Tropman (FWG)

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

  1. 25/02/1944 Augsburg
  2. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart
  3. 15/03/1944 Stuttgart
  4. 24/03/1944 Berlin
  5. 26/03/1944 Essen
  6. 30/03/1944 Nuremberg
  7. 18/04/1944 Rouen
  8. 22/04/1944 Laon
  9. 03/05/1944 Montdidier
  10. 08/05/1944 Haine-St.Pierre
  11. 10/05/1944 Lens
  12. 11/05/1944 Boulogne
  13. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  14. 22/05/1944 Dortmund
  15. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  16. 08/06/1944 Mayenne
  17. 12/06/1944 Arras
  18. 14/06/1944 Evrecy
  19. 15/06/1944 Fouillard
  20. 22/06/1944 Laon
  21. 09/07/1944 L’Hey
  22. 10/07/1944 Nucourt
  23. 11/07/1944 Gapennes
  24. 12/07/1944 Tours
  25. 15/07/1944 Nucourt
  26. 18/07/1944 Wesseling
  27. 25/07/1944 Stuttgart
  28. 28/07/1944 Stuttgart
  29. 31/07/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  30. 05/08/1944 Acquet
  31. 09/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  32. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  33. 15/08/1944 Le Culot
  34. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  35. 18/08/1944 Connantre
  36. 25/08/1944 Brest
  37. 26/08/1944 Kiel
  38. 11/09/1944 Le Havre-Cadillac 1
  39. 12/09/1944 Frankfurt
  40. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  41. 23/09/1944 Neuss
  42. 27/09/1944 Calais
  43. 05/10/1944 Saarbrucken
  44. 16/11/1944 Duren
  45. 18/11/1944 Munster
  46. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  47. 29/11/1944 Dortmund
  48. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  49. 05/12/1944 Soest
  50. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)
  51. 17/12/1944 Ulm
  52. 21/12/1944 Cologne
  53. 22/12/1944 Koblenz
  54. 04/02/1945 Bonn
  55. 07/02/1945 Goch
  56. 08/02/1945 Politz
  57. 13/02/1945 Bohlen
  58. 14/02/1945 Chemnitz
  59. 20/02/1945 Dortmund
  60. 21/02/1945 Duisburg (Failed to Return)
Tropman {Australian Archives].JPG

Back Row: I MCGregor, FWG Tropman, JLG Marshall, P Stevens, NW Curtis, Front Row: M Ladyman RW Bullen

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
    • A.413453 Francis William Gordon Tropman 60
  • Navigator
    • 560992 Robert Thomas Johns 7
    • A.420134 Raymond William Bullen 53
  • Air Bomber
    • Harry Denis Michell 7
    • A.415480 John Lloyd George Marshall 53
  • Set Operator
    • 1163772 John Duncan Crombie 1
  • Wireless Operator
    • A.413745 Neil William Curtis 57
    • 1234344 Thomas Henry Matthews 3
  • Air Gunners
    • 915800 Geoffrey John North 4
    • 1818657 Raymond Beech 2
    • – Howdle 1
    • Smith 1
    • David McMillan 1
    • A.425884 Malcolm Harry McVey 5
    • A.427333 Maxwell Edwin Ladyman 53
    • A.427566 Jack Lloyd Stevens 53
  • Flight Engineer
    • 188985 Raymond Marcel Hallett 7
    • 190237 Michael William Hanham 1
    • 1365332 George Brodie Sharpe 1
    • 1557603 Andrew Jenkinson Dick 1
    • Ian McGregor 50