Rees (OW)

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

  1. 05/10/1942 Aachen
  2. 13/10/1942 Kiel (Incident)
  3. 15/10/1942 Cologne (Incident)
  4. 06/11/1942 Gardening
  5. 08/11/1942 Gardening
  6. 09/11/1942 Hamburg
  7. 20/11/1942 Turin
  8. 22/11/1942 Stuttgart
  9. 28/11/1942 Turin
  10. 02/12/1942 Frankfurt
  11. 06/12/1942 Mannheim
  12. 08/12/1942 Turin
  13. 09/12/1942 Turin
  14. 30/01/1943 Hamburg
  15. 02/02/1943 Cologne
  16. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  17. 04/02/1943 Turin
  18. 11/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  19. 18/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  20. 19/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  21. 25/02/1943 Nuremberg
  22. 26/02/1943 Cologne
  23. 01/03/1943 Berlin
  24. 03/03/1943 Hamburg
  25. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  26. 29/03/1943 Berlin (Incident)
  27. 04/04/1943 Kiel
  28. 10/04/1943 Frankfurt
  29. 14/04/1943 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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Oscar William Rees29
(Navigator)Herbert Brian Felix  Lymna25
Ronald George Hands4
(Air Bomber)– Glasspool1
Edgar Leonard Killip1
Michael Charles Xavier Mack1
PA Taylor6
Ronald George Hands1
Vernon Reginald Matthews19
(Wireless Operator) Arthur Denby Barker24
Hector Alfred Jamieson1
Henry Randolph McMahon Stroud3
Marcus Rees1
(Air Gunner)Andrew Walt Cowan1
Charles Frederick Andrew2
GF Calver1
Ivor Corfield22
John Napoleon Barry1
Leonard Jesse North12
Michael Thomas Byrne3
RW Foreman3
Thomas Henry Navin Emerson6
William Austin McMullan1
William Gordon Leslie Brown3
William Joseph Freeman3
(Flight Engineer)George Henry Cross5
John Maurice Mitchell24

Rees Crew [Courtesy of Andy Rees]

Extract from OW Rees’ Flying Log Book [Courtesy of Andy Rees]

Posting Dates

ReesOscar WilliamIn From:35 Conversion Flight26/09/1942
Out to:PDC Blackpool21/05/1943