Turner (LG)

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

  1. 03/03/1945 Kamen
  2. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz
  3. 08/03/1945 Hamburg
  4. 11/03/1945 Essen (Daylight)
  5. 13/03/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  6. 18/03/1945 Witten
  7. 21/03/1945 Bruchstrasse
  8. 24/03/1945 Gladbeck
  9. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  10. 08/04/1945 Hamburg
  11. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  12. 30/04/1945 Valkenburg (Operation Manna)
  13. 01/05/1945 Ypenburg (Operation Manna)
  14. 08/05/1945 Brussels (Repatriation of POW)

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) Leslie George Turner14
(Navigator)Patrick Seumas McGowran14
(Air Bomber)JL Lewis12
John Edward Hamblett1
Victor Hugh Horner1
(Set Operator)Albert Roche2
James Bartholomew Edwards11
(Wireless Operator)Dennis Ernest Renvoize14
(Air Gunner)Eric Arthur Jones14
Ronald Peters14
(Flight Engineer)R Hartley14

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

Turner Leslie GeorgeIn From:74 Base15/02/1945
Out to:77 Squadron, TC11/05/1945

Trethewy (JH)

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

  1. 07/11/1941 Essen
  2. 09/11/1941 Hamburg
  3. 25/11/1941 Brest
  4. 30/11/1941 Hamburg
  5. 06/01/1942 Brest
  6. 08/01/1942 Brest
  7. 10/01/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  8. 12/02/1942 English Channel / North Sea
  9. 08/03/1942 Essen

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)John Hugh Trethewy9
(2nd Pilot)Clifford Grove Lythgoe1
Ronald Walter Valters6
(Possibly) Henry Rupert Astbury2
(Observer)– Armstrong7
– Barker1
Jeffrey Arnold Longford1
(WOP / AG)– Elliott2
– Viner3
George Daft7
James Patrick Henderson1
John Stewart Morrison2
Richard Yates1
(Air Gunner)AM Hampton1
Donald George Southwell2
Gordon Kennedy5
H Olsen1
John Allen Wood2
(Flight Engineer)H Hunt9

Posting Dates

TrethewyJohn HughIn From:51 Squadron13/10/1941
Out to:1652 C.U.10/03/1942

Taylor (FJ)

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

  1. 22/05/1942 St Nazaire
  2. 01/06/1942 Essen
  3. 02/06/1942 Essen
  4. 03/06/1942 Bremen
  5. 06/06/1942 Emden
  6. 08/06/1942 Essen
  7. 25/06/1942 Bremen
  8. 27/06/1942 Bremen
  9. 29/06/1942 Bremen
  10. 02/07/1942 Bremen
  11. 13/07/1942 Duisburg
  12. 19/07/1942 Vegesack
  13. 21/07/1942 Duisburg
  14. 23/07/1942 Duisburg
  15. 26/07/1942 Hamburg
  16. 29/07/1942 Saarbrucken
  17. 31/07/1942 Dusseldorf
  18. 03/08/1942 Hamburg
  19. 09/08/1942 Osnabruck
  20. 11/08/1942 Mainz
  21. 18/08/1942 Flensburg
  22. 24/08/1942 Frankfurt
  23. 28/08/1942 Nuremberg (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)Frederick John Taylor23
(2nd Pilot)Kenneth Frederick Saunders2
(Observer)Albert Cook22
Walter Sharp1
(WOP / AG)Adam Linton19
Charles Burdon1
Ellis Albert Holland3
Garfield James Phillips3
Max Feindel Robbins22
William Alexander Gordon1
(Air Gunner)– Bond3
– Shaw2
Herbert Sidney McCartney14
Patrick William Tucker-Feltham22
Peter Edgar Davis1
(Flight Engineer)Graham Francis Bush21
Ronald Charles Vosper Prout1

Posting Dates

TaylorFrederick JohnIn From:__
Out to:War Casualty28/08/1942

Tait (JB)

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

  1. 11/06/1941 Duisburg (Aborted)
  2. 15/06/1941 Hanover
  3. 30/06/1941 Kiel

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)James Brian Tait3
(2nd Pilot)Archibald Peter Anthony MacKenzie2
James Braidwood Stark1
(Observer)– White2
Gerard John Peter Henry1
(WOP / AG)– Elcoate3
James Patrick Henderson2
(Air Gunner)– Hill3
John Robert Armstrong Careless1
(Flight Engineer)John Norman Hindle2

Posting Dates

TaitJames BrianIn From:51 Squadron24/02/1941
Out to:RAF Linton (N/E)25/07/1941

Surtees W

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

  1. 13/07/1943 Aachen
  2. 15/07/1943 Montbéliard
  3. 24/07/1943 Hamburg
  4. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  5. 09/08/1943 Mannheim
  6. 10/08/1943 Nuremberg
  7. 12/08/1943 Turin
  8. 16/08/1943 Turin
  9. 23/08/1943 Berlin
  10. 27/08/1943 Nuremberg
  11. 31/08/1943 Berlin (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)Wilfred Surtees11
(2nd Dickie)Randall Vincent Jones1
(Navigator)George Newsham11
(Air Bomber)Henry George Wilfred Wooley11
(Wireless Operator) Herbert Arthur Penny11
(Air Gunner)Frederick Robert Hayward1
James Russell Griffin11
Thomas Henry Sutton10
(Flight Engineer)Edward James Brown11

Posting Dates

SurteesWilfredIn From:77 Squadron02/07/1943
Out to:POW31/08/1943

Sturmey (FW)

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

  1. 11/03/1945 Essen (Daylight)
  2. 12/03/1945 Dortmund
  3. 13/03/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  4. 18/03/1945 Witten
  5. 21/03/1945 Bruchstrasse
  6. 24/03/1945 Gladbeck
  7. 03/04/1945 Nordhausen
  8. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf
  9. 22/04/1945 Bremen
  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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Frank William Sturmey10
(Navigator)Richard Langley Young10
(Air Bomber)George Binns1
John Richmond Hulley8
Peter James Leeves1
(Set Operator)Hugh Campbell Highet3
(Wireless Operator)Peter Charles Lord10
(Air Gunner)JF Buckley10
Leslie Cyril Gilman10
(Flight Engineer)H Walsh10

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

SturmeyFrank WilliamIn From:51 Squadron20/02/1945
Out to:582 Squadron17/07/1945

Stringer (CS)

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

  1. 19/05/1942 St Nazaire

Prior to this, he had been 2nd Pilot (SD Jones Crew) on six sorties

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)CS Stringer1
(Observer)Alan James Child1
(Air Bomber)Jonathan Raymond Field1
(WOP / AG)Edward Whitter1
(Air Gunner)– Smith1
Leslie Ledger1
(Flight Engineer)John Griffin Davis1

Posting Dates

StringerCSIn From:10 O.T.U.26/10/1941
Out to:

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). 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

Still W

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

  1. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  2. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  3. 27/09/1943 Hanover
  4. 29/09/1943 Bochum
  5. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  6. 08/10/1943 Bremen
  7. 22/10/1943 Kassel
  8. 17/11/1943 Mannheim
  9. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  10. 25/11/1943 Frankfurt
  11. 20/12/1943 Frankfurt
  12. 29/12/1943 Berlin
  13. 14/01/1944 Special target
  14. 20/01/1944 Berlin
  15. 27/01/1944 Heligoland
  16. 28/01/1944 Berlin
  17. 25/02/1944 Augsburg

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)Wilfred Still17
(Navigator)Charles Ernest Davies1
Herbert Alan Millar2
Joseph William Samuel Burden3
Lumley Charles Lawless-Pyne1
Malcolm George Harris1
Robert Charles Clark7
Victor Maurice Hanks2
(Air Bomber)Alec Arthur Stanbridge17
(Wireless Operator)William James Sander17
(Air Gunner)Douglas Edward John Stevens1
Edward Oliver Deveson15
Jack Norman Holmwood17
Winston Barrington1
(Flight Engineer)Cyril Talby17

Posting Dates

StillWilfredIn From:
Out to:635 Squadron19/03/1944

Stephenson (BN)

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

  1. 01/03/1945 Mannheim
  2. 03/03/1945 Kamen
  3. 07/03/1945 Dessau
  4. 08/03/1945 Hamburg
  5. 11/03/1945 Essen (Daylight)
  6. 13/03/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  7. 18/03/1945 Witten
  8. 24/03/1945 Gladbeck
  9. 25/03/1945 Osnabruck
  10. 27/03/1945 Paderborn
  11. 03/04/1945 Nordhausen
  12. 08/04/1945 Hamburg
  13. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  14. 10/04/1945 Plauen
  15. 22/04/1945 Bremen
  16. 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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Basil Noel Stephenson16
(Navigator)John Edmond Woods16
(Air Bomber)Denis Camber John15
(Set Operator)Basil John Studd16
(Wireless Operator)Paul Herbert Lambert16
(Air Gunner)Eric Arthur George Simpson16
Frank Peter Chiltern Saunders16
(Flight Engineer)Robert Duncan Sampson16

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

StephensonBasil NoelIn From:640 Squadron27/01/1945
Out to:RAF Graveley24/05/1945

Steinhauer (GH)

