Petley (D)

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

  1. 03/03/1942 Billancourt
  2. 08/03/1942 Essen
  3. 13/03/1942 Cologne
  4. 30/03/1942 Battleship
  5. 08/04/1942 Hamburg
  6. 27/04/1942 Battleship
  7. 28/04/1942 Battleship (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)Desmond Petley7
(2nd Pilot)Hugh Charles Granger2
Ross Hardie3
(Observer)Alan James Child1
Alfred Bernard Columbine6
(Air Bomber) Kenneth Drew Rome1
(WOP / AG) Reginald John Lambert Sawyers5
Arthur William Smith Evans2
Gordon Ernest Cranstone6
(Air Gunner)George Pomroy7
(Flight Engineer)George Percy Price4
James Black Dunlop1
John Maurice Mitchell1
William Patrick O’Kane1

Posting Dates

PetleyDesmondIn From:15 O.T.U.18/01/1942
Out to:POW28/04/1942