Beazley (FHV)

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

  1. 15/12/1944 Ludwigshafen
  2. 17/12/1944 Duisburg (*)
  3. 24/12/1944 Cologne
  4. 02/01/1945 Nuremberg
  5. 06/01/1945 Hanau
  6. 13/01/1945 Saarbrucken
  7. 14/01/1945 Merseburg/Leuna
  8. 01/02/1945 Mainz
  9. 02/02/1945 Wanne Eickel

(*) It is worth noting that DFEC Dean flew as the “Captain of the aircraft” on 17th December 1944, with FHV Beazley shown in the record books as “2nd Pilot

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)Donald Frederick Edgar Charles Dean1
Frederick Henry Verner Beazley8
(2nd Pilot)Frederick Henry Verner Beazley1
(Navigator)Andrew Dougal Tait7
Colin John Alfred Ramsey2
(Air Bomber)Charles Doig6
Harry Breeze2
John Edward Hamblett1
(Wireless Operator)Percy Albert Gardner9
(Air Gunner)F Bales1
Gordon James Etheridge1
Leonard Arthur Edlin8
Roy William Earl8
(Flight Engineer)Charles Douglas Eric Seaton1
George Mason Titchmarsh8

Doig, Earl, Edlin, Titchmarsh / Gardner, Beazley, Muntz*
[Courtesy of Paul Beazley]

* Photo taken whilst with 76 Squadron, Muntz did not get posted to 35 Squadron

Posting Dates

BeazleyFrederick Henry VernerIn From:76 Squadron08/11/1944
Out to:76 Squadron20/02/1945