Harris (WH)

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
Crew and Harris cropped

Research suggests that the crew photo shows (from left to right) A Wright, S Turner, S Ashton, W Harris, R Perkins and A Marks

JF Myers, who is not in the crew photo, is shown below in his flying suit

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

  • 999011 Walter Hargrave Harris 52

Navigator

  • 178938 Ronald BOwen Perkins 51
  • J.43411 Murray Allison Mills 1

Air Bomber

  • 1322427 John Francis Myers 50
  • – _ Bungay 1
  • J.43405 Arthur Joseph Reeder 1

Wireless Operator

  • 650411 Stanley Turner 45
  • 1074971 William McDonald 1
  • 1100103 James Bremner 3
  • 1254048 Clarence John Taylor 2
  • 1624782 Thomas Ogden 1

Air Gunners

  • 53272 Alfred George Wright 51
  • 1869023 Stephen Thurston Ashton 52
  • A.421897 Henry Edward Douglas Figgis 1

Flight Engineer

  • 1089786 George Smith 1
  • 1522197 Charles Bernard McBrearty 1
  • 1581755 _ Weaver 1
  • 1605459 Alec Marks 48
  • 1803380 Medley Benjamin Sharp 1

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