Place. Date. Time. Summary of Events. References to
Appendices.
MILDENHALL 1/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light South- South Westerly, fair with occasional showers, Visibility fair.
Flying training.
11 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 2/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable, fair at first. Visibility poor becoming moderate.
Flying training.
10 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 2/3rd. October, 1942. Target - KREFELD & GARDENING OPERATIONS.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1845. to 1900. A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. HICKMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3393. Sgt. PATE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. F/O. FARQUHARSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.271. Sgt. ADSETT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.BK.272. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. F/S. URWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.BJ.833. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.842. F/L. MOORE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.BK.313. P/O. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.BJ.879. Sgt. GILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. COATES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. Sgt. GORDON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 90. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend), 3. 4.000 lb H.C's, & 6. 1.500 lb. Mines.
13 aircraft carried cameras.
16 aircraft took of on operations between the hours of 18.45 and 19.00 to attack target KREFELD and 3 on GARDENING OPERATIONS.
All three aircraft on GARDENING successfully located their positions and dropped their mines in the allotted areas by T.R. and D.R. fixes from heights ranging between 700 & 900 feet.
10 aircraft of the 13 detailed to attack target KREFELD located the target but visibility was very bad and no results were observed. Numerous scattered fires were seen, some of them burning in build up areas.
One aircraft returned early with turret trouble.
One aircraft dropped its bombs during evasive action and was badly hit by Flak. After coming down to 100 feet, this aircraft succeeded in returning to base and made a belly landing.
One aircraft failed to return from operations. Wellington Mk III - BK271 - KO-A
The remaining aircraft had returned to base by 00.03 hours.

2/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.





Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.





Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3393.





Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.





Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
Y. BJ. 770.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 271.




Wellington MK.III
T. BK. 272.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
C. BJ. 833.





Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 842.





Wellington MK.III
B. BK. 313.




Wellington MK.III
X. BJ. 879.




S/L. T. L. SANDES
Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
F/S. PARSONS C.
Sgt. DICKIE R.
Sgt. ROWE C.
Sgt. CLARKE T.

Sgt. HICKMAN J. C.
Sgt. TUMA C.
Sgt. CHAPMAN P.
Sgt. WALMSLEY S.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. PEARCE W.

Sgt. PATE H.
Sgt. THURSTON C
Sgt. SEWELL F.
Sgt. DUNBAR J.
Sgt. BETTERIDGE J.
Sgt. COTE J.

Sgt. CRIMMIN W.
Sgt. ROSS H.
Sgt. MILLS H.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. AUSTIN W.
Sgt. TEAGUE W.

Sgt. PUDSEY K.
Sgt. WICKS S.
F/S. POTTER F.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. SRANGE K.

P/O. W. L. FARQUHARSON
Sgt. WILLIS J.
Sgt. GARDNER A.
Sgt. STRINGER A.
Sgt. GRAHAM G.

Sgt. ADSETT F.
Sgt. NELSON G.
Sgt. MARTIN G.
Sgt. JONES R.
Sgt. TURVEY K.

Sgt. BALDWIN F.
Sgt. PROTHERO A.
Sgt. SHARPE W.
Sgt. JOYCE J.
Sgt. FARNHAM F.

P/O. I. W. BAZALGETTE
P/O. W. A. BOWEN
Sgt. ROBERTS G.
P/O. G. W. ROSS
Sgt. MOLLOY M.

F/S. URWIN R.
Sgt. McHENRY C.
P/O. R. L. MEREDITH
Sgt. NORCROSS H.
Sgt. MARTIN L.

Sgt. McCREA W.
Sgt. HYDE R.
Sgt. STROUTS F.
Sgt. GARLAND J.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. SWARBRICK J.

F/L. J. G. MOORE
P/O. H. W. LARKINS
Sgt. SNOOK W.
Sgt. PIKE J.
Sgt. SMITH M.
Sgt. BUCKLAND E.

P/O. SMITH L. I.
P/O. R. L. ALBERY
P/O. D. W. LENNARD
Sgt. LOOMBE R. C.
Sgt. HOCKENHULL J.

Sgt. GILL T.
Sgt. JOHNSON D.
Sgt. REID W.
Sgt. MORRIS A.
Sgt. GROVES J.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

1845.






1845.






1845.






1845.






1845.





1850.





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1845.





1850.





1850.





1856.






1855.






1900.





1857.





2315.






2300.






2235.






2345.






0001.





2250.





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2000.





2340.





2320.





2311.






2305.






2245.





0003.





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

A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. HICKMAN and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3393. Sgt. PATE and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. P/O. FARQUHARSON and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.271. Sgt. ADSETT and Crew.
A/C. T.BK.272. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. F/S. URWIN and Crew.
A/C. G.BJ.833. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.842. F/L. MOORE and Crew.
A/C. B.BK.313. P/O. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. X.BJ.879. Sgt. GILL and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. COATES and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. Sgt. GORDON and Crew.

Bomb load
10 aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend.)
3 aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C's.
3 aircraft each carried 2. 1.500 lb. Mines.
13 aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain S/L. SANDES) successfully located target KREFELD and dropped his bombs from a height of 8.500 feet without observing any results. Scattered fires for miles round were seen. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain Sgt. HICKMAN) successfully located target and dropped his bombs from a height of 9.000 feet without observing any results. Fires were seen starting in target area. Photo was attempted.

A/C. G.X.3393. (Captain Sgt. PATE) successfully located target and dropped his bombs from a height of 9.000 feet without observing any results. 4 concentrated fires were seen in built up area and also many scattered fires. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain Sgt. CRIMMIN) dropped his bombs from a height of 9.000 feet without observing any results. Scattered fires were seen. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain Sgt. PUDSEY) dropped his bombs from a height of 8.000 feet without observing any results. Promising fires were seen in build up area. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

A/C. Y.BJ.770. (Captain P/O. FARQUHARSON) saw bend of a river in light of flares and also built up area and dropped his bombs from a height of 10.000 feet without observing any results. Numerous scattered fires were seen.

A/C. A.BK.271. (Captain Sgt. ADSETT) failed to return from operations.

A/C. T.BK.272. (Captain Sgt. BALDWIN) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to rear turret trouble and returned to base early bringing back his bombs.

A/C. J.Z.1563. (Captain P/O. BAZALGETTE) dropped his bombs from a height of 10.000 feet without observing any results. Scattered fires were seen. Leaflets were dropped.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain F/S. URWIN) dropped his bombs from a height of 10.500 feet without observing any results. Scattered fires were seen. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

A/C. C.BJ.833. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) dropped his bombs during evasive action and was badly hit by Flak. After coming down to 100 feet the aircraft succeeded in returning to base and made a belly landing. One photo was attempted.

A/C. W.BJ.842. (Captain F/L. MOORE) dropped his bombs from a height of 8.000 feet without observing any results. Scattered fires 5 miles West of town and a large fire in the town were seen. Photo was attempted.

A/C. B.BK.313. (Captain P/O. SMITH) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. and D.R. fixes from a height of 700 feet.

A/C. X.BJ.879. (Captain Sgt. GILL) dropped his bombs from a height of 9.000 feet without observing any results. Scattered fires were seen East of town. Leaflets were dropped and photo attempted.

A/C. S.Z.1574. (Captain Sgt. COATES) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. fix and E.T.A. from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain Sgt. GORDON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. fix and E.T.A. from a height of 800 feet.

15 aircraft returned to base after operation by 00.03 hours.

MILDENHALL 3/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable, fog, visibility poor.
There were no Flying Training or operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 4/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable, fog at first, visibility becoming moderate.
There were no Flying Training or operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 5/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, cloudy with local drizzle.
Flying training.
10 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations on Night of the 5/6th. October, 1942. Target - AACHEN.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1910. to 1925. A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. HICKMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.X.3393. Sgt. PATE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BK.314. F/S. URWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.367. P/O. AVANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.BK.272. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. P/O. FARQUHARSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.1574. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.BK.313. P/O. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.842. F/L. MOORE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 54. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend), 54. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend) & 1. 4.000 lb H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
13 aircraft took off on operations between 19.10 hours & 19.25 hours to attack target AACHEN.
1 aircraft returned to base early owing to electrical trouble
and another was forced to abandon the sortie due to engine or airscrew trouble jettisoned its bombs and later crash landed a WATTISHAM.
The remaining 11 aircraft successfully located the target in fair visibility and bombed from height ranging between 6.000 and 11.000 feet. Bursts were seen in the centre of the target and incendiaries were seen to ignite. Many large fires were observed burning, several of them being in the centre of the target area.

5/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.





Wellington MK.III
G. X. 3393.





Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.





Wellington MK.III
P. BK. 314.





Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 367.




Wellington MK.III
T. BK. 272.





Wellington MK.III
Y. BJ. 770.




Wellington MK.III
S. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
B. BK. 313.




Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.





Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 842.





S/L. T. L. SANDES
F/S. PARSONS C.
Sgt. DICKIE R.
Sgt. ROWE C.
Sgt. CLARKE T.

Sgt. HICKMAN J. C.
Sgt. MILLER F.
P/O. WORTH J. E.
Sgt. WALMSLEY S.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. PEARCE W.

Sgt. PATE H.
Sgt. THURSTON C.
Sgt. SEWELL F.
Sgt. DUNBAR J.
Sgt. BETTERIDGE J.
Sgt. COTE J.

Sgt. McCREA W.
Sgt. GIBSON F
Sgt. STROUTS F.
Sgt. GARLAND J.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. SWARBRICK J.

F/S. URWIN R.
Sgt. RODGERS J.
Sgt. McHENRY C.
P/O. R. L. MEREDITH
Sgt. NORCROSS H.
Sgt. MARTIN L.

P/O. A. F. AVANT
P/O. G. G. EDWARDS
Sgt. SKINNER F.
Sgt. KENNEDY L.
Sgt. SMITH E.

Sgt. BALDWIN F.
Sgt. SMITH S.
Sgt. PROTHERO A.
Sgt. SHARPE W.
Sgt. JOYCE J.
Sgt. FARNHAM F.

