Watson (F)

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

  1. 12/10/1944 Wanne-Eickel
  2. 14/10/1944 Duisburg
  3. 15/10/1944 Wilhelmshaven
  4. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  5. 04/11/1944 Bochum
  6. 06/11/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  7. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  8. 29/11/1944 Dortmund
  9. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  10. 05/12/1944 Soest
  11. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)
  12. 15/12/1944 Ludwigshafen
  13. 17/12/1944 Ulm
  14. 22/12/1944 Koblenz
  15. 28/12/1944 Bonn
  16. 29/12/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  17. 02/01/1945 Ludwigshafen
  18. 05/01/1945 Hanover
  19. 06/01/1945 Hanau
  20. 07/01/1945 Munich
  21. 13/01/1945 Saarbrucken
  22. 14/01/1945 Merseburg/Leuna
  23. 16/01/1945 Zeitz
  24. 28/01/1945 Stuttgart
  25. 01/02/1945 Mainz
  26. 04/02/1945 Bonn
  27. 07/02/1945 Goch
  28. 08/02/1945 Politz
  29. 13/02/1945 Dresden
  30. 14/02/1945 Chemnitz (2)
  31. 20/02/1945 Dortmund
  32. 21/02/1945 Duisburg
  33. 23/02/1945 Essen
  34. 27/02/1945 Mainz
  35. 01/03/1945 Mannheim
  36. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz (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)Fred Watson36
(Navigator)Kenneth Samuel Smith33
Raymond William Bullen3
(Air Bomber)John Lloyd George Marshall3
Stanley Owen Scott32
Victor Hugh Horner1
(Wireless Operator)Leslie George Holland33
Neil William Curtis3
(Air Gunner) Solomon Joseph Harold Andrew2
Geoffrey Arnold Perry1
Jack Lloyd Stevens3
John Richard Hacker22
Maxwell Edwin Ladyman3
Phillip James Pentelow6
Peter Noel Howdle1
Ronald Henry Rudyard Grayson1
Victor Arthur Roe33
(Flight Engineer)George Cross33
Ian Keith McGregor3

Posting Dates

WatsonFredIn From:20 O.T.U.15/09/1944
Out to:War Casualty05/03/1945