Botha (BH)

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

  1. 18/08/1944 Bremen
  2. 25/08/1944 Brest
  3. 26/08/1944 Kiel
  4. 09/09/1944 Le Havre
  5. 10/09/1944 Le Havre(Alvis”1″)
  6. 11/09/1944 Le Havre-Cadillac 2
  7. 12/09/1944 Wanne-Eickel
  8. 20/09/1944 Calais
  9. 23/09/1944 Neuss
  10. 25/09/1944 Calais (Aborted)
  11. 27/09/1944 Bottrop
  12. 11/10/1944 Fort Frederik Hendrik
  13. 12/10/1944 Fort Frederik Hendrik
  14. 14/10/1944 Duisburg
  15. 28/10/1944 Cologne
  16. 29/10/1944 Walcheren
  17. 01/11/1944 Oberhausen
  18. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  19. 06/11/1944 Gelsenkirchen

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)Bernhorst Hermanus Botha19
(2nd Dickie)Allan Edward Johnson1
(Navigator)Arthur Thompson19
(Air Bomber)Clayton Hugh Jack3
LHP Coleman1
Philip Berwick Thompson15
(Set Operator)Bernard Chapman Brooker1
John Duncan Crombie5
Walter Stanley Mountford8
(Wireless Operator)Norman Turner19
(Air Gunner)– White4
A Bowie1
A Lewis14
Ernest Kerkin12
Raymond Neale2
Robert William Garrard3
Thomas James Harvey1
William Thomas Quirke1
(Flight Engineer)Harold Robert Sinton19