Forde (J)

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

  1. 26/04/1944 Essen
  2. 30/04/1944 Acheres
  3. 03/05/1944 Montdidier
  4. 07/05/1944 Nantes
  5. 08/05/1944 Haine-St.Pierre (Incident)
  6. 11/05/1944 Louvain
  7. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  8. 21/05/1944 Duisburg
  9. 22/05/1944 Dortmund
  10. 24/05/1944 Aachen
  11. 27/05/1944 Bourg Leopold
  12. 28/05/1944 Mardick
  13. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  14. 08/06/1944 Fougeres
  15. 09/06/1944 Rennes
  16. 15/06/1944 Lens
  17. 16/06/1944 Sterkrade
  18. 22/06/1944 Laon
  19. 24/06/1944 Middel Straete
  20. 27/06/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  21. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  22. 04/07/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges
  23. 06/07/1944 Marquise/Mimoyecques
  24. 09/07/1944 Catelliers
  25. 10/07/1944 Nucourt
  26. 12/07/1944 Rollez
  27. 15/07/1944 Les Landes Vielles et Neuves
  28. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  29. 31/07/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  30. 03/08/1944 Bois de Cassan
  31. 04/08/1944 Bec-d’Ambes
  32. 06/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  33. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  34. 09/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  35. 11/08/1944 Douai
  36. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  37. 14/08/1944 Falaise
  38. 15/08/1944 Le Culot
  39. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  40. 18/08/1944 Bremen
  41. 31/08/1944 Pourchinte
  42. 05/09/1944 Le Havre
  43. 06/09/1944 Le Havre
  44. 08/09/1944 Le Havre
  45. 09/09/1944 Le Havre
  46. 10/09/1944 Le Havre
  47. 27/09/1944 Calais
  48. 28/09/1944 Calais
  49. 05/10/1944 Saarbrucken
  50. 11/10/1944 Fort Frederik Hendrik
  51. 14/10/1944 Duisburg [2]

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:

(Pilot)John Forde51
(2nd Dickie)William George Douglas1
(Navigator)John Henry Rollins51
(Air Bomber)Herbert William Warner51
(Set Operator) Samuel Rene Green1
Charles William Eyles38
(Wireless Operator)Donald Carruthers51
(Air Gunner)Albert Edward Smith1
Victor Arthur Roe51
William Thomas Quirke50
(Flight Engineer)Douglas Aubrey Cole51

Forde - Rollins - Eyles

Back Row: Warner, Forde, Rollins, Eyles, Carruthers, Front Row: Cole, Quirke, Roe
[Courtesy of Hazel King]