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

  1. 06/01/1942 Brest
  2. 08/01/1942 Brest
  3. 10/01/1942 Wilhelmshaven (Incident)
  4. 15/01/1942 Hamburg
  5. 12/02/1942 English Channel / North Sea
  6. 08/03/1942 Essen
  7. 13/03/1942 Cologne
  8. 30/03/1942 Battleship (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:

(Pilot)George Henry Steinhauer 8
(2nd Pilot)Joseph Thomas Pack5
Peter Gregory Brown3
(Observer)HA Hawkin1
Lewis Edward Goodrum7
(WOP / AG)David Lionel Perry1
Douglas Granville Joseph Campbell8
Eric Talbot Meade7
(Air Gunner)– Russell1
Maurice Cohen [aka Cowan]7
(Flight Engineer)– Mitchell3
James Black Dunlop5

STEINHAUER CREW
Back Row: Unknown, Steinhauer, Goodrum / Front Row: Unknown, Dunlop, Brown, Unknown
[Courtesy of Geoff Coates via Linzee Duncan]

Posting Dates

Steinhauer George HenryIn From:RAF Leeming26/10/1941
Out to:War Casualty30/03/1942

Spooner (R)

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

  1. 13/07/1943 Aachen
  2. 15/07/1943 Montbéliard
  3. 24/07/1943 Hamburg
  4. 25/07/1943 Essen
  5. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  6. 29/07/1943 Hamburg (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)Robert Spooner6
(Navigator)William Lacey Breckell6
(Air Bomber)David James Anderson5
P Smith1
(Wireless Operator)William John Spence6
(Air Gunner)Rex Gordon Perrett6
Roy Webb6
(Flight Engineer)Eric Charles Fox6

Posting Dates

SpoonerRobertIn From:__
Out to:War Casualty29/07/1943

Spencer (CC)

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

  1. 10/04/1942 Essen
  2. 12/04/1942 Essen
  3. 16/04/1942 L’Orient
  4. 04/05/1942 Stuttgart
  5. 06/05/1942 Stuttgart
  6. 08/05/1942 Warnemunde
  7. 19/05/1942 Mannheim
  8. 30/05/1942 Cologne
  9. 01/06/1942 Essen
  10. 03/06/1942 Bremen
  11. 06/06/1942 Emden
  12. 08/06/1942 Essen
  13. 16/06/1942 Essen
  14. 19/06/1942 Emden
  15. 20/06/1942 Emden
  16. 22/06/1942 Emden
  17. 25/06/1942 Bremen
  18. 27/06/1942 Bremen
  19. 29/06/1942 Bremen
  20. 02/07/1942 Bremen
  21. 08/07/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  22. 21/07/1942 Duisburg
  23. 25/07/1942 Duisburg
  24. 26/07/1942 Hamburg
  25. 29/07/1942 Saarbrucken
  26. 31/07/1942 Dusseldorf (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)Cyril Charles Spencer26
(2nd Pilot)– Bird1
James Keatley Watson1
Sidney Richard Stickney1
Thomas Henry Lane1
(Observer)Ronald Casey26
(Air Bomber)Ronald William Dean19
Walter Alfred Elliot1
(WOP / AG)– Munday5
– Watts1
Charles Burdon1
Harold Clarke26
Norman Moffatt5
William Gorman4
William Alexander Gordon1
(Air Gunner)– Gingell1
– Stevens5
Bertram Stanley Braybrook4
G Lowe7
Haakon Rivedal2
Robert Thomas Morris16
(Flight Engineer)Caudray Albert Charles Pithers26

Posting Dates

SpencerCyril CharlesIn From:10 O.T.U.13/09/1941
Out to:POW31/07/1942

Solomon (E)

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

  1. 03/07/1943 Cologne
  2. 09/07/1943 Gelsenkirchen (Incident)
  3. 24/07/1943 Hamburg
  4. 25/07/1943 Essen
  5. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  6. 29/07/1943 Hamburg
  7. 30/07/1943 Remscheid
  8. 02/08/1943 Hamburg (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)Edmund Solomon8
(Navigator)Alfred Arthur Charles Bedward6
Horatius Douglas Stewart White2
(Air Bomber)Donald William McGlashan Archer8
(Wireless Operator)Stanislaus Cyril  McKiernan8
(Air Gunner)Alexander Stephen8
Ronald Cecil Davies8
(Flight Engineer)Alfred Norman Leslie Moss1
Herbert Pickup6
John Armstrong1

Posting Dates

SolomonEdmundIn From:__
Out to:War Casualty02/08/1943

Smith (PH)

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

  1. 21/07/1942 Paris
  2. 25/07/1942 Paris
  3. 26/07/1942 Hamburg (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)Peter Horace Smith3
(Observer)Derrick Arnold Holliger3
(Air Bomber)Norman McInnes Rattray3
(WOP / AG)Ellis Albert Holland3
(Air Gunner)Henry Goodrich Le Barr Pakenham-Walsh3
John Luke Graham3
(Flight Engineer)Frank William Huntley3

Posting Dates

SmithPeter HoraceIn From:102 Squadron02/07/1942
Out to:War Casualty26/07/1942

Smith (JW)

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

  1. 25/07/1942 Paris
  2. 26/07/1942 Hamburg
  3. 29/07/1942 Saarbrucken
  4. 31/07/1942 Dusseldorf
  5. 05/08/1942 Paris
  6. 06/08/1942 Duisburg
  7. 09/08/1942 Osnabruck
  8. 11/08/1942 Mainz
  9. 18/08/1942 Flensburg (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)JW Smith9
(Observer)Cyril Samuel Crutchley9
(Air Bomber)Ralph Graham Humphreys9
(WOP / AG)George Arthur Brassey9
(Air Gunner)Arthur John Owen Leo9
Ronald Francis Wall9
(Flight Engineer)William Basil Cooper9

Posting Dates

SmithJWIn From:__
Out to:POW18/08/1942

Smith (JA)

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

  1. 08/05/1945 Brussels (Repatriation of POW)

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)James Arthur Smith1
(Navigator)Richard Harold Howell1
(Air Bomber)Kenneth Allerston1
(Wireless Operator)Thomas Henry Matthews1
(Air Gunner)Robert White1
Squire Nuttall1
(Flight Engineer) Andrew Jenkinson Dick1

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

SmithJames ArthurIn From:RAF Station Warboys23/04/1945
Out to:RAF Graveley24/05/1945

Skerrett (CR)

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

  1. 24/07/1943 Hamburg
  2. 25/07/1943 Essen
  3. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  4. 29/07/1943 Hamburg
  5. 02/08/1943 Hamburg
  6. 16/08/1943 Turin
  7. 17/08/1943 Peenemunde
  8. 23/08/1943 Berlin
  9. 27/08/1943 Nuremberg (Incident)
  10. 31/08/1943 Berlin
  11. 05/09/1943 Mannheim

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)Charles Raymond Skerrett11
(Navigator)Ronald William Dando11
(Air Bomber)John Philip Strachan11
(Wireless Operator)Francis Gerald Murphy2
Ronald Hill9
(Air Gunner)Norman Edwin Weighell11
Robert Martin Telfer11
(Flight Engineer)Philip Robert Fox11

Posting Dates

SkerrettCharles RaymondIn From:
Out to:78 Squadron06/09/1943

Sinclair (ET)

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

  1. 21/02/1945 Duisburg
  2. 23/02/1945 Essen
  3. 24/02/1945 Kamen
  4. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz
  5. 07/03/1945 Dessau
  6. 08/03/1945 Hamburg
  7. 11/03/1945 Essen (Daylight)
  8. 12/03/1945 Dortmund
  9. 15/03/1945 Misburg
  10. 18/03/1945 Witten
  11. 27/03/1945 Paderborn
  12. 03/04/1945 Nordhausen
  13. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  14. 08/04/1945 Hamburg
  15. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  16. 14/04/1945 Potsdam
  17. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf
  18. 18/04/1945 Heligoland
  19. 02/05/1945 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). Details of all flights (including training flights) will be recorded in their Flying Log Books:

(Pilot)Eric Thomson Sinclair19
(Navigator)Stanley Ralph Gillmar18
William John Bentley1
(Air Bomber)George Edward Furnell19
(Wireless Operator)Peter Norman Duncan Skingley19
(Air Gunner)Peter Noel Howdle19
Raymond Beech19
(Flight Engineer)John Kenneth Kershaw19

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

SinclairEric ThomsonIn From:PFF NTU24/01/1945
Out to:41 Group Pool29/10/1945

Shippam (H)

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

  1. 29/12/1943 Berlin
  2. 28/01/1944 Berlin

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)Frederick Shippam2
(Navigator)Leslie Roberts2
(Air Bomber)Albert Clement Michael Taylor2
(Wireless Operator)Wilfred Roland Horner2
(Air Gunner)Alfred Harold Wood1
George William Buttrick1
JF Storms1
Robert Pickles1
(Flight Engineer)Walter Stanley Mountford2

Extract from WR Horner’s Flying Log Book (January 1944) [ Courtesy of Roger Ward]

Posting Dates

ShippamFrederickIn From:78 Squadron03/11/1943
Out to:N/E Sick22/02/1944

Sherk (WS)

