Grant (GF)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that GF Grant was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties, prior to the cessation of hostilities in Europe:

  1. 04/05/1945 Ypenburg (Operation Manna)

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)GF Grant1
(Navigator)Wilfred Allen Jenkins1
(Air Bomber)Harvey John Scull1
(Wireless Operator)Brian Frederick Spark1
(Air Gunner)Eric Arthur Jones1
Squire Nuttall1
(Flight Engineer)John Herbert Monk1

Warrant Officer JS Pennington and Cpl Wilson also flew on this sortie

It is known that some (or all) of these airmen continued to fly operationally with the squadron during the post war clean up, which included repatriation of POW and service personnel, Cooks Tours, testing of German radar and disposal of surplus incendiaries. However, the squadron’s record book only provides a summary of these activities and does not list the individual captains and crews that took part in these sorties.

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