Chidgey (EJ)

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

  1. 19/02/1944 Gardening
  2. 20/02/1944 Stuttgart
  3. 22/02/1944 Gardening (Aborted)
  4. 24/02/1944 Schweinfurt
  5. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart
  6. 18/03/1944 Frankfurt
  7. 22/03/1944 Frankfurt
  8. 24/03/1944 Berlin (Incident)
  9. 30/03/1944 Nuremberg
  10. 18/04/1944 Rouen
  11. 20/04/1944 Cologne
  12. 24/04/1944 Karlsruhe
  13. 26/04/1944 Essen
  14. 27/04/1944 Friedrichshafen
  15. 30/04/1944 Acheres
  16. 03/05/1944 Montdidier
  17. 07/05/1944 Nantes
  18. 08/05/1944 Haine-St.Pierre
  19. 31/05/1944 Trappes
  20. 02/06/1944 Trappes
  21. 06/06/1944 Chateaudun
  22. 08/06/1944 Mayenne
  23. 11/06/1944 Paris
  24. 14/06/1944 Evrecy
  25. 22/06/1944 Laon
  26. 04/07/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges
  27. 18/07/1944 H2-Manneville (Daylight)
  28. 18/07/1944 Wesseling
  29. 23/07/1944 Kiel
  30. 24/07/1944 Stuttgart

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)Edward John Chidgey30
(2nd Dickie)Louis Basil Lawson1
Walter Hargrave Harris1
(Navigator)Brian Arnold Stoker30
(Air Bomber)Geoffrey Alfred Goom1
Kaare Stenwig29
(Set Operator)Albert Clement Michael Taylor1
Bernard Chapman Brooker1
(Wireless Operator)Thomas Henry Warren28
(WOP / AG) Leonard Stewart Thorpe1
(Air Gunner)FW Hall30
James Mursell Colledge30
(Flight Engineer)Alan John White1
Frederick Ronald Harmsworth-Smith27
Walter Stanley Mountford2

Chidgey Crew and Ground Crew [Extracted from Glimlamp]