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

  1. 08/03/1943 Nuremberg
  2. 09/03/1943 Munich
  3. 11/03/1943 Stuttgart
  4. 10/04/1943 Frankfurt
  5. 13/04/1943 Spezia
  6. 16/04/1943 Mannheim
  7. 18/04/1943 Spezia
  8. 20/04/1943 Stettin (Incident)
  9. 26/04/1943 Duisburg

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)Walter Scott Sherk9
(Navigator)Alfred Arthur Charles Bedward1
Roy Gordon Morrison8
(Observer)Elmer Harold Anthony1
(Air Bomber)Mathias Stanley Keon8
(Wireless Operator)George Glover McGladrey9
(Air Gunner)George Francis Denis Murray9
Henry Thomas Woonton8
John Meredith Fryer1
(Flight Engineer)Douglas Glenn Bebensee9

Posting Dates

SherkWalter ScottIn From:419 Squadron05/03/1943
Out to:N/E Sick06/05/1943

Scott (IJ)

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

  1. 05/09/1943 Mannheim
  2. 15/09/1943 Montlucon
  3. 16/09/1943 Modane
  4. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  5. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  6. 29/09/1943 Bochum
  7. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  8. 04/10/1943 Frankfurt

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)Ivan James Scott8
(Navigator)Jack Baldwin7
(Air Bomber)Bernard Chapman Brooker1
Michael Raymond  Dourley8
(Wireless Operator)Ivan Arnold Aram8
(Air Gunner)Derek Robinson Tulloch1
Ronald Edward Gill8
Ronald Stanley Child7
(Flight Engineer)Henry Heppenstall1
Sydney James Butler7

Posting Dates

ScottIvan JamesIn From:1663 Conversion Unit10/08/1943
Out to:10 Squadron08/10/1943

Saywell (EW)

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

  1. 13/07/1943 Aachen (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)Edward Wright Saywell1
(Navigator)Ernest Raymond Moore1
(Air Bomber)Frank William Whittaker1
(Wireless Operator)Ronald William Wisson1
(Air Gunner)Frank Frederick Ward1
Stuart Fred Hughes1
(Flight Engineer)Joseph Marsh1

Ward, Hughes, Marsh, Whittaker, Saywell, Moore, Wisson [Source: 102ceylonsquadron]

Posting Dates

SaywellEdward WrightIn From:102 Squadron?_
Out to:War Casualty13/07/1943

Saunders (KF)

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

  1. 11/08/1942 Le Havre (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)Kenneth Frederick Saunders1
(Observer)Lionel Parsell1
(Air Bomber)Eric Charles Herwin1
(WOP / AG)Wilfred James Reynolds1
(Air Gunner)HT Smith1
Jack Truesdell Arnold1
(Flight Engineer)Michael Goff1

Posting Dates

SaundersKenneth FrederickIn From:10 O.T.U.09/07/1942
Out to:POW11/08/1942

Sarjent (AR)

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

  1. 12/05/1943 Duisburg
  2. 13/05/1943 Bochum
  3. 23/05/1943 Dortmund
  4. 25/05/1943 Dusseldorf
  5. 27/05/1943 Essen
  6. 29/05/1943 Wuppertal (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)Allen Rex Sarjent6
(Navigator)Leonard Sidney Webb5
Ronald George Hands1
(Air Bomber)William Dixon Gray6
(Wireless Operator)Jack Benjamin James Knowles6
(Air Gunner)Colin Henry Garner6
Geoffrey Harvey Gardner6
(Flight Engineer)Daniel Robert Bown6

Posting Dates

SarjentARIn From:158 Squadron?
Out to:POW29/05/1943

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

Rowe (T)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that T Rowe was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  2. 19/11/1943 Leverkusen
  3. 22/11/1943 Berlin
  4. 25/11/1943 Frankfurt
  5. 03/12/1943 Leipzig
  6. 23/12/1943 Berlin
  7. 29/12/1943 Berlin
  8. 02/01/1944 Berlin
  9. 05/01/1944 Stettin
  10. 21/01/1944 Magdeburg
  11. 27/01/1944 Heligoland
  12. 28/01/1944 Berlin
  13. 30/01/1944 Berlin
  14. 15/02/1944 Berlin
  15. 20/02/1944 Stuttgart
  16. 24/02/1944 Schweinfurt
  17. 25/02/1944 Augsburg
  18. 22/03/1944 Frankfurt (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)Thomas Rowe18
(Navigator)Edmund Howard Williams16
Gerald Walter Traylor1
Harold Leslie Hulme1
(Air Bomber)Alexander Grant15
Thomas Mercer Telford3
(Wireless Operator)Fred Haigh18
(Air Gunner)Arthur Henry Weller1
Harry Gray17
Jeffrey Eugene Pogonowski1
Malcolm Ross Hunter17
(Flight Engineer) Douglas James Park4
Abel Simpson11
Jack Weaver1
Joseph Rayton2

Posting Dates

RoweThomasIn From:77 Squadron27/10/1943
Out to:POW22/03/1944

Roux (TC)

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

  1. 06/11/1942 Gardening
  2. 08/11/1942 Gardening
  3. 28/11/1942 Turin

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)Theunis Christoffel Roux3
(Navigator)Peter Geoffrey Powell3
(Air Bomber)Roy Wood3
(Wireless Operator)Benjamin Thomas Royall3
(WOP / AG) Harold John Rogers2
(Air Gunner)Andrew Walt Cowan3
Michael Albert Edward Bradford1
(Flight Engineer)Frederick James Jarvis3

Posting Dates

RouxTheunis ChristoffelIn From:408 Squadron30/10/1942
Out to:1658 C.U.08/12/1942

Ross (A)

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

  1. 14/01/1944 Special target
  2. 27/01/1944 Heligoland
  3. 15/02/1944 Gardening
  4. 24/02/1944 Schweinfurt
  5. 25/02/1944 Augsburg
  6. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart
  7. 15/03/1944 Stuttgart
  8. 18/03/1944 Frankfurt

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)Alan Michil Ross8
(Navigator)John Lane Tillam8
(Air Bomber)John Edwin Bloomer8
(Wireless Operator)John William Hoyle8
(Air Gunner)Douglas Tomlin8
Roy Douglas Hewlett8
(Flight Engineer)Peter Collinson Wilson8

Posting Dates

RossAlan MichilIn From:1652 C.U.08/12/1943
Out to:

Roe (JR)

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

  1. 07/01/1942 St Nazaire
  2. 08/01/1942 Brest
  3. 10/01/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  4. 03/03/1942 Billancourt
  5. 13/03/1942 Cologne
  6. 30/03/1942 Battleship
  7. 08/04/1942 Hamburg
  8. 27/04/1942 Battleship
  9. 28/04/1942 Battleship (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)John Raemonde Roe9
(2nd Pilot)RM Newitt3
Stanley Linwood Pettingale3
(Observer)David Reginald Powell Williams9
(WOP / AG)– Elliott4
Cyril Frederick Russell2
Harold Clarke3
John Stewart Morrison9
(Air Gunner)H Olsen3
John Allen Wood2
William Russell Parr4
(Flight Engineer)Dennis Clancy Gardner Butchart9

Posting Dates

Roe John RaemondeIn From:102 Squadron26/10/1941
Out to:POW28/04/1942

Robison (TDI)

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

  1. 11/06/1941 Duisburg
  2. 12/06/1941 Huls (Incident)
  3. 15/06/1941 Hanover
  4. 26/06/1941 Kiel
  5. 30/06/1941 Kiel (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)Thomas Douglas Inglis Robison5
(2nd Pilot)Laurence Hancock5
(Observer)Ernest Joseph Harding4
Robert Victor Collinge1
(WOP / AG)Albert James Heller1
Alexander James Davie2
Richard Norman Hares1
Rodney Gordon Mullally4
Ronald Leslie Somerville1
[-] Pugh1
(Air Gunner)Robert Dunn5
(Flight Engineer)James William Hays1
Percy Ingham4


Posting Dates

RobisonThomas Douglas InglisIn From:58 Squadron21/12/1940
Out to:War Casualty30/06/1941

Robinson (PB)

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

  1. 29/09/1941 Hamburg
  2. 02/10/1941 Brest
  3. 10/10/1941 Essen
  4. 12/10/1941 Nuremberg (Incident)
  5. 14/10/1941 Nuremberg
  6. 20/10/1941 Wilhelmshaven
  7. 22/10/1941 Mannheim
  8. 31/10/1941 Hamburg (Incident)

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)Peter Bettley Robinson8
(2nd Pilot)– Gresham5
Harry R Larson3
(Observer)Alfred Abels7
Richard Guy Baker1
(WOP / AG)Albert Edward Connor6
David John Maylott Howard1
Norman Henry Hood8
Walter Montague Gordon Wing1
(Air Gunner)Haakon Rivedal8
(Flight Engineer)John Norman Hindle8

Posting Dates

RobinsonPBIn From:10 O.T.U.01/09/1941
Out to:102 Squadron10/01/1942

Robinson (BV)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that BV Robinson (Commanding Officer, No 35 Squadron) was the Captain of a 35 Squadron aircraft on the following sorties:

