Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MARHAM. 1/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Easterly, mist patches soon clearing, visibility becoming good.
Flying training.
5 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 2/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Easterly to South Easterly, fine, visibility good.
Flying training.
5 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 2nd/3rd. July, 1942. Target BREMEN
Form B.857 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2316. to 2344. A/C. G.X.3471. S/L. COUSENS 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. Z.X.3343. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT 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. B.X.3750. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.Z.1574. F/S. MOONEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3662. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.670. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C., 9 S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend) and 81. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend).
All the aircraft carried cameras.
14 aircraft took off between 2316. and 2344. hours to attack target BREMEN and found the weather over the target to be hazy except for occasional breaks. All the aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from heights ranging between 12.000 and 16.400 feet dropped their bombs by T.R. fix and visual observation on docks, railway yards, in bridge area and built up areas. The dock area was reported to be well alight, the bridge appeared to be on fire and fires were also observed along the railway. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
One aircraft was damaged by a Flak ship and enemy fighter and being unable to climb was forced to crash land at HORSHAM ST. FAITH.

2/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.





Wellington MK.III
P. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.





Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
C. Z. 1574.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3662.




Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 670.




S/L. A. G. S. S/L. COUSENS
P/O. J. F. STOCK
Sgt. KOSTYSHEN W.
P/O. J. E. WHITTAKER
Sgt. NEWBOUND F.
P/O. A. J. S. OLLAR

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

F/S. BECKETT J.
Sgt. J. C. K. HICKMAN
P/O. A. F. HILL
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HOWELLS
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

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

F/S. MOONEY H.
Sgt. BRUCE
P/O. E. J. KEENAN
Sgt. SKELLEY F.
Sgt. MARGERISON W.
Sgt. HEAD L.

Sgt. NORRINGTON
P/O. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captain
Navigator
2nd. Pilot
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.
2nd. Pilot

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

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

2316.






2320.





2318.






2319.





2327.






2331.





2333.





2331.





2334.





2335.






2336.





2335.






2339.





2344.





0426






0405.





0419.






0428.





0501.






0508.





0424.





0417.





0421.





0439.






0456.





0454.






0512.





0421.





14 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight and 8 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target BREMEN in accordance with Form B.857 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. G.X.3471. S/L. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. P.X.3662. P/O. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. F/S. MOONEY and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3662. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.670. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew.

Bomb load
4 of the above aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
9 of the aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend).
1 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain S/L. COUSENS) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs North of the old town. Bursts were seen, and a good fire was observed in the dock area. Leaflets were dropped and 3 photos attempted.

A/C. P.X.3662. (Captain P/O. SLADE) succeeded in bombing target but on the return journey the aircraft was damaged by a Flak ship and enemy aircraft with the result that the aircraft was unable to climb and so crash landed at HORSHAM ST. FAITH.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain F/S. BECKETT) did not identify target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos attempted.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs which burst in a built up area. No results were seen. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet on T.R fix dropped his bombs and observed bursts. Fires were seen in BREMEN area up to 20 miles West. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs without observing any results. Fires were seen in target area. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

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. Bombs were believed to fall East of docks 9 and 10 in centre of town. Leaflets were dropped and photo taken.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. FELT) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs without observing any results. Scattered fires were seen in old town. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs on South East end of docks. Bursts were seen and 5 good fires started with much black smoke. Fires were observed in a long fire along railway.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs in old town without observing any results. Dock area was seen to be well alight. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain P/O. BERRY) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs East of railway Bridge without observing any results. Bridge appeared to be on fire and more were seen scattered about area. Leaflets were dropped and photo taken.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain F/S. MOONEY) bombing from a height of 16.400 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs South of river. Oil dump or Gasworks believed hit as terrific blaze resulted. Many fires were seen in town. Leaflets were dropped and photo taken.

A/C. Q.X.3662. (Captain P/O. Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs between dock 8 and Railway Yard without observing any definite results.

A/C. W.BJ.670. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs and observed a very large fire started. One very large fire was seen about 200 yards long. Leaflets were dropped and a photo taken.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0508. hours.


MARHAM. 3/7/42. 0508. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South South Easterly to South South Westerly, mainly fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
3 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice and 1 a Cross Country Flight.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 4/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly, cloudy, visibility moderate.
Flying practice.
12 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 5/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly to South Westerly, cloudy, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
18 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM 6/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Southerly to South Westerly, fine becoming cloudy, visibility fair becoming good.
Flying training.
21 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 7/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fine becoming cloudy, visibility becoming good.
Flying training.
10 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 8/7/72. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, cloudy, visibility good.
Flying training.
4 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 8th/9th. July, 1942. Target WILHELMSHAVEN.
Form B.862 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2343. to 0010. A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.Z.1624. P/O. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. Sgt. NORRINGTON 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. G.X.3471. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3561. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.670. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3560. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 3. Special 4.000 lb. H.C's, 6. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 40. 500 lb. G.P's, 9. S.B.C's and 48. Bundles of 3. x 4.5 flares.
12 aircraft took off between 2343. and 0010. hours to attack target WILHELMSHAVEN. Visibility over the target was found to be good and bombing from heights ranging between 13.000 and 15.000 feet after successfully locating target, bombs were dropped and bursts observed in dock area and town and fires were started. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.

8/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
D. Z. 1624.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.





Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.




Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3561.




Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 670.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3560.





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

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

Sgt. DUNN W. K.
Sgt. ADMANS H. C.
Sgt. ALEANDRI A. A.
Sgt. FLORENCE E. J.
P/O. STEPHENS S. J. S.

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

P/O. K. J. STANFORD
Sgt. DARLINGTON L.
P/O. J. E. WHITTAKER
Sgt. ESLING R.
Sgt. GARDINER D.

Sgt. NORRINGTON W.
Sgt. SMITH J. B.
P/O. E. H. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

Sgt. MCKEE D.
Sgt. SLATTER G.
Sgt. GOAD J.
Sgt. HARRIS J. T. A.
Sgt. BRYANT W. K.

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

Sgt. FEREDAY
Sgt. LINDLEY G. H.
Sgt. CLERIDES G.
Sgt. SKELLEY F.
Sgt. SHOESMITH K.

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

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

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.

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.

2345.





2345.





0004.





0005.





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2354.






2355.





2350.





2355.





0009.





0005.





0010.






0415





0415.





0504.





0440.





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0422.






0445.





0430.





0430.





0452.





0455.





0450.






12 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target WILHELMSHAVEN in accordance with Form B.862 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. D.Z.1624. P/O. FRY and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. DUNN and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/S. BECKETT and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3561. F/S. LOUGHEAD and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.670. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.
A/C. K.X.3560. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew.

