Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fine.
Flying training.
5 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations night of the 1st/2nd. June, 1942. Target ESSEN.
Form B.828 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2255. to 0013. A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3721. F/O. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. S/L. COUSENS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3412. P/O. FELT 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. V.X.3601. F/S. HUTCHISON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3540. Sgt. DUNN 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.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 5. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 2. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 22. 500 lb. G.P's, 8. 250 lb. S.B.C's and 48 bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares.
18 aircraft took off between 2255. and 0013. hours to attack target ESSEN.
13 of the aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from heights ranging between 12.500 and 19.000 feet dropped their bombs in poor visibility and mostly on T.R. and D.R. fixes. Some bursts were seen in built up areas and several large fires were seen burning.
One aircraft attacked an aerodrome at GELDEN but the bomb overshot and fell outside the drome.
Two aircraft were forced to jettison their bombs due to T.R. and hydraulic failure and inability to gain height.
One aircraft brought all its bombs back.
A/C. F.X.3721. (Captain F/O. WILLIAMS) failed to return to Base after Operations.
All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. F.X.3721. 'Captain F/O. WILLIAMS) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0502. hours.

1/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
C Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3749.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3721.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
J. X. 3635.





Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3412.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3724.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3540.




Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.




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

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

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

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

S/L. COUSENS
P/O. STOCK
Sgt. SLATTER
P/O. WHITTAKER
P/O. OLLAR

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

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

P/O. SLADE
P/O. CROXTON
Sgt. DODWELL
P/O. BURBIDGE
Sgt. RICHARDSON
Sgt. LOWRY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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
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.

2305.






2338.





2314.





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2335.





2256.






2305.





2301.






2302.






2300.





2330.





2336.





2342.





2347.





2341.





2357.






0012.





0013.





0351






0422.





0358.





---.





0225.





0347.






0505.





0332.






0325.






0436.





0420.





0410.





0419.





0440.





0430.





0435.






0457.





0502.





18 aircraft (10 from 'A' Flight and 8 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target ESSEN in accordance with Form B.828 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. Sgt. FRY and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3721. F/O. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. S/L. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3635. P/O. WOOD and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3412. P/O. FELT 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. V.X.3601. F/S. HUTCHISON and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3540. Sgt. DUNN 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.

Bomb load
5 of the above aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
7 of the aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's.
4 of the aircraft each carried 12 bundles of 3 x 4.5 flares.
2 of the aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
14 of the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs without observing any results owing to cloud.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on a built up area but no bursts were observed owing to cloud.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain Sgt. FRY) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a built up area believed to be ESSEN observing a reddish glow through clouds. No other results were observed.

A/C. F.X.3721. (Captain F/S. WILLIAMS) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain S/L. COUSENS) bombing from a height of 16.500 feet dropped his bombs on built up area without observing any results.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs but no results were observed. Scattered fires were seen in target area. Photos were attempted.

A/C. L.X.3412. (Captain P/O. FELT) was forced to jettison his bombs at KREFELD owing to T.R. and hydraulics becoming unserviceable.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) bombing from a height of 17.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix in a build up area. 3 good fires were observed to be burning.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs on a built up area without observing any results. Fairly large fires were seen in the target area.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain F/S. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs South of ESSEN in built up area. Large fires were seen.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain F/S. HUTCHISON) was forced to abandon the sortie and brought all bombs back.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs half a mile South of aiming point. No results were observed owing to evasive action and damage to hydraulics were sustained.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) was forced to jettison his bombs alive in REES area owing to being unable to climb.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs prematurely on what was probably HAMBORN. Several scattered fires were observed.

A/C. K.X.3540. (Captain Sgt. DUNN) attacked aerodrome at GELDEN and the Fr. Gunner was taken ill and bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bomb which fell outside the drome, due to bomb release gear defect.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in a built up area, observing one burst which caused a Fire.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix and observed one burst. 2 large fires were seen in target area.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) bombing from a height of 19.000 feet dropped his bomb on visual observation and observed burst. No other results were seen. Photos were attempted.

All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. F.X.3721. (Captain F/O. WILLIAMS) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0502. hours.


MARHAM. 2/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly backing later to Southerly, fine.
Flying training.
6 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 3/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fine.
Flying training.
12 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 3rd/4th. June, 1942. Target BREMEN.
Form B.830 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2251. to 2324. A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3749. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. DUNN 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. HUTCHISON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3635. 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. 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. M.BJ.797. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 5. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 21. 500 lb. G.P's, 14. 250 lb. G.P's, 84. 3 x 4.5 Flares and 27. S.B.C's.
14 aircraft also carried cameras.
15 aircraft took off between 2251. and 2324. hours to attack target BREMEN and bombing from heights ranging between 10.000 and 16.000 feet bombs were dropped in good visibility. Many bursts were observed and fires were started in the dock area and in the town.
A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain F/S. HUTCHISON) and
A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) failed to return from Operations.

3/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3749.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




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
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3635.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.





Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.





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

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

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

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

P/O. SLADE
P/O. FREEGARD
Sgt. DODWELL
P/O. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWAN
Sgt. LOWRY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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
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.

2308.





2257.





2301.





2330.






2252.






2304.





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2251.






2311.





2254.





2324.





2318.






2313.





2312.






2315.





0435





0405.





0420.





0420.






0459.






0343.





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0349.






0437.





0525.





0428.





0355.






0445.





0430.






0430.





15 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 8 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target BREMEN in accordance with Form B.830 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3749. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. DUNN 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. HUTCHISON and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3635. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3539. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3488. F/S. HYDE and Crew.
A/C. M.BJ.787. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.

Bomb load
7 of the above aircraft each carried 12 bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares, 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. 250 lb. G.P's.
3 of the aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's.
5 of the aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
14 of the aircraft also carried cameras.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) identified target and bombing from a height of 13.500 feet on T.R. fix and flares dropped his bombs and observed bursts in the South centre of town.

A/C. D.X.3749. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet on T.R. fix dropped his bombs and observed bursts. Fires were also seen started by incendiaries. A/C. was forced to crash land on return to Base.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain Sgt. DUNN) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs but no bursts were observed. Small fires were seen in dock area and photos were attempted.

A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain P/O. WOOD) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) identified target and bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs South West of main docks without observing any results other then fires. photos were attempted.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs and observed bursts 1/4 mile South of aiming point.

A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain F/S. HUTCHISON) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) identified target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in dock area without observing any results owing to the general confusion.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) identified target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in dock area without observing any results. Several fires including 2 large ones were seen.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) identified target and bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his bombs on South side of the town, observing bursts and fire started.

A/C. K.X.3635. (Captain P/O. FELT) identified target in good visibility and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet visually dropped his bombs which were seen to burst in a built up area on the South bank of the river, opposite old town. Many small fires and one large were seen on arrival.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) identified target and bombing visually from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs which were believed to fall just North of aiming point. One burst and several small fires were observed.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bomb in dock area. Burst was observed and fire started.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain F/S. HYDE) identified target and bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bomb South of aiming point in a built up area. Burst was seen and fire started.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) identified target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in South East section of North docks, bursts were observed and 5 fires started.

