Cozens (RW)

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

  1. 13/05/1943 Bochum
  2. 23/05/1943 Dortmund
  3. 25/05/1943 Dusseldorf
  4. 27/05/1943 Essen
  5. 29/05/1943 Wuppertal
  6. 11/06/1943 Munster
  7. 12/06/1943 Bochum
  8. 29/07/1943 Hamburg
  9. 02/08/1943 Hamburg
  10. 09/08/1943 Mannheim
  11. 23/08/1943 Berlin
  12. 27/08/1943 Nuremberg
  13. 30/08/1943 Munchen Gladbach
  14. 31/08/1943 Berlin
  15. 03/09/1943 Special target NW France
  16. 05/09/1943 Mannheim
  17. 15/09/1943 Montlucon
  18. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  19. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  20. 27/09/1943 Hanover
  21. 11/11/1943 Cannes
  22. 17/11/1943 Mannheim
  23. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  24. 22/11/1943 Berlin
  25. 25/11/1943 Frankfurt
  26. 26/11/1943 Stuttgart
  27. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart
  28. 15/03/1944 Stuttgart
  29. 18/03/1944 Frankfurt
  30. 22/03/1944 Frankfurt
  31. 18/04/1944 Rouen
  32. 20/04/1944 Cologne
  33. 24/04/1944 Karlsruhe
  34. 27/04/1944 Friedrichshafen
  35. 30/04/1944 Acheres
  36. 03/05/1944 Montdidier

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)Ronald William Cozens36
(2nd Dickie)Leslie Sunley White1
(Navigator)Charles Ernest Davies30
Herbert George Hornsby5
Raymond William Bullen1
(Air Bomber)Douglas Harris35
Ronald Owen Tudberry1
(Wireless Operator)John Elliott Fenwick36
(Air Gunner)Douglas Edward John Stevens6
F Taylor23
John Dixon Atkinson35
Leslie Jackson3
Terence Michael Twomey3
William Charles Campbell2
(Flight Engineer)Alfred Norman Leslie Moss34
Anton Torvald Wang2

Back Row: NK / NK / NK / NK / Front Row: NK / Cozens / Harris
[Courtesy of Richard Davies]

Extract from D Harris’ Flying Log Book [Courtesy of Thomas Westhead]