. returned to Base.
Operations Night of the 3rd/4th. May, 1942. Target ST. NAZAIRE.
Form B.798 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
0025. A/C. K.X.3591. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 14. 250 lb. G.P's and also a camera.
1 aircraft took off at 0025. hours to attack target ST. NAZAIRE and found weather over the target to poor owing to haze. Bombs were released visually from a height of 13.000 feet, no results were observed except for 2 bursts. A red glow was also observed when about 15 miles from the target.

3/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3591.





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

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

0025.






0628.






1 aircraft ('B' Flight) was detailed to attack target ST. NAZAIRE in accordance with Form B.798 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. K.X.3591. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried 14. 250 lb. G.P's.

A/C. K.X.3591. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) dropped his bombs from a height of 13.000 feet by visual observation, and two bursts were seen. No other results were observed except that a red glow was seen when about 15 miles from the target.

The aircraft had returned safely to Base by 0628. hours after Operations.


MARHAM. 4/5/42. 0628. The aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly or variable, fair after early local fog.
Flying training.
4 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 4th/5th. May, 1942. Target STUTTGART.
Form B.799 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2156. to 2206. A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.X.3466. 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. F.X.3416. 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. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3591. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. DAVIE 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. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
11 of the above aircraft carried 99. S.B.C's and
2 carried each 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
10 of the aircraft also carried cameras.
13 aircraft took off between 2156. and 2206. hours to attack target STUTTGART and found weather over the target to be poor. 11 of the aircraft dropped their bombs visually and by T.R.1335 from heights ranging between 8.200 and 14.500 feet and observed some bursts and a few fires. Leaflets were dropped.
One aircraft bombed the built up area of an unidentified town and a fire was left burning.
One aircraft bombed the last resort target TRIER and bursts were observed in a built up area. Leaflets were dropped.

4/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
N. X. 3466.




Wellington MK.III
H. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3591.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3466.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3343.





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

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

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

P/O. GEORGE
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. THOMAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
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.

2156.






2157.





2159.






2158.





2159.






2158.






2202.





2200.






2200.






2201.






2205.






2204.






2206.





0453.






0500.





0450.






0535.





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0458.






0428.





0450.






0500.






0750.






0430.






0510.






0435.





13 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight and 7 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target STUTTGART in accordance with Form B.799 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. N.X.3466. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. H.X.3721. F/L. SWORD and crew.
A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3591. P/O. ROHDE and crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3751. P/O. PATTERSON and crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and crew.
A/C. Q.X.3343. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.

Bomb load
11 of the above aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
2 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
10 of the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs which fell on Flak in wooded area. Target was not identified and leaflets were dropped.

A/C. N.X.3466. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 12.500 feet in a build up area, not identified as STUTTGARD. A fire was left burning amongst houses. One photo was attempted.

A/C. H.X.3721. (Captain F/L. SWORD) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet bombed the last resort target TRIER owing to cloud over primary target area. A built up area was identified visually and bursts were observed but no other results seen. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) attacking STUTTGART was unable to identify target and bombing from a height of 8.200 feet dropped his bombs and observed a fire in woods. 3 photographs were attempted and leaflets dropped.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) bombing from a height of 10.000 dropped his bombs by visual observation on West bank of the river just South of the railway yards. Incendiaries were seen to burst. 3 photos were attempted and aircraft sustained slight Flak damage.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix and observed fires. Two bundles of leaflets were dropped and photograph taken.

A/C. K.X.3591. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 12.300 feet dropped his bombs on what was believed to be STUTTGARD. No results were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his incendiaries on a T.R. fix and observed them burst starting 4 small fires. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) dropped his bombs in target area from a height of 8.000 feet and observed several fires. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. B.X.3751. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 10.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation in a built up area. A few fires were observed and 2 photos attempted.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix and observed fires started and some bursts. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix and visual observation. Bursts were seen in a built up area and a large fire observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. Q.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs in the target area, target was not in sight when bombing and no results were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0750. hours.


