Bailey (LSM)

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

  1. 30/07/1944 Normandy
  2. 03/08/1944 Bois de Cassan
  3. 04/08/1944 Trossy-St-Maxim
  4. 06/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  5. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  6. 09/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  7. 14/08/1944 Falaise
  8. 15/08/1944 Le Culot
  9. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  10. 25/08/1944 Brest
  11. 27/08/1944 Homberg
  12. 11/09/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  13. 13/09/1944 Osnabruck
  14. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  15. 27/09/1944 Bottrop
  16. 05/10/1944 Saarbrucken
  17. 06/10/1944 Sterkrade
  18. 19/10/1944 Stuttgart
  19. 21/10/1944 Hanover
  20. 23/10/1944 Essen
  21. 25/10/1944 Essen
  22. 28/10/1944 Cologne
  23. 31/10/1944 Cologne
  24. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  25. 04/11/1944 Bochum
  26. 16/11/1944 Duren
  27. 20/11/1944 Koblenz
  28. 21/11/1944 Aschaffenburg
  29. 05/12/1944 Soest
  30. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)

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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Leonard Shaw Meadows Bailey30
(Navigator) Robert Thomas Johns30
(Air Bomber)Kenneth Allerston30
(Wireless Operator)Allan Raymond Marriott29
William McDonald1
(Air Gunner)Geoffrey Alwin Knapp28
George Paterson Thomson29
Raymond Terence Salvoni1
Reginald Martin Weller2
(Flight Engineer)Michael William Hanham30