Petch (KA)

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

  1. 11/11/1943 Cannes
  2. 17/11/1943 Mannheim
  3. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  4. 22/11/1943 Berlin
  5. 25/11/1943 Frankfurt
  6. 20/12/1943 Frankfurt
  7. 29/12/1943 Berlin
  8. 20/01/1944 Berlin
  9. 21/01/1944 Magdeburg (Incident)
  10. 27/01/1944 Heligoland (Aborted)
  11. 15/02/1944 Berlin
  12. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart

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)Kenneth Alexander Petch12
(Navigator)Charles Louis Potter12
(Air Bomber)Albert Clement Michael Taylor1
Thomas Mercer Telford11
(Wireless Operator)William Henry Curness11
(WOP / AG) Leonard Stewart Thorpe1
(Air Gunner)Alfred Fred Poynton1
John Dixon Atkinson1
John Napier9
JT New2
Richard HA Shirley11
(Flight Engineer)Ryszard Cederbaum12

Posting Dates

PetchKenneth AlexanderIn From:1652 C.U.27/09/1943
Out to:635 Squadron19/03/1944


A birthday to remember

Flying with No. 35 Squadron Path Finder Force from Graveley, our crew took part in an attack on Magdeburg on 21st January 1944 – read more –