Deacon (EW)

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

  1. 30/04/1943 Essen
  2. 23/05/1943 Dortmund
  3. 25/05/1943 Dusseldorf
  4. 29/05/1943 Wuppertal
  5. 11/06/1943 Dusseldorf
  6. 12/06/1943 Bochum
  7. 16/06/1943 Cologne
  8. 19/06/1943 Le Creusot & Henri Paul
  9. 21/06/1943 Krefeld
  10. 15/07/1943 Montbéliard
  11. 24/07/1943 Hamburg
  12. 29/07/1943 Hamburg
  13. 02/08/1943 Hamburg
  14. 09/08/1943 Mannheim
  15. 10/08/1943 Nuremberg
  16. 16/08/1943 Turin
  17. 17/08/1943 Peenemunde
  18. 23/08/1943 Berlin
  19. 27/08/1943 Nuremberg
  20. 31/08/1943 Berlin
  21. 15/09/1943 Montlucon
  22. 16/09/1943 Modane
  23. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  24. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  25. 27/09/1943 Hanover
  26. 08/10/1943 Bremen
  27. 14/01/1944 Special target
  28. 15/02/1944 Gardening

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 William Deacon28
(Navigator)Charles Ernest Davies1
Geoffrey Rhodes Whitten1
Gordon Henry Francis Carter24
Herbert Alan Millar1
Reginald Gordon Houston1
(Air Bomber)Charles Hogg24
Douglas Harris1
George Dennis Linacre2
Horace John Backhouse1
(Wireless Operator)_ Hughes1
John Elliott Fenwick1
P Wright26
(Air Gunner)Alfred Fred Poynton23
James Bernard Anthony Scannell2
John Dixon Atkinson1
JT New1
Kenneth Knight1
Ronald Stanley Child1
Roy Ronald Long1
William Hugo McCormick26
(Flight Engineer)Alfred Norman Leslie Moss1
Donald Harrington Craig1
George Forman26