P/O. W. L. FARQUHARSON
Sgt. WILLIS J.
Sgt. GARDNER A.
Sgt. STRINGER A.
Sgt. GRAHAM G.

P/O. I. W. BAZALGETTE
P/O. W. A. BOWEN
Sgt. ROBERTS G.
P/O. G. W. ROSS
Sgt. MOLLOY M.

Sgt. GORDON D.
Sgt. BUCHANAN D.
Sgt. PARR G.
Sgt. STOWARD C.
Sgt. PORT R.

P/O. SMITH L. I.
P/O. R. L. ALBERY
P/O. D. W. LENNARD
Sgt. LOOMBE R. C.
Sgt. HOCKENHULL J.

Sgt. CRIMMIN W.
Sgt. OLDRIDGE D.
Sgt. MILLS H.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. GUSNEY K.
Sgt. TEAGUE W.

F/L. J. G. MOORE
Sgt. PRAGER H
Sgt. SNOOK W.
Sgt. PIKE J.
Sgt. SMITH M.
Sgt. BUCKLAND E.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1915.






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1914.






1920.






1917.





1915.






1920.





1922.





1920.





1920.





1920.






1925.





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0130.






2110.






2046.






0125.






0117.





0100.






0120.





0145.





0150.





0135.





0155.






0155.





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

A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. HICKMAN and Crew.
A/C. G.X.3393. Sgt. PATE and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. P.BK.314. F/S. URWIN and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.367. P/O. AVANT and Crew.
A/C. T.BK.272. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. P/O. FARQUHARSON and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.1574. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew.
A/C. B.BK.313. P/O. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.842. F/L. MOORE and Crew.

Bomb load
6 aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend.)
6 aircraft each 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. R.Z.1657. (Captain S/L. SANDES) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 8.500 feet and they were seen to fall in target area where quite a good concentration of fires were observed.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain Sgt. HICKMAN) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his incendiaries which were seen to ignite in North area of town, where large fires were observed. Many smaller fires were seen in target area.

A/C. G.X.3393. (Captain Sgt. PATE) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to engine and airscrew trouble and jettisoned his incendiaries. The aircraft crash landed at WATTISHAM.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) returned to base early owing to electrical trouble.

A/C. P.BK.314. (Captain F/S. URWIN) dropped his bombs from a height of 9.500 feet and they were seen to ignite in built up area causing fires. H.E. bombs were seen bursting in target area on return.

A/C. L.BK.367. (Captain P/O. AVANT) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his incendiaries which were not observed to burst. Many scattered fires were seen over a wide area. Photo attempted.

A/C. T.BK.272. (Captain Sgt. BALDWIN) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his incendiaries which were observed to ignite in Southers outskirts of town. Concentrated fires were seen in centre of town. Owing to shortage of petrol aircraft made successful belly landing.

A/C. Y.BJ.770. (Captain P/O. FARQUHARSON) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his incendiaries which were seen to ignite in built up area. Good concentration of fires in town appeared to have a good hold. Many scattered fires were seen and leaflets were dropped.

A/C. S.Z.1574. (Captain P/O. BAZALGETTE) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 11.000 feet and they were believed to fall in town area. 20 large fires were observed in centre of town and 2 large blocks of buildings were seen blazing in South West of town.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain Sgt. GORDON) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 10.000 feet between 2 large fires in target area. Numerous small fires were observed, all over town.

A/C. B.BK.313. (Captain P/O. SMITH) bombing from a height of 9.800 feet dropped his incendiaries which were seen to ignite in centre of town. Many fires were started over whole target area.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain Sgt. CRIMMIN) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 6.000 feet in built up area among existing fires. One large fire in buildings and many scattered fires were observed. A few small holes in fuselage were caused by heavy Flak.

A/C. W.BJ.842. (Captain F/L. MOORE) dropped his bombs from a height of 8.000 feet on built up area without observing any results. A large fire was seen in target area. Also scattered fires North and West of town. Photo attempted.

12 aircraft returned to base after operation by 01.55 hours.

MILDENHALL 6/10/42. 01.54. All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations
Met. conditions
Wind South Westerly, fair, visibility fair.
Flying training.
8 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 6th/7th. October, 1942. Target OSNABRUCK.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1901. to 1950. A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. HICKMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. AVANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BK.314. F/S. URWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. B.BK.313. P/O. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.BJ.879. Sgt. PATE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 99. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend) and 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
12 aircraft took off on operations between 19.01 hours & 19.50 hours to attack target OSNABRUCK.
One aircraft failed to return from operations. Wellington Mk III - BK313 - KO-B
One aircraft was forced to abandon the sortie owing to port engine trouble and returned to base early bringing back its bombs.
One aircraft was forced to jettison 6 S.B.C's over the target owing to trouble with the bomb doors and brought back the remainder to base.
The remaining 9 aircraft successfully located the target and bombing from heights ranging between 9.000 and 12.500 feet dropped their bombs most of which were seen to ignite in built up areas. Two good fires and many scattered fires were observed.
One of these aircraft was badly damaged in combat with enemy aircraft, and landed at OULTON, the Rear Gunner being mortally wounded. Wellington Mk III - BJ879 - KO-X

6/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.





Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.





Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.





Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.





Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
P. BK. 314.





Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
Y. BJ. 770.




Wellington MK.III
B. BK. 313.




Wellington MK.III
X. BJ. 879.





S/L. T. L. SANDES
Sgt. PRAGER H.
F/S. PARSONS C.
Sgt. ROWE C.
Sgt. DICKIE R.
Sgt. CLARKE T.

Sgt. BARKER F.
Sgt. WALKER R.
Sgt. WILDISH J.
Sgt. MILNER J.
Sgt. SMITH A.

Sgt. HICKMAN J. C.
Sgt. MILLER F.
P/O. WORTH J. E.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. WALMSLEY S.
Sgt. PEARCE W.

Sgt. McCREA W.
Sgt. SMITH S.
Sgt. STROUTS F.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. GARLAND J.
Sgt. SWARBRICK J.

Sgt. CRIMMIN W.
Sgt. OLDRIDGE D.
Sgt. MILLS H.
Sgt. GORING A.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. TEAGUE W.

P/O. A. F. AVANT
P/O. G. G. EDWARDS
Sgt. KENNEDY L.
Sgt. SKINNER F.
Sgt. SMITH E.

F/S. URWIN R.
Sgt. RODGERS J.
Sgt. McHENRY C.
Sgt. NORCROSS H.
P/O. R. L. MEREDITH
Sgt. MARTIN L.

Sgt. GORDON D.
Sgt. BUCHANAN D.
Sgt. STOWARD C.
Sgt. PARR G.
Sgt. PORT R.

P/O. WALLACE G. E.
Sgt. COATES E.
Sgt. WATSON R.
Sgt. DEVENISH-MEARS J.
Sgt. STEPHEN W.

P/O. I. W. BAZALGETTE
P/O. W. A. BOWEN
P/O. G. W. ROSS
Sgt. ROBERTS G.
Sgt. MOLLOY M.

P/O. SMITH L. I.
P/O. R. L. ALBERY
Sgt. LOOMBE R. C.
P/O. D. W. LENNARD
Sgt. HOCKENHULL J.

Sgt. PATE H.
Sgt. THURSTON C.
Sgt. SEWELL F.
Sgt. BETTERIDGE J.
Sgt. DUNBAR J.
Sgt. COTE J.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1900.






1901.





1900.






1902.






1920.






1905.





1905.






1905.





1930.





1908.





----.





1950.






2330.






2101.





0010.






2350.






0110.






2350.





0025.






0030.





0045.





0109.





----.





2335.






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

A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. HICKMAN and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. AVANT and Crew.
A/C. P.BK.314. F/S. URWIN and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. WALLACE and Crew.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew.
A/C. B.BK.313. P/O. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. X.BJ.879. Sgt. PATE and Crew.

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

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain S/L. SANDES) successfully located target OSNABRUCK and dropped his bombs from a height of 10.000 feet and they were seen to ignite in built up area. Scattered fires were observed, and photo was attempted.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. BARKER) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to port engine trouble and returned to base early bringing back his bombs.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain Sgt. HICKMAN) dropped his incendiaries in built up area without observing any results. Good fires were seen burning. Photo attempted.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his incendiaries in built up area without observing any results. Incendiaries from another aircraft were seen to hit houses and several fires were starting as target was left. Photo attempted.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain Sgt. CRIMMIN) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 9.000 feet on built up area without observing any results. Scattered fires were seen in target area, the glow being perceptible from the DUTCH coast. Photo attempted.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. AVANT) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 11.000 feet without observing any results. Fires were just starting as aircraft left target. Photo attempted.

A/C. P.BK.314. (Captain F/S. URWIN) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to ignite in built up area. Great number of fires were observed in town, being also visible from ZUIDER ZEE.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain Sgt. GORDON) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to ignite in built up area just East of Aiming Point. One very large fire was observed.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. WALLACE) was forced to jettison 6 S.B.C's over target owing to trouble with bomb doors. Aircraft then returned to base bringing back the remainder of his bombs. 2 good fires and several scattered were observed in target area.

A/C. Y.BJ.770. (Captain P/O. BAZALGETTE) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 10.500 feet in built up area among existing fires. 2 large fires and many scattered ones were observed, the glow being seen 100 miles away. Photo attempted.

A/C. B.BK.313. (Captain P/O. SMITH) failed to return from operations.

A/C. X.BJ.879. (Captain Sgt. PATE) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bomb which was seen to burst in existing fires. Rear of aircraft was badly damaged in combat with enemy aircraft. Aircraft landed at OULTON and Rear Gunner was found to be dead.

10 aircraft returned to base safely after operation by 01.10 hours.