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

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped bombs without observing any results. 1 photo was attempted.

A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain P/O. FRY) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped bombs quarter mile South East of aiming point. No results were observed. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. DUNN) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs which were believed to fall South of aiming point. No results results were observed. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. Q.X.3445. (Captain P/O A'COURT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on visual observation dropped his bombs in South end of town. 3 fires were observed in town and 1 large red fire. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O STANFORD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs in town without observing any results. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs across centre of town and observed 5 bursts. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs slightly West of target. A good fire was seen in the town with more incendiaries nearby.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain F/S. BECKETT) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs in built up area without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain Sgt. FEREDAY) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs on dock area. Fires were observed beginning from East to West of town. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. X.X.3561. (Captain F/S. LOUGHEAD) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs which were believed to fall in the rear of BAUHAVEN dock. Several small fires were seen in town. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. W.BJ.670. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on BAUHAVEN without observing any results. Fires were observed in town and in South of target area. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. K.X.3560. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs in North part of town starting a large fire. A large fire along with others was observed more to South of Town. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

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


MARHAM. 9/7/42. 0504. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
1 Crew undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 9th/10th. July, 1942. MINELAYING.
Form B.863 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2344. to 2356. A/C. A.X.3726. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. P/O. SLADE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3412. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 6. 1.500 lb. Mines.
3 aircraft took off on MINALAYING Operations between 2344. and 2356. hours and each aircraft successfully located and laid their mines in the allotted positions from heights ranging between 1.800 and 3.000 feet.

9/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.





Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3412.




Sgt. NORRINGTON W.
Sgt. SMITH J. B.
P/O. E. H. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

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

P/O. B. GRIMSTON
P/O. J. MACPHERSON
Sgt. CLAY H.
Sgt. CLARKE A.
Sgt. STAFFORD G.C.

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.

2347.






2344.





2356.





0413.






0352.





0356.





3 aircraft ( 3 from 'A' Flight and - from 'B' Flight) were detailed for MINELAYING Operations in accordance with Form B.863 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.X.3726. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. P/O. SLADE and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3412. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft each carried 2. 1.500 lb. Mines.

A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) located his position by T.R. and D.R. fixes and dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 3.000 feet.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain P/O. SLADE) located his position by T.R. fix and dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height 1.800 feet.

A/C. L.X.3412. (Captain P/O. GRIMSTON) located his position by D.R. fix and dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 2.000 feet.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0413. hours.


MARHAM. 10/7/42. 0413. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind light and variable, rain, visibility fair.
Flying training.
6 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 11/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, fair, visibility fair.
Flying training.
7 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 11th/12th. July, 1942. Target MINELAYING.
Form B.865 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2206. to 2219. A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. DUNN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.Z.1574. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.Z.1624. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.X.3412. F/S. MOONEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.BJ.595. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. P/O. FREEGARD and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 24. 1.500 lb. Mines.
12 aircraft took off between 2206. and 2219. hours on GARDENING OPERATION.
9 off the aircraft successfully located and laid their mines in the allotted positions from heights ranging between 600 and 3.000 feet, after experiencing extreme difficulty in pinpointing owing to poor visibility.
1 aircraft was forced to release its mines which fell on land just North of BAUHAFEN exploding with a blinding white flash.
2 aircraft brought back their mines owing to T.R. failure and inability to locate target area.

11/7/1942. 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
D. Z. 1624.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.





Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3412.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.





Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595..




Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.



P/O. K. J. STANFORD
Sgt. HOWELLS L. W.
Sgt. DARLINGTON L.
Sgt. COOPER F.
Sgt. MACIVER D.
Sgt. GARDINER D.

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

Sgt. SMITH J. B.
P/O. E. H. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

Sgt. FEREDAY B.
Sgt. LINDLEY G. H.
Sgt. CLERIDES G.
Sgt. SKELLEY F.
Sgt. SHOESMITH K.

P/O. D. O. ROHDE
Sgt. HICKMAN J. C. K.
P/O. K. C. MURPHY
Sgt. GRAY K.
Sgt. JOHNS S.
Sgt. COLEMAN P.

P/O. B. GRIMSTON
P/O. J. MACPHERSON
Sgt. CLAY H.
Sgt. CLARKE A.
Sgt. STAFFORD G. C.

P/O. D. O. FELT
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. CLARKE T.
Sgt. BOURKE C.

F/S. MOONEY H.
Sgt. BRUCE D.
P/O. W. A. HANCOCK
Sgt. ESLING R.
Sgt. MARGERISON W.

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

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

F/L. T. L. SANDES
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER G.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

P/O. M. L. FREEGARD
Sgt. BOOTH G.
Sgt. PINK G.
Sgt. RODGERS W.
Sgt. MUNRO J.
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
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.

Captain
Navigator
W/T. Oprtr.
Fr. Gunnr.
Rr. Gunnr.
2211.






2212.






2216.





2210.





2206.






2218.





2209.





2213.





2207.






2214.





2219.





2217.



0300.






0312.






0302.





0248.





0430.






0320.





0440.





0242.





0254.






0215.





0307.





0415.



12 aircraft (8 from 'A' Flight and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for MINELAYING Operations in accordance with Form B.865 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. DUNN and Crew.
A/C. C.Z.1574. Sgt. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. D.Z.1624. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3412. F/S. MOONEY and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. P/O. FREEGARD and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft each carried 2. 1.500 lb. Mines.

A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) located and dropped his mines by T.R. and D.R. fix in the allotted position from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. DUNN) located and dropped his mines by T.R. and D.R. fix in the allotted position from a height of 1.000 feet.

A/C. C.Z.1574. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) located and dropped his mines by T.R. and D.R. fix in the allotted position from a height of 3.000 feet.

A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain Sgt. FEREDAY) located and dropped his mines by T.R. and D.R. fix in the allotted position from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) pinpointed and dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 700 feet.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. GRIMSTON) located and dropped his mines by T.R. and D.R. fix in the allotted position from a height of 2.500 feet.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. FELT) pinpointed and dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. L.X.3412. (Captain F/S. MOONEY) was forced to abandon the sortie due to T.R. failure and brought mines back.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) located and dropped his mines by T.R. and D.R. fix in the allotted position from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain P/O. BERRY) located and dropped his mines by T.R. and D.R. fix in the alloted position from a height of 700 feet.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain F/L. SANDES) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to inability to locate target and brought back mines .

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain P/O. FREEGARD) dropped his mines from a height of 1.200 feet and observed them fall on land and explode with a blinding flash just North of BAUHAFEN.