  1. 16/08/1941 Cologne
  2. 28/08/1941 Duisburg
  3. 19/09/1941 Stettin
  4. 26/10/1941 Hamburg
  5. 18/12/1941 Brest (Ditched in Sea)
  6. 30/12/1941 Brest

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)Basil Vernon Robinson6
(2nd Pilot)Cecil Edgar Robertson  Parsons2
Cyril Charles Spencer1
Glenn Powell Gardiner1
Harry R Larson2
(Observer)William Abbotson Tetley1
Alfred Abels4
(Possibly) Jack Dunthorne Laurie Hall1
(WOP / AG)– Elcoate1
Albert Edward Connor1
Herbert Reginald Higgins1
JI Robinson2
Moses Lewis Usher1
Norman Henry Hood3
RW Long1
Walter Harold  Mennell2
(Air Gunner)– Hill1
Mark Anthony Sachs2
Richard Charles Rivaz2
William Russell Parr1
(Flight Engineer)– Burtonshaw1
John Norman Hindle1
(Possibly) Noel Grimoldby2
Stanley Langford Conway Watt2

BV Robinson (September 1941)

He was posted out of the squadron (to 19 OTU) in January 1942, returning as Commanding Officer in September 1942

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

  1. 24/10/1942 Milan
  2. 09/11/1942 Hamburg
  3. 18/11/1942 Turin (Incident)
  4. 02/12/1942 Frankfurt
  5. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  6. 04/02/1943 Turin
  7. 22/03/1943 St.Nazaire
  8. 29/03/1943 Berlin
  9. 10/04/1943 Frankfurt

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)Basil Vernon Robinson9
(2nd Dickie)William Henry Hickson1
(Navigator)Dudley Peter David Archer2
Elmer Harold Anthony3
Gordon Henry Francis Carter1
John Baker1
Nathaniel Halliday1
Terence Gordon O’Shaughnessy1
(Air Bomber) Kenneth Drew Rome1
Alfred Edward Ralph Bexton2
Carl Edward Sorsdahl1
Joseph Gilbert Middlemass1
Richard Martin1
Stanley Alfred Miller3
(Wireless Operator) Harry James Leonard Peto1
Allan Roland Ball2
Edward Roland Turenne1
Edward Whitter1
Francis Edward Solway1
Herbert Alfred William Jolly1
(Air Gunner)Edwin Francis Butler1
George Carpenter1
Jack Reginald Ely1
James Russell Griffin3
John Meredith Fryer1
John Napoleon Barry1
John Thomas Stanton1
Joseph Francis Dowsing1
Lloyd George Lawson3
Thomas Musselbrook Bruce1
William Joseph Freeman1
William Scott Minto Edmondston3
(Flight Engineer) Edmund Ernest Stocker2
Daniel Christie Young1
Donald Harrington Craig2
George Richard Bradley2
James Ellis Jones1
William Potter1

In May 1943, he was posted out to RAF Graveley but flew with the squadron in his capacity as Station Commander (RAF Graveley) on 15/07/1943 and on 23/08/1943, when he failed to return (*)

(*) – Loss Information –

Posting Dates

RobinsonBasil VernonIn From: 78 Squadron 03/07/1941
Out To: 19 O.T.U. 26/01/1942
In From: 19 O.T.U. 28/09/1942
Out to:RAF Graveley01/05/1943

Roache (RB)

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

  1. 05/09/1943 Mannheim
  2. 08/09/1943 Special target 1st phase
  3. 15/09/1943 Montlucon
  4. 16/09/1943 Modane
  5. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  6. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  7. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  8. 04/10/1943 Frankfurt
  9. 22/10/1943 Kassel
  10. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  11. 19/11/1943 Leverkusen
  12. 02/12/1943 Berlin
  13. 20/12/1943 Frankfurt
  14. 21/01/1944 Magdeburg
  15. 27/01/1944 Heligoland
  16. 28/01/1944 Berlin
  17. 30/01/1944 Berlin
  18. 15/02/1944 Berlin
  19. 15/03/1944 Stuttgart
  20. 18/03/1944 Frankfurt

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)Rodney Bernard Roache20
(2nd Dickie)Arthur Ganderton1
Edward John Chidgey1
(Navigator)Gordon Arthur Stocks18
Gordon Henry Francis Carter2
(Air Bomber)Charles Hogg1
Clayton Hugh Jack2
George Dennis Linacre2
Jack Clinton Wells12
Edmund Howard Williams3
(Wireless Operator)Charles Chadwick18
P Wright2
(Air Gunner)Alfred Fred Poynton3
Claude Geoffrey Whitaker3
Dennis Henry Peter Womar13
Douglas Edward John Stevens1
George Carpenter8
Jack Smith4
JT New1
Paul Berkeley White1
Thomas Nainby3
William Hugo McCormick3
(Flight Engineer)Edward Herbert Barry18
George Forman2

Posting Dates

RoacheRodney BernardIn From:78 Squadron20/08/1943
Out to:635 Squadron19/03/1944

Rigby (EJ)

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

  1. 15/12/1944 Ludwigshafen
  2. 23/12/1944 Cologne (Incident)
  3. 27/12/1944 Rheydt
  4. 28/12/1944 Bonn
  5. 29/12/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  6. 02/01/1945 Ludwigshafen
  7. 05/01/1945 Hanover
  8. 06/01/1945 Hanau
  9. 07/01/1945 Munich
  10. 22/01/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  11. 01/02/1945 Mainz
  12. 04/02/1945 Bonn
  13. 07/02/1945 Goch
  14. 23/02/1945 Essen
  15. 27/02/1945 Mainz
  16. 01/03/1945 Mannheim
  17. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz
  18. 07/03/1945 Hemmingstedt
  19. 08/03/1945 Hamburg
  20. 20/03/1945 Heide
  21. 27/03/1945 Paderborn
  22. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  23. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  24. 10/04/1945 Plauen
  25. 14/04/1945 Potsdam
  26. 16/04/1945 Schwandorf
  27. 18/04/1945 Heligoland
  28. 25/04/1945 Wangerooge Island

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)Edgell Jason Rigby28
(Navigator)Colin John Alfred Ramsey27
Richard Harold Howell1
(Air Bomber) Samuel Rene Green1
George Binns1
Harry Breeze25
John Lancaster1
(Wireless Operator)Ernest Clifford Leslie Coombs24
Thomas Henry Matthews2
William John Phillips2
(Air Gunner)Charles Wilce1
CL Carter1
F / RF Dickinson10
George L Barr1
Robert White15
Roy Frank Cooper27
Squire Nuttall1
(Flight Engineer) Andrew Jenkinson Dick1
Douglas John Varney23
George Brodie Sharpe1
George Mason Titchmarsh1
Ian Keith McGregor1
Raymond Marcel Hallett1

Extract from Harry Breezes Flying Log Book (January 1945)

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

RigbyEdgell JasonIn From:77 Squadron17/11/1944
Out to:Air Ministry Unit20/09/1945

Richards (JRA)

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

  1. 22/04/1945 Bremen
  2. 25/04/1945 Wangerooge Island

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)John Robert Arthur Richards2
(Navigator)WA Gaskell2
(Air Bomber)W Davidson2
(Wireless Operator)WH Ward2
(Air Gunner)AT Riley1
CM Carter1
G Owen2
(Flight Engineer)EW Rose2

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

RichardsJohn Robert ArthurIn From:
Out to:RAF Snaith06/10/1945

Reynolds (KH)

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

  1. 21/07/1942 Paris
  2. 25/07/1942 Paris
  3. 26/07/1942 Hamburg
  4. 29/07/1942 Saarbrucken
  5. 31/07/1942 Dusseldorf
  6. 06/08/1942 Duisburg
  7. 09/08/1942 Osnabruck
  8. 11/08/1942 Mainz

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)Kenneth Harper Reynolds8
(Navigator)Raymond William Bullen8
(2nd Navigator)Horace Johnson8
(WOP / AG)– Watts1
Albert Chadwick8
(Air Gunner)John Meredith Fryer8
Granville Harold Wheatcroft7
(Flight Engineer)James Cunningham McKnight8

Posting Dates

ReynoldsKenneth HarperIn From:__
Out to:158 Squadron14/08/1942

Reeve (GN)

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

  1. 25/06/1942 Bremen
  2. 27/06/1942 Chartres
  3. 29/06/1942 Paris
  4. 02/07/1942 Bremen
  5. 08/07/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  6. 13/07/1942 Duisburg
  7. 19/07/1942 Vegesack
  8. 21/07/1942 Duisburg
  9. 23/07/1942 Duisburg
  10. 25/07/1942 Duisburg
  11. 26/07/1942 Hamburg
  12. 29/07/1942 Saarbrucken
  13. 31/07/1942 Dusseldorf
  14. 03/08/1942 Hamburg
  15. 04/08/1942 Essen
  16. 06/08/1942 Duisburg
  17. 11/08/1942 Mainz
  18. 18/08/1942 Flensburg
  19. 24/08/1942 Frankfurt
  20. 28/08/1942 Nuremberg
  21. 13/09/1942 Bremen
  22. 14/09/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  23. 19/09/1942 Saarbrucken
  24. 05/10/1942 Aachen
  25. 13/10/1942 Kiel
  26. 15/10/1942 Cologne
  27. 24/10/1942 Milan
  28. 09/11/1942 Hamburg
  29. 18/11/1942 Turin
  30. 20/12/1942 Duisburg (Incident)
  31. 14/01/1943 Lorient
  32. 15/01/1943 Lorient
  33. 16/01/1943 Berlin
  34. 23/01/1943 Lorient
  35. 07/02/1943 Lorient
  36. 11/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  37. 13/02/1943 Lorient
  38. 18/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  39. 25/02/1943 Nuremberg
  40. 26/02/1943 Cologne
  41. 28/02/1943 St.Nazaire
  42. 01/03/1943 Berlin
  43. 05/03/1943 Essen
  44. 08/03/1943 Nuremberg