MILDENHALL 7/10/42. 0110. 10 aircraft had returned safely to base after Operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West South Westerly, cloudy with rain, visibility fair.
There were no Flying Training or operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 8/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind West South Westerly, cloudy with rain, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
10 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 8th/9th. October, 1942. - GARDENING OPERATIONS.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1813. to 2146. A/C. R.Z.1657. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1953. Sgt. GORDON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.BK.336. P/O. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BK.314. Sgt. ROSS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 10. 1.500 lb. Mines.
5 aircraft took off on GARDENING OPERATIONS between the hours of 18.13 and 21.46.
All the aircraft dropped their mines in the allotted positions, two by D.R. & T.R. fixes and three by T.R. fix.

8/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
D. BK. 336.




Wellington MK.III
P. BK. 314.




P/O. I. W. BAZALGETTE
P/O. W. A. BOWEN
P/O. G. W. ROSS
Sgt. ROBERTS G.
Sgt. MOLLOY M.

Sgt. BALDWIN F.
Sgt. PROTHERO A.
Sgt. JOYCE J.
Sgt. SHARPE W.
Sgt. FARNHAM F.

Sgt. GORDON D.
Sgt. BUCHANAN D.
Sgt. STOWARD C.
Sgt. PARR G.
Sgt. PORT E.

P/O. WALLACE G. E.
Sgt. COATES E.
Sgt. WATSON R.
Sgt. DEVENISH-MEARS J.
Sgt. STEPHEN W.

Sgt. ROSS E.
Sgt. SHAW S.
Sgt. DRAY D.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
Sgt. BRADFORD J.

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

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

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

Captain
2nd Pilot
Air Bomber.
W/T. Oprtr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

2146.





2145.





2145.





1813.





1815.





2356.





0030.





2350.





0012.





0045.





5 aircraft (1 from 'A' Flight & 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for GARDENING OPERATIONS in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. R.Z.1657. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew.
A/C. D.BK.336. P/O. WALLACE and Crew.
A/C. P.BK.314. Sgt. ROSS and Crew.

Bomb load
Each aircraft carried 2. 1.500 lb. Mines.

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain P/O. BAZALGETTE) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain Sgt. BALDWIN) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain Sgt. GORDON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. D.BK.336. (Captain P/O. WALLACE) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. & D.R. fixes from a height of 2.000 feet.

A/C. P.BK.314. (Captain Sgt. ROSS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. & D.R. fixes from a height of 700 feet.

All the aircraft had returned to base safely after operation by 00.45 hours.

MILDENHALL 9/10/42. 0045. All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair at first, visibility fair.
Flying training.
4 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 9th/10th. October, 1942. - GARDENING OPERATIONS.
Form B.946 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1820. to 1835. A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. TUMA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1657. F/S. URWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.367. P/O. AVANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. P/O. FARQUHARSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. P/O. LARKINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 14. 1.500 lb. Mines.
7 aircraft took off for GARDENING OPERATIONS between the hours of 18.20 and 18.35.
All the aircraft dropped their mines in the allotted positions either by D.R. & T.R. fixes or by visual pinpoint & D.R. fix from heights ranging between 800 and 900 feet.

9/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 367.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
S. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.




Sgt. BARKER F.
Sgt. WALKER R.
Sgt. WILDISH J.
Sgt. MILNER J.
Sgt. SMITH A.

Sgt. TUMA C.
Sgt. SPOONER K.
Sgt. POLLARD M.
Sgt. TOMPKINS W.
Sgt. McKAY H.

F/S. URWIN R.
Sgt. McHENRY C.
Sgt. NORCROSS H.
P/O. R. L. MEREDITH
Sgt. MARTIN L.

P/O. A. F. AVANT
P/O. G. G. EDWARDS
Sgt. KENNEDY L.
Sgt. SKINNER F.
Sgt. SMITH E.

P/O. W. L. FARQUHARSON
Sgt. WILLIS J.
Sgt. STRINGER A.
Sgt. GARDNER A.
Sgt. GRAHAM G.

Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
Sgt. WOOD J.
Sgt. GOSNEY K.
Sgt. TEXTER J.
Sgt. MORRIS R.

P/O. W. LARKINS
P/O. J. S. ABEL
Sgt. HAYMAN R.
Sgt. STAMMERS E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1820.





1820.





1830.





1822.





1835.





1830.





1821.





2230.





2315.





2240.





2232.





2235.





2135.





2230.





7 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight & 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for GARDENING OPERATIONS in accordance with Form B.946 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. TUMA and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1657. F/S. URWIN and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.367. P/O. AVANT and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. P/O. FARQUHARSON and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. P/O. LARKINS and Crew.

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

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. BARKER) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & T.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. TUMA) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. & D.R. fixes from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain F/S. URWIN) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. & D.R. fixes from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. L.BK.367. (Captain P/O. AVANT) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain P/O. FARQUHARSON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. & D.R. fixes from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. S.Z.1574. (Captain Sgt. ROBERTSON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by T.R. & D.R. fixes from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain P/O. LARKINS) dropped his mines by T.R. & D.R. fixes from a height of 900 feet.

All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operation by 23.15 hours.

MILDENHALL 10/10/42. 2315. All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, cloudy with occasional rain, visibility good.
Flying training.
5 crews undertook Local Flying Practice and Air Firing.
Operations Night of the 10th/11th. October, 1942. GARDENING OPERATIONS.
Form B.947 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1815. to 1845. A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/L. MOORE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. F/S. CRIMMIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.BK.336. Sgt. ROSS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. TUMA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 20. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend). ???
10 aircraft took off on GARDENING OPERATIONS between the hours of 18.15 and 18.45 and dropped their mines in the allotted positions by visual pinpoint and D.R. and T.R. fixes from heights ranging between 600 & 900 feet.

10/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.





Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.





Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.





Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
D. BK. 336.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
Y. BJ. 770.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




S/L. T. L. SANDES
Sgt. SMITH S.
F/S. PARSONS C.
Sgt. ROWE C.
Sgt. DICKIE R.
Sgt. CLARKE T.

F/L. J. G. MOORE
Sgt. CRISP R.
Sgt. SNOOK W.
Sgt. SMITH M.
Sgt. PIKE J.
Sgt. BUCKLAND E.

F/S. CRIMMIN W.
Sgt. HYDE R.
Sgt. MILLS H.
Sgt. ANDREWS W.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. TEAGUE W.

Sgt. BARKER F.
Sgt. WALKER R.
Sgt. WILDISH J.
Sgt. MILNER J.
Sgt. SMITH A.

P/O. I. W. BAZALGETTE
P/O. W. A. BOWEN
P/O. G. W. ROSS
Sgt. ROBERTS G.
Sgt. MOLLOY M.

Sgt. GORDON D.
Sgt. BUCHANAN D.
Sgt. STOWARD C.
Sgt. PARR G.
Sgt. PORT R.

Sgt. ROSS H.
Sgt. SHAW S.
Sgt. DRAY D.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
Sgt. BRADFORD J.

Sgt. TUMA C.
Sgt. SPOONER K.
Sgt. POLLARD M.
Sgt. TOMPKINS W.
Sgt. McKAY H.

Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
Sgt. WOOD J.
Sgt. GOSNEY K.
Sgt. TEXTER J.
Sgt. MORRIS R.

P/O. H. W. LARKINS
P/O. J. S. ABEL
Sgt. HAYMAN R.
Sgt. STAMMERS E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1820.






1820.






1820.






1830.





1835.





1830.





1825.





1845.





1835.





1815.





0055.






0045.






0120.






0045.





0120.





2130.





2130.





2130.





2140.





2130.





10 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight & 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for GARDENING OPERATIONS in accordance with Form B.947 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/L. MOORE and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. F/S. CRIMMIN and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew.
A/C. D.BK.336. Sgt. ROSS and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. TUMA and Crew.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew.

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

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain S/L. SANDES) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain F/L. MOOORE) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain F/S. CRIMMIN) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. BARKER) dropped his mines in the allotted position by D.R. & T.R. fixes from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain P/O. BAZALGETTE) dropped his mines in the allotted position by D.R. & T.R. fixes confirmed vis., from a height of 850 feet.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain Sgt. GORDON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. D.BK.336. (Captain Sgt. ROSS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & T.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. TUMA) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. Y.BJ.770. (Captain Sgt. ROBERTSON) dropped his mines by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 900 feet in the allotted position.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. LARKINS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 850 feet.

All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations by 01.20 hours.

MILDENHALL 11/10/42. 0120. All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fair at first, visibility fair.
Flying training.
5 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 12/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair, visibility fair to moderate.
Flying training.
7 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 12th/13th. October, 1942. GARDENING OPERATIONS.
Form B.949 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1755. to 1810. A/C. Y.BJ.770. Sgt. GILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/L. MOORE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. ROSS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. OLDRIDGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. MILLER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1657. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. TUMA and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 20. 1.500 lb. Mines
10 aircraft took off for GARDENING OPERATIONS between the hours of 17.55 and 18.1 and dropped their mines in the allotted positions by visual pinpoint and D.R. fix from heights ranging between 500 and 900 feet.
All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations by 23.42 hours.

12/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
Y. BJ. 770.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.





Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.




Wellington MK.III
S. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.



Sgt. GILL T.
F/S. JOHNSON D.
Sgt. MORRIS A.
Sgt. REID W.
Sgt. GROVES J.

F/L. J. G. MOORE
Sgt. SMITH S.
Sgt. SNOOK W.
F/S. SMITH M.
Sgt. PIKE J.
Sgt. BUCKLAND E.

Sgt. ROSS H.
Sgt. SHAW S.
Sgt. DRAY D.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
Sgt. BRADFORD J.

Sgt. PUDSEY K.
Sgt. WICKS S.
Sgt. JONES W.
F/S. POTTER F.
Sgt. STRANGE K.

P/O. H. W. LARKINS
P/O. J. S. ABEL
Sgt. HAYMAN R.
Sgt. STAMMERS E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS D.

P/O. R. RAWLINGS
Sgt. MERRONY H.
Sgt. COLTMAN J.
Sgt. MURPHY W.
Sgt. RATHE D.

Sgt. OLDRIDGE D.
Sgt. McFARLAND R.
Sgt. YEOMAN K.
Sgt. MARSHALL F.
Sgt. COUZENS G.