All the aircraft except
A/C. J.X.3635. (Captain F/O. WILLIAMS) and
A/C. T.X.3724. (Captain F/S. HUTCHISON) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0525. hours.


MARHAM. 4/6/42. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0525. hours.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fine.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 5/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fine.
Flying training.
12 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 4th/5th. June, 1942. Target MINING.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2324. A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 1.500 lb. Vegs.
One aircraft took off at 2324. hours to lay mines. The allotted position was successfully pinpointed and the mines laid from a height of 500 feet. Two splashes were observed.

5/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Sgt. NORRINGTON
Sgt. MOONEY
Sgt. BRUCE
Sgt. KILLELEA
Sgt. RICHARDSON
Sgt. MARGERISON

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

2325.





0220





1 aircraft from 'A' Flight was detailed to attack target allotted for gardening in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried 2. 1.500 lb. Vegs.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) pinpointed the allotted position and dropped his Vegs. observing two splashes.

The aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0231. hours.


MARHAM. 6/6/42. 0231. The aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fine.
Flying training.
6 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 6th/7th. June, 1942. Target EMDEN.
Form B.833 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2328. to 2356. A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.Z.1648. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3540. Sgt. DUNN 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. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 5. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 36. S.B.C's and 48. Bundles of 3 x 4.5 flares.
9 aircraft also carried cameras.
13 aircraft took off between 2328. and 2356. hours to attack target EMDEN, and found visibility over the target to be mainly good and the target was identified visually. Bombs were dropped from heights ranging between 13.000 and 16.000 feet and many bursts were observed in the town and dock areas, numerous large fires were also started. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.

6/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
C. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
A. Z. 1648.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.





Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3540.




Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.




Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3539.





Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3488.





S/L. GRANT
S/L. PARKIN
F/O. EWANS
F/S. GORDON
Sgt. BURGESS
F/S. BILLSON

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

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

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

Sgt. NORRINGTON
Sgt. MOONEY
Sgt. BRUCE
Sgt. KILLELEA
Sgt. RICHARDSON
Sgt. MARGERISON

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

P/O. SLADE
P/O. FREEGARD
Sgt. DODWELL
P/O. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWAN
Sgt. LOWRY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2328.






2339.





2334.





2341.





2337.






2342.






2329.






2335.





2356.






2351.





2344.





2345.






2346.





0435






0458.





0448.





0438.





0431.






0410.






0423.






0437.





0424.






0455.





0455.





0452.






0420.





13 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target EMDEN in accordance with Form B.833 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. S/L. GRANT and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. A.Z.1648. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3540. Sgt. DUNN 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. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.

Bomb load
4 of the aircraft each carried 12 bundles of 3 x 4.5 flares, 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. 250 lb. G.P's.
4 of the aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's.
5 of the aircraft each carried 1. Special 4.000 lb. H.C.
9 of the aircraft also carried cameras.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain S/L. GRANT) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs and observed 5 bursts believed just North of docks.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on visual observation, dropped his bombs but observed no results.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) identified target and bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs on No. 6 and 8 docks, but no results were observed. 2 photos were taken and a very large fire was seen in town on departure.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. FELT) identified target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs visually but observed no bursts or results.

A/C. A.Z.1648. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on T.R. fix and visual observation dropped his bombs which were seen to burst slightly East of aiming point. A large orange fire was seen at aiming point and several small ones in dock area. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs 1/2 mile West of docks. No bursts or results were seen. 1 large red fire was seen in docks and leaflets were dropped.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs in dock area without observing any results. Fires were seen in docks.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on docks without observing any results. 1 photo was attempted.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs 1 1/2 miles East of target. Bursts were observed and 2 photos attempted.

A/C. K.X.3540. (Captain Sgt. DUNN) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in East of town, observing bursts. 6 large fires were seen in target area. 1 photo was attempted.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) identified target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in town North of docks observing bursts. Big fires were seen in docks, leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. W.X.3539. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bomb in the BINNENHAFEN area starting a fire. Fires were also observed in the dock area. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. X.X.3488. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) identified target and bombing from a height of 13.700 feet dropped his bombs on built up area on edge of docks. Fires were started. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0458. hours.


MARHAM. 7/6/42. 0458. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North North Westerly, mainly fair.
Operations Night of the 7th/8th. June, 1942. Target MINELAYING.
Form B.834 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2338. to 2348. A/C. V.X.3601. W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.X.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. FELT 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. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 16. 1.500 lb. Vegs.
8 aircraft took off between 2338. and 2348. hours on mine laying Operations.
All the aircraft pinpointed visually or by T.R. and D.R. fix and laid their mines in the allotted positions from heights ranging between 600 and 800 feet.

7/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
C. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.





W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT
P/O. STANFORD
Sgt. DARLINGTON
Sgt. COOPER
Sgt. MCIVER
Sgt. GARDINER

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

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

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

P/O. SLADE
Sgt. FEREDAY
Sgt. DODWELL
P/O. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWAN
Sgt. LOWRY

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

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

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

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
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.

2341.






2338.





2340.





2342.





2348.






2345.






2346.





2347.





0325.






0329.





0304.





0259.





0340.






0349.






0354.





0327.





8 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for MINELAYING in accordance with Form B.834 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. V.X.3601. W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.

Bomb load
Each of the above carried 2. 1.500 lb. Vegs.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT) successfully located the position and dropped his mines in the allotted position, from a height of 600 feet.

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

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) pinpointed his position and dropped his mines from a height of 700 feet in the spot allocated.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. FELT) located his position by T.R. fix and dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet in the spot allocated.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) pinpointed his position and dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet in the spot allocated.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) located his position by pinpointing and T.R. fix and dropped his mines from a height of 800 feet in the spot allocated.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) successfully located his position and dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet in the spot allocated.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) located his position by T.R. and D.R. fixes and dropped his mines from a height of 700 feet in the spot allocated.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0349. hours.


MARHAM. 8/6/42. 0349. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly to North Westerly, fair.
Flying training.
1 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 9/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind West South Westerly to West North Westerly, fair.
Flying training.
10 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 9th/10th. June, 1942. Target MINELAYING.
From B.836 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2328. to 2346. A/C. A.Z.1648. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.Z.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. ROHDE 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. X.X.3488. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.X.1605. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 22. 1.500 lb. Vegs.
11 aircraft took off between 2328. and 2346. hours on minelaying Operations. All the aircraft located their positions by T.R. and D.R. fixes and mines were laid in the allocated positions, from heights ranging between 500 and 800 feet.
2 of the aircraft observed a convoy or ships in the target area.

9/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. Z. 1648.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
C. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.





