Creswell (EK)

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

  1. 19/08/1941 Kiel
  2. 28/08/1941 Duisburg
  3. 31/08/1941 Cologne
  4. 07/09/1941 Berlin
  5. 10/09/1941 Turin (Forced Landed)
  6. 15/09/1941 Hamburg
  7. 29/09/1941 Stettin
  8. 10/10/1941 Essen (Incident)
  9. 14/10/1941 Nuremberg
  10. 07/11/1941 Berlin
  11. 25/11/1941 Brest

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)Edmund Keith Creswell11
(2nd Pilot)Donald Philip MacIntyre2
Douglas Rowley-Blake1
Duncan Gordon McKay4
John Stanley Gearing1
Richard Roye Drummond2
Ross Hardie1
(Observer)– Hewlett3
Alfred Abels2
Gerard John Peter Henry4
Maurice Osborne Stephens2
(WOP / AG)E Kinsella1
Maurice Victor Wakeling2
Stanley Frank Hazleton2
Stanley Turner11
Walter Montague Gordon Wing6
(Air Gunner)G Lowe10
Royston Denis William Carrington1
(Flight Engineer)J Colgan4
Dennis Sidney Hunt5
Frank Stewart2

He was posted out of the squadron in January 1942, rejoining in February 1943.

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

  1. 21/02/1943 Bremen
  2. 25/02/1943 Nuremberg
  3. 28/02/1943 St.Nazaire
  4. 01/03/1943 Berlin
  5. 05/03/1943 Essen
  6. 09/03/1943 Munich
  7. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  8. 29/03/1943 Berlin
  9. 10/04/1943 Frankfurt
  10. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart
  11. 18/04/1943 Spezia
  12. 20/04/1943 Stettin
  13. 12/05/1943 Duisburg
  14. 13/05/1943 Pilsen
  15. 29/05/1943 Wuppertal
  16. 11/06/1943 Munster
  17. 19/06/1943 Le Creusot & Henri Paul
  18. 21/06/1943 Krefeld
  19. 13/07/1943 Aachen
  20. 15/07/1943 Montbéliard
  21. 24/07/1943 Hamburg
  22. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  23. 09/08/1943 Mannheim
  24. 23/08/1943 Berlin
  25. 19/02/1944 Leipzig
  26. 18/03/1944 Frankfurt (Aborted)
  27. 22/03/1944 Frankfurt
  28. 24/03/1944 Berlin
  29. 30/03/1944 Nuremberg
  30. 22/04/1944 Laon
  31. 24/04/1944 Karlsruhe
  32. 26/04/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges
  33. 27/04/1944 Friedrichshafen
  34. 30/04/1944 Acheres
  35. 07/05/1944 Nantes
  36. 10/05/1944 Lens
  37. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  38. 31/05/1944 Trappes
  39. 09/06/1944 Rennes
  40. 12/06/1944 Arras
  41. 15/06/1944 Fouillard
  42. 04/07/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges
  43. 07/07/1944 Caen
  44. 12/07/1944 Tours
  45. 18/07/1944 H2-Manneville (Daylight)

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)Edmund Keith Creswell45
(2nd Dickie)Brian Guinness Glover1
(Navigator)Alan James Dowling18
Charles Ernest Davies1
Herbert Alan Millar20
Boris Oleh Bodnar6
(Air Bomber)Donald Kenneth Allport44
Douglas Harris1
(Set Operator) Alexander Watson Lister1
Albert Clement Michael Taylor14
Bernard Chapman Brooker1
Charles Henry Pettit1
Hector John Plank1
(Wireless Operator)Benjamin Thomas Royall1
Charles Miller20
John Elliott Fenwick1
Marcus Rees21
Samuel Angus Moores1
 Harold John Rogers1
(Air Gunner) William James Simpson20
Albert Ephraim Bird11
Geoffrey Arnold Perry1
George Waller Dickenson17
JM Prior1
John Dixon Atkinson1
John Meredith Fryer8
Leslie Ledger6
Randolph Rhodes19
Roy Ronald Long1
 Harold John Rogers4
(Flight Engineer)Alan John White19
Alfred Norman Leslie Moss1
George Henry Cross10
James Cunningham McKnight14

Posting Dates

CreswellEdmund KeithIn From: 51 Squadron 28/07/1941
Out to: 28 Conv. Flt. 06/01/1942
In From: 102 Squadron 15/02/1943
Out to:HQ Transport Command09/08/1944