Fitzgerald (RT)

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

  1. 25/11/1943 Frankfurt
  2. 02/12/1943 Berlin
  3. 20/12/1943 Frankfurt
  4. 22/12/1943 Special Target,France
  5. 14/01/1944 Special target
  6. 21/01/1944 Magdeburg
  7. 27/01/1944 Heligoland
  8. 28/01/1944 Berlin
  9. 30/01/1944 Berlin
  10. 19/02/1944 Leipzig
  11. 20/02/1944 Stuttgart
  12. 24/02/1944 Schweinfurt
  13. 25/02/1944 Augsburg (Aborted)
  14. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart
  15. 15/03/1944 Stuttgart
  16. 18/03/1944 Frankfurt
  17. 22/03/1944 Frankfurt
  18. 24/03/1944 Berlin (Failed to Return)

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:

(Pilot)Richard Thomas Fitzgerald18
(2nd Dickie)John Cameron Keith Webb1
Ralph Blakey1
(Navigator)John Francis Savage18
(Air Bomber)William Scott Muego18
(Wireless Operator)Rhubean Burns Berwick1
Robert Alexander Brewington12
William Henry Rosser5
(Air Gunner)Frederick Kenneth Smith17
Paul Berkeley White1
Stanley Harvey Boulton18
(Flight Engineer)Cecil John Dineen18

Aircrew + ground 35sqn

The crew with their ground crew [Source: Pathfinder Museum]
Back Row L to R, Dineen, Muego, Fitzgerald, Smith, Savage, Brewington, Boulton