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) Geoffrey Norman Reeve44
(2nd Pilot)Frederick Caldwell1
(Navigator)Lionel Leonard Thomas1
Reginald Gordon Houston1
F Turner19
Terence Gordon O’Shaughnessy3
Elmer Harold Anthony17
(Air Bomber)Stanley Alfred Miller44
(Wireless Operator) Harry James Leonard Peto41
– Richmond2
Garfield James Phillips1
(Air Gunner)Arthur Priestley1
(Possibly) Edward Thomas Beasley14
Gerald Frederick Freedman4
Lloyd George Lawson36
Palmer Maynard Nerland1
Roy Frederick MacDonald1
W Hiscock1
William Scott Minto Edmondston28
(Flight Engineer)George Richard Bradley43

Posting Dates

Reeve Geoffrey NormanIn From:
Out to:PDRC Bournemouth05/04/1943

Rees (OW)

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

  1. 05/10/1942 Aachen
  2. 13/10/1942 Kiel (Incident)
  3. 15/10/1942 Cologne (Incident)
  4. 06/11/1942 Gardening
  5. 08/11/1942 Gardening
  6. 09/11/1942 Hamburg
  7. 20/11/1942 Turin
  8. 22/11/1942 Stuttgart
  9. 28/11/1942 Turin
  10. 02/12/1942 Frankfurt
  11. 06/12/1942 Mannheim
  12. 08/12/1942 Turin
  13. 09/12/1942 Turin
  14. 30/01/1943 Hamburg
  15. 02/02/1943 Cologne
  16. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  17. 04/02/1943 Turin
  18. 11/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  19. 18/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  20. 19/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  21. 25/02/1943 Nuremberg
  22. 26/02/1943 Cologne
  23. 01/03/1943 Berlin
  24. 03/03/1943 Hamburg
  25. 27/03/1943 Berlin
  26. 29/03/1943 Berlin (Incident)
  27. 04/04/1943 Kiel
  28. 10/04/1943 Frankfurt
  29. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart

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)Oscar William Rees29
(Navigator)Herbert Brian Felix  Lymna25
Ronald George Hands4
(Air Bomber)– Glasspool1
Edgar Leonard Killip1
Michael Charles Xavier Mack1
PA Taylor6
Ronald George Hands1
Vernon Reginald Matthews19
(Wireless Operator) Arthur Denby Barker24
Hector Alfred Jamieson1
Henry Randolph McMahon Stroud3
Marcus Rees1
(Air Gunner)Andrew Walt Cowan1
Charles Frederick Andrew2
GF Calver1
Ivor Corfield22
John Napoleon Barry1
Leonard Jesse North12
Michael Thomas Byrne3
RW Foreman3
Thomas Henry Navin Emerson6
William Austin McMullan1
William Gordon Leslie Brown3
William Joseph Freeman3
(Flight Engineer)George Henry Cross5
John Maurice Mitchell24

REES CREW
[Courtesy of Andy Rees]

Extract from OW Rees’ Flying Log Book [Courtesy of Andy Rees]

Posting Dates

ReesOscar WilliamIn From:35 Conversion Flight26/09/1942
Out to:PDC Blackpool21/05/1943

Reed (DH)

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

  1. 10/04/1942 Essen
  2. 12/04/1942 Essen
  3. 16/04/1942 L’Orient
  4. 08/05/1942 Warnemunde
  5. 19/05/1942 Mannheim (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)Dudley Herman Reed5
(Observer)Frederick D’Orsa Hunter5
(Air Bomber)– Boyle3
Jonathan Raymond Field3
(WOP / AG)Francis Edwin Flint5
(Air Gunner)Leslie Plimmer Russell2
Luther Martin1
Richard Lionel Prosser2
William John Hopkins2
(Flight Engineer)Edward James Morris5

Posting Dates

ReedDudley HermanIn From:10 O.T.U.20/09/1941
Out to:War Casualty19/05/1942

Raggett (PR)

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

  1. 28/06/1943 Cologne
  2. 03/07/1943 Cologne
  3. 09/07/1943 Gelsenkirchen
  4. 15/07/1943 Montbéliard
  5. 24/07/1943 Hamburg
  6. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  7. 29/07/1943 Hamburg
  8. 30/07/1943 Remscheid
  9. 02/08/1943 Hamburg
  10. 10/08/1943 Nuremberg
  11. 12/08/1943 Turin
  12. 17/08/1943 Peenemunde (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)Peter Roland Raggett12
(Navigator)Albert Joseph Perkins12
(Air Bomber)Stanley Alfred Baldwin12
(Wireless Operator)Frederick Roberts12
(Air Gunner)Douglas Stewart Wood12
Peter Henry Palmer12
(Flight Engineer)Vincent Webster12

Posting Dates

RaggettPeter RolandIn From:__
Out to:War Casualty17/08/1943

Quigly (RJ)

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

  1. 11/06/1943 Munster
  2. 12/06/1943 Bochum
  3. 19/06/1943 Le Creusot
  4. 21/06/1943 Krefeld (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)Richard Joseph Quigly4
(Navigator)John Henry Roy Sarano St. John4
(Air Bomber)Francis Ronald Carpenter4
(Wireless Operator)Francis James Williams4
(Air Gunner)Jack White4
Reginald Brian Capon4
(Flight Engineer) Edmund Ernest Stocker3
John Irvine Barrie1

Posting Dates

QuiglyRichard JosephIn From:102 Squadron25/05/1943
Out to:POW21/06/1943

Price (CC)

The Squadron’s Operations Record Book shows that CC Price 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. 29/09/1943 Bochum
  7. 11/11/1943 Cannes
  8. 17/11/1943 Mannheim
  9. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  10. 25/11/1943 Frankfurt
  11. 26/11/1943 Stuttgart
  12. 02/12/1943 Berlin
  13. 03/12/1943 Leipzig
  14. 29/12/1943 Berlin
  15. 24/03/1944 Berlin
  16. 26/03/1944 Essen
  17. 30/03/1944 Nuremberg
  18. 10/04/1944 Laon
  19. 11/04/1944 Aachen

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)Charles Cleveland Price19
(Navigator)Eric Thome Heard5
Herbert Alan Millar14
(Air Bomber)Ernest Charles Nixon2
George Dennis Linacre12
James Eric Sidnell5
(Wireless Operator)LF Hughes14
W Stanne5
(Air Gunner)Albert Edward Smith2
John Carr2
JT New10
Kenneth James Rees2
Kenneth Knight14
Leonard George William Watts1
Morley Albert Arnott1
Sidney Jackson3
Horace John Walker3
(Flight Engineer) Edmund Ernest Stocker1
Bernard Oliver Baldwin5
Joseph Rayton11

Posting Dates

Price Charles ClevelandIn From:1652 C.U.04/09/1943
Out to:N/E Sick 21/01/1944
In From:N/E Sick 07/03/1944
Out to:158 Squadron16/04/1944

Pooles (MRM)

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

  1. 07/12/1941 Aachen
  2. 11/12/1941 Cologne
  3. 18/12/1941 Brest
  4. 30/12/1941 Brest
  5. 08/03/1942 Essen
  6. 13/03/1942 Cologne
  7. 30/03/1942 Battleship
  8. 08/04/1942 Hamburg
  9. 27/04/1942 Battleship (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)Michael Reginald Mark Pooles9
(2nd Pilot)– Bird5
Donald Philip MacIntyre3
(Observer)Gerard John Peter Henry9
(WOP / AG)Allan Wilstrop4
Donald Edgar Rarity9
John Ryland Jones4
Joseph Pierre Gaston Blanchet1
(Air Gunner)Frank William Gosnell Hill1
G Lowe7
Maurice Cohen [aka Cowan]1
(Flight Engineer)Dennis Sidney Hunt4
Hubert Allan Booth5

POOLES CREW
Believed to be: Henry, MacIntyre, Lowe, Pooles, Rarity, Hunt, Jones
[Courtesy of Chris Tasker]

Posting Dates

PoolesMichael Reginald MarkIn From:51 Squadron24/10/1941
Out to:War Casualty27/04/1942

Poley (RWC)

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

  1. 12/12/1944 Essen
  2. 15/12/1944 Ludwigshafen
  3. 23/12/1944 Cologne (Incident)
  4. 28/12/1944 Bonn
  5. 29/12/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  6. 06/01/1945 Hanau
  7. 22/01/1945 Gelsenkirchen

