Harris (WH)

WH Harris

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

  1. 26/04/1944 Essen
  2. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  3. 21/05/1944 Duisburg
  4. 22/05/1944 Dortmund
  5. 24/05/1944 Aachen
  6. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  7. 09/06/1944 Rennes
  8. 11/06/1944 Tours
  9. 15/06/1944 Fouillard
  10. 16/06/1944 Pas de Calais
  11. 23/06/1944 Coubronne
  12. 24/06/1944 Middel Straete
  13. 27/06/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  14. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  15. 04/07/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges
  16. 07/07/1944 Caen
  17. 09/07/1944 L’Hey
  18. 10/07/1944 Nucourt
  19. 11/07/1944 Gapennes
  20. 14/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  21. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  22. 24/07/1944 Stuttgart
  23. 25/07/1944 Stuttgart
  24. 28/07/1944 Stuttgart
  25. 31/07/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  26. 05/08/1944 Acquet
  27. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  28. 11/08/1944 Douai
  29. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  30. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  31. 18/08/1944 Connantre
  32. 25/08/1944 Brest
  33. 26/08/1944 Kiel
  34. 29/08/1944 Stettin
  35. 27/09/1944 Bottrop
  36. 30/09/1944 Bottrop
  37. 05/10/1944 Saarbrucken
  38. 14/10/1944 Duisburg [1]
  39. 14/10/1944 Duisburg [2]
  40. 15/10/1944 Wilhelmshaven
  41. 19/10/1944 Stuttgart
  42. 21/10/1944 Hanover
  43. 25/10/1944 Essen
  44. 16/11/1944 Duren
  45. 18/11/1944 Wanne-Eickel
  46. 20/11/1944 Koblenz
  47. 21/11/1944 Aschaffenburg
  48. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  49. 05/12/1944 Soest
  50. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)
  51. 17/12/1944 Ulm
  52. 29/12/1944 Gelsenkirchen

Also flew as 2nd Dickie on 18/04/1944 Rouen

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)Walter Hargrave Harris52
(2nd Dickie)Jack Alfred Murrell1
(Navigator)Murray Allison Mills1
Ronald Bowen Perkins51
(Air Bomber)Arthur Joseph Reeder1
C Bungay1
John Francis Myers50
(Wireless Operator)Clarence John Taylor2
James Bremner3
Stanley Turner45
Thomas Ogden1
William McDonald1
(Air Gunner)Alfred George Wright51
Henry Edward Douglas Figgis1
Stephen Thurston Ashton52
(Flight Engineer)Alec Marks48
Charles Bernard McBrearty1
George Smith1
Jack Weaver1
Medley Benjamin Sharp1

Crew and Harris cropped

HARRIS CREW
Research suggests that the crew photo shows (from left to right) A Wright, S Turner, S Ashton, W Harris, R Perkins and A Marks
[Courtesy of Rod Myers]

Extract from JF Myers’ Flying Log Book [Courtesy of Rob Myers]

Postings

HarrisWalter Hargrave16/03/1944In From:1653 Conversion Unit
27/02/1945Out to:2 PDC