Cheshire (GL)

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

  1. 15/04/1941 Kiel
  2. 25/07/1941 Berlin
  3. 30/07/1941 Cologne
  4. 02/08/1941 Berlin
  5. 05/08/1941 Karlsruhe
  6. 07/08/1941 Essen
  7. 12/08/1941 Berlin
  8. 14/08/1941 Magdeburg
  9. 28/08/1941 Duisburg
  10. 07/09/1941 Berlin

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). It should be noted that some of these sorties may have been aborted and therefore would not have counted for the purposes of their “Operational Tour”. Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire10
(2nd Pilot)Arthur Edward Charles Adkins1
Douglas Rowley-Blake1
Ernest Edward Weldon1
Peter Yeoman Stead6
Ross Hardie1
(Observer)George Roberts1
Gerard John Peter Henry8
James Oliver Hedley1
(WOP / AG)Arthur Maurice Moncrieff Hill9
Clive Gutteridge1
Frank Wilson Crocker9
Ronald Ford Jackson1
(Air Gunner)Luther Martin7
Richard Charles Rivaz2
Richard Norman Hares1
(Flight Engineer)Frederick Hubert Brown1
Frederick William Hill2
William Patrick O’Kane7

GL Cheshire with Ground Crew
Front Row: Believed to be Crocker, Martin, Henry, Cheshire, Hill, O’Kane, Rivaz