Bales (PR)

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

  1. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  2. 27/09/1943 Hanover
  3. 29/09/1943 Bochum
  4. 04/10/1943 Frankfurt
  5. 08/10/1943 Bremen
  6. 11/11/1943 Cannes
  7. 17/11/1943 Mannheim
  8. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  9. 20/12/1943 Frankfurt
  10. 22/12/1943 Special Target,France
  11. 29/12/1943 Berlin
  12. 02/01/1944 Berlin (Aborted)
  13. 14/01/1944 Special target
  14. 21/01/1944 Magdeburg (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)Peter Richard Bales14
(Navigator)Dennis Harold Kent14
(Air Bomber) Joseph William Wilkinson1
David Alton MacGregor13
(Wireless Operator)John Golding1
William John Gowdy13
(Air Gunner)George Ernest Grigg14
Leonard George William Watts13
(Flight Engineer)Alan John White1
Arthur George Page1
Frederick Buchan7
George Forman1
Joseph Rayton1
Richard John Twine1
Walter Stanley Mountford1

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