Sgt. NORRINGTON
Sgt. MOONEY
Sgt. BRUCE
Sgt. KILLELEA
Sgt. RICHARDSON
Sgt. MARGERISON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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.

2329.






2330.





2328.





2359.





2335.





2335.





2340.





2345.





2342.





2346.





2335.





0328.






0353.





0335.





0430.





0335.





0343.





0335.





0350.





0321.





0355.





0340.





11 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for MINELAYING in accordance with Form B.836 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.Z.1648. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.

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

A/C. A.Z.1648. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) located his position by T.R. and D.R. fixes and the mines were laid in the spot allocated, from a height of 640 feet.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) located his position by T.R. and D.R. fixes and dropped his mines from a height of 500 feet in the spot allocated.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) located his position by T.R. and D.R. fixes and dropped his mines from a height of 700 feet in the spot allocated.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. FELT) located his position by T.R. fix and dropped his mines from a height of 800 feet in the spot allocated.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) located his position by T.R. fix and dropped his mines from a height of 800 feet in salvo by jettison bar in the spot allotted. A convoy was observed in the allottment area.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) located his position by T.R. and D.R. fixes and dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet in the spot allotted.

A/C. S.X.3445. (Captain P/O. PERRY) located his position by T.R. and D.R. fixes and dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet in the spot allotted.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) located his position from a T.R. fix and dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet in the spot allocated. 3 ships were seen in target area.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) located his position by a T.R. and D.R. fix and dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet in the spot allotted.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) located his position by T.R. fix and dropped his mines from a height of 500 feet in the spot allotted.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) located his position by T.R. and D.R. fixes and dropped his mines from a height of 700 feet in the spot allotted.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0430. hours.


MARHAM. 10/6/42. 0430. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fair.
Flying training.
2 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 10th/11th. June, 1942. Target HERRING.
Form B.837 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
12 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 2205. hours.
MARHAM. 11/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly, fair.
Flying training.
11 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 11th/12th. June, 1942. Target Minelaying.
From B.838 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2342. to 2351. A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. H. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. I. C. B. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.X.3445. P/O. J. E. PERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT, J. and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. A. V. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. D. O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 12. 1.500 lb. Vegs.
6 aircraft took off between 2342. and 2351. hours on minelaying Operations. Positions were located visually and by T.R. and D.R. fixes and all aircraft dropped their mines in the allotted positions from heights ranging between 500 and 700 feet.

11/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
S. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




P/O. H. PATTERSON
P/O. J. H. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS K.
Sgt. SKINNER A.
Sgt. NEWBOUND F.

P/O. I. C. B. SLADE
Sgt. DODWELL K.
P/O. J. B. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN K.
Sgt. LOWRY S. K.

P/O. J. E. PERRY
Sgt. SWARBRICK J.
Sgt. HARDING J.
Sgt. STEVENS W.
Sgt. SHAW H.

F/S. BECKETT J.
Sgt. HILL A. F.
Sgt. SHERRIFF J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.
Sgt. RINGE W.

P/O. A. D. FRY
P/O. W. A. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON J.
Sgt. CARR L.
Sgt. SHARPE E.

P/O. D. O. FELT
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. BOURKE C.
Sgt. BOWEN A.

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.

2346.





2342.





2343.





2348.





2345.





2351.





0356.





0332.





0339.





0404.





0355.





0334.





6 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight and 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for MINELAYING operations in accordance with Form B.838 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. H. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. I. C. B. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. S.X.3435. P/O. J. E. PERRY and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT J. and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. A. D. FRY and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. D. O. FELT and Crew.

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

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. H. PATTERSON) dropped his mines from a height of 500 feet by visual and T.R. observation in the allotted position.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. I. C. B. SLADE) dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet by T.R. fix in the allotted position.

A/C. S.X.3435. (Captain P/O. J. E. PERRY) dropped his mines from a height of 700 feet by T.R. fix in the allotted position.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain F/S. BECKETT J.) dropped his mines from a height of 500 feet by T.R. fix and visual observation in the allotted position.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. A. D. FRY) dropped his mines in an alternative position by T.R. fix and visual observation from a height of 600.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. D. O. FELT) dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet by T.R. fix in the allotted position.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0404. hours.


MARHAM. 12/6/42. 0404. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind East North Easterly, cloudy with occasional rain.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 13/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind mainly North Westerly, cloudy with occasional rain.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 14/6/41. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, light, local rain or drizzle.
Flying training.
7 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 15/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, cloudy.
Flying training.
13 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 16/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly to Westerly. Visibility becoming good.
Flying training.
13 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 17/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly to North Westerly.
Flying training.
14 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 17th/18th. June, 1942. Target ST. NAZAIRE.
Form B.844 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2244. to 2247. A/C. A.Z.1648. F/S. MOONEY, H. and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. W. L. CROXTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. M. FREEGARD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. MCKEE, D. and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER, C. and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 70. 250 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
5 aircraft took off between 2244. and 2247. hours to attack target ST. NAZAIRE.
None of the aircraft was able to locate target owing to 9/10 cloud and poor visibility.
4 of the aircraft each brought back 10. 250 lb. G.P's and jettisoned the rest.
1 aircraft, A.Z.1648. (Captain F/S. MOONEY, H.) crash landed at EXETER, all of the Crew being unhurt.

17/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. Z. 1648.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




F/S. MOONEY H.
Sgt. BRUCE D.
Sgt. GOAD J.
Sgt. RICHARDSON J.
Sgt. MARGERISON W.

P/O. W. L. CROXTON
P/O. L. BALES
P/O. L. H. WILLIAMS
Sgt. ABBOTT H.
Sgt. TOLMIE J.

P/O. M. L. FREEGARD
Sgt. MEACOCK A. G.
Sgt. RODGERS W.
Sgt. BINGHAM J.
Sgt. MUNRO J.

Sgt. MCKEE D.
P/O. H. D. ROBB
F/S. FRANCE J.
Sgt. GILL R.
Sgt. REEVES R.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. COX R.

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.

2240.





2245.





2246.





2244.





2247.






0445





0455.





0349.





0448.





0501.






5 aircraft (1 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target ST. NAZAIRE in accordance with Form B.844 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.Z.1648. F/S. MOONEY H. and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. W. L. CROXTON and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. M. L. FREEGARD and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. MCKEE D. and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER C. and Crew.

Bomb load
Each of the above aircraft carried 14. 250 lb. G.P's.
Each of the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. A.Z.1648. (Captain F/S. MOONEY H.) failed to locate target and due to engine failure all bombs were jettisoned and the aircraft crash landed at EXETER. All the Crew were uninjured.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. W. L. CROXTON) was unable to locate target and 4. 250 lb. bombs were jettisoned at 0305. hours from a height of 12.000 feet. All the rest of the bombs were brought back.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain P/O M. L. FREEGARD) was unable to locate target and 4. 250 lb. bombs were jettisoned, the rest being brought back.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE D.) was unable to locate target and jettisoned 4. 250 lb. bombs alive at 0145. hours from a height of 13.000 feet, the rest of the bombs being brought back.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER J.) was unable to locate target and jettisoned 4. 250 lb. bombs safe in the sea, all the others being brought back.