MARHAM. 5/5/42. 0750. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly to Westerly, fair.
Flying training.
2 aircraft undertook Bombing Practice.
1 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 6/5/42. Met. Conditions.
Wind West South Westerly, fair.
Flying training.
9 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 6th/7th. May, 1942. Target STUTTGART and NANTES.
Form B.801 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2101. to 2220. A/C. A.X.1574. S/L. COUSENS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3591. F/L. SWORD and Crew took off for Operations.
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. L.X.3464. F/S.ANDERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O.PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.3644. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3343. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.X.3466. F/L. PATERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3364. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. Sgt. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C., 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. 14. 250 G.P's. 99. S.B.C's.
14 aircraft took off between 2101. and 2220. hours to attack targets STUTTGART and NANTES.
The 13 aircraft attacking STUTTGART found weather over the target to be good but with a ground haze and bombing from heights ranging between 9.000 and 15.500 feet dropped their bombs visually observing numerous bursts in the target area. Some fires were seen and a number of photographs attempted. Leaflets were also dropped.
The aircraft attacking NANTES bombing from a height of 9.800 feet dropped his bombs and observed 2 bursts in the target area.
One of the aircraft attacking target STUTTGART attacked alternative target KARLSRUHE dropping his bombs and observing bursts and 4 decent sized fires.
One aircraft attacked the last resort target believed to be SAARBRUCKEN and dropping its bombs observed bursts but no other results. This aircraft had starboard engine trouble.
One aircraft was forced to jettison its bombs 10 miles South West of TRIER due to engine trouble, and abandoned the sortie.
A/C. K.X.3591. (Captain F/L. SWORD) and
A/C. N.X.3466. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) failed to return from Operations.

6/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. X. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3591.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3416.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3644.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3343.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
N. X. 3466.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3364.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.





S/L. COUSENS
P/O. STOCK
Sgt. BOOTH
P/O. WHITTAKER
P/O. OLLER

F/L. SWORD
F/O. WATSON
Sgt. BATTY
Sgt. BROWN
F/S. HICKSON
F/S. HAYNES

P/O. GEORGE
P/O. STANFORD
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. THOMAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sgt. FRY
P/O. MAJOR
F/S. BULLOCK
Sgt. CARR
Sgt. SHARPE

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

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

2141.





2141.






2143.






2143.





2146.






2144.





2143.





2148.





2151.





2147.






2130.





2220.






2218.





2101.





0448.





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0309.






0444.





0505.






0421.





0421.





0506.





0435.





0415.






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0526.






0419.





5000.





14 aircraft (8 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) including 1 Freshman were detailed to attack targets STUTTGART and NANTES in accordance with Form B.801 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.X.1574. S/L. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3591. F/L. SWORD and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3416. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. C.X.3644. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3343. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew.
A/C. N.X.3466. F/L. PATERSON and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3364. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew.

Bomb load.
5 of the above aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's.
6 of the aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's (30 lb. incend).
1 of the aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 of the aircraft carried 14. 250 lb. G.P's.
1 of the aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
13 of the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. A.C.1574. (Captain S/L. COUSENS) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation and observed bursts in a built up area. 4 photos were taken.

A/C. K.X.3391. (Captain F/L. SWORD) failed to return from operations.

A/C. F.X.3416. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) was forced to abandon the sortie due to engine failure and jettisoned his bombs 10 miles South West of TRIER.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his incendiaries on visual observation and observed them to fall near fires already burning with no appreciable result. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation but no results were observed. Several good fires and dummy fires were seen on the outskirts of target. 2 photos were attempted.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his bombs in the vicinity of the railway station. 2 or 3 bursts were seen in the target area.

A/C. C.X.3644. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed several bursts in the target area. Leaflets were dropped and 2 phots were taken.