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


MARHAM. 12/7/42. 0430. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West North Westerly, fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
7 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 13/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fair, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
15 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 13th/14th. July, 1942. Target DUISBERG.
Form B.867 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
0013. to 0040. A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.BJ.595. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.Z.1624. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.X.3560. F/S. MOONEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3561. P/O. FREEGARD 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, 18. 500 lb. G.P's, 27. S.B.C's and 48. Bundles of 3 x 4.5 flares.
12 aircraft took off on Operations between 0013. and 0040. hours to attack target DUISBERG and found weather over the target to be fair although cloud was 6/10ths. Bombs were dropped from heights ranging between 13.400 and 15.000 feet and a few bursts seen in built up areas and some fires observed.
1 aircraft brought back 1. 500 lb. G.P. due to a hang up.
1 aircraft developed engine trouble (starboard) over the target presumably due to Flak damage, the engine finally becoming unserviceable over the North Sea and causing the aircraft to crash land at WATTON. All Crew the were unhurt.
A/C. K.X.3560. (Captain F/S. MOONEY) failed to return from Operations.

13/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.





Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.





Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
T. Z. 1607.




Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3471.




Wellington MK.III
D. Z. 1624.




Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
K. X. 3560.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3561.




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

P/O. D. O. ROHDE
Sgt. HOWELLS L. W.
P/O. K. C. MURPHY
Sgt. GRAY K.
Sgt. JOHNS S.
Sgt. COLEMAN P.

P/O. D. O. FELT
Sgt. BUTLER R.
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. STANDEN L.
Sgt. BOURKE C.

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

F/L. T. L. SANDES
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER G.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

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

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

P/O. B. GRIMSTON
P/O. J. MACPHERSON
Sgt. CLAY H.
Sgt. CLARKE A.
Sgt. STAFFORD G. C.

Sgt. FEREDAY B.
Sgt. LINDLEY G. H.
Sgt. CLERIDES G.
Sgt. SKELLEY F.
Sgt. SHOESMITH K.

Sgt. SMITH J. B.
P/O. E. H. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

F/S. MOONEY H.
Sgt. BRUCE D.
P/O. W. A. HANCOCK
Sgt. ESLING R.
Sgt. MARGERISON W.

P/O. M. L. FREEGARD
Sgt. BOOTH G.
Sgt. PINK W.
Sgt. RODGERS W.
Sgt. MUNRO J.

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
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.

0013.





0016.






0031.






0029.





0017.





0024.





0019.





0023.





0026.





0015.





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0040.






0403





0450.






0418.






0438.





0455.





0410.





0426.





0410.





0415.





0450.





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0431.






12 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target DUISBERG in accordance with Form B.867 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1606. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. T.Z.1607. F/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. WILLIAMS and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3471. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew.
A/C. D.Z.1624. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. J.X.3560. F/S. MOONEY and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3561. P/O. FREEGARD and Crew.

Bomb load
4 aircraft carried 12. Bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares and 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend).
2 aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
3 aircraft each carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O STANFORD) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet on T.R. fix and visual observation dropped his bombs in the Western part of the town. No results were results. 1 photograph was taken.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) successfully located and attacked target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on T.R. fix and visual observation dropped his bombs just South of docks without observing any results. 2 photographs were taken.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. FELT) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on built up area 1 1/2 miles South West of aiming point. No results were observed. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain P/O A'COURT) identified target and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs slightly West of aiming point without observing any results. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. T.Z.1607. (Captain S/L. SANDES) bombing from a height of 14.300 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs in the centre of the town without observing any results. A few fires were seen. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain P/O. BERRY) bombing on T.R. fix from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. 3 photos were taken.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) bombing on T.R. fix from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results.

A/C. G.X.3471. (Captain P/O. GRIMSTON) successfully located target and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. The starboard engine was failing over the target and the aircraft forced landed at WATTON after it finally became unserviceable.

A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain Sgt. FEREDAY) bombing on T.R. fix from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs and observed 6 bursts between river and station, followed by explosions. One large fire was observed. 1. 500 lb. bomb was brought back owing to hang up. 4 photos were taken.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing on T.R. fix from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs in a built up area. A few fires were observed. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. K.X.3560. (Captain F/S. MOONEY) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. X.X.3561. (Captain P/O. FREEGARD) bombing from a height of 13.400 feet on T.R. fix and visual observation dropped his bombs in town observing one large fire and several small ones. 3 photos were taken.

All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. K.X.3560. (Captain F/S. MOONEY) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0455. hours.


MARHAM. 14/7/42. 0455. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West to West North Westerly, thundery showers, visibility good.
Flying training.
2 Crews undertook Cross Country Flights.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 15/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fair.
Flying training.
11 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 15th/16th. July, 1942. Target .
Form B.869 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
11 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 2200. hours.
MARHAM. 16/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fair, visibility fair.
Flying training.
8 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM 17/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, rain or drizzle, visibility good.
Flying training.
10 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 18/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly to Northerly, rain or drizzle, visibility fair.
Flying training.
1 Crew undertook Circuits and Landings.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 19/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly to Northerly, rain at first becoming fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
17 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 20/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly to Northerly, light local drizzle, visibility fair to good.
Flying training.
12 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 21/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind West North Westerly, fair, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
20 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 21st/22nd. July, 1942. Target DUISBERG and MINELAYING.
Form B.--- received from Heaquarters, No.3 Group.
2349. to 0015. A/C. D.Z.1624. P/O. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. STANFORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3445. 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. H.BJ.660. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.BJ.615. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BJ.670. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3561. P/O. FREEGARD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. NEWMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BJ.658. F/S. BOUTILIER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C., 4. 1.500 lb. Mines, 16. 500 lb. G.P's, 27. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend), 27. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend) and 48. Bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares.
14 of the aircraft carried cameras.
16 aircraft took off between 2349. and 0015. hours, 14 to attack target DUISBERG and 2 for MINELAYING Operations.
8 of the aircraft attacking DUISBERG successfully located and attacked target and bombing from heights ranging between 12.500 and 14/.800 feet dropped their bombs on the docks and built up areas between the docks and railway yards. Several fires were observed and fires started. Photographs were attempted and leaflets dropped.
1 of the remaining aircraft attacked thealternative target at DORTMUND, evasive action over DUISBERG having caused change of course.
2 aircraft were forced to jettison their bombs due to engine overheating in one case and electrical airscrew failure in the other.
3 of the aircraft failed to return.
The 2 remaining aircraft detailed for MINELAYING Operations dropped their mines successfully in the allotted positions.

21/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
D. Z. 1624.




Wellington MK.III
A. X. 3726.





Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 663.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3750.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.





Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.





Wellington MK.III
G. BJ. 615.