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 William Clifford Poley7
(Navigator)(Possibly) Robert Eric Lowden Johnson7
(Air Bomber)Charles Doig1
Edward George Meredith1
Herbert William Mercy Ebdon5
(Wireless Operator)M Cohen7
(Air Gunner)D Therault5
Edward Dent1
Kenneth Frederick Judd1
R Speight6
Ronald Henry Rudyard Grayson1
(Flight Engineer)Richard Hibbert Spratt7

Posting Dates

PoleyRWCIn From:
Out to:

Plutte (RGW)

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

  1. 10/09/1942 Dusseldorf
  2. 14/09/1942 Wilhelmshaven
  3. 19/09/1942 Saarbrucken
  4. 05/10/1942 Aachen
  5. 13/10/1942 Kiel
  6. 15/10/1942 Cologne
  7. 24/10/1942 Milan
  8. 02/12/1942 Frankfurt
  9. 08/12/1942 Turin
  10. 14/01/1943 Lorient
  11. 15/01/1943 Lorient
  12. 16/01/1943 Berlin
  13. 23/01/1943 Lorient
  14. 26/01/1943 Lorient
  15. 03/02/1943 Hamburg
  16. 19/02/1943 Wilhelmshaven
  17. 21/02/1943 Bremen
  18. 25/02/1943 Nuremberg
  19. 26/02/1943 Cologne
  20. 28/02/1943 St.Nazaire
  21. 08/03/1943 Nuremberg
  22. 02/04/1943 St.Nazaire
  23. 04/04/1943 Kiel
  24. 08/04/1943 Duisburg

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) Robert George Walker Plutte24
(2nd Dickie)James Copeland Thomas2
(Navigator)Gordon Henry Francis Carter1
Jack Kenneth Corke1
John Baker1
Elmer Harold Anthony1
Nathaniel Halliday6
William Robert Francis Grierson-Jackson14
(Air Bomber)[-] Anderson1
Donald Kenneth Allport1
Frederick Donald McColl1
Joseph Gilbert Middlemass7
Lionel Leonard Thomas6
Richard Martin1
Robert Irwin Trickett2
(Wireless Operator)Edward Roland Turenne2
Frederick Arthur Braybrook1
Glenburne George Galvin15
Francis Edward Solway7
Frederick Hay1
(Air Gunner)Charles Frederick Andrew1
Charles Fullerton Stewart15
Edwin Francis Butler3
Jack Edward Stuart Matthews12
James Bernard Anthony Scannell1
John Napoleon Barry1
John Patrick Van  Kiekebelt2
Lloyd George Lawson1
Thomas Musselbrook Bruce7
William Austin McMullan1
William Joseph Freeman1
(Flight Engineer)Albert Edward Waddicor1
Daniel Christie Young1
John Charles Goodson3
William Patrick O’Kane12
William Potter7

Posting Dates

PlutteRobert George WalkerIn From:78 Squadron07/09/1942
Out to:NTU Gransden Lodge28/04/1943

Pexton (HC)

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

  1. 08/04/1943 Duisburg (Incident)
  2. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart
  3. 16/04/1943 Pilsen
  4. 20/04/1943 Stettin
  5. 26/04/1943 Duisburg
  6. 30/04/1943 Essen
  7. 23/05/1943 Dortmund
  8. 25/05/1943 Dusseldorf
  9. 29/05/1943 Wuppertal
  10. 11/06/1943 Dusseldorf
  11. 12/06/1943 Bochum
  12. 16/06/1943 Cologne
  13. 19/06/1943 Le Creusot
  14. 21/06/1943 Krefeld
  15. 24/06/1943 Elberfeld
  16. 24/07/1943 Hamburg
  17. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  18. 29/07/1943 Hamburg (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)Harold Cass Pexton18
(Navigator)Francis Fenton18
(Air Bomber)Cyril Duggan Hughes18
(Wireless Operator)Colin John Weldon18
(Air Gunner)Charles Frederick Andrew2
Ivor Corfield4
James Walter Warren12
William David Ronald Walters18
(Flight Engineer) Edmund Ernest Stocker2
Ernest Frederick John Willis15
Ronald McTavish Mather1

Photo Gallery (Main Crew Members)

Pexton, Fenton, Weldon, Willis
[Courtesy of Colin Ainsworth and Kevin Gummer]

Posting Dates

PextonHarold CassIn From:51 Squadron26/03/1943
Out to:War Casualty29/07/1943

Peveler (D)

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

  1. 19/05/1942 Mannheim
  2. 30/05/1942 Cologne
  3. 01/06/1942 Essen
  4. 25/06/1942 Bremen
  5. 27/06/1942 Bremen
  6. 31/07/1942 Dusseldorf

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)Donald Peveler6
(Navigator)– Armstrong5
Arthur Ewart Bloomer1
(2nd Navigator)Leonard John Woolven2
Lionel Parsell1
(WOP / AG) Reginald John Lambert Sawyers1
– Watts4
Eric Charles Creaney1
William Gorman1
(Air Gunner)Haakon Rivedal3
John Meredith Fryer3
Patrick William Tucker-Feltham1
RJ Demers4
(Flight Engineer)– Thomas1
William G Higgs5

Posting Dates

PevelerDonaldIn From:51 Squadron03/05/1942
Out to:1652 C.U.05/08/1942

Pettifer (H)

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

  1. 12/12/1944 Essen
  2. 15/12/1944 Ludwigshafen
  3. 23/12/1944 Cologne
  4. 02/01/1945 Nuremberg
  5. 05/01/1945 Hanover
  6. 22/01/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  7. 28/01/1945 Stuttgart
  8. 01/02/1945 Mainz
  9. 02/02/1945 Wanne Eickel
  10. 04/02/1945 Bonn
  11. 07/02/1945 Goch
  12. 13/02/1945 Dresden
  13. 20/02/1945 Dortmund
  14. 05/03/1945 Chemnitz
  15. 07/03/1945 Hemmingstedt
  16. 08/03/1945 Hamburg
  17. 13/03/1945 Gelsenkirchen
  18. 15/03/1945 Misburg
  19. 18/03/1945 Witten
  20. 20/03/1945 Heide
  21. 24/03/1945 Gladbeck
  22. 25/03/1945 Munster
  23. 04/04/1945 Leuna
  24. 09/04/1945 Kiel
  25. 10/04/1945 Plauen

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)Harry Pettifer25
(Navigator)Matthew McMath25
(Air Bomber)Edward George Meredith12
Maldwyn George Williams13
(Set Operator)S Caddle23
Yale Knox Carter1
(Wireless Operator)Kenneth John Bullock24
Thomas Henry Warren1
(Air Gunner)Edward Dent25
Kenneth Frederick Judd25
(Flight Engineer)Thomas Charles Williamson25

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

PettiferHarryIn From:51 Squadron19/11/1944
Out to:RAF Graveley12/10/1945

Petrie-Andrews (JR)

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

  1. 14/04/1943 Stuttgart
  2. 16/04/1943 Pilsen
  3. 20/04/1943 Stettin (Incident)
  4. 26/04/1943 Duisburg
  5. 04/05/1943 Dortmund
  6. 12/05/1943 Duisburg
  7. 13/05/1943 Pilsen
  8. 23/05/1943 Dortmund
  9. 25/05/1943 Dusseldorf
  10. 19/06/1943 Le Creusot & Henri Paul
  11. 21/06/1943 Krefeld
  12. 24/06/1943 Elberfeld
  13. 13/07/1943 Aachen
  14. 15/07/1943 Montbéliard
  15. 27/07/1943 Hamburg
  16. 29/07/1943 Hamburg
  17. 02/08/1943 Hamburg
  18. 09/08/1943 Mannheim
  19. 10/08/1943 Nuremberg
  20. 12/08/1943 Turin
  21. 16/08/1943 Turin
  22. 23/08/1943 Berlin
  23. 16/09/1943 Modane
  24. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  25. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  26. 27/09/1943 Hanover
  27. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  28. 04/10/1943 Frankfurt
  29. 08/10/1943 Bremen
  30. 22/10/1943 Kassel
  31. 11/11/1943 Cannes (Ditched in Sea)

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)John Rushbrooke Petrie-Andrews31
(Navigator)John Wright Armitage31
(Air Bomber)Horace John Backhouse31
(Wireless Operator) Arthur Denby Barker1
Francis Gerald Murphy2
Henry Randolph McMahon Stroud1
Rhubean Burns Berwick27
(Air Gunner)George Dale31
Norman Wilken Barnett31
(Flight Engineer)John Henry Morgan31

PETRIE-ANDREWS CREW AND GROUND CREW
Dale, Morgan, Armitage, Petrie-Andrews, Backhouse, Berwick, Barnett (with Ground Crew)
[With kind permission of Steve Darlow [Original Source: John Backhouse]]

Extract from JW Armitage’s Flying Log Book [Courtesy of Nick Place]

Having ditched in the sea near Sardinia, he returned to the UK and rejoined the squadron.