A/C. Q.X.3343. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on the last resort target believed to be SAARBRUCKEN. Starboard engine was giving trouble and T.R. was unserviceable. Target was not identified. Bursts were seen but no results were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his incendiaries by visual observation in a built up area. Target was not definitely identified. Numerous fires were seen including one large red one. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs in the KARLSRUHE area. Bursts were seen and 4 decent sized fires observed. Leaflets were dropped. Photo was attempted.

A/C. N.X.3466. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. Y.X.3364. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation in a built up area. Huge red fires were seen 100 miles after departure. Leaflets were dropped. Photo attempted.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation. Bursts were seen but no results observed. Leaflets were dropped and 3 photos attempted.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. FRY) attacking target NANTES and bombing from a height of 9.800 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation and observed them to fall rather short. 2 bursts were seen in target area.

All the aircraft with exception of A/C. K.X.3591. (Captain F/L. SWORD) and A/C. N.X.3466. (Captain F/L. PATERSON) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0526. hours.


MARHAM. 7/5/42. 0526. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind, South Westerly veering Westerly in late afternoon. Fair at first becoming cloudy.
Flying training.
Two aircraft undertook Cross Country training flights.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 8/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, North Easterly. Cloudy with slight rain or drizzle.
Flying training.
Four aircraft undertook Cross Country, Air Firing & Bombing, and Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of 8/9th. May, 1942. Target WARNEMUNDE.
Form B.7-- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2130. to 2221. A/C. C.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.1574. 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. W.X.3539. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.X.B.J.797. 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. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3364. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 10. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 49. 500 lb. G.P's and 3. 4.000 lb. H.C's.
9 of the aircraft carried cameras.
13 aircraft took off between 2130. and 2221. hours to attack target WARNEMUNDE.
12 of the aircraft successfully located and attacked the target and dropping their bombs from heights ranging between 6.000 and 13.000 feet in good visibility, many bombs were seen to burst in a built up area and HEINKEL WORKS. No results were observed due to searchlights but many fires were reported in built up and target area. Leaflets were dropped and photographs taken.
One aircraft carrying 1. 4.000 lb. H.C. found the bomb had dropped off due to an unknown cause, 6 miles North West of West of WARNEMUNDE.

8/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
C. X. 3644.




Wellington MK.III
A. X. 1574.





Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.




Wellington MK.III
M. X. BJ 797.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.




Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3364.





W/C. FREEMAN
F/O. NICHOLSON
P/O. SHAW
Sgt. WUSCHUSEN
F/L. KEARY

P/O. GEORGE
P/O. A'COURT
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. THOMAS

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

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

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

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

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

Sgt. FRY
P/O. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON
Sgt. CARR
Sgt. SHARPE

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
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.

2130.





2131.






2152.






2134.





2151.






2138.





2159.





2202.





2159.





2221.





2208.





2205.






2209.





0515.





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0520.






0505.





0500.






0508.





0523.





0517.





0515.





0535.





0535.





0535.






0530.





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

A/C. C.X.3644. W/C. FREEMAN and Crew.
A/C. A.X.1574. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. F/S. ANDERSON and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. M.X.BJ.797. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3364. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.

Bomb load.
9 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P's and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 of the above aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 4. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
9 of the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. C.X.3644. (Captain W/C. FREEMAN) bombing from a height of 6.000 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation, two of which were thought to fall on a building in the target area. No bursts were observed but some fires were seen in the town. Leaflets were dropped, and four photographs were attempted.

A/C. A.X.1574. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) bombing from a height of 10.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation, two or three fires were observed in the town area. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain F/S. ANDERSON) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs, but no bursts were observed. Fires were seen burning in the town.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain S/L. GRANT) bomb dropped off in the sea North West of West of WARNEMUNDE, due to an unknown cause.