All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. A.Z.1648. (Captain F/S. MOONEY H.) which crash landed at EXETER had returned safely to Base after Operations at 0501. hours.


MARHAM. 18/6/42. 0501. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West to South Westerly, fair to cloudy.
Flying training.
10 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 18th/19th. June, 1942. Target MINELAYING.
2346. to 2353. A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. W. L. CROXTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. M. FREEGARD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3445. Sgt. MCKEE, D. and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER, C. and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 8. 1.500 lb. Vegs.
4 aircraft took off between 2346. and 2353. hours for mine laying Operations. All the aircraft successfully located their positions and the mines were dropped as allotted.

18/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
D. Z. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




P/O. W. L. CROXTON
P/O. L. BALES
P/O. L. H. WILLIAMS
Sgt. ABBOTT H.
Sgt. TOLMIE J.

P/O. M. L. FREEGARD
Sgt. MEACOCK A. G.
Sgt. RODGERS W.
Sgt. BINGHAM J.
Sgt. MUNRO J.

Sgt. MCKEE D.
P/O. H. D. ROBB
F/S. FRANCE J.
Sgt. MCCANN W. A.
Sgt. REEVES R.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. COX R.

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.

2346.





2352.





2353.





2349.





0412.





0414.





0407.





0400.





4 aircraft all from 'B' Flight were detailed for MINELAYING Operations in accordance with Form B.854 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. W. L. CROXTON and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. M. L. FREEGARD and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3445. Sgt. MCKEE D. and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER C. and Crew.

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

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. W. L. CROXTON) dropped his mines from a height of 750 feet in good visibility and on visual observation in the allotted position.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain P/O. M. L. FREEGARD) dropped his mines from a height of 400 feet in good visibility and on visual observation in the allotted position.

A/C. D.X.3445. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE D.) dropped his mines from a height of 800 feet in good visibility and on visual observation in the allotted position.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER C.) dropped his mines from a height of 600 feet in good visibility and on visual observation in the allotted position.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0414. hours.


MARHAM. 19/6/42. 0414. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly to Northerly, light and variable.
Flying training.
8 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fine.
Flying training.
12 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 20th/21st. June, 1942. Target EMDEN.
Form B.847 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2339. to 2358. A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3445. P/O. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.Z.1574. F/S. MOONEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. CROXTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3555. P/O. FREEGARD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. Special H.C's, 18. 500 lb. G.P's, 12. 250 lb. G.P's, 72. bundles of 3 x 4.5 flares and 45. S.B.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
13 aircraft took off between 2339. and 2358. hours to attack target EMDEN.
Visibility over the target was mostly poor owing to 7/10ths. cloud and haze. 12 of the aircraft located their target visually or by T.R. and bombing from heights ranging between 13.000 and 15.000 feet bombs were dropped and seem to fall on the docks, in the dock area and in the town of EMDEN and several fires were started. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
One aircraft returned early having jettisoned its bombs safe owing to turret trouble.

20/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Wellington MK.III
C. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3555.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.





P/O. H. PATTERSON
Sgt. HEAD L.
P/O. J. H. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS K.
Sgt. SKINNER A.
Sgt. BOURKE C.

Sgt. DUNN W. K.
Sgt. ADMANS H. C.
Sgt. ALEANDRI A. A.
Sgt. FLORENCE E. J.
Sgt. BLACKMAN E. C.

P/O. A. D. FRY
Sgt. COATES R.
P/O. MAJOR W. A.
Sgt. HODGSON J.
Sgt. CARR L.
Sgt. SHARPE W.

F/S. BECKETT J.
Sgt. HILL A. F.
Sgt. SHERRIFF J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.
Sgt. RINGE W.

Sgt. WILLIAMS J.
P/O. J. BROWN
Sgt. BESSO W.
Sgt. GILL R.
Sgt. COX R.

P/O. D. O. FELT
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. BOURKE C.
Sgt. BOWEN A.

F/S. MOONEY H.
Sgt. BRUCE D.
P/O. E. J. KEENAN
Sgt. RICHARDSON J.
Sgt. MARGERISON W.

Sgt. MCKEE D.
P/O. H. D. ROBB
F/S. FRANCE J.
Sgt. ROWE S.
Sgt. REEVES R.

P/O. W. L. CROXTON
P/O. L. BALES
P/O. L. H. WILLIAMS
Sgt. ABBOTT H.
Sgt. TOLMIE J.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. MCCANN W.

P/O. M. L. FREEGARD
Sgt. MEACOCK A. G.
Sgt. ROGERS W.
Sgt. BINGHAM J.
Sgt. MUNRO J.

P/O. BERRY J. D.
Sgt. SLATTER G.
Sgt. GOAD J.
Sgt. HARRIS J. T.
Sgt. BRYANT W. K.

P/O. A'COURT H. G.
P/O. MCFADDEN A.
P/O. WORTH J. E.
F/S. BULLOCK E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS E.
Sgt. THOMAS J.

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
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.

2349.






2339.





2357.






2352.





2351.





2348.





2353.





2356.





2349.





2351.





2358.





2355.





2348.





0347






0402.





0405.






0420.





0340.





0359.





0355.





0429.





0425.





0438.





0225.





0421.





0415.





13 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight and 7 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target EMDEN in accordance with Form B.847 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. H. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN W. K. and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3445. P/O. A. D. FRY and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT J. and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS J. and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. D. O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. F/S. MOONEY H. and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE D. and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. W. L. CROXTON and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER C. and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. H. G. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3555. P/O. M. L. FREEGARD and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. J. D. BERRY and Crew.

Bomb load
6 of the above aircraft each carried 12 Bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares, 3. 500 lb. G.P's and 2. 250 lb. G.P's.
5 of the aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
2 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. H. PATTERSON) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his flares and bombs in the dock area. No results were observed. Leaflets dropped and photos attempted.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain Sgt. DUNN W. K.) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his flared and bombs but no results other than flares igniting were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. D.X.3445. (Captain P/O. A. D. FRY) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs and flares and observed his flares ignite but saw no bursts. Scattered fires were seen all over EMDEN. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo attempted.

A/C. T.X.1607. (Captain F/S. BECKETT J.) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on the North end of docks. No results were seen owing to fires already obscuring target area. Leaflets were dropped and photos attempted.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS J.) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. J.Z.1605. (Captain P/O. D. O. FELT) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain F/S. MOONEY H.) identified target and bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs and observed a few small fires after bombing in the town area North of the docks. 1 photo was attempted.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE D.) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. W. L. CROXTON) identified target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs North of docks or in the town. No bursts were seen. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER C.) identified target and bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on fire North East of docks. Incendiaries were seen to start fires. Leaflets were dropped and a photo was attempted.

