Bryant (PJ)

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

  1. 23/06/1944 Coubronne
  2. 24/06/1944 Middel Straete
  3. 27/06/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  4. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  5. 06/07/1944 Coquereaux
  6. 07/07/1944 Caen
  7. 10/07/1944 Nucourt
  8. 12/07/1944 Thiverby
  9. 14/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  10. 15/07/1944 Nucourt
  11. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  12. 18/07/1944 M-Cagny
  13. 22/07/1944 L’Hey
  14. 23/07/1944 Foret-De-Croc
  15. 03/08/1944 Bois de Cassan
  16. 04/08/1944 Trossy-St-Maxim
  17. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  18. 09/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  19. 11/08/1944 Douai
  20. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  21. 14/08/1944 Falaise
  22. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  23. 18/08/1944 Connantre
  24. 25/08/1944 Brest
  25. 11/09/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  26. 13/09/1944 Osnabruck
  27. 26/09/1944 Calais
  28. 30/09/1944 Bottrop
  29. 12/10/1944 Wanne-Eickel
  30. 14/10/1944 Duisburg [2]
  31. 23/10/1944 Essen
  32. 25/10/1944 Essen
  33. 28/10/1944 Cologne
  34. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  35. 18/11/1944 Wanne-Eickel
  36. 21/11/1944 Worms
  37. 27/11/1944 Neuss
  38. 29/11/1944 Dortmund
  39. 05/12/1944 Soest
  40. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)
  41. 12/12/1944 Essen
  42. 02/01/1945 Ludwigshafen
  43. 05/01/1945 Hanover
  44. 06/01/1945 Hanau
  45. 07/01/1945 Munich
  46. 14/01/1945 Merseburg/Leuna
  47. 16/01/1945 Zeitz
  48. 22/01/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  49. 28/01/1945 Stuttgart
  50. 01/02/1945 Mainz
  51. 13/02/1945 Dresden
  52. 14/02/1945 Chemnitz
  53. 21/02/1945 Duisburg
  54. 23/02/1945 Essen

(*) PJ Bryant also flew on one 2nd Dickie Flight on 16/06/1944 Sterkrade

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)Philip John Bryant54
(2nd Dickie)Jack Alfred Murrell1
(Navigator)Horace Arthur  Satterthwaite1
William John Bentley53
(Air Bomber)Kenneth Allerston14
Maldwyn George Williams40
(Set Operator)James Bartholomew Edwards1
Joseph Omer Dumas2
(Wireless Operator)M Cohen1
Ronald Bull1
William John Phillips52
(Air Gunner) Ernest Kenwright6
Athol William Scott Shillaker1
D Therault1
Douglas Edward John Stevens1
DR Bolton1
F Bales2
Francis Emanuel O’Connell4
Gordon James Etheridge2
Henry Edward Douglas Figgis43
Ivor Lewis John Howard7
John Lawson MacDonald1
John Richard Hacker1
Lawrence White2
Leonard Arthur Edlin1
Leslie Arthur Booth5
Maxwell James Martin1
Roy William Earl1
Squire Nuttall6
Thomas Arthur Rippon21
Victor Arthur Roe1
(Flight Engineer)Donald Harrington Craig1
George Brodie Sharpe50
Michael William Hanham1
Walter Stanley Mountford1
(Possibly) Charles Melville Fenwick1

Phillips, Allerston, Bentley, Bryant, Sharpe, Kenwright, Booth
[Courtesy of Lisa Phillips]