Way (PH)

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

  1. 12/03/1945 Dortmund
  2. 13/03/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  3. 15/03/1945 Bottrop
  4. 18/03/1945 Witten
  5. 21/03/1945 Bruchstrasse
  6. 03/04/1945 Nordhausen
  7. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  8. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf
  9. 30/04/1945 Valkenburg (Operation Manna)
  10. 01/05/1945 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)Peter Hugh Way10
(Navigator)Geoffrey Harold Vining Baker10
(Air Bomber)John Edward Hamblett10
(Set Operator)Albert Roche1
Peter Coggan4
(Wireless Operator)C McKinnon9
Dennis Ernest Renvoize1
(Air Gunner) Ernest Kenwright8
CM Carter1
Eric Arthur Jones1
G Owen1
Jack Richard Floyde4
Leslie Arthur Booth3
Ronald Peters2
(Flight Engineer)Arthur Aked4
George Brodie Sharpe4
Robert Duncan Sampson1

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

WayPeter HughIn From:HQ 93 Group14/02/1945
Out to:HQ 8 Group14/06/1945