Archibald (WB)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that WB Archibald was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 07/11/1941 Essen
  2. 09/11/1941 Hamburg
  3. 25/11/1941 Brest
  4. 18/12/1941 Brest
  5. 30/12/1941 Brest
  6. 06/01/1942 Brest
  7. 08/01/1942 Brest
  8. 08/03/1942 Essen
  9. 13/03/1942 Cologne (Crashed on Landing)
  10. 30/03/1942 Battleship (Failed to Return)

The following shows the composition of his crew on these sorties, along with the number of sorties undertaken by each airman as part of his crew (as recorded in the squadron’s Operations Record Book). It should be noted that some of these sorties may have been aborted and therefore would not have counted for the purposes of their “Operational Tour”. Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)William Bruce Archibald10
(2nd Pilot)Herbert Gordon Badger Mays5
Leslie John Nelmes4
Major King1
(Observer)Geoffrey Hillam Gurr Murray7
Leslie John Percival Foster1
Ronald Ernest Cheesman2
(WOP / AG)Archibald McCulloch McLaren10
James Frederick Staff3
Russell James Gibson Jones7
(Air Gunner)Douglas Francis10
(Flight Engineer)Samuel Palmer10