Mercer (WN)

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

  1. 07/05/1945 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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)William Norman Mercer1
(Navigator)EJL Hall1
(Air Bomber)JT Brenner1
(Wireless Operator)HV Gash1
(Air Gunner)DA Durie1
EJ Soan1
(Flight Engineer)H Mercer1

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

MercerWilliam NormanIn From:
Out to:RAF Snaith17/09/1945