Wellington MK.III
K. BJ. 670.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3561.




Wellington MK.III
Z. X. 3343.




Wellington MK.III
P. BJ. 658.




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

P/O. K. J. STANFORD
Sgt. BUTLER R.
Sgt. DARLINGTON L.
Sgt. COOPER F.
Sgt. COLECLOUGH M.
Sgt. GARDINER D.

S/L.. T. L. SANDES
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER C.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

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

P/O. D. O. FELT
Sgt. BOADEN F.
P/O. J. W. SCOTT
Sgt. WESTON C.
Sgt. WATTE W.
Sgt. BOURKE C.

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

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

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

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

Sgt. MCKEE
Sgt. LANCELEY C.
P/O. A. F. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.
Sgt. RINGE W.

P/O. B. GRIMSTON
Sgt. KOSTYSHEN W.
P/O. J. MACPHERSON
Sgt. CLAY H.
Sgt. VOLANTE S. J.
Sgt. STAFFORD G.

Sgt. SMITH J. B.
P/O. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

Sgt. FEREDAY B.
Sgt. LINDLEY G. H.
Sgt. CLERIDES G.
Sgt. SKELLEY F.
Sgt. SHOESMITH K.

P/O. M. L. FREEGARD
Sgt. BOOTH G.
Sgt. PINK W.
Sgt. RODGERS W.
Sgt. MUNRO J.

Sgt. NEWMAN J.
Sgt. AITKEN C.
Sgt. STANLEY E. F.
Sgt. TYLER G.
Sgt. TAYLOR-THOMAS A. K.

F/S. BOUTILIER E.
Sgt. SCOTT W.
Sgt. GALLAGHER A.
Sgt. CLARK A.
Sgt. CLARKE T.

Captain
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A/C. D.Z.1624. P/O. FRY and Crew.
A/C. A.X.3726. P/O. STANFORD and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. B.X.3750. Sgt. FLETCHER and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew.
A/C. G.BJ.615. Sgt. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. K.BJ.670. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3561. P/O. FREEGARD and Crew.
A/C. Z.X.3343. Sgt. NEWMAN and Crew.
A/C. P.BJ.658. F/S. BOUTILIER and Crew.

Bomb load
4 of the aircraft each carried 12. Bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares and 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
3 aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend).
2 aircraft each carried 8. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
2 aircraft each carried 2. 1.500 lb. Mines.
14 of the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain P/O. FRY) was forced to abandon the sortie due to the overheating of the starboard engine and all bombs were jettisoned.

A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O STANFORD) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. N.BJ.663. (Captain S/L. SANDES) bombing from a height of 13.500 feet in poor visibility dropped his bombs in built up area near docks without observing any certain results. 1 stick of bombs was seen to fall North of dock entrance in built up area. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 14.800 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs on built up area just East of railway yards. Incendiaries were seen to start fires in this area. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. FELT) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet in good visibility and on T.R. fix dropped his bombs probably East of target area but no bursts or results were seen. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken. Aircraft sustained Flak hole in starboard wing.

A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) attacked the alternative target DORTMUND and bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Alternative target was attacked owing to evasive action taken over primary. Aircraft sustained several small damages, leaflets were dropped.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs in built up area between railway station and dock. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. Q.X.3445. (Captain P/O A'COURT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs but only observed flares. Several bomb bursts were however seen. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs between railway and river without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain P/O. GRIMSTON) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to electrical failure in port propellor and returned early. All bombs were jettisoned.

A/C. G.BJ.615. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs by the river and observed 2 fall in the river and 6 on the East bend of river in town. Huge fires were seen in town. Leaflets were dropped. Aircraft was damaged by Flak in the port wing, fuselage and pilots hatch. T.R. was unserviceable.

A/C. K.BJ.670. (Captain Sgt. FEREDAY) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs by visual observation in the centre of the town and observed a good many fires which appeared to be getting hold. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. X.X.3561. (Captain P/O. FREEGARD) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. Z.X.3343. (Captain Sgt. NEWMAN) detailed for MINELAYING Operations dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 1.000 feet. 5 ships were seen steaming South at a moderate rate.

A/C. P.BJ.658. (Captain F/S. BOUTILIER) dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 1.000 feet. Damage was sustained to aircraft on landing.

All the aircraft with the exception of
A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) and
A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER) and
A/C. X.X.3561. (Captain P/O. FREEGARD)
had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0434. hours.


MARHAM. 22/7/42. 0434. All the aircraft with the exception of
A/C. X.X.3561. (Captain P/O. FREEGARD)
A/C. A.X.3726. (Captain P/O. STANFORD) and
A/C. B.X.3750. (Captain Sgt. FLETCHER) had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
South Westerly to West South Westerly, cloudy with local rain at times, visibility good.
Flying training.
1 Crew undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 23/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly to North Westerly, cloudy with occasional rain, visibility good.
Flying training.
13 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 23rd/24th. July, 1942. Target DUISBERG.
Form B.879 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
0041. to 0059. A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.BJ.615. S/L. COUSENS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.Z.1624. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.663. Sgt. NEWMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.BJ.595. F/S. BOUTILIER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 34. 500 lb G.P's, 36. 3 x 4.5 Flares, 27. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend) 27. S.B.C's (3 lb. Incend).
All the aircraft carried cameras.
11 aircraft took off between 0041. and 0059. hours to attack target DUISBERG.
Visibility over the target was found to be very poor owing to cloud and 10 of the aircraft dropped their bombs by T.R. fix and by the light of flares. No results were seen although 4 dummy fires were observed in the DUISBERG area.
One of the aircraft was hit by Flak over the target and jettisoned his bombs, afterwards being forced to land in the sea 10 miles off GRIMSBY. All the Crew were picked up by the A.S.R.S. two of them being slightly injured.

23/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
G. BJ. 615.





Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.





Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
D. Z. 1624.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 663.




Wellington MK.III
S. BJ. 595.




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

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

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

S/L. A. G. S. COUSENS
P/O. J. F. STOCK
Sgt. KOSTYSHEN W.
P/O. J. E. WHITTAKER
Sgt. NEWBOUND F.
P/O. A. J. S. OLLAR

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

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

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

P/O. B. GRIMSTON
P/O. J. MACPHERSON
Sgt. CLAY H.
Sgt. VOLANTE S. J.
Sgt. STAFFORD G. C.

Sgt. SMITH J. B.
P/O. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

Sgt. NEWMAN J.
Sgt. AITKEN C.
Sgt. STANLEY E. F.
Sgt. TYLER C.
Sgt. TAYLOR-THOMAS A. K.

