John (DAV)

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

  1. 21/07/1942 Paris
  2. 25/07/1942 Paris
  3. 26/07/1942 Hamburg
  4. 31/07/1942 Dusseldorf
  5. 04/08/1942 Essen
  6. 18/08/1942 Flensburg
  7. 24/08/1942 Frankfurt
  8. 28/08/1942 Nuremberg (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)David Alan Vaughan John8
(Observer)Alan Fay Birley8
(Air Bomber)– Brown1
Kenneth Albert Higgs7
(Wireless Operator)Arthur Edward Grounsell8
(Air Gunner)Arthur Priestley8
Gerald Anthony Doman8
(Flight Engineer)Maurice William Booth8

Photo Gallery

AF Birley (with his son Michael) August 1942 [Courtesy of Joe Birley]

Posting Dates

JohnDavid Alan VaughanIn From:__
Out to:War Casualty28/08/1942