Knobloch (DL)

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

  1. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  2. 08/06/1944 Fougeres
  3. 09/06/1944 Rennes
  4. 15/06/1944 Lens
  5. 16/06/1944 Pas de Calais
  6. 23/06/1944 Coubronne
  7. 24/06/1944 Middel Straete
  8. 27/06/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  9. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  10. 12/07/1944 Thiverby
  11. 15/07/1944 Nucourt
  12. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  13. 24/07/1944 Stuttgart (Incident)
  14. 28/07/1944 Hamburg
  15. 30/07/1944 Normandy
  16. 31/07/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  17. 03/08/1944 Bois de Cassan
  18. 04/08/1944 Bec-d’Ambes (Daylight 2)
  19. 05/08/1944 Acquet
  20. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  21. 09/08/1944 La Neuville
  22. 11/08/1944 Douai
  23. 12/08/1944 Falaise
  24. 14/08/1944 Falaise
  25. 15/08/1944 Volkel air base (Holland)
  26. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  27. 25/08/1944 Watton
  28. 26/08/1944 Kiel (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)Douglas Lawrence Knobloch28
(2nd Dickie)George Bradburn1
(Navigator)John Maule28
(Air Bomber)Francis Herbert Thomas McNally28
(Set Operator)Albert Edward John Thorne9
(Wireless Operator)Ronald George Pain28
(Air Gunner)James Arthur Bowen28
Reginald Noah Collins28
(Flight Engineer)James William Street28

Target Photo Bois de Cassan 03/08/1944

Posting Dates

KnoblochDouglas LawrenceIn From:41 Base10/05/1944
Out to:War Casualty26/08/1944