F/S. BOUTILIER E.
Sgt. SCOTT W.
Sgt. GALLAGHER A.
Sgt. CLARK A.
Sgt. CLARKE T.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captain
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

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

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

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

Captain
Navigator
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Rr. Gunnr.

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0045.





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11 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target DUISBERG in accordance with Form B.879 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.
A/C. G.BJ.615. S/L. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew.
A/C. D.Z.1624. Sgt. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.663. Sgt. NEWMAN and Crew.
A/C. S.BJ.595. F/S. BOUTILIER and Crew.

Bomb load
3 of the aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
3 aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend).
3 aircraft each carried 12. Bundles of 3 x 4.5 Flares and 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
2 aircraft each carried 8. 500 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix without observing any results. Good fires were seen through the clouds. Hydraulics were hit by Flak and became unserviceable.

A/C. Q.X.3445. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix amongst the flares. No results were observed, but 1 photo was taken.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs which fell in target area. 1 photo was taken. No results were observed.

A/C. G.BJ.615. (Captain S/L. CAUSENS) attacking the ESSEN area and bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix but no results were observed. A partial hang up occurred due to technical failure. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. FELT) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing any results.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain P/O. BERRY) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet on T.R. fix dropped his bombs without observing any results. 4 dummy fires were seen. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs which fell in the same area as the flares. No results were observed.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain P/O. GRIMSTON) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet by T.R. fix and flares dropped his bombs without observing any results. 2 photos were taken. 2 flashes were thrown out by evasive action.

A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs by T.R. fix without observing any results. Good fires were seen burning through clouds in target area. Hydraulics were hit by Flak and became unserviceable.

A/C. N.BJ.663. (Captain Sgt. NEWMAN) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet on a T.R. fix dropped his bombs which fell amongst fires or just North of river. No results were seen. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. S.BJ.595. (Captain F/S. BOUTILIER) was forced to jettison his bombs over the target owing to a heavy Flak burst directly beneath the aircraft. All the fabric was torn off the underpart of the aircraft and the Captain landed it in the sea 10 miles from GRIMSBY. 2 of the Crew were slightly injured but all were picked up 10 minutes later.

All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0514. hours.


MARHAM. 24/7/42. 0514. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met conditions.
Wind South Westerly to Southerly, rain, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
6 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 25/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
11 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 25th/26th. July 1942. Target DUISBERG.
Form B.881 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2357. to 0022. A/C. Q.X.3445. Sgt. NEWMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BJ.724. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.BJ.615. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.BJ.624. P/O. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BJ.670. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C., 7. 1.000 lb. G.P., 42. 500 lb. G.P's, 27. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend) and 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
All the aircraft carried cameras.
12 aircraft took off between 2357. and 0022. hours to attack target DUISBERG.
10 of the aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from heights ranging between 14.000 and 16.000 feet on T.R. fix, dropped their bombs without observing any results but fires were seen to be started probably South East of docks. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
One aircraft developed engine trouble on the outward journey and was forced to abandon the sortie, jettisoning its bombs.
One aircraft failed to return.

25/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 663.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
P. BJ. 724.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1606.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
G. BJ. 615.




Wellington MK.III
D. BJ. 624.




Wellington MK.III
K. BJ. 670.




Sgt. NEWMAN J.
Sgt. AITKEN C.
Sgt. STANLEY E. F.
Sgt. TYLER C.
Sgt. TAYLOR-THOMAS A. K.

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

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

S/L. T. L. SANDES
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER C.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

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

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

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

P/O. B. GRIMSTON
P/O. J. MACPHERSON
Sgt. CLAY H.
Sgt. VOLANTE S. J.
Sgt. STAFFORD G. C.

Sgt. SMITH H.
P/O. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

P/O. A. D. FRY
P/O. W. A. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON J.
Sgt. CARR L.
F/O. STEPHENS S.

Sgt. FEREDAY B.
Sgt. LINDLEY G. H.
Sgt. CLERIDES G.
Sgt. SKELLEY F.
Sgt. SHOESMITH K.

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.

0017.





0010.





0010.





0003.





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2359.





2357.





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0019.





0018.





0022.





0021.






0419





0405.





0355.





0352.





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0410.





0330.





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0425.





0420.





0421.





0400.






12 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target DUISBERG in accordance with Form B.881 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. Q.X.3445. Sgt. NEWMAN and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.
A/C. P.BJ.724. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1606. P/O. FELT and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew.
A/C. G.BJ.615. Sgt. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. D.BJ.624. P/O. FRY and Crew.
A/C. K.BJ.670. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew.

Bomb load
3 aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
1 aircraft carried 9. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend).
7 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 6. 500 lb. G.P's.
1 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. Q.X.3445. (Captain Sgt. NEWMAN) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix East of RHINE. 2 bursts were seen and a large number of fires observed in target area especially to the South. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix without observing any results. Some scattered fires were seen. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain P/O. BERRY) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on a T.R. fix about the dock area. No results were seen. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. N.BJ.663. (Captain S/L. SANDES) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs by T.R. fix probably South of docks. No results were observed. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) was forced to return early to engine overheating and jettisoned 1. 1.000 lb. G.P.

A/C. P.BJ.724. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix on what was probably the South end of the town. No results were observed. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on T.R. fix and visual observation about the dock area without observing any results. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. J.Z.1606. (Captain P/O. FELT) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain P/O. GRIMSTON) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet by T.R. fix dropped his bombs in target area without observing any results. Fires were seen through clouds and 1 particularly large one in DUISBERG area. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. G.BJ.615. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. A few small fires were seen. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. D.BJ.624. (Captain P/O. FRY) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet by T.R. fix and visual observation dropped his bombs in what was estimated to be the dock area. No results of bombing was seen. 1 large fire was observed South of docks and some smaller scattered ones. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. K.BJ.670. (Captain Sgt. FEREDAY) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet by T.R. fix dropped his bombs South of docks and saw a number of fires caused. A large number of fires were seen in town. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

All the aircraft with the exception of A/C. J.Z.1606 (Captain P/O. FELT) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0528. hours.


MARHAM. 26/7/42. 0425. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fair, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
2 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 26th/27th. July, 1942. Target HAMBURG.
Form B.882 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2253. to 2327. A/C. D.Z.1624. P/O. FRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.BJ.615. W/C. DIXON - WRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.BJ.723. Sgt. HOWELLS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BJ.670. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.BJ.879. F/S. NEWMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.880. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 3. 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 (30 lb. Incend).
All the aircraft carried cameras.
14 aircraft took off on Operations between 2253. and 2327. hours to attack target HAMBURG.
9 of the aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from heights ranging between 13.000 and 16.000 feet dropped their bombs on or close to the aiming point, enormous fires were started and the whole of the town was reported to be ablaze. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
One aircraft was forced to return early owing to engine trouble.
A/C. G.BJ.615. (Captain W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT)
A/C. B.BJ.723. (Captain Sgt. SMITH)
A/C. K.BJ.670. (Captain Sgt. FEREDAY) and
A/C. L.X.3412. (Captain Sgt. HOWELLS) failed to return from Operations,
2 of these being reported down in the sea.

