Lane (RJ)

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

  1. 03/03/1942 Billancourt
  2. 08/03/1942 Essen
  3. 13/03/1942 Cologne
  4. 30/03/1942 Battleship
  5. 27/04/1942 Battleship (Incident)
  6. 04/05/1942 Stuttgart
  7. 08/05/1942 Warnemunde
  8. 19/05/1942 Mannheim
  9. 30/05/1942 Cologne
  10. 01/06/1942 Essen
  11. 02/06/1942 Essen
  12. 16/06/1942 Essen
  13. 19/06/1942 Emden
  14. 20/06/1942 Emden
  15. 22/06/1942 Emden
  16. 25/06/1942 Bremen
  17. 29/06/1942 Bremen
  18. 02/07/1942 Bremen
  19. 19/07/1942 Vegesack
  20. 21/07/1942 Duisburg
  21. 23/07/1942 Duisburg
  22. 25/07/1942 Duisburg
  23. 26/07/1942 Hamburg
  24. 29/07/1942 Saarbrucken
  25. 31/07/1942 Dusseldorf
  26. 13/10/1942 Kiel
  27. 15/10/1942 Cologne
  28. 24/10/1942 Milan
  29. 09/11/1942 Hamburg
  30. 22/11/1942 Stuttgart
  31. 30/01/1943 Hamburg
  32. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  33. 04/02/1943 Turin
  34. 14/02/1943 Cologne
  35. 25/02/1943 Nuremberg
  36. 26/02/1943 Cologne
  37. 01/03/1943 Berlin
  38. 03/03/1943 Hamburg
  39. 08/03/1943 Nuremberg
  40. 09/03/1943 Munich
  41. 11/03/1943 Stuttgart
  42. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  43. 29/03/1943 Berlin
  44. 04/04/1943 Kiel
  45. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart
  46. 16/04/1943 Pilsen

He also flew 5 sorties as 2nd Pilot (HA Williams Crew) during November and December 1941

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)Reginald John Lane46
(2nd Dickie)[-] Miller1
(2nd Pilot)Arthur Edward Hammond4
Basil Vernon Robinson1
David Alan Vaughan John2
Thomas Craik Murray1
Thomas Reginald Dobson5
(Navigator / Air Bomber)John Baker2
Michael Charles Xavier Mack14
John Scott Smyth1
MC MacKenzie1
William Robert Francis Grierson-Jackson2
 Arthur Sykes13
Alan James Child4
Charles Vincent Harvey1
(Possibly) Robert Tudor-Jones3
Alfred Ernest Webster14
Donald Kenneth Allport3
 Kenneth Drew Rome6
Boris Oleh Bodnar4
Harry Hibbert1
Jonathan Raymond Field1
Robert Irwin Trickett5
(WOP / AG) Leonard Stewart Thorpe29
Francis Edwin Flint3
Garfield James Phillips20
Herbert John Ross9
William Warren Craig1
[-] Thomas3
[-] Richmond3
(Air Gunner)Charles Fullerton Stewart1
Denis Gibson Rodgers2
Derek Robinson Tulloch18
Gerald Anthony Doman1
GG Williams24
Jack Reginald Ely2
James Bernard Anthony Scannell18
Lloyd George Lawson1
Samuel Herbert Woolley1
(Flight Engineer)Harry Haxby46

Note: It is unclear from the squadron’s Operations Record Book which airman acted as Navigator or Air Bomber in this crew; as such they have been grouped together


[Courtesy of Paul Gribbons]

Posting Dates

LaneReginald JohnIn From:10 O.T.U. 13/10/1941
Out to:NTU Gransden Lodge 12/05/1943