Sgt. MILLER F.
Sgt. CARTER H.
Sgt. TIMMS W.
Sgt. LAW N.
Sgt. FOSTER F.

Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
Sgt. WOOD J.
Sgt. GOSNEY K.
Sgt. TEXTER J.
Sgt. MORRIS R.

Sgt. TUMA C.
Sgt. SPOONER K.
Sgt. POLLARD M.
Sgt. TOMPKINS W.
Sgt. McKAY H.
Captain
Navigator
Air Bomber.
W/T. Oprtr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captain
Navigator
Air Bomber.
W/T. Oprtr.
Rr. Gunnr.
1803.





1805.






1800.





1808.





1800.





1755.





1755.





1802.





1810.





1805.



2245.





2255.






2235.





2300.





2340.





2240.





2315.





2342.





2300.





2335.



10 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight & 5 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for MINELAYING OPERATIONS in accordance with Form B.949, received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. Y.BJ.770. Sgt. GILL and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/L. MOORE and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. ROSS and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. OLDRIDGE and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. MILLER and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1657. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. TUMA and Crew.

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

A/C. Y.BJ.770. (Captain Sgt. GILL) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 700 feet.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain F/L. MOORE) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain Sgt. ROSS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 700 feet.

A/C. S.Z.1574. (Captain Sgt. PUDSEY) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. LARKINS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix (T.R. u/s) from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain P/O. RAWLINGS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. OLDRIDGE) dropped his mines by pinpoint & D.R. & fix from a height of 500 feet in the allotted position.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain Sgt. MILLER) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain Sgt. ROBERTSON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet .

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. TUMA) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations by 23.42 hours.

MILDENHALL 13/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind North Westerly, fair, visibility good.
Flying training.
2 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 13/14th. October, 1942. TARGET KIEL.
Form B.950 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1815. to 1834. A/C. N.BJ.990. W/C. COUSENS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.842. F/L. MOORE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.BK.312. F/L. FOX and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. HICKMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BK.314. F/S. URWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. Sgt. GILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. AVANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.BK.336. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. TUMA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 90. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend), 3. 1.000 lb. G.P., 18. 500 lb. G.P's., 6. 250 lb. G.P's, and 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
14 aircraft took off on operations between 18.15 hours and 18.34 hours to attack target KIEL.
One aircraft landed again 20 minutes after take-off owing to engine trouble.
Visibility was fairly good and the other 13 aircraft successfully located the target and bombs were dropped from heights ranging between 9.000 and 14.000 feet. Some bursts were seen and many large and very concentrated fires as well as some scattered ones were observed. The glow of these fires could be seen 100 miles away. Photographs were attempted.
One aircraft landed at OULTON on the return.

13/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.





Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.





Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 842.





Wellington MK.III
G. BK. 312.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.





Wellington MK.III
S. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
P. BK. 314.




Wellington MK.III
Y. BJ. 770.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
D. BK. 336.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




W/C. A. C. S. COUSENS
P/O. I. W. BAZALGETTE
P/O. W. A. BOWEN
P/O. G. W. ROSS
Sgt. ROBERTS G.
Sgt. MOLLOY M.

S/L. T. L. SANDES
Sgt. SMITH S.
F/S. PARSONS C.
Sgt. ROWE C.
Sgt. DICKIE R.
Sgt. CLARKE T.

F/L. J. G. MOORE
Sgt. CRISP R.
Sgt. SNOOK W.
F/S. SMITH M.
Sgt. PIKE J.
Sgt. BUCKLAND E.

F/L. D. P. FOX
Sgt. SPRING K.
Sgt. AUSTIN W.
Sgt. PRENDERGAST A.
P/O. MURHAY A.

Sgt. HICKMAN J. C.
Sgt. CHAPMAN P.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. WALMSLEY S.
Sgt. PEARCE W.

Sgt. BARKER F.
Sgt. WALKER R.
Sgt. WILDISH J.
Sgt. MILNER J.
Sgt. SMITH A.

Sgt. CRIMMIN W.
Sgt. MILLER F.
Sgt. MILLS H.
Sgt. ANGUS T.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. TEAGUE W.

Sgt. PUDSEY K.
Sgt. WICKS S.
Sgt. JONES W.
F/S. POTTER F.
Sgt. STRANGE K.

F/S. URWIN R.
Sgt. McHENRY C.
Sgt. NORCROSS H.
P/O. R. L. MEREDITH
Sgt. MARTIN L.

Sgt. GILL T.
F/S. JOHNSON D.
Sgt. MORRIS A.
Sgt. REID W.
Sgt. GROVES J.

P/O. A. F. AVANT
P/O. G. G. EDWARDS
Sgt. KENNEDY L.
Sgt. SKINNER F.
Sgt. SMITH E.

P/O. R. RAWLINGS
Sgt. MERRONY H.
Sgt. COLTMAN J.
Sgt. MURPHY W.
Sgt. RATHE D.

Sgt. TUMA C.
Sgt. SPOONER K.
Sgt. POLLARD M.
Sgt. TOMPKINS W.
Sgt. McKAY H.

P/O. G. E. WALLACE
Sgt. COATES E.
Sgt. LEWIS Y.
Sgt. DEVENISH-MEARS J.
Sgt. PAYIE E.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captain
2nd Pilot
Air Bomber.
W/T. Oprtr.
Rr. Gunnr.

1815.






1825.






1815.






1825.





1819.





1820.





1820.






1820.





1820.





1823.





1825.





1825.





1834.





1830.






0114.






1846.






0040.






0135.





0120.





0105.





0030.






0025.





0025.





0153.





0120.





0120.





0030.





0125.





14 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight and 9 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target KIEL, in accordance with Form B.950 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. N.BJ.990. W/C. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1657. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.842. F/L. MOORE and Crew.
A/C. G.BK.312. F/L. FOX and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. HICKMAN and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew.
A/C. P.BK.314. F/S. URWIN and Crew.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. Sgt. GILL and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. AVANT and Crew.
A/C. D.BK.336. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. TUMA and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. P/O. WALLACE and Crew.

Bomb load
10 aircraft each carried 9. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend)
1 aircraft carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P.
1 aircraft carried 6. 500 lb. G.P.
1 aircraft carried 2. 250 lb. G.P.
1 aircraft carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain W/C. COUSENS) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs on the Southern part of town without observing any results. Scattered fires were seen. Photo attempted.

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain S/L. SANDES) landed 20 mins. after take-off owing to engine trouble.

A/C. W.BJ.842. (Captain F/L. MOORE) identified target and bombing from a height of 11.500 feet dropped his bomb which was seen to burst. Very large concentrated fires were observed.

A/C. G.BK.312. (Captain F/L FOX) bombing from a height of 9.000 feet dropped his bombs which were believed to fall West of KIEL Fjord, were a large fire was seen. Photo attempted.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain Sgt. HICKMAN) dropped his bombs from a height of 12.500 feet close to aiming point without observing any results. Good fires were seen burning as aircraft left for base.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. BARKER) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to bursts on West bank of river. Numerous concentrated fires were observed.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain Sgt. CRIMMIN) dropped his bombs from a height of 12.000 feet on South of town, without observing any results. Promising concentrated fires were seen, the glow from them being observable 100 miles away. Photo attempted.

A/C. S.Z.1574. (Captain Sgt. PUDSEY) dropped his bombs from a height of 12.000 feet South of town in built up area, Large concentrated fires were seen burning throughout the town. Photo attempted.

A/C. P.BK.314. (Captain F/S. URWIN) dropped his bombs from a height of 15.000 feet South West of town in built up area without observing results. Large concentrated fires were seen 70 miles away. Photo attempted.

A/C. Y.BJ.770. (Captain Sgt. GILL) bombing from a height of 12.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst on West bank of river. Good concentration of fires was observed in town.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. AVANT) bombing from a height of 14.000 feet dropped his bombs which were seen to burst on East bank of river. Large fires were observed in KIEL.

A/C. D.BK.336. (Captain P/O. RAWLINGS) bombed from a height of 12.000 feet on West side of KIEL Fjord without observing any results. Concentrated fires were seen burning. Photo attempted.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. TUMA) bombed visually from 12.000 feet in existing fires. Was forced to land at OULTON on return owing to Flak damage to tanks & props.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain P/O. WALLACE) bombed from 11.500 feet just South of Aiming Point without observing any results. 1 very large fire on East side of harbour, 2 more on West side and many scattered fires were seen.

All the aircraft returned safely to base by 01.53 hours.

MILDENHALL 14/10/42. 0153. All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair, visibility fair.
Flying training.
6 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 15/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair, visibility fair.
Flying training.
9 crews undertook Local Flying Practice and Air Firing.
Operations Night of the 15th/16th. October, 1942. Target - COLOGNE.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1845. to 1925. A/C. D.BK.336. S/L. SANDES and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3946. F/L. FOX and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. Sgt. GILL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BK.314. F/S. URWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. P/O. BAZZALGETTE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. G.BK.312. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. ROSS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.842. P/O. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. C.BJ.898. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 117. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend), and 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
15 aircraft took off on operations between the hours of 18.45 and 19.25. to attack target COLOGNE.
Visibility was rather poor and there was a ground haze.
All the aircraft successfully located the target and dropped their bombs from heights ranging between 7.000 and 13.500 feet. Some incendiaries were seen to ignite and one big fire and numerous other very scattered fires were reported.
Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
One aircraft on return landed at WATTISHAM due to petrol shortage and injuries to crew.
One aircraft returned to base with one cannister of incendiaries "hung up".

15/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
D. BK. 336.





Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3946.





Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.





Wellington MK.III
Y. BJ. 770.




Wellington MK.III
P. BK. 314.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.





Wellington MK.III
S. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
G. BK. 312.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.




Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 842.




Wellington MK.III
C. BJ. 898.





S/L. T. L. SANDES
Sgt. CRISP R.
F/S. PARSONS C.
Sgt. ROWE C.
Sgt. DICKIE R.
Sgt. CLARKE T.

