Cranswick (AP)

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

  1. 14/02/1943 Cologne
  2. 16/02/1943 Lorient
  3. 18/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  4. 21/02/1943 Bremen
  5. 22/03/1943 St.Nazaire
  6. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart
  7. 16/04/1943 Pilsen
  8. 18/04/1943 Spezia
  9. 20/04/1943 Stettin
  10. 30/04/1943 Bocholt
  11. 04/05/1943 Rheine
  12. 23/05/1943 Dortmund
  13. 25/05/1943 Dusseldorf
  14. 29/05/1943 Wuppertal
  15. 16/06/1943 Cologne
  16. 19/06/1943 Le Creusot & Henri Paul
  17. 21/06/1943 Krefeld
  18. 13/07/1943 Aachen
  19. 15/07/1943 Montbéliard
  20. 02/08/1943 Hamburg
  21. 09/08/1943 Mannheim
  22. 10/08/1943 Nuremberg
  23. 12/08/1943 Turin
  24. 17/08/1943 Peenemunde
  25. 23/08/1943 Berlin
  26. 27/08/1943 Nuremberg
  27. 31/08/1943 Berlin
  28. 16/09/1943 Modane
  29. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  30. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  31. 04/10/1943 Frankfurt
  32. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  33. 21/05/1944 Duisburg
  34. 22/05/1944 Dortmund
  35. 24/05/1944 Aachen
  36. 28/05/1944 Mardick
  37. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  38. 09/06/1944 Rennes
  39. 23/06/1944 Coubronne
  40. 24/06/1944 Rimeux
  41. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  42. 04/07/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges (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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Alec Panton Cranswick42
(2nd Dickie)Colin Frazer Blundell2
Melville Max Victor Lewis Muller1
(Navigator)AT Williams9
Harold Leslie Hulme22
Reginald Herbert Kille11
(Air Bomber)Philip Richmond Burt4
Boris Oleh Bodnar1
Edward George Meredith7
William McRobbie30
(Set Operator) Alexander Watson Lister6
Albert Clement Michael Taylor5
(Wireless Operator)Daniel McKenzie26
Henry Randolph McMahon Stroud1
Robert John Bloom1
Wilfred Roland Horner10
 Harold John Rogers1
 Leonard Stewart Thorpe3
(Air Gunner) William James Simpson1
Alfred Harold Wood11
Eric McHugh Davies1
Ivor Lewis John Howard39
Jack Edward Stuart Matthews1
Morley Albert Arnott30
(Flight Engineer)Charles Erickson11
Frederick Edward Johnston31

Extract from WR Horner’s Flying Log Book (May 1944) [ Courtesy of Roger Ward]

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