A/C. M.X.BJ.797. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs, but no bursts were seen. Fires were observed in a built up area.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst, but no other results were observed due to searchlights. Leaflets were dropped. Photograph attempted.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 7.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation. No bursts were observed, but fires were seen in the target area. Leaflets were dropped. Photographs attempted

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. FRY) bombing from a height of 10.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation without observing any bursts. Leaflets dropped.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs, no bursts were observed and visibility was poor due to searchlights. Fires were seen in the town. Leaflets dropped.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs which were observed to fall on the HEINKEL WORKS. Fires were seen all over the target area. Leaflets dropped. Photographs attempted.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst. Fires were observed in the town. Leaflets dropped.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 9.500 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst. Fires were observed in the town. Leaflets dropped.

A/C. Y.X.3364. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing from a height of 9.500 feet dropped his bombs which were observed to burst on a factory. Fires were seen in the Town.


MARHAM. 9/5/42. 0540. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, fair.
Flying training.
9 aircraft undertook Local Flying Training, Air Firing or Cross Country Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 10/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, North Easterly, fair or fine.
Flying training.
9 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 11/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, light & variable, becoming South Westerly - South. Cloudy with occasional slight rain or drizzle, improving slowly.
Flying training.
9 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice and Air Firing.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 12/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, North West - Northerly, generally cloudy.
Flying training.
3 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice, Air Firing & Cross Country Flights.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 13/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, Northerly, overcast with slight local drizzle becoming fair.
Flying training.
10 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 14/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, Northerly, overcast.
Flying training.
5 aircraft took off on Local Flaying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 15/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, light Easterly becoming Southerly, fine.
Flying training.
15 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice, including air-firing, and bombing practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 16/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, South, South East - Southerly. Fairly continuous rain.
Flying training.
4 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
2 aircraft on Circuits and Landings.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 17/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, light South, South West. Fair with thundery showers.
Flying practice.
16 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice, including practice bombing.
2 aircraft on Circuits and Landings.
Operations Night of the 17/18th. May, 1942. Target GARDENING and BOULOGNE.
Form B.813 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2229. to 2242. A/C. F.X.3721. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.1614. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. Sgt. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3644. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3364. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 20. 1.500 lb. Veg. and 16. 250 G.P's.
11 aircraft took off between 2229. and 2242. hours to attack targets GARDENING and BOULOGNE.
The 10 aircraft on GARDENING Operations successfully located the target and dropped their vegetables in the allotted position from heights ranging from 600 - 700 feet.
Two aircraft reported observing air combats off PELLWORN(M) at 0050. hours, also another aircraft reported having seen an aircraft crash and burst into flames of PELLWORN(M) at 0045. hours. The height of combat was estimated at 3/4.000 feet.
The aircraft detailed to attack target BOULOGNE was forced to abandon the sortie due to TR failure and bad visibility, and bombs were brought back.
A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) failed to return from Operations.
An aircraft was seen going down at at 55N 06E. It looked like it was out of control. The evidence suggests that that it may have been this aircraft. Plt off Fisher's body was recovered at Alte Kirche on the western side of Pellworm Island. Aircraft claimed by Hptm Hans-Georg Schutze 4./NJG2 - Sea NE of Pellworm Island. Source: AviationSafetyNetwork.

17/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
R. X. 1614.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3644.




Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3364.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




P/O. GEORGE
P/O. FELT
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. THOMAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sgt. FRY
P/O. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON
Sgt. CARR
Sgt. SHARPE

P/O. STANFORD
Sgt. DARLINGTON
Sgt. COOPER
Sgt. McIVER
Sgt. GARDINER

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
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
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.

2229.






2234.






2235.





2239.





2241.





2239.





2234.





2236.





2238.






2240.





2242.




0341.






0320.






0405.





0334.





0359.





0349.





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0354.





0347.






0336.





0015.




11 aircraft including one Freshman (6 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target BOULOGNE and GARDENING in accordance with Form B.813 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. F.X.3721. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. R.X.1614. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. Sgt. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3644. Sgt. BUTTERWORTH and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3364. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.

