Owen (WR)

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

  1. 01/09/1942 Saarbrucken
  2. 02/09/1942 Karlsruhe
  3. 04/09/1942 Bremen
  4. 06/09/1942 Duisburg
  5. 10/09/1942 Dusseldorf
  6. 13/09/1942 Bremen
  7. 14/09/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  8. 05/10/1942 Aachen
  9. 13/10/1942 Kiel
  10. 15/10/1942 Cologne
  11. 09/11/1942 Hamburg
  12. 18/11/1942 Turin
  13. 20/11/1942 Turin
  14. 28/11/1942 Turin
  15. 02/12/1942 Frankfurt
  16. 06/12/1942 Mannheim
  17. 08/12/1942 Turin
  18. 09/12/1942 Turin
  19. 11/12/1942 Turin
  20. 20/12/1942 Duisburg
  21. 14/01/1943 Lorient
  22. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  23. 04/02/1943 Turin
  24. 07/02/1943 Lorient
  25. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  26. 29/03/1943 Berlin
  27. 04/04/1943 Kiel
  28. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart
  29. 16/04/1943 Pilsen (Failed to Return)

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). It should be noted that some of these sorties may have been aborted and therefore would not have counted for the purposes of their “Operational Tour”. Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot) Wyndham Rhydian Owen29
(Navigator)John Reid Martyn9
Peter Geoffrey Powell3
FW Cox17
(Air Bomber)E Brant1
George Cruickshank26
Roy Wood2
(Wireless Operator)Benjamin Thomas Royall1
David Ronald Bradley29
(Air Gunner)Cyril Bourne27
Denis Kelly1
Douglas Peter Hogg18
Joseph William Young9
(Flight Engineer)Jack Fiddler1
William George Allen27

Posting Dates

Owen Wyndham RhydianIn From:19 O.T.U.22/07/1942
Out to:POW16/04/1943