Jones (DJ)

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

  1. 23/02/1945 Essen
  2. 24/02/1945 Kamen
  3. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz
  4. 07/03/1945 Hemmingstedt
  5. 08/03/1945 Hamburg
  6. 12/03/1945 Dortmund
  7. 13/03/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  8. 15/03/1945 Misburg
  9. 18/03/1945 Witten
  10. 20/03/1945 Heide
  11. 08/04/1945 Hamburg
  12. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  13. 14/04/1945 Potsdam
  14. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf
  15. 02/05/1945 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)Denis James Jones15
(Navigator)Robert Simpson Laurie15
(Air Bomber)Patrick Cooney15
(Set Operator)_ Prosser1
(Wireless Operator)Ronald Henry Newitt15
(Air Gunner)Andrew Jackson Mundell15
John Cairns15
(Flight Engineer)Jack Denton15

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

JonesDenis JamesIn From:156 Squadron26/01/1945
Out to:15/10/1945