26/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
D. Z. 1624.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
G. BJ. 615.





Wellington MK.III
B BJ. 723.




Wellington MK.III
L. X. 3412..




Wellington MK.III
K. BJ. 670.




Wellington MK.III
X. BJ. 879.




Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 880.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 663.




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

P/O. D. O. ROHDE
P/O. R. A. SHIRES
P/O. K. C. MURPHY
Sgt. GRAY K.
Sgt. JOHNS S.
Sgt. COLEMAN P.

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

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

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

W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT
P/O. J. P. STOCK
Sgt. KOSTYSHEN W.
P/O. WHITTAKER J.
Sgt. NEWBOUND F.
P/O. A. J. S. OLLAR

Sgt. SMITH J. B.
P/O. D'ATH-WESTON
Sgt. FRENCH J.
Sgt. HARCUS L.
Sgt. FRIZZELL W. C.

Sgt. HOWELLS L.
Sgt. WALKER W.
Sgt. SHEPHERD W.
Sgt. WAITE W.
Sgt. LINDRIDGE C.

Sgt. FEREDAY B.
Sgt. LINDLEY G. H.
Sgt. CLERIDES G.
Sgt. SKELLEY F.
Sgt. SHOESMITH K.

F/S. NEWMAN J.
Sgt. AITKEN C.
Sgt. STANLEY E. F.
Sgt. TYLER C.
Sgt. TAYLOR-THOMAS A.

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

P/O. B. GRIMSTON
P/O. J. MACPHERSON
Sgt. CLAY H.
Sgt. VOLANTE S. J.
Sgt. STAFFORD G. C.

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

S/L. T. L. SANDES
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER C.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

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
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.

2255.





2253.






2258.





2256.





2302.





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2325.





2327.





2312.





2315.





2317.





0445





0417.






0448.





0235.





0452.





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0519.





0530.





0455.





0518.





0504.





14 aircraft (8 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target HAMBURG in accordance with Form B.882 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. D.Z.1624. P/O. FRY and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. G.BJ.615. W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT and Crew.
A/C. B.BJ.723. Sgt. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. L.X.3412. Sgt. HOWELLS and Crew.
A/C. K.BJ.670. Sgt. FEREDAY and Crew.
A/C. X.BJ.879. F/S. NEWMAN and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.880. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. GRIMSTON and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew.

Bomb load
8 of the aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend).
3 aircraft each carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
3 aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain P/O. FRY) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet by visual observation dropped his bombs on the South East corner of the town. Small fire was left burning.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs on the aiming point and observed enormous fires burning 10 minutes after leaving.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs half a mile East of aiming point without observing any results. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) was forced to abandon the sortie and returned early owing to engine trouble.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain P/O. BERRY) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on aiming point. Many large fires were observed and 2 photos taken.

A/C. G.BJ.615. (Captain W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. B.BJ.723. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. L.X.3412. (Captain Sgt. HOWELLS) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. K.BJ.670. (Captain Sgt. FEREDAY) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. X.BJ.879. (Captain F/S. NEWMAN) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs slightly East of aiming point. Many fires were observed well alight and 1 photo was taken.

A/C. W.BJ.880. (Captain Sgt. MCKEE) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs on the old town. A terrific concentration of fire was observed.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain P/O. GRIMSTON) bombing from a height of 15.500 feet dropped his bombs 1 mile South of BINNEN ALSTER without observing any results. Many fires were seen South East and South West of AUBEN ALSTER and some fires to the South. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. Q.X.3445. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in 1 stick on aiming point and observed many fires burning. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. N.BJ.663. (Captain S/L. SANDES) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on aiming point. Many large fires were observed and the whole town appeared to be ablaze. 1 photo was taken.

All the aircraft with the exception of
A/C. G.BJ.615 (Captain W/C. DIXON-WRIGHT)
A/C. B.BJ.723. (Captain Sgt. SMITH)
A/C. L.X.3412. (Captain Sgt. HOWELLS) and
A/C. K.BJ.670. (Captain Sgt. FEREDAY) had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0530. hours.


MARHAM. 27/7/42. 0530. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Easterly to South Easterly, rain, visibility poor.
There were no Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MARHAM. 28/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair, visibility fair.
Flying training.
9 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 28th/29th. July, 1942. Target HAMBURG.
Form B.884 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2308. to 2330. A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BJ.724. P/O. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. WILLIAMSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. SHIRES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.Z.1624. P/O. MASON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.880. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.BJ.879. F/S. NEWMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 63. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend) 2. 4.000 lb H.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
9 aircraft took off between 2308. and 2330. hours to attack target HAMBURG.
One aircraft only was able to locate target and bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on the Western edge of the town causing some fires.
One aircraft attacked the alternative target BREMEN and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs causing some fires.
Owing to bad weather and poor visibility 2 of the aircraft brought back their bombs.
3 aircraft were forced to jettison their bombs owing to severe icing conditions.
A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain P/O. MASON) and
A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. WILIAMSON)
failed to return from Operations.

28/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 663.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3445.




Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
P. BJ. 724.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1605.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
D. Z. 1624.




Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 880.




Wellington MK.III
X. BJ. 879.




S/L. T. L. SANDES
P/O. R. D. OWEN
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER C.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

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

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

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

Sgt. WILLIAMSON A. C.
Sgt. BRYDON
Sgt. HALLYBURTON W.
Sgt. MCCRORY R. G.
P/O. H. D. J. FITZSIMMONS

P/O. R. A. SHIRES
Sgt. PARSONS C. E.
P/O. R. A. G. TUCKER
Sgt. GARLAND W. C.
P/O. R. E. THORNLEY

P/O. L. M. MASON
P/O. C. F. THORPE
P/O. C. B. F. PILGRIM
Sgt. BROGAN J. A.
P/O. A. J. A. RONDEAU

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

F/S. NEWMAN J.
Sgt. AITKEN C.
Sgt. STANLEY E. F.
Sgt. TYLER G.
Sgt. TAYLOR-THOMAS A.

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.

2340.






2308.





2327.





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2324.





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2330.





2329.





0512






0449.





0326.





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0222.





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0412.





0208.