A/C. H.BJ.796.. (Captain P/O H. G. A'COURT) identified his target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on docks and observed bursts. Fires were seen in target area.

A/C. W.X.3555. (Captain P/O. M. L. FREEGARD) was forced to abandon the sortie and jettisoned his bombs safe owing to turret failure.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. J. D. BERRY) identified target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in target area and observed them burst. Scattered fires seen in town and 2 fires in dock area. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0438. hours.


MARHAM. 21/6/42. 0438. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
2 aircraft undertook Local Flying Training.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 22/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fair.
Flying training.
13 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 22nd/23rd. June, 1942. Target EMDEN.
From B.849 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2326. to 0008. A/C. G.X.3471. S/L. COUSENS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3445. P/O. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3554. P/O. CROXTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.X.3555. P/O. FREEGARD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.BJ.797. F/S. MOONEY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 4. 4.000 lb. Special H.C's, 20. 500 lb. G.P's, 72. S.B.C's and 48. 3 x 4.5 flares.
13 of the aircraft also carried cameras.
14 aircraft took off between 2326. and 0008. hours to attack target EMDEN.
12 of the aircraft successfully located and attacked target in good visibility and bombing from heights ranging between 11.000 and 14.000 feet dropped their bombs on the docks and in the town starting numerous fires.
One aircraft was coned 3 times over the target and so bombed BORKUM causing a large fire.
One aircraft was forced to land in the North sea owing to engine failure on the outward journey but all the Crew were picked up uninjured by AIR Sea Rescue Service.

22/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.





Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3554.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.




Wellington MK.III
W. X. 3555.




Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.





S/L. A. G. S. COUSENS
P/O. J. F. STOCK
F/O. B. W. NICHOLSON
P/O. J. E. WHITTAKER
P/O. A. J. S. OLLAR

P/O. H. PATTERSON
Sgt. HEAD L.
P/O. J. H. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS K.
Sgt. SKINNER A.
Sgt. NEWBOUND F.

P/O. D. O. FELT
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. BOWEN A.
Sgt. BOURKE C.

F/S. BECKETT J.
Sgt. HILL A. F.
Sgt. SHERRIFF J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.
Sgt. RINGE W.

Sgt. WILLIAMS J.
P/O. J. BROWN
Sgt. BESSO W.
Sgt. GILL R.
Sgt. COX R.

Sgt. DUNN W. K.
Sgt. ADMANS H. C.
Sgt. ALEANDRI A. A.
Sgt. FLORENCE E. J.
Sgt. BLACKMAN E. C.

P/O. A. D. FRY
Sgt. COATES R.
P/O. W. O. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON J.
Sgt. CARR L.
Sgt. SHARPE W.

P/O. A. D. A'COURT
Sgt. GATES R.
P/O. W. A. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON J.
Sgt. CARR L.
Sgt. SHARPE W.

Sgt. MCKEE D.
P/O. H. D. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK W.
F/S. FRANCE J.
Sgt. REEVES R.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTEN W. J.
Sgt. MCCANN W.

P/O. W. L. CROXTON
P/O. L. BALES
P/O. L. H. WILLIAMS
Sgt. ABBOTT H.
Sgt. TOLMIE J.

P/O. J. B. BERRY
Sgt. SLATTER G.
Sgt. GOAD J.
Sgt. HARRIS J.
Sgt. BRYANT W. K.

P/O. M. L. FREEGARD
Sgt. MEACOCK A. G.
Sgt. RODGERS W.
Sgt. ROWE C. J.
Sgt. MUNRO J.

F/S. MOONEY H.
Sgt. BRUCE D.
P/O. E. J. KEENAN
Sgt. RONEY G. W.
Sgt. MARGERISON W.

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

2326.





2328.






2346.





2346.





2347.





2349.





2350.






2351.






2352.





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0308.





0347.






0349.





0315.





0424.





0435.





0425.






0417.






0411.





0419.





0400.





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0405.





14 aircraft (8 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target EMDEN in accordance with Form B.849 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. G.X.3471. S/L. A. G. S. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. H. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. D. O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT J. and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS J. and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN W. K. and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3435. P/O. A. D. FRY and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. H. G. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE D. and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER C. and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3554. P/O. W. L. CROXTON and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. J. B. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. W.X.3555. P/O. M. L. FREEGARD and Crew.
A/C. M.BJ.797. F/S. MOONEY H. and Crew.

Bomb load
4 of the above aircraft each carried 12 bundles of 3 x 4.5 flares, 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
6 of the aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's.
4 of the aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
13 of the aircraft also carried cameras.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain S/L. COUSENS) identified target by visual observation and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in South West corner of the town. No bursts were observed and 3 photos were attempted.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. H. PATTERSON) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in the town area and observed 3 bursts but no other results. 1 photo was attempted.

A/C. J.Z.1605. (Captain P/O. FELT) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on the North end of docks. No results were observed and Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain F/S. BECKETT) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in South East edge of the town but observed no results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS J.) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in good visibility on town without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain Sgt. DUNN W. K.) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. D.X.3445. (Captain P/O. A. D. FRY) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs in built up area North East of town. No results were observed but several fires were seen burning. 1 photo was attempted.

A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O H. G. A'COURT) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs South South East of town. 6 fires were observed burning.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE D.) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs in dock area. Bursts were seen and many fires seen in town.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER C.) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs in West end of docks. Bursts were seen and fires started, adding to already existing fires. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. Q.X.3554. (Captain P/O. W. L. CROXTON) was coned 3 times over target and so attacked BORKUM and bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed a large fire started. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. J. B. BERRY) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs and failed to observe any results. 1 photo was attempted.

A/C. W.X.3555. (Captain P/O. M. L. FREEGARD) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to engine trouble and alighted on the sea 60 miles N.E. of CROMER. All Crew were rescued uninjured by A.S.R.S.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain F/S. MOONEY H.) identified target and bombing from a height of 13.700 feet dropped his bombs North of docks without observing any results. Fires were seen burning.

All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. W.X.3555. (Captain P/O. M. L. FREEGARD) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0435. hours.


MARHAM. 23/6/42. 0435. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fine.
Flying training.
3 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 23rd/24th. June, 1942. Target ST. NAZAIRE.
From B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2328. A/C. J.Z.1606. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 14. 250 lb. G.P's and also a camera.
One aircraft took off at 2328. hours to attack target ST. NAZAIRE but owing to 10/10ths. cloud obscuring the target. 7. 250 lb. bombs were jettisoned safe and the sortie abandoned. The remaining bombs were brought back.
A dummy aerodrome was seen as briefed.

23/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Sgt. FLETCHER J.
Sgt. MORRIS J.
Sgt. BROWN W. E.
Sgt. RONEY G. W.
Sgt. RAYMOND J. P.

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

2328.





