Sale (DJ)

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

  1. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  2. 04/02/1943 Turin
  3. 07/02/1943 Lorient
  4. 13/02/1943 Lorient
  5. 16/02/1943 Lorient
  6. 18/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  7. 28/02/1943 St.Nazaire
  8. 03/03/1943 Hamburg
  9. 05/03/1943 Essen
  10. 09/03/1943 Munich
  11. 11/03/1943 Stuttgart
  12. 12/03/1943 Essen
  13. 22/03/1943 St.Nazaire
  14. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  15. 28/03/1943 St.Nazaire
  16. 29/03/1943 Berlin
  17. 08/04/1943 Duisburg
  18. 16/04/1943 Pilsen
  19. 20/04/1943 Stettin
  20. 12/05/1943 Duisburg (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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Douglas Julian Sale20
(Navigator)Geoffrey Edward  Heard20
(Air Bomber)Rupert Claude Sawyer20
(Wireless Operator)H Spence1
Samuel Angus Moores18
(Air Gunner) William James Simpson1
Albert Ephraim Bird1
David John Richards17
Ross Oliver Elford20
(Flight Engineer)Clarence Washington Rowley9
George Henry Cross11

Having survived the crash on 12th May 1943, he evaded capture and returned to the UK, rejoining the squadron in September 1943.

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

  1. 15/09/1943 Montlucon
  2. 16/09/1943 Modane
  3. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  4. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  5. 27/09/1943 Hanover
  6. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  7. 04/10/1943 Frankfurt
  8. 22/10/1943 Kassel
  9. 11/11/1943 Cannes
  10. 17/11/1943 Mannheim
  11. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  12. 22/11/1943 Berlin
  13. 25/11/1943 Frankfurt
  14. 26/11/1943 Stuttgart
  15. 20/12/1943 Frankfurt (Crash Landed)
  16. 29/12/1943 Berlin
  17. 05/01/1944 Stettin
  18. 14/01/1944 Brunswick
  19. 15/02/1944 Berlin
  20. 19/02/1944 Leipzig (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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Douglas Julian Sale20
(2nd Dickie) Leonard Mountstephen Whetham3
William Cooke Dallin2
(Navigator)Alan James Dowling15
Gordon Henry Francis Carter5
(Air Bomber)Boris Oleh Bodnar12
Eric Harold Bagnald1
Geoffrey Rhodes Whitten1
Gordon Henry Francis Carter7
(Wireless Operator) Harold John Rogers4
Marcus Rees16
(Air Gunner)Derek Robinson Tulloch1
George Waller Dickenson12
John Dixon Atkinson1
Kenneth Knight2
Norman Francis Williams2
Robert Lionel Lamb18
William Hugo McCormick2
George Carpenter2
(Flight Engineer)George Henry Cross20

Posting Dates

SaleDouglas JulianIn From:10 Squadron28/01/1943
Out to: Evader 12/05/1943
In From:RCAF Warrington02/09/1943
Out to:POW19/02/1944
Out to:War Casualty20/02/1944