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

  1. 02/01/1944 Berlin (Aborted)
  2. 05/01/1944 Stettin
  3. 14/01/1944 Brunswick
  4. 27/01/1944 Heligoland
  5. 28/01/1944 Forget-me-not
  6. 30/01/1944 Berlin
  7. 15/02/1944 Berlin
  8. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart
  9. 10/04/1944 Laon
  10. 11/04/1944 Aachen
  11. 18/04/1944 Rouen
  12. 20/04/1944 Cologne
  13. 22/04/1944 Laon
  14. 24/04/1944 Karlsruhe
  15. 26/04/1944 Villeneuve St.Georges
  16. 27/04/1944 Friedrichshafen
  17. 08/05/1944 Haine-St.Pierre
  18. 10/05/1944 Lens
  19. 11/05/1944 Louvain
  20. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  21. 22/05/1944 Dortmund
  22. 24/05/1944 Aachen
  23. 27/05/1944 Bourg Leopold
  24. 02/06/1944 Trappes
  25. 05/06/1944 Longues
  26. 08/06/1944 Mayenne
  27. 12/06/1944 Arras
  28. 15/06/1944 Fouillard
  29. 16/06/1944 Sterkrade
  30. 22/06/1944 Laon

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)John Rushbrooke Petrie-Andrews30
(2nd Dickie)_ McGowan1
Philip John Bryant1
(Navigator)John Wright Armitage8
Thomas Bruce Cooper22
(Air Bomber)Hector John Plank22
Horace John Backhouse7
Jack Clinton Wells1
(Wireless Operator)Rhubean Burns Berwick30
(Air Gunner)Douglas Edward John Stevens1
George Dale8
John Dixon Atkinson1
Norman Wilken Barnett24
Paul Berkeley White5
Roy Ronald Long21
(Flight Engineer)John Henry Morgan30

Posting Dates

Petrie-AndrewsJohn RushbrookeIn From:
Out to:85 O.T.U.18/07/1944

Petley (D)

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

  1. 03/03/1942 Billancourt
  2. 08/03/1942 Essen
  3. 13/03/1942 Cologne
  4. 30/03/1942 Battleship
  5. 08/04/1942 Hamburg
  6. 27/04/1942 Battleship
  7. 28/04/1942 Battleship (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)Desmond Petley7
(2nd Pilot)Hugh Charles Granger2
Ross Hardie3
(Observer)Alan James Child1
Alfred Bernard Columbine6
(Air Bomber) Kenneth Drew Rome1
(WOP / AG) Reginald John Lambert Sawyers5
Arthur William Smith Evans2
Gordon Ernest Cranstone6
(Air Gunner)George Pomroy7
(Flight Engineer)George Percy Price4
James Black Dunlop1
John Maurice Mitchell1
William Patrick O’Kane1

Posting Dates

PetleyDesmondIn From:15 O.T.U.18/01/1942
Out to:POW28/04/1942

Peter (RG)

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

  1. 26/04/1944 Essen
  2. 27/04/1944 Friedrichshafen (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)Robert Graham Peter2
(Navigator)Geoffrey Grant Foulkes2
(Air Bomber)Noel Charles William Davis2
(Wireless Operator)Murray Thomas Bartle2
(Air Gunner)David Poole Balmer2
Irvine Graham2
(Flight Engineer)Alfred Stewart Brereton2

Posting Dates

PeterRobert GrahamIn From:
Out to:Internee27/04/1944

Petch (KA)

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

  1. 11/11/1943 Cannes
  2. 17/11/1943 Mannheim
  3. 18/11/1943 Mannheim
  4. 22/11/1943 Berlin
  5. 25/11/1943 Frankfurt
  6. 20/12/1943 Frankfurt
  7. 29/12/1943 Berlin
  8. 20/01/1944 Berlin
  9. 21/01/1944 Magdeburg (Incident)
  10. 27/01/1944 Heligoland (Aborted)
  11. 15/02/1944 Berlin
  12. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart

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)Kenneth Alexander Petch12
(Navigator)Charles Louis Potter12
(Air Bomber)Albert Clement Michael Taylor1
Thomas Mercer Telford11
(Wireless Operator)William Henry Curness11
(WOP / AG) Leonard Stewart Thorpe1
(Air Gunner)Alfred Fred Poynton1
John Dixon Atkinson1
John Napier9
JT New2
Richard HA Shirley11
(Flight Engineer)Ryszard Cederbaum12

Posting Dates

PetchKenneth AlexanderIn From:1652 C.U.27/09/1943
Out to:635 Squadron19/03/1944

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A birthday to remember

Flying with No. 35 Squadron Path Finder Force from Graveley, our crew took part in an attack on Magdeburg on 21st January 1944 – read more –

Perry (DJ)

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

  1. 25/06/1942 Bremen
  2. 27/06/1942 Angers
  3. 29/06/1942 Angers

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)Dennis Jack Perry3
(Navigator)Raymond William Bullen3
(WOP / AG)– Johnson2
M Jackson1
William Gorman3
(Air Gunner)– Smith3
John Meredith Fryer3
(Flight Engineer)James Cunningham McKnight3

Posting Dates

PerryDennis JackIn From:10 O.T.U.04/04/1942
Out to:No 1 Depot18/07/1942

Pack (JT)

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

  1. 16/04/1942 L’Orient
  2. 19/05/1942 St Nazaire
  3. 22/05/1942 St Nazaire
  4. 30/05/1942 Cologne
  5. 01/06/1942 Essen
  6. 03/06/1942 Bremen
  7. 06/06/1942 Emden
  8. 08/06/1942 Essen (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)Joseph Thomas Pack8
(2nd Pilot)– Hill1
(Observer)Roy Blackwell Chadwick8
(Air Bomber) Kenneth Drew Rome1
(WOP / AG)Walter Montague Gordon Wing1
William Edgar Pilborough5
(Possibly) John Andrew Catley7
(Air Gunner)John McKinstry6
William John Hopkins8
(Flight Engineer)John Ralph Storey7
Victor Charles Stevens1

Posting Dates

PackJoseph ThomasIn From:19 O.T.U.28/10/1941
Out to:Evader08/06/1942

Roberts (RP)

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

  1. 28/05/1944 Mardick
  2. 31/05/1944 Mont Couple
  3. 05/06/1944 Longues
  4. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  5. 11/06/1944 Tours
  6. 15/06/1944 Lens
  7. 16/06/1944 Pas de Calais
  8. 23/06/1944 Coubronne
  9. 24/06/1944 Middel Straete
  10. 27/06/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  11. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  12. 06/07/1944 Coquereaux
  13. 07/07/1944 Caen
  14. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  15. 18/07/1944 M-Cagny (Daylight)
  16. 20/07/1944 Montcandon
  17. 22/07/1944 L’Hey
  18. 23/07/1944 Foret-De-Croc (Daylight)
  19. 23/07/1944 Kiel
  20. 25/07/1944 Stuttgart
  21. 28/07/1944 Hamburg (Incident)
  22. 30/07/1944 Normandy
  23. 01/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  24. 04/08/1944 Trossy-St-Maxim (Daylight)
  25. 05/08/1944 Acquet
  26. 07/08/1944 Normandy
  27. 09/08/1944 Prouville
  28. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  29. 15/08/1944 Volkel air base (Holland)
  30. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  31. 18/08/1944 Connantre
  32. 25/08/1944 Brest
  33. 26/08/1944 Kiel
  34. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  35. 17/09/1944 Boulogne
  36. 20/09/1944 Calais
  37. 24/09/1944 Calais (Incident)
  38. 25/09/1944 Calais (Aborted)
  39. 27/09/1944 Bottrop
  40. 06/10/1944 Dortmund
  41. 14/10/1944 Duisburg (Daylight}
  42. 15/10/1944 Wilhelmshaven
  43. 31/10/1944 Cologne
  44. 02/11/1944 Dusseldorf
  45. 04/11/1944 Bochum
  46. 06/11/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  47. 16/11/1944 Duren
  48. 18/11/1944 Munster
  49. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  50. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  51. 12/12/1944 Essen
  52. 17/12/1944 Duisburg
  53. 21/12/1944 Cologne
  54. 24/12/1944 Cologne
  55. 26/12/1944 St.Vith
  56. 27/12/1944 Rheydt
  57. 28/12/1944 Bonn

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:

(Pilot)Roy Patrick Roberts57
(2nd Dickie)George Bradburn1
William George Douglas1
(Navigator)John Francis Marshall57
(Air Bomber)Allan John Vial55
Clayton Hugh Jack1
LHP Coleman1
(Set Operator)Charles William Eyles1
Dennis Thompson1
Edward George Meredith18
Gilbert Wood1
John Duncan Crombie5
(Wireless Operator)Albert Harrison57
(Air Gunner)Alfred George Wright1
CL Carter1
Francis George Crowhurst1
Geoffrey Arnold Perry1
Jack Cecil Black1
John Richard Hacker1
Leslie Arthur Booth51
Lloyd Dennis Nickel56
Thomas James Harvey1
(Flight Engineer)Alan John White1
Alec Marks3
Archibald Hunter McCartney1
George Brodie Sharpe2
George William Hatton21
Henry George Smith1
Jeffrey Francis Pryce Harper1
Louis Donald Pope27

Roberts Crew [Lucy Harrison].jpg

ROBERTS CREW
AJ Vial, LA Booth, LD Nickel, JF Marshall, A Harrison, RP Roberts, GW Hatton
[Courtesy of Lucy Harrison]