0535





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

A/C. J.Z.1606. Sgt. FLETCHER J. and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried 14. 250 lb. G.P's and also a camera.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER J.) failed to identify target due to 10/10ths cloud and jettisoned 7. 250 lb. bombs from a height of 7.000 feet and brought the rest back. A dummy aerodrome was observed as briefed.

The aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0535. hours.


MARHAM. 24/6/42. 0535. The aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Northerly mainly fine.
Flying training.
11 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 25/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly to Northerly, fair.
Flying training.
6 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 25th/26th June, 1942. Target BREMEN.
Form B.852 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2325. to 2354. A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.X.3445. P/O. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS 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. Q.X.3554. P/O. CROXTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.BJ.589. F/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.Z.1574. F/S. MOONEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 3. 4.000 lb. H.C's, 6. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 36. 500 lb. G.P's and 81. S.B.C's.
11 of the aircraft also carried cameras.
18 aircraft took off between 2325. and 2354. hours to attack target BREMEN.
12 of the aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from heights ranging between 13.000 and 15.000 feet dropped their bombs in 10/10ths. cloud by T.R. and D.R. fixes. A few bursts were observed and several large fires seen scattered over target area. Leaflets were dropped.
One aircraft attacked alternative target WILHELMSHAVEN and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on T.R. and D.R. fix dropped his bombs and observed the glow of the bursts reflected on the clouds, no further results being seen.
2 aircraft brought all bombs back due to inability to locate target.
1 aircraft brought all bombs back due to total hang-up.
1 aircraft jettisoned some of its bombs after failing to identify target definitely, and brought back the remainder.
1 aircraft failed to return to Base after Operations.

25/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.





Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.




Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3554.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
X. BJ. 589.




Wellington MK.III
C. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.




P/O. A'COURT H. G.
P/O. J. E. WORTH
F/S. BULLOCK E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS E.
Sgt. THOMAS J.

P/O. H. PATTERSON
P/O. J. H. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS K.
Sgt. SKINNER A.
Sgt. NEWBOUND F.

P/O. A. D. FRY
P/O. W. A. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON J.
Sgt. CARR L.
Sgt. SHARPE W.

P/O. D. O. FELT
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. BOWEN A.
Sgt. BOURKE C.

Sgt. DUNN W. K.
Sgt. ADMANS A. C.
Sgt. ALEANDRI A. A.
Sgt. FLORENCE E. J.
Sgt. BLACKMAN E. C.

P/O. I. C. B. SLADE
Sgt. NEWMAN J.
Sgt. DODWELL K.
P/O. J. B. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN K.
Sgt. LOWRY S. K.

F/S. BECKETT J.
P/O. HILL A. F.
Sgt. SHERRIFF J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.
Sgt. RINGE W.

F/S. LOUGHEAD E.
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER C.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

Sgt. WILLIAMS J.
P/O. J. BROWN
Sgt. BESSO W.
Sgt. GILL R.
Sgt. COX R.

P/O. K. J. STANFORD
Sgt. DARLINGTON L.
Sgt. COOPER F.
Sgt. MCIVER D.
Sgt. GARDINER D.

P/O. D. O. ROHDE
P/O. K. C. MURPHY
Sgt. GREY K.
Sgt. JOHNS S.
Sgt. COLEMAN P.

P/O. W. L. CROXTON
P/O. L. BALES
P/O. L. H. WILLIAMS
Sgt. ABBOTT H.
Sgt. TOLMIE J.

P/O. J. B. BERRY
Sgt. SLATTER G.
Sgt. GOAD J.
Sgt. HARRIS J. T. A.
Sgt. BRYANT W. K.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. FULTON B.

F/L. T. L. SANDES
Sgt. PARSONS C. E.
Sgt. DICKIE R. J.
Sgt. ROWE C. J.
Sgt. MCCANN W.

F/S. MOONEY H.
Sgt. BRUCE D.
P/O. E. J. KEENAN
P/O. E. H. D'ATH WESTON
Sgt. MARGERISON W.

Sgt. MCKEE D.
P/O. H. D. ROBB
F/S. FRANCE J.
Sgt. FRIZELL W. C.
Sgt. REEVES R.

Sgt. FLETCHER J.
Sgt. MORRIS J.
Sgt. BROWN W. E.
Sgt. RONEY G. W.
Sgt. RAYMOND J.

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.

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
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.

2327.





2325.





2330.





2330.





2335.





2334.






2337.





2336.





2338.





2350.





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2345.





2342.





2340.





2344.





2350.





0502





0430.





0420.





0426.





0514.





0454.






0513.





0523.





0511.





0512.





0459.





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0459.





0510.





0520.





0525.





0527.





0519.





18 aircraft (10 from 'A' Flight and 8 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target BREMEN in accordance with Form B.852 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. H. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. D.X.3445. P/O. A. D. FRY and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. D. O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN W. K. and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. I. C. B. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT J. and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. F/S. LOUGHEAD E. and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS J. and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. K. J. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. D. O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3554. P/O. M. L. CROXTON and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. J. B. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER C. and Crew.
A/C. X.BJ.589. F/L. T. L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. F/S. MOONEY H. and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE D. and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. FLETCHER J. and Crew.

Bomb load
9 of the above aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's.
3 of the aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
6 of the aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
11 of the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O A'COURT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet and on T.R. and D.R. fixes dropped his bombs and observed the glow of the bursts on cloud. No other results were seen. This aircraft attacked the alternative target WILHELMSHAVEN.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. H. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet visually dropped his bombs on small dock but no results were observed.

A/C. D.X.3445. (Captain P/O. A. D. FRY) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet visually and by T.R. dropped his bombs on built up area. No results were seen but some fires were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. D. O. FELT) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on visual observation on built up area without observing any results, a good fire was seen in old town. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain Sgt. DUNN W. K.) dropped his bombs from a height of 13.000 feet on a T.R. fix on existing fires.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain I. C. B. SLADE) reached target but was unable to bomb owing to a total hang up. All bombs were brought back.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain F/S. BECKETT J.) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix on a large fire. No results were observed.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD E.) was unable to locate target and so brought all bombs back.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS J.) was unable to locate target and so brought all bombs back.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain K. J. STANFORD) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bomb on a T.R. fix on a large fire already burning. Bomb was seen to burst and fires were observed over a large area of target. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain D. O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bomb on T.R. fix and observed flash under clouds. Fires were seen mostly South of target.

A/C. Q.X.3554. (Captain M. L. CROXTON) failed to return from Operations. Reported landed in sea but A.S.R.S. failed to locate Crew.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. J. D. BERRY) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix without observing any results. 2 large fires were seen and leaflets dropped.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER C.) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix without observing any results. Fires were seen.

A/C. X.BJ.589. (Captain F/L. T. L. SANDES) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs in North of town without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE D.) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix without observing any results. Glow of existing fires was seen on cloud. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain F/S. MOONEY H.) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix on fires already burning. Several large fires were seen scattered over target area. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER J.) did not identify target but observed glow of fires through cloud. 1. 1.000 lb. bomb and 3. 500 lb. bombs were brought back the others being jettisoned safe.

