Cook (WN)

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

  1. 23/07/1944 Kiel
  2. 25/07/1944 Stuttgart
  3. 30/07/1944 Normandy
  4. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  5. 09/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  6. 14/08/1944 Falaise
  7. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  8. 18/08/1944 Bremen
  9. 25/08/1944 Watton (Incident)
  10. 26/08/1944 Kiel
  11. 03/09/1944 Gilze Rijen
  12. 08/09/1944 Le Havre
  13. 09/09/1944 Le Havre
  14. 10/09/1944 Le Havre (Alvis”1″)
  15. 11/09/1944 Le Havre-Cadillac 1
  16. 12/09/1944 Frankfurt
  17. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  18. 17/09/1944 Westkapelle
  19. 05/10/1944 Saarbrucken
  20. 06/10/1944 Dortmund
  21. 14/10/1944 Duisburg (Daylight}
  22. 15/10/1944 Wilhelmshaven
  23. 19/10/1944 Stuttgart
  24. 21/10/1944 Hanover
  25. 28/10/1944 Cologne
  26. 29/10/1944 Walcheren
  27. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  28. 04/11/1944 Bochum
  29. 18/11/1944 Wanne-Eickel
  30. 21/11/1944 Aschaffenburg
  31. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  32. 29/11/1944 Dortmund
  33. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  34. 05/12/1944 Soest
  35. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)
  36. 17/12/1944 Ulm
  37. 21/12/1944 Cologne
  38. 26/12/1944 St.Vith
  39. 13/01/1945 Saarbrucken
  40. 14/01/1945 Merseburg/Leuna
  41. 16/01/1945 Magdeburg
  42. 22/01/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  43. 28/01/1945 Stuttgart
  44. 01/02/1945 Mainz
  45. 04/02/1945 Bonn
  46. 07/02/1945 Goch
  47. 08/02/1945 Politz
  48. 14/02/1945 Chemnitz (2)
  49. 20/02/1945 Reisholz
  50. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz
  51. 07/03/1945 Dessau
  52. 15/03/1945 Bottrop
  53. 20/03/1945 Heide
  54. 24/03/1945 Gladbeck

Note: WN Cook also flew one sortie on 18/07/1944 [Wesseling] as second dickie to MW Mills

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)William Norman Cook54
(Navigator)Arthur Bryan Curtis54
(Air Bomber)George Binns43
Peter Coggan11
(Set Operator)Gilbert Wood4
Peter Coggan38
(Wireless Operator)Malcolm Leonard Toynton35
William McDonald19
(Air Gunner)Andrew Jackson Mundell1
D Therault13
Donald Charles Dunkley1
Douglas Farrant Hadland3
Edward Garner2
Frank Vaughan Thomas41
Geoffrey Alwin Knapp1
George Henry Parsons2
George Leonard Marsh1
Harry Foxton1
Henry Frank MacNevin1
Jack Richard Floyde1
James Mursell Colledge1
Maurice Palmer29
Maxwell Edwin Ladyman1
Phillip James Pentelow1
RET Hunter1
Robert Nicholson1
Roy Ronald Long3
Vivian Montague Bailey Halls1
William Thomas Quirke2
(Flight Engineer) Andrew Jenkinson Dick1
Peter Varty53

Target Photo Gilze-Rijen 03/09/1944