Bomb load.
10 of the above aircraft each carried 2. 1.500 lb. Vegetables.
1 aircraft carried 16. 250 lb. G.P's.
One aircraft carried camera.

A/C. F.X.3721. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) pinpointed his position and dropped his vegetables from a height of 700 feet in the allotted position. A combat was observed off PELLWORN (Pellworm) at 4.000 feet at 0050. hours.

A/C. R.X.1614. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) dropped his vegetables from a height of 600 feet in the allotted position, and observed the parachutes to open.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain Sgt. SLADE) dropped his vegetables from a height of 800 feet by D.R.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) identified his position and dropped his vegetables from a height of 600 feet in the allotted position. Parachutes were observed to open.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) pinpointed his position and dropped his vegetables from a height of 600 feet in allotted position. An aircraft was observed to crash on the mainland East of PELLWORN (Pellworm) and burst into flames at 0045. from a height of 3.000 feet.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) dropped his vegetables from a height of 600 feet, and observed the parachutes to open.

A/C. A.C.3644. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) dropped his vegetables on D.R. from a height of 600 feet. A combat was seen at a height of 2.400 feet 55°N, 06°E. at 0138. hours.

A/C. Y.X.3364. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) dropped his vegetables from a height of 600 feet in allotted position.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. FRY) pinpointed his position and dropped his vegetables from a height of 650 feet in allotted position. Splashes were observed.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) detailed to attack target BOULOGNE, was unable to identify the target from a height of 10.000 feet due to T.R. being unserviceable, and brought bombs back.

All the aircraft with exception of A/C. A.X.3644. (Captain Sgt. BUTTERWORTH) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0405. hours.


MARHAM. 18/5/42. 0405. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind, South, South Westerly, showery.
Flying training.
8 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 19/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, South Westerly, fair with risk of occasional light showers.
Flying training.
15 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 19/20th. May, 1942. Target MANNHEIM, and ST. NAZAIRE.
Form B.815 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2240. to 2315. A/C. F.X.3721. P/O. GEORGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.1614. F/S. DAVIE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3364. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's. 14. 250 G.P's. 81. S.B.C's.
12 aircraft including one Freshman took off to attack targets MANNHEIM and ST. NAZAIRE.
The aircraft attacking target MANNHEIM identified or pinpointed the target. Visibility was clear although there was a ground haze, and the aircraft released their bombs by visual observation from heights ranging from 10.000 to 17.000 feet. Numerous bursts were seen in the target area and many fires were observed in the town.
One of the aircraft was damaged by enemy T.E. Fighter which was destroyed during the ensuing combat.
The Freshman attacking target ST. NAZAIRE identified the target and bombed by visual observation from a height of 11.000 feet. No bursts were seen but fires were observed on departure.
Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted in the main effort.

19/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3721.





Wellington MK.III
R. X. 1614.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.




Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3364.




Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




P/O. GEORGE
P/O. FELT
F/O. CRITCHLEY
P/O. BROAD
Sgt. BEECROFT
Sgt. THOMAS

F/S. DAVIE
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. BOYLE
Sgt. McLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

P/O. SLADE
Sgt. DODWELL
Sgt. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

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

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

Sgt. FRY
P/O. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON
Sgt. CARR
Sgt. SHARPE

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

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

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. HOWE
P/O. PEARCE
Sgt. DAVIES
Sgt. WISCHUSEN

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

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

Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. ALEANDRI
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. FLORENCE

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

2240.






2303.





2306.





2303.





2310.






2307.





2310.





2312.






2256.





2312.





2310.





2315.






0420.






0409.





0431.





0439.





0442.






0445.





0410.





0456.






0407.





0518.





0442.





0610.






12 aircraft including one Freshman (6 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target MANNHEIM and ST. NAZAIRE in accordance with Form B.815 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. F.X.3721. P/O. GEORGE and Crew.
A/C. R.X.1614. F/S. DAVIE and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. Sgt. BECKETT and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3364. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.797. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. DUNN and Crew.