All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. Q.X.3554. (Captain P/O. W. L. CROXTON) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0527. hours.


MARHAM. 26/6/42. 0528. All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. Q.X.3554. (Captain P/O. CROXTON) had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, fine. Visibility good.
Flying training.
1 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 27/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light Westerly, fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
14 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 27th/28th. June, 1942. Target BREMEN.
From B.854 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2319. to 0001. A/C. D.X.3445. P/O. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.BJ.589. F/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. CLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A.C. B.X.3750. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.796. F/S. MOONEY 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 and 81. S.B.C's.
14 aircraft took off between 2319. and 0001. hours to attack target BREMEN, and found visibility good above 10/10ths cloud.
13 aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height ranging between 13.000 and 17.000 feet dropped their bombs and observed some bursts and the glow of several other bursts on clouds. 2 very good fires were reported in the target area. Leaflets were dropped.
1 aircraft was forced to jettison its bombs North East of POLDER due to extensive damage by enemy aircraft and the rear gunner (Sgt. McCANN W. RCAF R/86355) killed.

27/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
D. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
X. BJ. 589.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.




Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.




Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.




P/O. A. D. FRY
P/O. W. A. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON J.
Sgt. CARR L.
Sgt. SHARPE W.

P/O. D. O. FELT
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. BOWEN A.
Sgt. BOURKE C.

Sgt. DUNN W. K.
Sgt. ADMANS H. C.
Sgt. ALEANDRI A. A.
Sgt. FLORENCE E. J.
Sgt. BLACKMAN E. C.

P/O. J. B. BERRY
Sgt. SLATTER G.
Sgt. GOAD J.
Sgt. HARRIS J. T. A.
Sgt. BRYANT W. K.

F/L. T. L. SANDES
Sgt. PARSONS C. E.
Sgt. DICKIE R. J.
Sgt. ROWE C. J.
Sgt. MCCANN W. +

F/S. LOUGHEAD E.
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER C.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HODD E.

Sgt. MCKEE D.
P/O. H. D. ROBB
F/S. SUDDICK W.
F/S. FRANCE J.
Sgt. REEVES R.

F/S. BECKETT J.
P/O. HILL A. F.
Sgt. SHERRIFF J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.
Sgt. RINGE W.

Sgt. WILLIAMS J.
P/O. J. BROWN
Sgt. BESSO W.
Sgt. GILL R.
Sgt. COX R.

P/O. I. C. B. SLADE
Sgt. DODWELL K.
P/O. J. B. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWAN K.
Sgt. LOWRY S. K.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTiN W. J.
Sgt. MUNRO J.

Sgt. FLETCHER J.
Sgt. MORRIS J.
Sgt. BROWN W. E.
Sgt. RONEY G. W.
Sgt. RAYMOND J.

F/S. MOONEY H.
Sgt. BRUCE D.
P/O. E. J. KEENAN
Sgt. SMITH J. B.
Sgt. MARGERISON W.

P/O. A'COURT H. G.
P/O. J. E. WORTH
F/S. BULLOCK E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS E.
Sgt. THOMAS J.

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

2320.





2320.





2319.





2321.





2324.





2325.





2326.





2329.





2330.





2359.





2356.





2358.





0002.





0001.





0401





0409.





0436.





0357.





0323.





0419.





0427.





0437.





0415.





0501.





0456.





0449.





0453.





0441.





14 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 7 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target BREMEN in accordance with Form B.854 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. D.X.3445. P/O. A. D. FRY and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. D. O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN W. K. and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. J. B. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. X.BJ.589. F/L. T. L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. F/S. LOUGHEAD E. and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE D. and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT J. and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS J. and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. I. C. B. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER C. and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. FLETCHER J. and Crew.
A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. H. G. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. F/S. MOONEY H. and Crew.

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

A/C. D.X.3445. (Captain P/O. A. D. FRY) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets dropped.

A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O. D. O. FELT) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets dropped.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain Sgt. DUNN W. K.) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix, and observed incendiaries light but no further results were seen. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. J. D. BERRY) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix and believed them to fall square on target just North of aiming point. No results were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. X.BJ.589. (Captain F/L. T. L. SANDES) was badly shot up over target by an enemy fighter and bombs were jettisoned North East of POLDER, from a height of 13.000 feet. The rear gunner (Sgt. McCANN W. RCAF R/86355) was killed.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD E.) bombed from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE D.) bombing from a height of 17.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. D.Z.1607. (Captain F/S. BECKETT J.) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. and D.R. fixes, without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped. Slight damage sustained.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS J.) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix and observed bursts and glow of fires on clouds. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain I. C. B. SLADE) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs but observed no results other than 2 red glows through clouds.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER C.) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix and observed bursts through cloud. 2 very good fires were seen in target area.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER J.) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs on D.R. and visual observation. No bursts were seen but reflection seen through clouds. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain P/O A'COURT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing bursts. 2 good fires were seen in target area.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain F/S. MOONEY H.) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet on T.R. fix dropped his bombs without observing any bursts. Fires were observed on approach to target. Leaflets were dropped.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0501. hours.


MARHAM. 28/6/42. 0456. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South West to Westerly, fair, visibility fairly good.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 29/6/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly to South Westerly, fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
7 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 29th/30th. June, 1942. Target BREMEN
Form B.856 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2322. to 2334. A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. PATTERSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.Z.1574. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. FREEGARD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb Load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. Special H.C, 4. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 20. 500 lb. G.P's, and 72. S.B.C's.
12 aircraft carried cameras.
13 aircraft took off between 2322. and 2334. hours to attack target BREMEN.
12 aircraft successfully located and attacked target despite 10/10ths cloud and bombing from heights ranging between 11.000 and 16.000 feet dropped their bombs by T.R. fix and visual observation, observing bursts in dock area, built up area and railway yards. Several large fires were started in target area and leaflets were dropped.
1 aircraft developed engine trouble during the outward journey, jettisoned its bombs and turned back. This aircraft landed in the sea 4 members of the Crew being picked up later.

29/6/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.





Wellington MK.III
C. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3464.




Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 796.




P/O. H. G. A'COURT
P/O. J. F. WORTH
F/S. BULLOCK E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS E.
Sgt. THOMAS J.

P/O. H. PATTERSON
Sgt. SMITH J. B.
P/O. J. H. ROBSON
Sgt. WILLIAMS K.
Sgt. SKINNER A.
Sgt. NEWBOUND F.

P/O. J. B. BERRY
Sgt. SLATTER G.
Sgt. GOAD J.
Sgt. HARRIS J. T.
Sgt. BRYANT W. K.

P/O. D. O. FELT
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. BOWEN A.
Sgt. BOURKE C.

P/O. D. O. ROHDE
P/O. K. C. MURPHY
Sgt. GREY K.
Sgt. JOHNS S.
Sgt. COLEMAN P.

