Petrie-Andrews (JR)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that JR Petrie-Andrews was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart
  2. 16/04/1943 Pilsen
  3. 20/04/1943 Stettin (Incident)
  4. 26/04/1943 Duisburg
  5. 04/05/1943 Dortmund
  6. 12/05/1943 Duisburg
  7. 13/05/1943 Pilsen
  8. 23/05/1943 Dortmund
  9. 25/05/1943 Dusseldorf
  10. 19/06/1943 Le Creusot & Henri Paul
  11. 21/06/1943 Krefeld
  12. 24/06/1943 Elberfeld
  13. 13/07/1943 Aachen
  14. 15/07/1943 Montbéliard
  15. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  16. 29/07/1943 Hamburg
  17. 02/08/1943 Hamburg
  18. 09/08/1943 Mannheim
  19. 10/08/1943 Nuremberg
  20. 12/08/1943 Turin
  21. 16/08/1943 Turin
  22. 23/08/1943 Berlin
  23. 16/09/1943 Modane
  24. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  25. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  26. 27/09/1943 Hanover
  27. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  28. 04/10/1943 Frankfurt
  29. 08/10/1943 Bremen
  30. 22/10/1943 Kassel
  31. 11/11/1943 Cannes (Ditched in Sea)

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 Rushbrooke Petrie-Andrews31
(Navigator)John Wright Armitage31
(Air Bomber)Horace John Backhouse31
(Wireless Operator) Arthur Denby Barker1
Francis Gerald Murphy2
Henry Randolph McMahon Stroud1
Rhubean Burns Berwick27
(Air Gunner)George Dale31
Norman Wilken Barnett31
(Flight Engineer)John Henry Morgan31

PETRIE-ANDREWS CREW AND GROUND CREW
Dale, Morgan, Armitage, Petrie-Andrews, Backhouse, Berwick, Barnett (with Ground Crew)
[With kind permission of Steve Darlow [Original Source: John Backhouse]]

Extract from JW Armitage’s Flying Log Book [Courtesy of Nick Place]

Having ditched in the sea near Sardinia, he returned to the UK and rejoined the squadron.

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

  1. 02/01/1944 Berlin (Aborted)
  2. 05/01/1944 Stettin
  3. 14/01/1944 Brunswick
  4. 27/01/1944 Heligoland
  5. 28/01/1944 Forget-me-not
  6. 30/01/1944 Berlin
  7. 15/02/1944 Berlin
  8. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart
  9. 10/04/1944 Laon
  10. 11/04/1944 Aachen
  11. 18/04/1944 Rouen
  12. 20/04/1944 Cologne
  13. 22/04/1944 Laon
  14. 24/04/1944 Karlsruhe
  15. 26/04/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges
  16. 27/04/1944 Friedrichshafen
  17. 08/05/1944 Haine-St.Pierre
  18. 10/05/1944 Lens
  19. 11/05/1944 Louvain
  20. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  21. 22/05/1944 Dortmund
  22. 24/05/1944 Aachen
  23. 27/05/1944 Bourg Leopold
  24. 02/06/1944 Trappes
  25. 05/06/1944 Longues
  26. 08/06/1944 Mayenne
  27. 12/06/1944 Arras
  28. 15/06/1944 Fouillard
  29. 16/06/1944 Sterkrade
  30. 22/06/1944 Laon

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 Rushbrooke Petrie-Andrews30
(2nd Dickie)_ McGowan1
Philip John Bryant1
(Navigator)John Wright Armitage8
Thomas Bruce Cooper22
(Air Bomber)Hector John Plank22
Horace John Backhouse7
Jack Clinton Wells1
(Wireless Operator)Rhubean Burns Berwick30
(Air Gunner)Douglas Edward John Stevens1
George Dale8
John Dixon Atkinson1
Norman Wilken Barnett24
Paul Berkeley White5
Roy Ronald Long21
(Flight Engineer)John Henry Morgan30

Posting Dates

Petrie-AndrewsJohn RushbrookeIn From:
Out to:85 O.T.U.18/07/1944