Bomb load.
2 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
1, carried 14. 250 G.P's.
9 carried 9. S.B.C's.
All aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. F.X.3721. (Captain P/O. GEORGE) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet identified the target and dropped his bombs by visual observation, which were to burst in a build up area. A terrific fire was observed for 100 miles after departure. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. R.X.1614. (Captain F/S. DAVIE) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet identified the target and dropped his bombs by visual observation. Fires were observed. Leaflets were dropped and photos attempted.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation, and observed many bursts. Fires were seen in the target area, a very large one S. South West of target. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on TR fix, and observed a red glow on the ground.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet identified the target and bombed by visual observation. The whole town was seen to be burning. Leaflets were dropped, and photos attempted.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. FRY) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet identified the target and bombed on visual observation. Small fires were observed in the target area. Leaflets were dropped and photos attempted.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain Sgt. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet was unable to definitely identify the target. Dropped his bombs on existing fires.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet identified the target and dropped his bombs by visual observation. Fires were observed. Leaflets were dropped and photos attempted.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet identified the target and dropped his bombs by visual observation. No results were observed, but one burst was seen. Leaflets were dropped. Photos attempted

A/C. Y.X.3364. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 17.000 feet identified the target and dropped his bombs by visual observation on existing fires. The aircraft was damaged by an enemy aircraft which was shot down. Crash landed on return.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet identified the target and dropped his bombs by visual observation, but was unable to observe the results owing to searchlights.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain Sgt. DUNN) detailed to attack target ST. NAZAIRE, bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation. No results were seen, but fires were observed on departure. Leaflets dropped.

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


MARHAM. 20/5/42. 0610. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind, West, South Westerly, mainly fair.
Flying training.
1 aircraft undertook Circuits and Landing Practice.
Operations Night of the 20/21st. May, 1942. Target STOAT E?.
Form B.816 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
13 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 2206. hours.
MARHAM. 21/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, North Easterly, fair with local fog.
Flying training.
5 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice including Practice Bombing and Cross Country.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 22/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, South Easterly, fog and mist patches with low cloud at first.
Flying training.
2 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice and Air Firing.
Operations Night of the 22/23rd. May 1942. Target GARDENING.
Form B.818 received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
9 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 2230. hours.
MARHAM. 23/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, South, South Westerly, fog or mist at first, improving later.
Flying training.
7 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice, including Air Firing and Cross Country.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 24/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, Westerly. Fair with scattered showers.
Flying training.
13 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 23/24th. May 1942. Target to be notified.
Form B.819 received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
14 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 2130. hours.
MARHAM. 25/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly, fair at first becoming cloudy.
Flying training.
9 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 25/26th. May 1942. Target to be notified later.
Form B.821 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
14 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 17.35. hours.
MARHAM. 26/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South, South Westerly. Fair at first.
Flying training.
19 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice, including Air Firing, Formation Flying, and Fighter Co-Operation.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 27/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, South, South Westerly. Fair at first.
Flying training.
13 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 27/28th. May, 1942. Target GARDENING.
Form B.823 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 1715. hours.
MARHAM. 28/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind, South, South Westerly. Local rain, becoming fair, then showery with risk of thunder.
Flying training.
7 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 28/29th. May, 1942. Target ARTICHOKES.
Form B.824. received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
3 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at ---- hours.
MARHAM. 29/5/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly, fair with showers.
Flying training.
18 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 29/30th. May, 1942. Target CHERBOURG and Z312.
Form B.825 received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
2210. to 0023. A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.HJ.796. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3539. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3721. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.1614. Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3343. Sgt. McKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. F/S. HUTCHISON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 4. 4.000 lb. H.C. and 80. 250 G.P's.
9 aircraft took off on Operations between 2210. and 0023. hours.
Five of these aircraft were detailed to attack Target CHERBOURG, but owing to bad weather conditions were unable to locate the target. 4 of the aircraft jettisoned some of their bombs and brought back 8. 250 lb. bombs each. The other aircraft made one run on the target but after this the weather closed in and this aircraft was forced to abandon the sortie and bring its bombs back.
The 5 aircraft detailed to attack the target at Z312 identified the target successfully, and dropped their bombs by visual observation, several of which were seen to burst on the target and fires were started. Photographs were attempted and leaflets dropped.

