Murrell (JA)

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

  1. 28/10/1944 Walcheren
  2. 29/10/1944 Walcheren
  3. 30/10/1944 Cologne
  4. 01/11/1944 Oberhausen
  5. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  6. 04/11/1944 Bochum
  7. 16/11/1944 Duren
  8. 21/11/1944 Wesel
  9. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  10. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)
  11. 12/12/1944 Essen
  12. 15/12/1944 Ludwigshafen
  13. 17/12/1944 Duisburg
  14. 27/12/1944 Rheydt
  15. 28/12/1944 Bonn
  16. 29/12/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  17. 02/01/1945 Ludwigshafen
  18. 05/01/1945 Hanover (Incident)
  19. 06/01/1945 Hanau
  20. 13/01/1945 Saarbrucken
  21. 14/01/1945 Grevenbroich
  22. 16/01/1945 Magdeburg (Incident)
  23. 28/01/1945 Stuttgart
  24. 02/02/1945 Wanne Eickel
  25. 04/02/1945 Bonn
  26. 07/02/1945 Goch
  27. 08/02/1945 Politz
  28. 13/02/1945 Bohlen
  29. 14/02/1945 Chemnitz
  30. 21/02/1945 Duisburg
  31. 23/02/1945 Pforzheim
  32. 02/03/1945 Cologne
  33. 03/03/1945 Kamen
  34. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz
  35. 07/03/1945 Dessau
  36. 08/03/1945 Hamburg
  37. 27/03/1945 Paderborn
  38. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  39. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  40. 10/04/1945 Leipzig
  41. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf
  42. 08/05/1945 Brussels (Repatriation of POW)

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)Jack Alfred Murrell42
(Navigator)John Roderick O’Donnell42
(Air Bomber)Albert Sidney Cubberley39
Charles Doig1
Philip Berwick Thompson1
(Set Operator)Joseph Omer Dumas32
(Wireless Operator)Thomas Ogden41
(Air Gunner)Harry Foxton1
Jack Norman Oliver41
James Johnston Black41
William Thomas Quirke1
(Flight Engineer)William Reginald Eady42

Target Photo (28/10/1944 Walcheren)

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

MurrellJack AlfredIn From:41 Base20/09/1944
Out to:ACHS Morecambe07/06/1945