F/L. D. P. FOX
S/L. BRAND
Sgt. SPRING K.
Sgt. AUSTIN W.
Sgt. PRENDERGAST A.
F/S. SPIRES A.

Sgt. BARKER F.
Sgt. WALKER R.
Sgt. WILDISH J.
Sgt. MILNER J.
Sgt. SMITH A.

Sgt. McCREA W.
F/S. STROUTS F.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. GARLAND J.
F/S. SWARBRICK J.

Sgt. CRIMMIN W.
P/O. W. THOMAS
Sgt. MILLS H.
Sgt. ANGUS T.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. TEAGUE W.

Sgt. GILL T.
F/S. JOHNSON D.
Sgt. MORRIS A.
Sgt. REID W.
Sgt. GROVES J.

F/S. URWIN R.
Sgt. McHENRY C.
Sgt. NORCROSS H.
P/O. R. L. MEREDITH
Sgt. MARTIN L.

P/O. I. W. BAZALGETTE
P/O. BORTHAM
P/O. W. A. BOWEN
P/O. G. W. ROSS
Sgt. ROBERTS G.
Sgt. MOLLOY M.

Sgt. PUDSEY K.
Sgt. WICKS S.
Sgt. JONES W.
F/S. POTTER F.
Sgt. STRANGE K.

Sgt. GORDON D.
Sgt. BUCHANAN D.
Sgt. STOWARD C.
Sgt. PARR G.
Sgt. PORT E.

P/O. H. W. LARKINS
P/O. J. S. ABEL
Sgt. HAYMAN R.
Sgt. STAMMERS E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS D.

Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
Sgt. WOOD J.
Sgt. GOSNEY K.
Sgt. TEXTER J.
Sgt. MORRIS R.

Sgt. ROSS H.
Sgt. SHAW S.
Sgt. DRAY D.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
Sgt. BRADFORD J.

P/O. G. E. WALLACE
Sgt. COATES E.
Sgt. LEWIS Y.
Sgt. DEVENISH-MEARS J.
Sgt. PYIE E.

P/O. R. RAWLINGS
Sgt. MERRONY H.
Sgt. COLTMAN J.
Sgt. MURPHY W.
Sgt. RATHE D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captain
2nd Pilot
Air Bomber.
W/T. Oprtr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

1910.






1920.






1914.





1915.





1910.






1923.





1925.





1917.






1915.





1915.





1845.





1920.





1915.





1923.





1825.





0020.






0050.






2344.





2330.





2340.






0015.





0115.





0103.






0030.





0115.





0030.





2340.





0030.





0107.





0120.





15 aircraft (5 from 'A' Flight & 10 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target COLOGNE in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. D.BK.336. S/L. SANDES and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3946. F/L. FOX and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew.
A/C. Y.BJ.770. Sgt. GILL and Crew.
A/C. P.BK.314. F/S. URWIN and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. GORDON and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew.
A/C. G.BK.312. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. ROSS and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.842. P/O. WALLACE and Crew.
A/C. C.BJ.898. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew.

Bomb load
13 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. D.BK.336. (Captain S/L. SANDES) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his incendiaries without observing any results. 1 container hung up. Scattered fires were seen and leaflets were dropped.

A/C. Q.X.3946. (Captain F/L FOX) bombing from a height of 7.000 feet dropped his incendiaries but the results were very poor. Scattered fires were seen and leaflets were dropped.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. BARKER) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his incendiaries without observing any results. Scattered fires which did not burn long were observed.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) dropped his incendiaries from a height of 12.500 feet on built up area without observing any results. Very scattered fires were seen. Photo attempted.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain Sgt. CRIMMIN) bombing from a height of 11.000 feet dropped his incendiaries which were seen to ignite. Very scattered fires in built up area were seen.

A/C. Y.BJ.770. (Captain Sgt. GILL) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his incendiaries which were seen to ignite. Aircraft landed at WATTISHAM due to shortage of petrol and injuries to crew.

A/C. P.BK.314. (Captain F/S. URWIN) bombing from a height of 12.500 feet dropped his bombs in blob fires without observing any results. Existing fires were very scattered. Photo attempted.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain P/O. BAZALGETTE) dropped his bombs South of centre of town from a height of 11.200 feet without observing any results. 1 very big fire East of river & rather scattered fires in town were observed.

A/C. S.Z.1574. (Captain Sgt. PUDSEY) dropped his bombs in COLOGNE area from a height of 11.000 feet without observing any results. Very scattered fires were seen and photo attempted.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain Sgt. GORDON) dropped his bombs from a height of 13.400 feet without observing any results. Concentrated fires in built up area West of RHINE & scattered fires over a wide area were seen. Photo attempted.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. LARKINS) dropped his bombs from a height of 12.000 feet between two fires in built up area. Scattered fires were observed over a wide area.

A/C. G.BK.312. (Captain Sgt. ROBERTSON) dropped his bombs from a height of 11.000 feet in existing fires. 2 red fires were seen as well as many scattered ones.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain Sgt. ROSS) dropped his bombs from a height of 12.000 feet in blob fires. Scattered fires were seen over a wide area and photo was attempted.

A/C. W.BJ.842. (Captain P/O. WALLACE) dropped his bomb from height of 12.000 feet on existing fires without observing any results.

A/C. C.BJ.898. (Captain P/O. RAWLINGS) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his bomb which was believed to have burst among existing fires in built up area. Leaflets dropped & photo attempted.

All the aircraft had returned safely to base by 01.15 hours.

MILDENHALL 16/10/42. 0115. All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, fair at first, visibility fair.
Flying training.
2 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 16th/17th. October, 1942. GARDENING OPERATIONS.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1800. to 1915. A/C. G.BK.312. S/L. WRIGHT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/S. HICKMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.BK.336. Sgt. OLDRIDGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. THURSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BK.314. Sgt. SMITH and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.Z.1657. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. MILLER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. ROSS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. Q.X.3946. Sgt. GORDON and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 22. 1.500 lb. Mines and 18. 500 lb. G.P's.
11 aircraft took off on GARDENING OPERATIONS between the hours of 18.00 and 19.15 hours.
5 aircraft dropped their mines in the allotted positions by T.R. and D.R. fixes from heights ranging between 700 and 800 feet.
One aircraft attempted to bomb a bridge over the river at NANTES without observing any results.
One aircraft aircraft bombed a concentration of searchlights at St.-AUBIN-SUR-MERE and the lights were doused.
2 aircraft brought back 3. 500 lb. G.P's as no suitable target was found.
2 aircraft failed to return from operations. Wellington Mk III - X3946 - KO-Q - Wellington Mk III - BK312 - KO-G

16/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
G. BK. 312.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.




Wellington MK.III
D. BK. 336.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
P. BK. 314.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.




Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.




Wellington MK.III
Q. X. 3946.




S/L. C. M. WRIGHT
P/O. D. F. FITZGERALD
P/O. E. T. DAINTITH
Sgt. MOLLARD W. T.
Sgt. WILDE E.

F/S. HICKMAN J. C.
Sgt. McKAY D.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. WALMSLEY S.
Sgt. PEARCE W.

Sgt. OLDRIDGE D.
Sgt. McFARLAND R.
Sgt. YEOMAN K.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. COUZENS G.

Sgt. THURSTON C.
Sgt. SEWELL F.
Sgt. BETTERIDGE J.
Sgt. DUNBAR J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

Sgt. SMITH S.
W/O. THOMAS D.
Sgt. TOLMIE J.
Sgt. McCOSHAM
Sgt. DEVINE R.

Sgt. McCREA W.
F/S. STROUTS F.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. GARLAND J.
F/S. SWARBRICK J.

P/O. H. W. LARKINS
P/O. J. S. ABEL
Sgt. HAYMAN R.
Sgt. STAMMERS E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS D.

Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
Sgt. WOOD J.
Sgt. GOSNEY K.
Sgt. TEXTER J.
Sgt. MORRIS R.

Sgt. MILLER F.
Sgt. CARTER H.
Sgt. HEARD W.
Sgt. LAW N.
Sgt. FOSTER E.

Sgt. ROSS H.
Sgt. SHAW S.
Sgt. DRAY D.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
Sgt. BRADFORD J.

Sgt. GORDON D.
Sgt. BUCHANAN D.
Sgt. STOWARD C.
Sgt. PARR G.
Sgt. PORT E.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

----.





1800.





1810.





1805.





1805.





1805.





1915.





1810.





1809.





1800.





----.





----.





2240.





2315.





2330.





2235.





0030.





0130.





0115.





0149.





0125.





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11 aircraft (9 from 'A' Flight & 2 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for GARDENING OPERATIONS in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. G.BK.312. S/L. WRIGHT and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/S. HICKMAN and Crew.
A/C. D.BK.336. Sgt. OLDRIDGE and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. THURSTON and Crew.
A/C. P.BK.314. Sgt. SMITH and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew.
A/C. R.Z.1657. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. MILLER and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. ROSS and Crew.
A/C. Q.X.3946. Sgt. GORDON and Crew.

Bomb load
All the above aircraft carried 2. 1.500 lb. Mines each.
6 of them also carried 3. 500 lb. G.P's each.

A/C. G.BK.312. (Captain S/L. WRIGHT) failed to return from operations.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain F/S. HICKMAN) dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 700 feet by pinpoint & D.R. fix.

A/C. D.BK.336. (Captain Sgt. OLDRIDGE) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 700 feet.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. THURSTON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. P.BK.314. (Captain Sgt. SMITH) dropped his mines by pinpoint & D.R. fix in the allotted position from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) attempted to bomb bridge over river from a height of 8.000 feet but observed no results.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. LARKINS) bombed a concentration of searchlights at ST.AUBIN SUR MERE from a height of 7.000 feet. Lights were doused.

