Strange (KM)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that KM Strange was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties, prior to the cessation of hostilities in Europe:

  1. 22/04/1945 Bremen
  2. 25/04/1945 Wangerooge Island
  3. 07/05/1945 Ypenburg (Operation Manna)

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)Kenneth Macdona Strange5
(Navigator)Alfred Thomas Stoney5
(Air Bomber)Kenneth Augarde Swanton5
(Wireless Operator)John William Firth5
(Air Gunner)John Francis McPherson5
Francis Leslie Fullerton5
(Flight Engineer)C Willey5

It is known that some (or all) of these airmen continued to fly operationally with the squadron during the post war clean up, which included repatriation of POW and service personnel, Cooks Tours, testing of German radar and disposal of surplus incendiaries. However, the squadron’s record book only provides a summary of these activities and does not list the individual captains and crews that took part in these sorties.

Posting Dates

StrangeKenneth MacdonaIn From:466 Squadron20/03/1945
Out to:RAF Graveley24/05/1945