Sgt. FLETCHER J.
Sgt. MORRIS J.
Sgt. BROWN W. E.
Sgt. RONEY G. W.
Sgt. RAYMOND J. P.

Sgt. DUNN W. K.
Sgt. ADMANS H. C.
Sgt. ALEANDRI A. A.
Sgt. FLORENCE E. J.
Sgt. BLACKMAN E. C.

P/O. I. C. B. SLADE
Sgt. DODWELL K.
P/O. J. B. BURBIDGE
Sgt. SWANN K.
Sgt. LOWRY W. K.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

F/S. BECKETT J.
P/O. A. F. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.
Sgt. RINGE W.

Sgt. WILLIAMS J.
P/O. J. BROWN
Sgt. BESSO W.
Sgt. GILL R.
Sgt. COX R.

F/S. LOUGHEAD E.
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENOR C.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

P/O. K. J. STANFORD
Sgt. DARLINGTON L.
Sgt. COOPER F.
F/S. LINWOOD W. +
Sgt. GARDINER

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
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.

2330.





2325.






2330.





2330.





2334.





2330.





2327.





2326.





2334.





2322.





2322.





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0430.






0420.





0430.





0407.





0505.





0525.





0428.





0415.





0423.





0420.





0444.





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13 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target BREMEN in accordance with Form B.856 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. H. PATTERSON and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. P/O. J. D. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. D. O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. FLETCHER J. and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. D. O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3464. Sgt. DUNN W. K. and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. I. C. B. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER C. and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT J. and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS J. and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. F/S. LOUGHEAD E. and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.796. P/O. K. J. STANFORD and Crew.

Bomb load
7 of the above aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's.
1 aircraft carried 1. S.B.C (72 x 30 lb.)
4 of the aircraft each carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.

A/C. A/X.3726. (Captain P/O A'COURT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix and observed them to add to already existing fires. Several fires were seen in town and others West and North West. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. PATTERSON) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain P/O. J. D. BERRY) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on T.R. fix dropped his bombs and observed no bursts but saw 6 fires on leaving. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. D. O. FELT) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet on T.R. fix and visual observation dropped his bombs in built up area and observed 2 decent fires on leaving. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix and visual observation and observed bursts near railway yard. Fires were started.

A/C. Q.X.3445. (Captain P/O. D. O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 14.800 feet dropped bombs on a T.R. fix but observed no results. A few fires were seen.

A/C. L.X.3464. (Captain Sgt. DUNN) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix but observed no results. Leaflets were dropped. Aircraft was damaged by enemy aircraft.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet on T.R. fix dropped his bombs probably near centre of town but observed no results. 4 or 5 fair fires were seen on leaving. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on T.R. fix dropped his bombs but observed no results, glow was observed on the clouds which was believed to be fires.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain F/S. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet on T.R. and D.R. fixes dropped his bombs and observed some incendiaries ignite. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on T.R. fix dropped his bombs and observed no results.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. and visual observation on dock area. Some fires were seen burning. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) was forced to turn back due to engine trouble and alighted on the sea. All the Crew except one (F/S. LINWOOD W.) was rescued by A.S.R.S.

All the aircraft with exception of A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0525. hours.


MARHAM. 30/6/42. 0444. All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. H.BJ.796. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, becoming fair, visibility moderate improving later to good.
There were no Operations today but 8 aircraft took off in search of missing aircraft.
List of postings to and from Unit during the month of June, 1942.
Officers.
F/O. (A/F/L) F. SYMMONS. 61469 posted to Headquarters, No.3 Group wef. 14/5/42.
P/O. R. M. LEE. 115352 posted from No.1651 Conversion Unit wef. 9/6/42.
P/O. A. S. MCFADDEN. 115593 posted from No.138 Squadron wef. 8/6/42.
P/O. A. V. FRY. 122993 Reported to No.115 Squadron on 13/5/42 on appointment to Temporary Commissioned Rank.
P/O. F. M. CRITCHLEY ---- posted to No.31 A.N.S. Canada wef. 2/6/42.
P/O. J. W. BERRY. 112294 posted from No.12 O.T.U. Chipping Warden wef. 12/6/42.
F/L. T. L. SANDES. 72486 posted from No.22 O.T.U. Wellesbourne Mountford wef. 15/6/42.
P/O. H. D. ROBB. 123195 Reported to No.115 Squadron on 13/6/42 on appointment to Temporary Commissioned Rank.
P/O. E. J. KEENAN. 45895 posted from No.27 O.T.U. wef. 19/6/42.
P/O. R. M. LEE. 1153352 posted to No.101 Squadron wef. 21/6/42.
P/O. E. H. D'ATH WESTON. NZ.403432. posted from No.11 O.T.U. wef. 23/6/42.
P/O. B. GRIMSTON. 84667 posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 25/6/42.
P/O. A. F. HILL. 123999 Reported to No.115 Squadron on 13/5/42. on appointment to Temporary Commissioned Rank.
F/O. E. L. SLINN. 79185 posted from the N.E. Strength of R.A.F. Marham wef. 21/6/42.
S/L. I. P. GRANT. 37801 posted to Headquarters, No.3 Group wef. 26/6/42.
P/O. J. E. PERRY. AUS.402751. posted to No.29 O.T.U. wef. 27/6/42.
P/O. J. MACPHERSON. posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 29/6/42.
Airman Pilots.
1005717 F/S. DAVIE. G. posted to No.20 O.T.U. wef. 26/5/42.
R.60457 F/S. ANDERSON. G. posted to No.15 O.T.U. wef. 26/5/42.
1182849 Sgt. MANNING. K. posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 5/6/42.
NZ.41931 Sgt. PARKINGSON. G. posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 5/6/42.
NZ.41931 Sgt. PARKINGSON. G. posted to No.101 Squadron wef. 5/6/42.
1377926 Sgt. HEAD. L. posted from No.9 Squadron wef. 12/6/42.
1185408 Sgt. COATES. R. posted from No.9 Squadron wef. 12/6/42.
R.88706 Sgt. NEWMAN. J. posted from No.101 Conversion Flight wef. 12/6/42.
923288 Sgt. TUBMAN. C. posted to No.10 O.T.U. wef. 19/6/42.
1185408 Sgt. COATES. R. posted to No.27 O.T.U. wef. 20/6/42.
1377926 Sgt. HEAD. L. posted to No.27 O.T.U. wef. 20/6/42.
1182849 Sgt. MANNING. K. posted to No.27 O.T.U. wef. 20/6/42.
1282534 F/S. HYDE. H. posted to No.29 O.T.U. wef. 27/6/42.
655592 Sgt. SMITH. J. posted from No.11 O.T.U. wef. 23/6/42.
1190611 Sgt. HICKMAN. L. posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 29/6/42.
N.Z.41331 Sgt. HOWELLS. J. posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 29/6/42.