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain Sgt. ROBERTSON) dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 700 feet. He brought back to base his 3. 500 lb. G.P's owing to lack of target.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain Sgt. MILLER) dropped his mines in the allotted position from a height of 800 feet. He brought back to base his 3. 500 lb. G.P's owing to lack of suitable target.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain Sgt. ROSS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. Q.X.3946. (Captain Sgt. GORDON) failed to return to base after operations.

The remaining 9 aircraft had returned safely to base after operation by 01.49 hours.

MILDENHALL 17/10/42. 0149. 9 aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
Met. conditions.
Wind West to South Westerly, cloudy, visibility fair.
Flying training.
3 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 18/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, cloudy with drizzle, visibility poor to moderate.
Flying training.
19 Crews undertook Local Flying Practice and Air Firing.
There were no operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 19/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Westerly, cloudy, visibility fair.
There were no Flying Training or Operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 20/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, cloudy with rain, visibility poor.
Flying training.
9 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 21/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly, cloudy with fair intervals, visibility poor.
Flying training.
10 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 21st/22nd. October, 1942. TARGET .
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
13 aircraft stood by for operations which were cancelled at 16.30 hours.
MILDENHALL 22/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind West South Westerly, cloudy with rain at times, visibility poor.
There was no Flying Training today.
Operations (DAYLIGHT) on the 22nd. October, 1942. Targets - LINGEN & ESSEN.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1220. to 1245. A/C. R.Z.1657. F/L. FOX and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. F/S. CRIMMIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/S. HICKMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3540. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. W.BJ.842. P/O. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 6. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend), 55. 500 lb. G.P's., 6. 250 lb. G.P's., and 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's.
8 aircraft took off on daylight operations between the hours of 12.20 and 12.45 hours to attack targets LINGEN and ESSEN.
2 aircraft brought back their bombs owing to inter-com. and T.R. failure and lack of cloud cover.
2 aircraft jettisoned their bombs live and returned to base early owing to lack of cloud cover.
1 aircraft jettisoned its bombs between NENENHAM and LINGEN when attacked by enemy aircraft. This aircraft was badly shot up but returned safely to base, the Wireless Operator was mortally wounded. Wellington Mk III - Z1657 - KO-R
1 aircraft bombed ESSEN from a height of 2.500 feet by T.R. fix and D.R., but no results were seen although bursts were heard.
2 aircraft bombed LINGEN from a height of 400 feet, scoring hits on an engine shed and railway station and machine gunning two passenger trains. Corner of engine shed appeared to collapse.
All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations by 02.55 hours.

22/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
R. Z. 1657.





Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.




Wellington MK.III
S. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3540.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.




Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 842.




F/L. D. P. FOX
W/C. A. F. M. SISLEY
Sgt. SPRING K.
Sgt. AUSTIN W.
Sgt. PRENDERGAST A.
Sgt. SPIRES A.

F/S. CRIMMIN W.
Sgt. MILLS H.
Sgt. PENKMAN E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. TEAGUE W.

F/S. HICKMAN J. C.
Sgt. CHAPMAN P.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. WALMSLEY S.
Sgt. PEARCE W.

Sgt. PUDSEY K.
Sgt. WICKS S.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. LAW N.
Sgt. STRANGE K.

Sgt. McCREA W.
F/S. STROUTS F.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. GARLAND J.
F/S. SWARBRICK J.

Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
Sgt. WOOD J.
Sgt. GOSNEY K.
Sgt. TEXTER J.
Sgt. MORRIS R.

Sgt. BALDWIN F.
Sgt. PROTHERO A.
Sgt. JOYCE J.
Sgt. SHARPE W.
Sgt. FARNHAM F.

P/O. G. E. WALLACE
Sgt. COATES E.
Sgt. ANGUS T.
Sgt. DEVENISH-MEARS J.
Sgt. PAYIE E.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Captain
2nd Pilot
Air Bomber.
W/T. Oprtr.
Rr. Gunnr.

1220.






1220.





1240.





1240.





1245.





1240.





1220.





1230.




1730.






1645.





0255.





1650.





1500.





1440.





1650.





1530.




8 aircraft (2 from 'A' Flight & 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack targets LINGEN & ESSEN in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. R.Z.1657. F/L. FOX and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. F/S. CRIMMIN and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/S. HICKMAN and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3540. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew.
A/C. W.BJ.842. P/O. WALLACE and Crew.

Bomb load
3 aircraft each carried 6. 500 lb. G.P.'s., 2. 250 lb. G.P.'s., and 2. S.B.C's (30 lb. Incend).
5 aircraft each carried 9. 500 lb. G.P.'s.
2 aircraft each carried 1. 4.000 lb. H.C.

A/C. R.Z.1657. (Captain F/L FOX) was forced to jettison his bombs between NENENHAM and LINGEN when attacked by enemy fighter. The aircraft was badly shot up.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain F/S. CRIMMIN) attacking target LINGEN dropped his bombs from a height of 400 feet on railway station and machine gunned train. The station was observed to be enveloped in smoke and debris.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain F/S. HICKMAN) was forced to abandon the sortie due to lack of cloud cover and brought back his bombs to base.

A/C. S.Z.1574. (Captain Sgt. PUDSEY) attacking ESSEN dropped his bombs on T.R. & D.R. fixes from a height of 2.500 feet. Bursts were not seen but heard.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) was forced to abandon the sortie due to inter-com. trouble and T.R. failure and brought back his bombs to base.

A/C. X.X.3540. (Captain Sgt. ROBERTSON) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to lack of cloud cover and jettisoned his bomb.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain Sgt. BALDWIN) attacking LINGEN, bombed engine shed from a height of 400 feet. The corner of the shed appeared to collapse. Also machined gunned two passenger trains.

A/C. W.BJ.842. (Captain P/O. WALLACE) was forced to abandon the sortie and jettisoned his bomb live owing to lack of cloud cover.

All the aircraft had returned to base after operation by 02.55 hours.

MILDENHALL 23/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South Westerly to West South Westerly, cloudy with rain or drizzle, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
2 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 23rd/24th. October, 1942. Target GENOA.
Form B.960 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1810. to 1840. A/C. T.X.3351. F/L. FOX and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. Sgt. CRIMMIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/S. HICKMAN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.Z.1738. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. AVANT and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.BK.336. Sgt. TUMA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 30. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend), 5. 1.000 lb. G.P's., & 20. 500 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
10 aircraft took off on operations between the hours of 18.10 and 18.40 to attack target GENOA.
1 aircraft bombed TURIN owing to ice accretion, its bombs bursting in the middle of the town and starting fires.
1 aircraft was forced to abandon the sortie as its wireless was u/s., and brought back its bombs to base.
The remaining 8 aircraft successfully located and bombed GENOA from heights ranging between 5.000 and 11.500 feet. Bombs were seen to bursts in the built up areas, in the docks and dock area and near the aiming point, and red flames were seen near the waterside in the dock. Many concentrated fires were observed burning. A smoke screen was put up by the defenders but the wind carried it out to sea.

23/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
T. X. 3351.





Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.




Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.





Wellington MK.III
S. Z. 1574.




Wellington MK.III
M. Z. 1738.





Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
D.BK. 336.




Wellington MK.III
A.BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




F/L. D. P. FOX
W/C. A. F. M. SISLEY
Sgt. SPRING K.
Sgt. AUSTIN W.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
P/O. A. MURRAY.

F/S. CRIMMIN W.
Sgt. MILLS H.
Sgt. PENKMAN E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS W.
Sgt. TEAGUE W.

F/S. HICKMAN J. C.
P/O. W. THOMAS
Sgt. McKAY D.
Sgt. JONES W.
Sgt. WALMSLEY S.
Sgt. PEARCE W.

Sgt. PUDSEY K.
Sgt. WICKS S.
Sgt. JONES W.
P/O. F. POTTER
Sgt. STRANGE K.

P/O. R. RAWLINGS
Sgt. KEMP B.
Sgt. MERRONY H.
Sgt. COLTMAN J.
Sgt. MURPHY W.
Sgt. RATHE D.

Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
Sgt. WOOD J.
Sgt. GOSNEY K.
Sgt. TEXTER J.
Sgt. MORRIS R.

P/O. A. F. AVANT
P/O. G. G. EDWARDS
Sgt. KENNEDY L.
Sgt. SKINNER F.
Sgt. SMITH E.

Sgt. TUMA C.
Sgt. SPOONER K.
Sgt. POLLARD M.
Sgt. TOMPKINS W.
Sgt. McKAY H.

Sgt. McCREA W.
F/S. STROUTS F.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. GARLAND A.
F/S. SWARBRICK J.

Sgt. BARKER F.
Sgt. WALKER R.
Sgt. WILDISH J.
Sgt. MILNER J.
Sgt. SMITH A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1810.






1810.





1815.






1810.





1815.






1815.





1840.





1820.





1815.





1815.




0320.






0320.





0235.






0320.





0240.






0315.





0315.





2030.





0315.





0245.




10 aircraft (6 from 'A' Flight & 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target GENOA, in accordance with Form B.960 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. T.X.3351. F/L. FOX and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. F/S. CRIMMIN and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. F/S. HICKMAN and Crew.
A/C. S.Z.1574. Sgt. PUDSEY and Crew.
A/C. K.Z.1738. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. AVANT and Crew.
A/C. D.BK.336. Sgt. TUMA and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew.

Bomb load
5 aircraft each carried 6. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
5 aircraft each carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P., and 4. 500 lb. G.P.'s.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. T.X.3351. (Captain F/L FOX) bombing from a height of 10.000 feet dropped his bombs which were believed to bursts immediately East of basin. Fairly concentrated glow of fire in two portions was visible on the clouds. Aircraft crash landed on return to base.

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain F/S. CRIMMIN) dropped his bombs from a height of 5.000 feet on built up area and North West of docks. Promising fires were observed. Photo was attempted.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain F/S. HICKMAN) on account of ice accretion dropped his bombs from a height of 15.000 feet on target TURIN, and bursts were observed in centre of town. Fires were seen.

A/C. S.Z.1574. (Captain Sgt. PUDSEY) attacking GENOA dropped his bombs on town without observing any results. Photo was attempted.

