Lambert (GF)

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

  1. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  2. 04/02/1943 Turin
  3. 07/02/1943 Lorient
  4. 25/02/1943 Nuremberg
  5. 26/02/1943 Cologne
  6. 28/02/1943 St.Nazaire
  7. 01/03/1943 Berlin
  8. 03/03/1943 Hamburg
  9. 08/03/1943 Nuremberg (Incident)
  10. 11/03/1943 Stuttgart
  11. 12/03/1943 Essen
  12. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  13. 10/04/1943 Frankfurt (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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)George Frank Lambert13
(Navigator)Alfred Arthur Charles Bedward1
William Robert Francis Grierson-Jackson1
Gordon Davidson Hogg2
John Richard Jones3
Ronald George Hands6
(Air Bomber)James Errol Philip Doll9
Ronald George Hands1
Roy Wood1
Vernon Reginald Matthews2
(Wireless Operator)Ronald Arnold Kempsell10
Herbert John Ross3
(Air Gunner)Reginald Albert Nason6
Samuel James Knight13
(Flight Engineer)Anthony Claude Beddoe13

Following the loss of his aircraft on 10th April 1943, GF Lambert evaded capture and returned to the UK on 24th February 1944

He returned to the squadron (via No. 405 Squadron) on 19th March 1944 and the Operations Record Book shows that he was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 30/04/1944 Acheres
  2. 03/05/1944 Montdidier
  3. 07/05/1944 Nantes
  4. 08/05/1944 Haine-St.Pierre
  5. 10/05/1944 Lens
  6. 11/05/1944 Louvain
  7. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  8. 21/05/1944 Duisburg
  9. 24/05/1944 Aachen
  10. 27/05/1944 Bourg Leopold
  11. 31/05/1944 Trappes
  12. 05/06/1944 Maisy
  13. 06/06/1944 Chateaudun
  14. 09/06/1944 Rennes
  15. 11/06/1944 Paris
  16. 15/06/1944 Fouillard
  17. 22/06/1944 Laon
  18. 04/07/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges (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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)George Frank Lambert18
(Navigator)Frank Salt18
(Air Bomber)David Rotely Hall17
Patrick Moorhead1
(Set Operator)Patrick Moorhead17
(Wireless Operator)Frank Desmond Round16
 Leonard Stewart Thorpe2
(Air Gunner)Cedric Alexander Fraser-Petherbridge17
Francis Emanuel O’Connell1
James Arthur Wynn1
John Grant Cooke17
(Flight Engineer)Robert James Goode18

Posting Dates

LambertGeorge Frank In From: 76 Squadron 28/01/1943
Out to: Evader 10/04/1943
In From: 405 Squadron 19/03/1944
Out to: War Casualty04/07/1944