Roache (RB)

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

  1. 05/09/1943 Mannheim
  2. 08/09/1943 Special target 1st phase
  3. 15/09/1943 Montlucon
  4. 16/09/1943 Modane
  5. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  6. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  7. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  8. 04/10/1943 Frankfurt
  9. 22/10/1943 Kassel
  10. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  11. 19/11/1943 Leverkusen
  12. 02/12/1943 Berlin
  13. 20/12/1943 Frankfurt
  14. 21/01/1944 Magdeburg
  15. 27/01/1944 Heligoland
  16. 28/01/1944 Berlin
  17. 30/01/1944 Berlin
  18. 15/02/1944 Berlin
  19. 15/03/1944 Stuttgart
  20. 18/03/1944 Frankfurt

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)Rodney Bernard Roache20
(2nd Dickie)Arthur Ganderton1
Edward John Chidgey1
(Navigator)Gordon Arthur Stocks18
Gordon Henry Francis Carter2
(Air Bomber)Charles Hogg1
Clayton Hugh Jack2
George Dennis Linacre2
Jack Clinton Wells12
Edmund Howard Williams3
(Wireless Operator)Charles Chadwick18
P Wright2
(Air Gunner)Alfred Fred Poynton3
Claude Geoffrey Whitaker3
Dennis Henry Peter Womar13
Douglas Edward John Stevens1
George Carpenter8
Jack Smith4
JT New1
Paul Berkeley White1
Thomas Nainby3
William Hugo McCormick3
(Flight Engineer)Edward Herbert Barry18
George Forman2

Posting Dates

RoacheRodney BernardIn From:78 Squadron20/08/1943
Out to:635 Squadron19/03/1944