A/C. M.Z.1738. (Captain P/O. RAWLINGS) dropped his bombs from a height of 15.000 feet just East of aiming point. Fires were observed in buildings near works. Aircraft returned to base with 3. 500 lb. G.P's hung up.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain Sgt. ROBERTSON) dropped his incendiaries on town from a height of 8.000 feet without observing any results. T.R. was u/s.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. AVANT) dropped his incendiaries North East of basin without observing any results. Good fires were seen burning on arrival.

A/C. D.BK.336. (Captain Sgt. TUMA) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to wireless trouble and brought back his incendiaries to base.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) bombing from a height of 13.000 feet dropped his incendiaries which were seen to ignite near aiming point. One explosion with red flames was seen near waterside in docks.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. BARKER) bombing from a height of 9.500 feet dropped his bombs in old town, were concentrated fires were seen.

All the aircraft had returned to base after operatiosn by 03.20 hours.

MILDENHALL 24/10/42. 0320. All the aircraft had returned safely to base.
Met conditions.
Wind South Westerly, continuous rain, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
3 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 24/25th. October, 1942. - Target MILAN.
Form B.961 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1855. to 1906. A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. THURSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. Sgt. ROSS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. W/C. COUSENS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. OLDRIDGE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.Z.1738. Sgt. MILLER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. V.BJ.965. P/O. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 24. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend), 2. 1.000 lb. G.P's., 8. 500 lb. G.P's., and 4. 250 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.
Six aircraft took off on operations between the hours of 18.55 and 19.06 to attack target MILAN.
2 aircraft jettisoned their bombs, one owing to T.R. trouble and inability to climb and the other owing to starboard engine trouble.
3 aircraft were forced to abandon the sortie owing to port engine trouble, turret trouble and a blown induction pipe respectively and returned to base early bringing back their incendiaries,
One aircraft failed to return from operations. Wellington Mk III - BK306 - KO-K

24/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
A.BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.





Wellington MK.III
K. BK. 306.




Wellington MK.III
M. Z. 1738.




Wellington MK.III
V. BJ. 965.




Sgt. THURSTON C.
Sgt. SEWELL F.
Sgt. BETTERIDGE J.
Sgt. DUNBAR J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

Sgt. ROSS H.
Sgt. SHAW S.
Sgt. DRAY D.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
Sgt. BRADSHAW J.

W/C. A. G. S. COUSENS.
Sgt. BALDWIN F.
Sgt. PROTHERO A.
Sgt. McCARTHY J.
Sgt. SHARPE W.
Sgt. FARNHAM F.

Sgt. OLDRIDGE D.
Sgt. McFARLAND R.
Sgt. YEOMAN K.
Sgt. GARDNER A.
Sgt. COUZENS G.

Sgt. MILLER F.
Sgt. CARTER H.
Sgt. TIMMS W.
Sgt. LAW N.
Sgt. FOSTER E.

P/O. G. E. WALLACE
Sgt. COATES E.
Sgt. ANGUS T.
Sgt. DEVENISH-MEARS J.
Sgt. PAYIE E.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1905.





1905.





1855.






----.





1906.





1905.





2115.





2155.





1940.






----.





2000.





2315.





6 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight & 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target MILAN in accordance with Form B.961 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. THURSTON and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. Sgt. ROSS and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. W/C. COUSENS and Crew.
A/C. K.BK.306. Sgt. OLDRIDGE and Crew.
A/C. M.Z.1738. Sgt. MILLER and Crew.
A/C. V.BJ.965. P/O. WALLACE and Crew.

Bomb load
4 aircraft each carried 6. S.B.C's (4 lb. Incend).
2 aircraft each carried 1. 1.000 lb. G.P., 4. 500 lb. G.P.'s., and 2. 250 lb. G.P's.
All the aircraft carried cameras.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. THURSTON) was forced to abandon the sortie due to port engine trouble and returned to base early bringing back his incendiaries .

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain Sgt. ROSS) was forced to abandon the sortie due to rear turret trouble and oil leak and returned to base early bringing back his incendiaries .

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain W/C. COUSENS) was forced to abandon the sortie due to blown induction pipe and returned to base early.

A/C. K.BK.306. (Captain Sgt. OLDRIDGE) failed to return from operations.

A/C. M.Z.1738. (Captain Sgt. MILLER) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to T.R. u/s. and unable to climb and returned to base after jettisoning his incendiaries .

A/C. V.BJ.965. (Captain P/O. WALLACE) was forced to abandon the sortie due to starboard engine trouble and returned to base early after jettisoning his bombs live.

5 aircraft had returned to base by 23.15 hours.

MILDENHALL 25/10/42. 5 aircraft had returned safely to base by 23.15 hrs. on the 24th.
Met conditions.
Wind South Westerly, rain, visibility moderate.
Flying training.
4 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 25/26th. October, 1942. - Target .
Form B.962 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
9 aircraft stood by for operations which were cancelled at 16.30 hours.
MILDENHALL 26/10/42. Met conditions.
Wind South Westerly, rainy, visibility fair.
Flying training.
2 crews undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 26th. October, 1942. - GARDENING OPERATIONS.
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
2115. to 0305. A/C. D.BK.336. W/C. SISELEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.Z.1738. Sgt. ROSS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. MILLER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. F/S. URWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. THURSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.BK.206. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 16. 1.500 lb. Mines.
8 aircraft took off on MINELAYING OPERATIONS between the hours of 21.15 and 03.05.
All the aircraft were successful in locating their positions and dropped their mines in the allotted areas by visual pinpoint and D.R. fix from heights ranging between 300 and 900 feet.

26/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
D. BK. 336.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
M. Z. 1738.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
R. BK. 206.




W/C. A. F. M. SISLEY
Sgt. SNOOK W.
F/S. SMITH M.
Sgt. PIKE J.
Sgt. BUCKLAND E.

Sgt. McCREA W.
F/S. STROUTS F.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. GARLAND J.
F/S. SWARBRICK J.

Sgt. ROSS H.
Sgt. SHAW S.
Sgt. DRAY D.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
Sgt. BRADFORD J.

Sgt. MILLER F.
Sgt. CARTER H.
Sgt. TIMMS W.
Sgt. LAW N.
Sgt. FOSTER E.

F/S. URWIN R.
Sgt. McHENRY C.
Sgt. NORCROSS H.
P/O. R. L. MEREDITH
Sgt. MARTIN L.

Sgt. THURSTON C.
Sgt. SEWELL F.
Sgt. BETTERIDGE J.
Sgt. DUNBAR J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

P/O. H. W. LARKINS
P/O. J. S. ABEL
Sgt. HAYMAN R.
Sgt. STAMMERS E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS D.

Sgt. ROBERTSON A.
Sgt. WOOD J.
Sgt. GOSNEY K.
Sgt. TEXTER J.
Sgt. MORRIS R.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2115.





0255.





0250.





0250.





0255.





0255.





0246.





0305.





0825.





0655.





0830.





0830.





0640.





0755.





0830.





0645.





8 aircraft (4 from 'A' Flight & 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for GARDENING OPERATIONS in accordance with Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. D.BK.336. W/C. SISLEY and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. M.Z.1738. Sgt. ROSS and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. Sgt. MILLER and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. F/S. URWIN and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1653. Sgt. THURSTON and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew.
A/C. R.BK.206. Sgt. ROBERTSON and Crew.

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

A/C. D.BK.336. (Captain W/C. SISLEY) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 300 feet.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. M.Z.1738. (Captain Sgt. ROSS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain Sgt. MILLER) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain F/S. URWIN) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain Sgt. THURSTON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from a height of 600 feet.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. LARKINS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from 900 feet.

A/C. R.BK.206. (Captain Sgt. ROBERTSON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from 850 feet.

All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operation by 08.30 hours.

MILDENHALL 27/10/42. 0830. All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
Met conditions.
Wind South Westerly, fine becoming fair, visibility poor to moderate.
There was no Flying Training today.
Operations Night of the 27/28th. October, 1942. Target .
Form B.--- received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
9 aircraft stood by for Operations, which were cancelled at 00.50 hours.
MILDENHALL 28/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind South South Easterly, widespread fog, visibility poor.
There was no Flying Training today.
Operations Night of the 28/29th. October, 1942. Target .
16 aircraft stood by for Operations which were cancelled at 16.30 hours and 22.00 hours.
MILDENHALL 29/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind West North Westerly, cloudy with occasional slight rain, visibility poor to moderate.
Flying training.
Six aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations (DAYLIGHT) of the 29th. October, 1942. - Target ESSEN.
Form B.966 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1349. to 1400. A/C. W.BJ.842. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. WALLACE and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. X.X.3540. F/S. URWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. M.Z.1738. Sgt. RAWLINGS and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 LB. H.C's., and 36. 500 lb. G.P's.
Six aircraft took off on daylight operations between the hours of 13.49 and 14.00 to attack target ESSEN
2 aircraft were forced to abandon the sortie owing to lack of cloud cover and ice accretion and returned to base early after jettisoning their bombs.
One aircraft visually bombed a built up area at WESEL from a height of 13.000 feet. Bursts were seen but cloud then obscured vision making it impossible to observe any further results.
3 aircraft failed to return from operations.
Wellington Mk III - BJ660 - KO-H - Wellington Mk III - X3540 - KO-X - Wellington Mk III - Z1738 - KO-M
17.40. The remaining 3 aircraft had returned safely to base.

29/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
W. BJ. 842.




Wellington MK.III
H. BJ. 660.




Wellington MK.III
A. BK. 338.




Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
X. X. 3540.




Wellington MK.III
M. Z. 1738.





P/O. I. W. BAZALGETTE
P/O. W. A. BOWEN
P/O. G. W. ROSS
Sgt. ROBERTS G.
Sgt. MOLLOY M.

Sgt. BARKER F.
Sgt. WALKER R.
Sgt. WILDISH J.
Sgt. MILNER J.
Sgt. SMITH A.

