Valters (RW)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that RW Valters was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties (*):

  1. 13/03/1942 Cologne
  2. 30/03/1942 Battleship
  3. 08/04/1942 Hamburg
  4. 12/04/1942 Essen
  5. 04/05/1942 Stuttgart
  6. 08/05/1942 Warnemunde
  7. 19/05/1942 Mannheim (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)Ronald Walter Valters7
(2nd Pilot)(Possibly) Henry Rupert Astbury2
James Keatley Watson1
Sidney Richard Stickney2
(Observer)– Armstrong2
Charles Vincent Harvey2
Richard Guy Baker3
(WOP / AG)George Daft6
(Air Gunner)– Russell1
Donald George Southwell6
Gordon Kennedy7
(Flight Engineer)William Richard Hunt7

(*) He also flew as 2nd Pilot (JH Trethewy Crew) between November 1941 and January 1942 (6 sorties)

Posting Dates

ValtersRonald WalterIn From:19 O.T.U.13/10/1941
Out to:War Casualty19/05/1942