9 aircraft (1 from 'A' Flight and 8 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target HAMBURG in accordance with Form B.884 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. P.BJ.724. Sgt. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1605. Sgt. WILLIAMSON and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. SHIRES and Crew.
A/C. D.Z.1624. P/O. MASON and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.880. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.
A/C. X.BJ.879. F/S. NEWMAN and Crew.

Bomb load
7 of the aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
2 aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. N.BJ.663. (Captain S/L. SANDES) attacked the alternative target BREMEN and bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs without observing any results. Some fires were seen.

A/C. Q.X.3445. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on the Western edge of the town, North of the river. White fires were seen turning to blazing red. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain P/O. BERRY) was forced to abandon the sortie due to bad visibility and icing and all bombs were brought back.

A/C. P.BJ.724. (Captain P/O. MCKEE) was unable to locate target due to haze and so brought all bombs back.

A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMSON) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. SHIRES) was forced to jettison his bombs in the WASH owing to T.R. failure.

A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain P/O. MASON) failed to return from Operations.

A/C. W.BJ.880. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) was forced to jettison his bombs due to bad visibility and failure to locate target.

A/C. X.BJ.879. (Captain F/S. NEWMAN) was forced to jettison his bombs due to severe icing and bad visibility.

All the aircraft with the exception of
A/C. D.Z.1624. (Captain P/O. MASON) and
A/C. R.Z.1605. (Captain Sgt. WILLIAMSON)
had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0512. hours.


MARHAM. 29/7/42. 0512. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
4 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 23th/30th. July 1942. Target SAARBRUCKEN.
Form B.--- received from headquarters, No.3 Group.
2344. to 2357. A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. SHIRES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.663. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BJ.724. F/S. NEWMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 1.000 lb. G.P's, 10. 500 lb. G.P's and 36. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
All the aircraft carried cameras.
6 aircraft took off between 2344. and 2357. to attack target SAARBRUCKEN. Weather over the target was found to be fairly good and all the aircraft were successfully in locating it and bombing from heights ranging between 5.000 and 14.000 feet dropped their bombs on and around the marshalling yards. Large fires were started in the yards. Photographs were attempted and leaflets dropped.

29/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.





Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.





Wellington MK.III
V. X. 3601.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 663.




Wellington MK.III
P. BJ. 724.




P/O. D. O. ROHDE
P/O. J. H. DUFFY
P/O. K. C. MURPHY
Sgt. GRAY K.
Sgt. JOHNS S.
Sgt. COLEMAN P.

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

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

P/O. R. A. SHIRES
P/O. W. A. MAJOR
P/O. R. A. G. TUCKER
Sgt. GARLAND W. C.
P/O. R. E. THORNLEY

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

F/S. NEWMAN J.
Sgt. AITKEN C.
Sgt. STANLEY E. F.
Sgt. TYLER G.
Sgt. TAYLOR-THOMAS A.

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

A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. ROHDE and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3601. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. P/O. SHIRES and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.663. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.
A/C. P.BJ.724. F/S. NEWMAN and Crew.

Bomb load
4 of the aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
2 of the aircraft each carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P. and 5. 500 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. ROHDE) bombing from a height of 5.000 feet dropped his bombs just South of island. Fires were seen scattered round the town. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 13.500 feet dropped his bombs between old town and marshalling yards causing many fires along yards. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. V.X.3601. (Captain P/O. BERRY) bombing from a height of 6.500 feet dropped his bombs in the centre of fires. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain P/O. SHIRES) bombing from a height of 9.500 feet dropped his bombs on the West end of the marshalling yards and observed fires mostly in this area.

A/C. N.BJ.663. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) bombing from a height of 9.500 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst. 2 large red fires were seen burning at West end of marshalling yards.

A/C. P.BJ.724. (Captain F/S. NEWMAN) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs in already existing fires.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0500. hours.


MARHAM. 30/7/42. 0500. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair, visibility poor.
Flying training.
11 Crews undertook Local Flying Training.
Operations Night of the 30th/31st. July, 1942. Target.
Form B.886 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
6 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 2315. hours.
MARHAM. 31/7/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Easterly to South Easterly, fair, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
10 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 31s July/1st August, 1942. Target DUSSELDORF.
Form B.887 received from Headquarters, No.3 group.
0016. to 0045. A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. BERRY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.X.3675. W/O. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. F/O. SKELTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BJ.724. P/O. SHIRES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BJ.710. P/O. MCKEE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.BJ.879. F/S. NEWMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.X.3551. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.880. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 4. 4.000 H.C's and 54. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
All the aircraft carried cameras.
10 aircraft took off for Operations between 0016. and 0046. hours to attack target DUSSELDORF.
9 off the aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing from heights ranging between 11.000 and 16.000 feet dropped their bombs many of which were seen to burst in the town. Many fires were observed in all parts of the built up area. Visibility over the target was found to be good except for ground haze. Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
One aircraft was forced to abandon the sortie owing to Port engine trouble and brought all bombs back.

31/7/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 663.





Wellington MK.III
M. BJ. 797.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3445.





Wellington MK.III
B. X. 3675.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
P. BJ. 724.




Wellington MK.III
L. BJ. 710.





Wellington MK.III
X. BJ. 879.




Wellington MK.III
Y. X. 3351.





Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 880.




S/L. T. L. SANDES
Sgt. PARSONS C.
F/S. PREST E.
Sgt. TAVENER C.
Sgt. BEATTIE J. W.
Sgt. HOOD E.

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

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

W/O. SMITH J.
P/O. W. A. MAJOR
Sgt. HODGSON J.
Sgt. ALLAN J.
Sgt. CARR L.

F/O. W. A. SKELTON
P/O. J. MACPHERSON
Sgt. CLAY H.
Sgt. VOLANTE S. J.
Sgt. STAFFORD G. C.

P/O. R. A. SHIRES
Sgt. MEACOCK A. G.
P/O. R. A. G. TUCKER
Sgt. GARLAND J.
P/O. R. E. THORNLEY

Sgt. MCKEE D.
P/O. J. H. DUFFY
P/O. A. F. HILL
Sgt. SHERRIFF J.
Sgt. HUGHES P.
Sgt. RINGE W.

F/S. NEWMAN J.
Sgt. AITKEN C.
Sgt. STANLEY E. F.
Sgt. TYLER C.
Sgt. TAYLOR-THOMAS A. K.

Sgt. NORRINGTON W.
P/O. C. W. PAFFORD
P/O. BROWN J.
Sgt. BESSO W.
Sgt. GILL R.
Sgt. COX R.