Sgt. McCREA W.
F/S. STROUTS F.
Sgt. JOHNSON A.
Sgt. GARLAND J.
F/S. SWARBRICK J.

P/O. G. E. WALLACE
Sgt. COATES E.
Sgt. WATSON R.
Sgt. DEVENISH-MEARS J.
Sgt. PAYIE E.

F/S. URWIN R.
Sgt. McHENRY C.
Sgt. NORCROSS H.
P/O. R. L. MEREDITH
Sgt. MARTIN L.

P/O. R. RAWLINGS
Sgt. MERRONY H.
Sgt. COLTMAN J.
Sgt. MURPHY W.
Sgt. RATHE D.

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

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

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

Captain
2nd Pilot
Air Bomber.
W/T. Oprtr.
Rr. Gunnr.

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

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

1349.





----.





1400.





1400.





----.





----.





1541.





----.





1740.





1630.





----.





----.





6 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight & 3 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack target ESSEN in accordance with Form B.966 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. W.BJ.842. P/O. BAZALGETTE and Crew.
A/C. H.BJ.660. Sgt. BARKER and Crew.
A/C. A.BK.338. Sgt. McCREA and Crew.
A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. WALLACE and Crew.
A/C. X.X.3540. F/S. URWIN and Crew.
A/C. M.Z.1738. P/O. RAWLINGS and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried 2. 4.000 lb. H.C's. & 36. 500 lb. G.P's

A/C. W.BJ.842. (Captain P/O. BAZALGETTE) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to lack of cloud and returned to base early after jettisoning his bombs.

A/C. H.BJ.660. (Captain Sgt. BARKER) failed to return from operations.

A/C. A.BK.338. (Captain Sgt. McCREA) attacking WESEL dropped his bombs from a height of 13.000 feet, observing bursts in built up area. Cloud then obscures vision.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. WALLACE) was forced to abandon the sortie owing to ice accretion and lack of cloud cover and returned to base early after jettisoning his bombs.

A/C. X.X3540. (Captain F/S. URWIN) failed to return from operations.

A/C. M.Z.1738. (Captain P/O. RAWLINGS) failed to return from operations.

3 aircraft had returned to base by 17.40 hours.

MILDENHALL 30/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind light variable, cloudy, visibility poor to moderate.
Flying training.
5 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
There were no operations today and nothing of interest occurred.
MILDENHALL 31/10/42. Met. conditions.
Wind Easterly, cloudy with drizzle.
Flying training.
10 aircraft undertook Local Flying Practice.
Operations Night of the 31st. October/1st. November, 1942. GARDENING OPERATIONS.
Form B.968 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.
1710. to 1725. A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. S.BK.275. Sgt. ROSS and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. P.BK.362. Sgt. MILLER and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. F.X.3447. Sgt. THURSTON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. D.BK.336. Sgt. LORD and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. R.BK.206. Sgt. DALZELL and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. N.BJ.990. P/O. FARQUHARSON and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. J.Z.1653. W/C. SISLEY and Crew took off for Operations.
A/C. T.BK.274. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew took off for Operations.
Bomb load.
The above aircraft carried 18. 1.500 lb. Mines.
9 aircraft took off on GARDENING OPERATIONS between the hours of 17.10 and 17.25.
All the aircraft successfully located their positions and dropped their mines in the allotted areas by visual and D.R. fixes from heights ranging between 800 and 1.000 feet.

31/10/1942. Up Down Details of Sortie or Flight
Wellington MK.III
L. BK. 307.




Wellington MK.III
S. BK. 275.




Wellington MK.III
P. BK. 362.




Wellington MK.III
F. X. 3447.




Wellington MK.III
D. BK. 336.




Wellington MK.III
R. BK. 206.




Wellington MK.III
N. BJ. 990.




Wellington MK.III
J. Z. 1653.




Wellington MK.III
T. BK. 274.




P/O. H. W. LARKINS
P/O. J. S. ABEL
Sgt. HAYMAN R.
Sgt. STAMMERS E.
Sgt. WILLIAMS D.

Sgt. ROSS H.
Sgt. SHAW S.
Sgt. WELLOCK T.
F/S. MARSHALL J.
Sgt. BRADFORD J.

Sgt. MILLER F.
Sgt. CARTER H.
Sgt. TIMMS W.
Sgt. LAW N.
Sgt. FOSTER E.

Sgt. THURSTON C.
Sgt. SEWELL F.
Sgt. BETTERIDGE J.
Sgt. DUNBAR J.
Sgt. HUGHES D.

Sgt. LORD M.
Sgt. WELLINGTON D.
Sgt. PARSON
Sgt. YOUNG N.
Sgt. OLIVER J.

Sgt. DALZELL H.
P/O. R. R. RAYNER
Sgt. CARVELL G.
Sgt. HOPLEY W.
Sgt. BROWN A.

P/O. W. L. FARQUHARSON
Sgt. BOYES C.
Sgt. STRINGER A.
Sgt. McIVER.
Sgt. GRAHAM G.

W/C. A. F. M. SISLEY
Sgt. SNOOK W.
Sgt. SMITH M.
Sgt. PIKE J.
Sgt. BUCKLAND E.

Sgt. BALDWIN F.
Sgt. SHARPE R.
Sgt. PROTHERO A.
Sgt. JOYCE J.
Sgt. SHARPE E.
Sgt. FARNHAM F.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1710.





1715.





1724.





1720.





1723.





1715.





1725.





1720.





1720.





2345.





2345.





0014.





2405.





2339.





2415.





2330.





0020.





2330.





9 aircraft (3 from 'A' Flight & 6 from 'B' Flight) were detailed for GARDENING OPERATIONS, in accordance with Form B.968 received from Headquarters, No.3 Group.

A/C. L.BK.307. P/O. LARKINS and Crew.
A/C. S.BK.275. Sgt. ROSS and Crew.
A/C. P.BK.362. Sgt. MILLER and Crew.
A/C. F.X.3447. Sgt. THURSTON and Crew.
A/C. D.BK.336. Sgt. LORD and Crew.
A/C. R.BK.206. Sgt. DALZELL and Crew.
A/C. N.BJ.990. P/O. FARQUHARSON and Crew.
A/C. J.Z.1536. W/C. SISLEY and Crew.
A/C. T.BK.274. Sgt. BALDWIN and Crew.

Bomb load
The above aircraft carried 18. 1.500 lb. Mines.

A/C. L.BK.307. (Captain P/O. LARKINS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint & D.R. fix from 850 feet.

A/C. S.BK.275. (Captain Sgt. ROSS) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint and D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. P.BK.362. (Captain Sgt. MILLER) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint and D.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. F.X.3447. (Captain Sgt. THURSTON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint and D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. D.BK.336. (Captain Sgt. LORD) dropped his mines from a height of 800 feet in the allotted position by pinpoint and D.R. fix.

A/C. R.BK.206. (Captain Sgt. DALZELL) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint and D.R. fix from a height of 900 feet.

A/C. N.BJ.990. (Captain P/O. FARQUHARSON) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint and D.R. fix from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. J.Z.1653. (Captain W/C. SISLEY) dropped his mines by pinpoint and D.R. fix in the allotted position from a height of 800 feet.

A/C. T.BK.274. (Captain Sgt. BALDWIN) dropped his mines in the allotted position by pinpoint and D.R. fix from a height of 1.000 feet.

All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operatiosn by 00.20 hours.

MILDENHALL 1/11/42. 0020. All the aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
EAST WRETHAM List of postings to and from Unit during the month of NOVEMBER, 1942.
Officers.
F/L. (A/S/L) T. L. SANDES Pilot 72486 Posted to No.20 O.T.U. w.e.f. 20/10/42.
P/O. S. R. GARRARD A/G. 48813 Posted from No.20 P.T.U. w.e.f. 4/11/42.
F/L. C. R. BARRETT Pilot 83979 Posted from 1483 TT & G. Flt. w.e.f. 3/11/42. + 16 April 1943.
P/O. E. T. BUGDEN Observer 128029 Posted from No.26 O.T.U. w.e.f. 5/11/42. + 17 Dec. 1942.
P/O. M. W. DIXON Pilot NZ414265 Posted from No.26 O.T.U. w.e.f. 5/11/42. + 6 Dec. 1942.
P/O. J. D. WOODMAN Observer J.41232 Posted from No.26 O.T.U. w.e.f. 5/11/42.
P/O. A. B. CAMPBELL Pilot J.10769 Posted from No.26 O.T.U. w.e.f. 5/11/42. + 17 Dec. 1942.
P/O. W. M. KETTLES Observer 120040 Posted from No.106 C.F. w.e.f. 7/11/42.
F/O. T. G. MOORE Pilot 42867 Posted to No.22 O.T.U. w.e.f. 8/11/42.
P/O. W. M. KETTLES Observer 120040 Posted to No.199 Sqdn. w.e.f. 17/11/42.
F/O. R. H. WATSON A/G. 46020 Posted from No.15 Sqdn. w.e.f. 14/11/42.
P/O. T. M. FRIEND Pilot AUS402738 Posted to R.A.F. BRIGHTON w.e.f. 13/11/42.
P/O. J. H. ROBSON Observer 121950 Posted to No.19 O.T.U. w.e.f. 18/11/42. + 15 January 1945.
F/O. G. A. COOKE WOP/AG. 46316 Posted from No.214 Sqdn. w.e.f. 16/11/42.
Airman Pilots.
1385324 Sgt. Pilot PLUM F. Posted from No.12 O.T.U. w.e.f. 6/11/42.
NZ405001 Sgt. Pilot TUCKER K. Posted from No.106 Sqdn. w.e.f. 7/11/42. + 30 Dec. 1943.
NZ412737 Sgt. Pilot RAHARUHI R. Posted from No.75 Sqdn. w.e.f. 10/11/42.
NZ405001 Sgt. Pilot TUCKER K. Posted to No.199 Sqdn. w.e.f. 17/11/42.
1271250 Sgt. Pilot KEMP B. Posted to No. 30 O.T.U. w.e.f. 21/11/42.