29/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.





Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3721.




Wellington MK.III
R. X. 1614.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3343.




Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.




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

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. FLETCHER
Sgt. HOWE
P/O. PEARCE
Sgt. DAVIES
Sgt. WISCHUSEN

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

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. FEREDAY
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. FRANCE
F/S. ROGERS
Sgt. REEVES

P/O. FELT
P/O. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON
Sgt. BOWAN
Sgt. REID

P/O. A'COURT
P/O. WORTH
F/S. BULLOCK
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. THOMAS

Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. BOYLE
Sgt. McLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

Sgt. McKEE
P/O. BALES
P/O. WILLIAMS
Sgt. ABBOTT
Sgt. TOLMIE

F/S. HUTCHISON
Sgt. PLANT
Sgt. ROWAN
Sgt. McGRATH
Sgt. HARDING

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
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.

0018.






0019.






0021.






0023.






2210.





2211.





2210.





2212.





2213.





0538.






0556.






0547.






0540.






0030.





0320.





0230.





----.





0304.





9 aircraft including 5 Freshman (4 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack targets CHERBOURG and Z312 in accordance with Form B.825 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3721. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1614. Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3343. Sgt. McKEE and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. F/S. HUTCHISON and Crew.

Bomb load.
4 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
5 of the above aircraft each carried 16. 250 G.P's.
All aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 5.500 feet successfully located target and dropped his bombs by visual observation. No results were seen with the exception of one burst on the target area.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 6.000 feet successfully located target and dropped his bombs on GOODRICH WORKS, but no burst were observed owing to intense Flak. Other bombs were observed to fall on the target.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain S/L. GRANT) bombing from a height of 5.500 feet located the target and dropped his bombs on visual observation which were seen to fall in a river a few yards off target side of river.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 7.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation, which were observed to burst on the target and start fires. Other bombs were seen to burst on the target on leaving.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. FELT) detailed to attack target CHERBOURG, bombing from a height ranging from 7/9.000 feet was forced to jettison some of his bombs, and brought the remainder back.

A/C. F.X.3721. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) detailed to attack target CHERBOURG was unable to locate target and jettisoned some of his bombs and brought the remainder back.

A/C. R.Z.1614. (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation but no results were seen. Some bombs were jettisoned.

A/C. R.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. McKEE) was unable to locate target and bombs were brought back.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain F/S. HUTCHISON) was unable to locate target and brought bombs back.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0556. hours.


MARHAM. 30/5/42. 0556. All our aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind, South West veering Westerly later. Scattered showers with risk of thunder.
Flying training.
1 aircraft undertook Local flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 30/31st. May, 1942. Target COLOGNE.
Form B.826 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2250. to 0021. A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. S/L. COUSENS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3721. F/O. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.X.3724. F/S. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.Z.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.1614. Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3412. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. ROHDE 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. K.X.3540. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 5. 4.000 lb. H.C. 2. 1.000 lb. G.P. 10. 500 G.P. and 99. S.B.C.
18 aircraft took off on Operations between 2250. and 0021. hours to attack target COLOGNE.
Visibility over the target was found to be good. Bombs were dropped from heights ranging from 10.000 to 15.000 feet on the target area which was definitely identified by all aircraft. Fires were started which spread until the whole of the town was ablaze. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
A/C. R.X.1614. (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) failed to return from Operations.

30/5/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3721.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.