Extract from GW Hatton’s Flying Log Book (May / June 1944)

Posting Dates

RobertsRoy PatrickIn From:41 Base07/05/1944
Out to:46 Squadron31/01/1945

Stinson (HV)

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

  1. 22/09/1943 Hanover
  2. 23/09/1943 Mannheim
  3. 27/09/1943 Hanover
  4. 29/09/1943 Bochum
  5. 03/10/1943 Kassel
  6. 08/10/1943 Bremen
  7. 22/10/1943 Kassel
  8. 17/11/1943 Mannheim
  9. 19/11/1943 Leverkusen
  10. 02/12/1943 Berlin (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:

(Pilot)Harley Vernon Stinson10
(Navigator)Desmond Albert Richardson10
(Air Bomber)Michael John Day10
(Wireless Operator)Gerald Walter Allso10
(Air Gunner)Francis Cole McCubbin10
Roy Horace Wells10
(Flight Engineer)George Merrill10

L to R: Allso, Day, Stinson, Wells, Richardson, Merrill, McCubbin
[Courtesy of Richardson Family]

Posting Dates

StinsonHarley VernonIn From:
Out to:War Casualty02/12/1943

Tropman (FWG)

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

  1. 25/02/1944 Augsburg (Aborted)
  2. 01/03/1944 Stuttgart
  3. 15/03/1944 Stuttgart
  4. 24/03/1944 Berlin (Incident)
  5. 26/03/1944 Essen
  6. 30/03/1944 Nuremberg
  7. 18/04/1944 Rouen
  8. 22/04/1944 Laon
  9. 03/05/1944 Montdidier
  10. 08/05/1944 Haine-St.Pierre
  11. 10/05/1944 Lens
  12. 11/05/1944 Boulogne
  13. 19/05/1944 Boulogne
  14. 22/05/1944 Dortmund (Aborted)
  15. 07/06/1944 Foret De Cerisy
  16. 08/06/1944 Mayenne
  17. 12/06/1944 Arras
  18. 14/06/1944 Evrecy
  19. 15/06/1944 Fouillard
  20. 22/06/1944 Laon
  21. 09/07/1944 L’Hey
  22. 10/07/1944 Nucourt
  23. 11/07/1944 Gapennes
  24. 12/07/1944 Tours
  25. 15/07/1944 Nucourt
  26. 18/07/1944 Wesseling
  27. 25/07/1944 Stuttgart
  28. 28/07/1944 Stuttgart
  29. 31/07/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  30. 05/08/1944 Acquet
  31. 09/08/1944 Foret De Nieppe
  32. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  33. 15/08/1944 Le Culot
  34. 16/08/1944 Stettin
  35. 18/08/1944 Connantre
  36. 25/08/1944 Brest
  37. 26/08/1944 Kiel
  38. 11/09/1944 Le Havre-Cadillac 1
  39. 12/09/1944 Frankfurt
  40. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  41. 23/09/1944 Neuss
  42. 27/09/1944 Calais
  43. 05/10/1944 Saarbrucken
  44. 16/11/1944 Duren
  45. 18/11/1944 Munster
  46. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  47. 29/11/1944 Dortmund
  48. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  49. 05/12/1944 Soest
  50. 06/12/1944 Merseburg (Leuna)
  51. 17/12/1944 Ulm
  52. 21/12/1944 Cologne
  53. 22/12/1944 Koblenz
  54. 04/02/1945 Bonn
  55. 07/02/1945 Goch
  56. 08/02/1945 Politz
  57. 13/02/1945 Bohlen
  58. 14/02/1945 Chemnitz
  59. 20/02/1945 Dortmund
  60. 21/02/1945 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:

(Pilot)Francis William Gordon Tropman60
(2nd Dickie)Allan Edward Johnson1
(Navigator) Robert Thomas Johns7
Raymond William Bullen53
(Air Bomber) Harry Denis Michell7
John Lloyd George Marshall53
(Set Operator)John Duncan Crombie1
(Wireless Operator)Neil William Curtis57
Thomas Henry Matthews3
(Air Gunner)David McMillan1
Geoffrey John North4
Jack Lloyd Stevens53
Malcolm Harry McVey5
Maxwell Edwin Ladyman53
Peter Noel Howdle1
Raymond Beech2
SJ Smith1
(Flight Engineer) Andrew Jenkinson Dick1
George Brodie Sharpe1
Ian Keith McGregor50
Michael William Hanham1

Tropman {Australian Archives].JPG

TROPMAN CREW
I McGregor, FWG Tropman, JLG Marshall, P Stevens, NW Curtis / M Ladyman, RW Bullen
[Source: Australian War Memorial]

Posting Dates

TropmanFrancis William GordonIn From:No 102 Squadron01/02/1944
Out to:War Casualty21/02/1945

Thomas (JC)

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

  1. 15/10/1942 Cologne
  2. 24/10/1942 Milan
  3. 08/11/1942 Gardening
  4. 22/11/1942 Stuttgart
  5. 11/12/1942 Turin
  6. 20/12/1942 Duisburg
  7. 23/01/1943 Lorient
  8. 26/01/1943 Lorient
  9. 03/02/1943 Hamburg (Crashed on Landing)
  10. 04/02/1943 Turin
  11. 13/02/1943 Lorient (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)James Copeland Thomas11
(Navigator)Gordon Henry Francis Carter11
(Air Bomber)Richard Martin11
(Wireless Operator)Edward Roland Turenne11
(Air Gunner)John Napoleon Barry11
William Joseph Freeman11
(Flight Engineer)Daniel Christie Young9
Donald Harrington Craig2

Posting Dates

ThomasJames CopelandIn From:19 O.T.U.27/09/1942
Out to:Evader13/02/1943

Potts (K)

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

  1. 21/11/1944 Sterkrade
  2. 27/11/1944 Neuss
  3. 29/11/1944 Dortmund
  4. 04/12/1944 Urft Dam
  5. 15/12/1944 Ludwigshafen
  6. 23/12/1944 Cologne
  7. 05/01/1945 Hanover (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)Kenneth Potts7
(Navigator)Murray Allison Mills7
(Air Bomber)Arthur Joseph Reeder7
(Set Operator)Joseph Omer Dumas1
(Wireless Operator)George Alfred Pope7
(Air Gunner) Solomon Joseph Harold Andrew1
Lloyd Dennis Nickel1
Ronald William Bentley7
Roy Frederick Arthur Yallop1
Squire Nuttall1
Stephen Thurston Ashton1
Vivian Montague Bailey Halls1
Wallace John Stewart1
(Flight Engineer)Medley Benjamin Sharp7

Photo Gallery

Posting Dates

PottsKennethIn From:51 Squadron24/09/1944
Out to:War Casualty05/01/1945

Thorpe (JH)

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

  1. 09/04/1944 Lille
  2. 11/04/1944 Aachen
  3. 18/04/1944 Rouen
  4. 21/05/1944 Duisburg
  5. 22/05/1944 Dortmund
  6. 24/05/1944 Aachen
  7. 27/05/1944 Bourg Leopold
  8. 28/05/1944 Mardick
  9. 15/06/1944 Lens
  10. 16/06/1944 Pas de Calais
  11. 23/06/1944 Coubronne
  12. 24/06/1944 Middel Straete
  13. 27/06/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  14. 02/07/1944 Oisemont/Neuville Au Bois
  15. 06/07/1944 Coquereaux
  16. 07/07/1944 Caen
  17. 10/07/1944 Nucourt
  18. 12/07/1944 Thiverby
  19. 14/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  20. 15/07/1944 Nucourt
  21. 16/07/1944 St.Philibert-Ferme
  22. 18/07/1944 M-Cagny
  23. 20/07/1944 Montcandon
  24. 23/07/1944 Kiel
  25. 24/07/1944 Stuttgart
  26. 12/08/1944 Russelsheim
  27. 18/08/1944 Bremen
  28. 25/08/1944 Gun Emplacements at Brest
  29. 26/08/1944 Kiel
  30. 29/08/1944 Stettin
  31. 15/09/1944 Kiel
  32. 05/10/1944 Saarbrucken
  33. 06/10/1944 Dortmund
  34. 14/10/1944 Duisburg [1]
  35. 15/10/1944 Wilhelmshaven
  36. 19/10/1944 Stuttgart
  37. 21/10/1944 Hanover
  38. 25/10/1944 Essen
  39. 01/11/1944 Oberhausen
  40. 06/11/1944 Gelsenkirchen
  41. 27/11/1944 Freiburg
  42. 29/11/1944 Dortmund (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:

(Pilot)John Herbert Thorpe42
(Navigator)Geoffrey Simpson42
(Air Bomber)Gilbert Victor Williams40
Norman Thomas Adams1
Robert Mackay Hilliard1
(Wireless Operator)James Alexander Mathison41
William Davies1
(Air Gunner)James Arthur Wynn42
William Turnbull42
(Flight Engineer)Douglas Belmont Gerrard1
Edward Donald Hughes1
John Mitchell Cruickshank40

THORPE CREW
[Courtesy of Ian Warner]

Posting Dates

ThorpeJohn HerbertIn From:__
Out to:War Casualty29/11/1944