Gardiner (GP)

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

  1. 07/01/1942 St Nazaire
  2. 10/01/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  3. 15/01/1942 Hamburg (Incident)
  4. 12/02/1942 English Channel / North Sea
  5. 08/03/1942 Essen (Incident)
  6. 13/03/1942 Cologne
  7. 30/03/1942 Battleship
  8. 27/04/1942 Battleship
  9. 28/04/1942 Battleship
  10. 04/05/1942 Stuttgart
  11. 06/05/1942 Stuttgart (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 (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)Glenn Powell Gardiner11
(2nd Pilot)Kenneth Whyte Bonnar1
Richard Joseph Clarke7
(Observer)Alec Henry Fuce10
Alfred Abels1
(Air Bomber)Ronald William Dean1
(WOP / AG)John Alexander George Firth7
Norman Henry Hood11
Walter Harold  Mennell4
(Air Gunner)– Gingell2
– Russell1
AM Hampton5
Joseph Thomas Stanworth2
William Russell Parr1
(Flight Engineer)– Burtonshaw1
– Gregson8
John Norman Hindle2