Leicester (LD)

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

  1. 23/07/1944 Kiel
  2. 25/07/1944 Stuttgart
  3. 28/07/1944 Hamburg
  4. 30/07/1944 Normandy
  5. 31/07/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  6. 03/08/1944 Bois de Cassan
  7. 04/08/1944 Trossy-St-Maxim
  8. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  9. 09/08/1944 La Neuville
  10. 11/08/1944 Douai
  11. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  12. 25/08/1944 Brest
  13. 03/09/1944 Gilze Rijen
  14. 08/09/1944 Le Havre
  15. 09/09/1944 Le Havre
  16. 10/09/1944 Le Havre
  17. 11/09/1944 Le Havre-Cadillac 2
  18. 12/09/1944 Dortmund
  19. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  20. 17/09/1944 Boulogne
  21. 20/09/1944 Calais
  22. 25/09/1944 Calais (Aborted)
  23. 26/09/1944 Calais (Various aiming points)
  24. 27/09/1944 Calais
  25. 28/09/1944 Calais (Various aiming points)
  26. 14/10/1944 Duisburg
  27. 14/10/1944 Duisburg (Daylight}
  28. 19/10/1944 Stuttgart
  29. 21/10/1944 Hanover
  30. 23/10/1944 Essen
  31. 25/10/1944 Essen
  32. 28/10/1944 Walcheren
  33. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  34. 06/11/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  35. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  36. 05/12/1944 Soest
  37. 12/12/1944 Essen

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) Lewis David Leicester37
(Navigator)George Alfred Patrick34
John Verney3
(Air Bomber)Frederick William Tynus Cross37
(Set Operator) Samuel Rene Green1
Clifford Owen Russell29
(Wireless Operator)Archibald Clarence Aston1
James William Hatton34
William John Phillips1
(WOP / AG) Leonard Stewart Thorpe1
(Air Gunner)Cedric Alexander Fraser-Petherbridge3
Clifford Alan Hill1
James Bernard Hughes34
Philip Douglas Cherry1
Robert Nicholson33
Vivian Montague Bailey Halls3
(Flight Engineer)Donald Harrington Craig2
Roy Phillips Lloyd35

Target Photo Le Havre 10/09/1944

Photo Gallery (Main Crew Members)


Posting Dates

Leicester Lewis DavidIn From:635 Squadron19/07/1944
Out to:11 PDRC16/01/1945