Sgt. GLAUSER C.
Sgt. COPE J. E.
Sgt. HULME J.
Sgt. AUSTIN W. J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

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Captain
Obsvr.
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10 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight and 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target DUSSELDORF in accordance with Form B.887 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. N.BJ.663. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. M.BJ.797. P/O. BERRY and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3445. P/O. A'COURT and Crew.
A/C. V.X.3675. W/O. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. F/O. SKELTON and Crew.
A/C. P.BJ.724. P/O. SHIRES and Crew.
A/C. L.BJ.710. P/O. MCKEE and Crew.
A/C. X.BJ.879. F/S. NEWMAN and Crew.
A/C. Y.X.3351. Sgt. NORRINGTON and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.880. Sgt. GLAUSER and Crew.

Bomb load
6 of the above aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
4 of the aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. N.BJ.663. (Captain S/L. SANDES) bombing from a height of 15.000 feet dropped his bombs on the town area but no results were observed. 2 large fires were seen burning. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. M.BJ.797. (Captain P/O. BERRY) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs visually on the town area and observed bursts. A good number of fires were seen in the town. Leaflets were dropped and 2 photos taken.

A/C. Q.X.3445. (Captain P/O. A'COURT) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs South West of town without observing any results. Fires were seen in built up area and scattered fires to the West. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. V.X.3675. (Captain W/O. SMITH) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet after identifying target visually dropped his bombs across the central area of town. Scattered large and small fires were seen all over the town. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain F/O. SKELTON) was forced to abandon the sortie due to port engine trouble and all bombs were brought back.

A/C. P.BJ.724. (Captain P/O. SHIRES) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs in built up area causing fire. 50 or 60 scattered fires were seen in area. 1 photo was taken.

A/C. L.BJ.710. (Captain P/O. MCKEE) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs visually on the South East corned of town without observing any results. Fires were seen in Northern part of town.

A/C. X.BJ.879. (Captain F/S. NEWMAN) bombing from a height of 16.000 feet dropped his bombs slightly North of aiming point without observing any results. Good concentrated fires were seen in the town area. Leaflets were dropped and 1 photo taken.

A/C. Y.X.3351. (Captain Sgt. NORRINGTON) bombing from a height of 14.500 feet dropped his bombs on town South of aiming point without observing any results. Large fires were seen in Southern part of town. 2 photos were taken.

A/C. W.BJ.880. (Captain Sgt. GLAUSER) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bombs on centre of town without observing any results. Fires were seen scatted over the area. 1 photo was taken.

All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations by 0453. hours.


MARHAM. 1/8/42. 0453. All the aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.
List of postings to and from Unit during the month of July, 1942.
Officers.
P/O. W. A. HANCOCK. W/OP.AG. 115314. Posted from No.1446 Flight wef. 1/7/42.
P/O. S. J. C. STEPHENS. A.G. 6051. Posted from No.161 Squadron, wef. 30/6/42.
P/O. R. E. THORNLEY. W/OP.AG. 111484. Posted from No.149 Squadron. wef. 13/7/42.
P/O. R. T. HALLE. Obsvr. 5243. Posted from No.149 Squadron. wef. 13/7/42.
P/O. R. A. G. TUCKER. W/OP.AG. 114979 Posted from No.149 Squadron. wef. 13/7/42.
P/O. C. F. THORPE. Obsvr. 117137. Posted from No.214 Squadron. wef. 13/7/42.
P/O. A. J. A. RONDEAU. A.G. J.9064. Posted from No.214 Squadron. wef. 13/7/42.
P/O. C. B. F. PILGRAM. W/OP.A.G. J.7496. Posted from No.214 Squadron. wef. 13/7/42.
P/O. L. M. MASON. Pilot. NZ.411429. Posted from No.214 Squadron. wef. 13/7/42.
P/O. H. T. PATTERSON. Pilot. J.15159. Posted to No.20 O.T.U. wef. 20/7/42.
P/O. I. C. B. SLADE. Pilot. 121461. Posted to No.23 O.T.U. wef. 23/7/42.
P/O. H. D. ROBB. Obsvr. 123195. Posted to No.19 O.T.U. wef. 22/7/42.
P/O. C. W. PAFFORD. Pilot. J.8215. Posted from No.19 O.T.U. wef. 22/7/42.
P/O. F. A. J. LAIDLAW. Obsvr. 120035. Posted from No.19 O.T.U. wef. 22/7/42.
P/O. J. H. DUFFY. Pilot. 5705. Posted from No.19 O.T.U. wef. 22/7/42.
P/O. F. H. ELLIS. Obsvr. 118619. Posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 22/7/42.
P/O. R. D. OWEN. Pilot. 110644. Posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 22/7/42.
P/O. F. G. R. JEFFRIES. Pilot. 8894. Posted from No.9 Squadron. wef. 25/7/42.
F/O. W. A. SKELTON. Pilot. 45435. Posted from No.23 O.T.U. wef. 23/7/42.
P/O. D. F. MCKEE. Pilot. 49236. Reported to No.115 Squadron on appointment to Temporary Commissioned Rank. wef. 7/7/42.
P/O. H. D. J. FITZSIMONS. Obsvr. NZ.39097. Posted from No.1483 Flight. wef. 28/7/42.
P/O. F. P. J. BELANGER. W/OP.AG. J.9695. Posted from No.22 O.T.U. wef. 30/7/42.
P/O. H. C. HOSKINS. Obsvr. J.9578. Posted from No.22 O.T.U. wef. 30/7/42.
Airman Pilots.
1376499. Sgt. Pilot. BUTLER, R. Posted from No.1651. C. Flight. wef. 30/6/42.
R.76385. F/S. Pilot. BOUTELIER, E. Posted from No.12 O.T.U. wef. 7/7/42.
R.86614. Sgt. Pilot. LANCELEY, C. Posted from No.23 O.T.U. wef. 7/7/42.
NZ.411487. Sgt. Pilot. WILLIAMSON, A. Posted from No.20 O.T.U. wef. 13/7/42.
NZ.411852. Sgt. Pilot. BOADEN, F. Posted from No.149 Squadron. wef. 13/7/42.
745292. F/S. Pilot. LEVENSON, A. Posted to No.12 O.T.U. wef. 25/5/42.
1057249. F/S. Pilot. BECKETT, J. Posted to No.20 O.T.U. wef. 23/7/42.
R.76117. F/S. Pilot. LOUGHEAD, E. Posted to No.23 O.T.U. wef. 23/7/42.
742471. W/O. Pilot. SMITH, J. Posted from No.15 O.T.U. wef. 23/7/42.
1062621. F/S. Pilot. DUNN, W. Posted to No.15 O.T.U. wef. 25/7/42.
AUS.404725. Sgt. Pilot. TEW, J. Posted from No.9 Squadron. wef. 25/5/42.