Cheshire (F)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that F Cheshire was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties, prior to cessation of hostilities in Europe:

  1. 28/01/1945 Stuttgart
  2. 01/02/1945 Mainz
  3. 04/02/1945 Bonn
  4. 07/02/1945 Goch
  5. 13/02/1945 Dresden
  6. 14/02/1945 Chemnitz
  7. 23/02/1945 Pforzheim
  8. 07/03/1945 Hemmingstedt
  9. 08/03/1945 Hamburg
  10. 20/03/1945 Heide
  11. 03/04/1945 Nordhausen
  12. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  13. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  14. 10/04/1945 Plauen
  15. 14/04/1945 Potsdam
  16. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf

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F Cheshire’s Crew [Courtesy of Janet Thomson]

F Cheshire’s Crew [Courtesy of Joe McGinn]

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

  • 1474273 Francis Cheshire (16)

Navigator

  • 1433344 John Anthony Gardner (01)
  • 1625614 Ralph Kirk Raper (15)

Air Bomber

  • 1549844 Kevin Juckes (16)

Wireless Operator

  • 428721 Donald Joseph Lawrence (16)

Air Gunners

  • 1370733 David McMillan (16)
  • 1876574 SJ Smith (16)

Flight Engineer

  • 1355559 DP Adamson (16)

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. Crew served operationally with No. 158 Squadron prior to being posted to No. 35 Squadron
  2. Crew continued to serve with the squadron post war (varying posting out dates)