Wilkes (RE)

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

  1. 15/10/1942 Cologne
  2. 24/10/1942 Milan
  3. 06/11/1942 Gardening
  4. 08/11/1942 Gardening
  5. 09/11/1942 Hamburg
  6. 06/12/1942 Mannheim
  7. 08/12/1942 Turin
  8. 09/12/1942 Turin
  9. 11/12/1942 Turin
  10. 20/12/1942 Duisburg (Incident)
  11. 14/01/1943 Lorient
  12. 15/01/1943 Lorient
  13. 26/01/1943 Lorient
  14. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  15. 04/02/1943 Turin
  16. 07/02/1943 Lorient
  17. 11/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  18. 13/02/1943 Lorient
  19. 18/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  20. 19/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  21. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  22. 29/03/1943 Berlin
  23. 02/04/1943 St.Nazaire
  24. 04/04/1943 Kiel
  25. 13/04/1943 Spezia
  26. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart (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)Ronald Edward Wilkes26
(2nd Dickie)AJ May1
(Navigator)Dudley Peter David Archer2
(Navigator)Terence Gordon O’Shaughnessy24
(Air Bomber)Frederick Donald McColl3
Ronald Wheatley23
(Wireless Operator)Frederick Hay26
(Air Gunner)Frank Walter Vincent26
Michael Albert Edward Bradford26
(Flight Engineer)Thomas Laurie Brown26

Posting Dates

WilkesRonald EdwardIn From:35 Conversion Flight22/09/1942
Out to:War Casualty14/04/1943