Roberts (RP)

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

  1. 28/05/1944 Mardick
  2. 31/05/1944 Mont Couple
  3. 05/06/1944 Longues
  4. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  5. 11/06/1944 Tours
  6. 15/06/1944 Lens
  7. 16/06/1944 Pas de Calais
  8. 23/06/1944 Coubronne
  9. 24/06/1944 Middel Straete
  10. 27/06/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  11. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  12. 06/07/1944 Coquereaux
  13. 07/07/1944 Caen
  14. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  15. 18/07/1944 M-Cagny (Daylight)
  16. 20/07/1944 Montcandon
  17. 22/07/1944 L’Hey
  18. 23/07/1944 Foret-De-Croc (Daylight)
  19. 23/07/1944 Kiel
  20. 25/07/1944 Stuttgart
  21. 28/07/1944 Hamburg (Incident)
  22. 30/07/1944 Normandy
  23. 01/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  24. 04/08/1944 Trossy-St-Maxim (Daylight)
  25. 05/08/1944 Acquet
  26. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  27. 09/08/1944 Prouville
  28. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  29. 15/08/1944 Volkel air base (Holland)
  30. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  31. 18/08/1944 Connantre
  32. 25/08/1944 Brest
  33. 26/08/1944 Kiel
  34. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  35. 17/09/1944 Boulogne
  36. 20/09/1944 Calais
  37. 24/09/1944 Calais (Incident)
  38. 25/09/1944 Calais (Aborted)
  39. 27/09/1944 Bottrop
  40. 06/10/1944 Dortmund
  41. 14/10/1944 Duisburg (Daylight}
  42. 15/10/1944 Wilhelmshaven
  43. 31/10/1944 Cologne
  44. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  45. 04/11/1944 Bochum
  46. 06/11/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  47. 16/11/1944 Duren
  48. 18/11/1944 Munster
  49. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  50. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  51. 12/12/1944 Essen
  52. 17/12/1944 Duisburg
  53. 21/12/1944 Cologne
  54. 24/12/1944 Cologne
  55. 26/12/1944 St.Vith
  56. 27/12/1944 Rheydt
  57. 28/12/1944 Bonn

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)Roy Patrick Roberts57
(2nd Dickie)George Bradburn1
William George Douglas1
(Navigator)John Francis Marshall57
(Air Bomber)Allan John Vial55
Clayton Hugh Jack1
LHP Coleman1
(Set Operator)Charles William Eyles1
Dennis Thompson1
Edward George Meredith18
Gilbert Wood1
John Duncan Crombie5
(Wireless Operator)Albert Harrison57
(Air Gunner)Alfred George Wright1
CL Carter1
Francis George Crowhurst1
Geoffrey Arnold Perry1
Jack Cecil Black1
John Richard Hacker1
Leslie Arthur Booth51
Lloyd Dennis Nickel56
Thomas James Harvey1
(Flight Engineer)Alan John White1
Alec Marks3
Archibald Hunter McCartney1
George Brodie Sharpe2
George William Hatton21
Henry George Smith1
Jeffrey Francis Pryce Harper1
Louis Donald Pope27

Roberts Crew [Lucy Harrison].jpg

AJ Vial, LA Booth, LD Nickel, JF Marshall, A Harrison, RP Roberts, GW Hatton
[Courtesy of Lucy Harrison]

Extract from GW Hatton’s Flying Log Book (May / June 1944)

Posting Dates

RobertsRoy PatrickIn From:41 Base07/05/1944
Out to:46 Squadron31/01/1945