Wellington MK.III
C. X. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
R. X. 1614.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3412.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.




Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3540.




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

S/L. COUSENS
P/O. STOCK
F/O. NICHOLSON
P/O. WHITTAKER
Sgt. MARGERISON
P/O. OLLAR

F/O. WILLIAMS
P/O. KING
Sgt. MCKELLAR
Sgt. STRAIN
Sgt. HEPPLE

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

P/O. WOOD
Sgt. FLETCHER
Sgt. HOWE
P/O. PEARCE
Sgt. DAVIES
Sgt. WISCHHUSEN

P/O. SLADE
P/O. BALES
Sgt. LODWELL
P/O. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN
Sgt. LOWRY

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

F/S. BECKETT
Sgt. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF
Sgt. HUGHES
Sgt. RINGE

Sgt. FRY
P/O. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON
Sgt. CARR
Sgt. SHARPE

P/O. A'COURT
P/O. WORTH
F/S. BULLOCK
Sgt. WILLIAMS
Sgt. THOMAS

Sgt. EDWARDS
Sgt. CRAMPTON
Sgt. BOYLE
Sgt. MCLEOD
Sgt. SPROSTON

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

P/O. FELT
P/O. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON
Sgt. BOWEN
Sgt. REID

P/O. STANFORD
Sgt. DARLINGTON
Sgt. COOPER
Sgt. MCIVER
Sgt. GARDINER

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

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

F/S. HYDE
Sgt. ROBB
F/S. FRANCE
Sgt. ROGERS
Sgt. REEVES

Sgt. DUNN
Sgt. ADMANS
Sgt. ALEANDRI
Sgt. FLORENCE
Sgt. BLACKMAN

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18 aircraft (10 from 'A' Flight and 8 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target COLOGNE in accordance with Form B.826 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. S/L. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3721. F/O. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. T.X.3724. F/S. BECKETT and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew.
A/C. C.X.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. R.X.1614. Sgt. EDWARDS and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3412. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. ROHDE 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.3540. Sgt. DUNN and Crew.

Bomb load
11 aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
5 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
2 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
17 aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs on aiming point. Incendiaries were lost in other fires already burning. 4 photos were attempted.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain S/L. COUSENS) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results.

A/C. F.X.3721. (Captain F/S. WILLIAMS) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs on West part of town. No results were observed but whole centre of town was seen to be on fire.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped 2 miles South of the centre of the town. The whole centre of the town was seen on fire. A photo was attempted.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs on the centre of the old town without observing any results. Photos were attempted

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in South West of town. Fires were observed over the whole town. Photos was attempted.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results owing to smoke. Many large fires were seen.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain F/S. BECKETT) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in old town. Some fires were observed.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. FRY) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs in the South East corner of the town. Fires were started and photos attempted.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs in the South East centre of the town. Many fires were seen in the centre of the town.

A/C. R.X.1614. (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet observed black smoke when his incendiaries fell in South East part of the town.

A/C. L.X.3412. (Captain P/O. FELT) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs in South centre of the town and observed 4 bursts. Fires were seen all over the target including 1 large fire at aiming point. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in the North centre of the town. Fires were observed over the whole centre of the town.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs and observed them to burst just North of aiming point. Fires were seen over the whole town and photos were attempted.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed fires all over target. Much smoke was also seen.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs on centre of town observing burst. Large fires were seen and photos attempted.

A/C. K.X.3549. (Captain Sgt. DUNN) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in the centre of the town without observing any results. Much smoke was seen and photos attempted.

All the aircraft with the exception of R.X.1614. (Captain Sgt. EDWARDS) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0510. hours.


MARHAM. 31/5/42. 0510. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind, light N. Westerly. Occasional slight rain.
Flying training.
NIL.
Operations Night of the 31st. May - 1st. June 1942. Target DACE "D".
Form B.827 received from Headquarters No.3 Group.
15 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 1845. hours.