Coulson (SP)

SP Coulson

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

  1. 03/09/1944 Gilze Rijen
  2. 11/09/1944 Le Havre-Cadillac 1
  3. 12/09/1944 Frankfurt
  4. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  5. 25/09/1944 Calais (Aborted)
  6. 12/10/1944 Wanne-Eickel
  7. 14/10/1944 Duisburg
  8. 14/10/1944 Duisburg (Daylight}
  9. 19/10/1944 Stuttgart
  10. 21/10/1944 Hanover
  11. 23/10/1944 Essen
  12. 25/10/1944 Essen
  13. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  14. 29/11/1944 Dortmund
  15. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  16. 05/12/1944 Soest
  17. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)
  18. 12/12/1944 Essen
  19. 17/12/1944 Ulm
  20. 21/12/1944 Cologne
  21. 22/12/1944 Koblenz
  22. 28/12/1944 Bonn
  23. 29/12/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  24. 05/01/1945 Hanover
  25. 06/01/1945 Hanau
  26. 07/01/1945 Munich

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)Stafford Pulleine Coulson26
(Navigator) Robert Thomas Johns5
Harry Bennett21
(Air Bomber) Harry Denis Michell26
(Set Operator)Clifford Owen Russell1
(Wireless Operator)Percy Albert Gardner1
Ronald Isherwood19
Ronald Joseph Dobson1
Roy Maurice Jenkins1
Stanley Turner1
Thomas Ogden1
 Leonard Stewart Thorpe1
(Air Gunner)Bert William Golden1
Cedric Alexander Fraser-Petherbridge1
Francis George Crowhurst20
Ivor Collin Heath20
Jack Cecil Black1
Jack Norman Oliver2
James Johnston Black1
Leonard Arthur Edlin1
Malcolm Harry McVey1
Ronald Henry Rudyard Grayson1
Roy William Earl1
William Thomas Quirke1
(Flight Engineer)Raymond Marcel Hallett26



SP Coulson (Recommendation for DFC) Gazetted (no citation) LG 13/04/1945

SP Coulson also awarded DSO (Gazetted LG 26/10/1945)