Nicholls (JB)

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

  1. 15/03/1945 Misburg
  2. 20/03/1945 Heide
  3. 14/04/1945 Potsdam
  4. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf
  5. 18/04/1945 Heligoland
  6. 05/05/1945 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)John Bernard Nicholls6
(Navigator)Wilfred Allen Jenkins6
(Air Bomber)Harvey John Scull6
(Wireless Operator)Brian Frederick Spark6
(Air Gunner)Eric Arthur Jones1
Grant Gordon Booth5
HF McNevin3
Jack Fenwick-Webb2
Squire Nuttall1
(Flight Engineer)John Herbert Monk6

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

NichollsJohn BernardIn From:156 Squadron10/03/1945
Out to:RAF Graveley24/05/1945