Henderson (GA)

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

  1. 20/03/1945 Heide
  2. 21/03/1945 Bruchstrasse
  3. 24/03/1945 Gladbeck
  4. 25/03/1945 Osnabruck
  5. 27/03/1945 Paderborn
  6. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  7. 08/04/1945 Hamburg
  8. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  9. 10/04/1945 Plauen
  10. 14/04/1945 Potsdam
  11. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf
  12. 25/04/1945 Wangerooge Island
  13. 08/05/1945 Brussels (Repatriation of POW)

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)George Albert Henderson13
(Navigator)Robert James Anderson13
(Air Bomber)AP McNeil-Smith2
John MacGregor Fraser11
(Set Operator)Albert Roche8
(Wireless Operator)FA Bee13
(Air Gunner)JF Stevens13
John Thomas Graham Morrison13
(Flight Engineer)Stanley Burton Rondeau13

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.

Posting Dates

HendersonGeorge AlbertIn From:24/02/194510 Squadron
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