Abbreviations

A/C

A/D

A/G

B/A

Con

Cont

DZ
E/A

F/C

F/Eng

H/F

L/F

LZ

Nav

Op

Pil

Posn

U/S

WO/Air

Aircraft

Aerodrome

Air Gunner

Bomb Aimer

Concentrated

Container

Drop Zone

Enemy Action

French Coast

Flight Engineer

Heavy Flak

Light Flak

Landing Zone

Navigator

Operation

Pilot

Position

Unserviceable

Wireless Operator

 

 

Month and year: June 1944

 

5th June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

Two A/C brought back from Tarrant Rushton.  One crew ferried the crew over.  N/F: The Squadron carried out its first mass sortie for the second front.  Twenty three crews took off after 23.00 hrs. to drop troops and containers on D.Z. "N" on the French coast.  The operation was a success, only one crew was missing, and two members of a crew which force landed at "Ford" A/D.  Light flak was encountered over the D.Z.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.837.  Crew:  20875 W/Cdr N. Alexander (Pil), 112407 F/Lt M.E.H. Dawson (Nav), 143579 F/O C.R. Bentley (A/B), 131003 W/O J. Grain (WO/Air), 51685 F/Lt A.W. Fish (F/Eng), 130315 F/L T.P. Griffiths (A/G).  Time Up:  23.20.  Time Down:  02.50.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Slight damage to A/C through E/A.  Operation "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 Troops & kit bags, 9 Conts.  Concentrated light flak over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.810.  Crew:  39050 S/Ldr H.E. Angell (Pil), 130141 F/O I.B. Fiske (Nav), J23741 F/O E.A. Wilkins (A/B), 1334844 F/Sgt F. Skinner (WO/Air), 1514527 Sgt A. Moore (F/Eng), 172557 P/O P.B. Nancholas (A/G).  Time Up:  23.25.  Time Down:  03.30.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 Troops, 20 kit bags, 4 Conts. 1 cycle.  Con. light flak over DZ.  Cycle caught up in strops  & not dropped.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.234.  Crew:  161603 F/O F.T. Powell (Pil), 133332 F/O C.R. Holmes (Nav), 1276501 F/Sgt L.F. Penn (A/B), 1316533 F/Sgt W.T. Powell (WO/Air), 1603951 Sgt J. Gillespie (F/Eng), 1293313 Sgt F.P. Kingsley (A/G).  Time Up:  23.20.  Time Down:  03.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Hits in fuselage & Port wing.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops, 20 kits, 9 conts. 1 cycle.  Con. light flak over DZ.  19th paratroop hesitated and a 2nd run was made over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LK.505.  Crew:  1350196 F/Sgt J.W. Hill (Pil), 1507788 F/Sgt C.G. Valentine (Nav), 986105 F/Sgt I.P. Jones (A/B), 1392167 F/Sgt W.N.B. Cooper (WO/Air), 1603711 Sgt H.C.F. Stansbridge (F/Eng), 644459 W/O E. Hood (A/G).  Time Up:  23.25.  Time Down:  02.30.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops & Kits, 9 conts. 1 cycle.  Con. light flak over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.276.  Crew:  R.141092 W/O W.R. Tait (Pil), 1537420 F/Sgt C. Mabbott (Nav), 152458 W/O E.W. Bancroft (A/B), 1525459 Sgt T.B. Cragg (WO/Air), 628480 Sgt A.J. Murphy (F/Eng), 1425465 F/Sgt D.G. Benning (A/G).  Time Up:  23.20.  Time Down:  03.40.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops, and kit, 9 conts.  Con. light flak.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.925.  Crew:  409924 P/O L.J.G. James (Pil), 151086 F/O T.F. Cottle (Nav), 1313577 Sgt B. Stevens (A/B), A.410866 F/Sgt G. Bartholomew (WO/Air), 1583628 Sgt H.E. Geeson (F/Eng), 1891042 Sgt H.E. Judd (A/G).  Time Up:  23.25.  Time Down:  03.10.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops, and kit, 9 conts.  Con. light flak.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.841.  Crew:  134098 F/Lt F. Gribble (Pil), 133470 F/O A.E. Bothwell (Nav), 1322626 F/Sgt P.C. Goddard (A/B), 1323332 F/Sgt H. Wootton (WO/Air), 1582179 Sgt E. Whitehead (F/Eng), 147688 F/O S.F. Yardley (A/G).  Time Up:  23.28.  Time Down:  -.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  A/C Missing - Possibly the one that was seen by most crews in flames just east of DZ.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N".  17 troops and kit, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Result - Not known.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.851.  Crew:  A.415352 W/O G.R. Oliver (Pil), 1489926 F/Sgt J. Catee (Nav), J.23586 F/O C.H. Henderson (A/B), A.455614 W/O F.L. Steele (WO/Air), 1815714 Sgt D.E. Royston (F/Eng), R.168228 F/Sgt L.E. Gelinas (A/G).  Time Up:  23.20.  Time Down:  03.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 17 troops and kit, 9 conts.  Conc. light flak over D.Z.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.564.  Crew:  A.410071 P/O W.L. Marshall (Pil), 1321414 F/Sgt L.A. Beeson (Nav), A.401703 F/O D. Smith (A/B), A.421663 W/O J. McCarthy (WO/Air), 184033 Sgt W. Pyatt (F/Eng), 1875362 Sgt F.L. Hatchett (A/G).  Time Up:  23.25.  Time Down:  02.25.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 18 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. light flak over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LK.510.  Crew:  A.409258 F/Lt H.P. Vanrenen (Pil), 1249283 F/Sgt R.B. Tammas (Nav), 1431054 F/Sgt D. Handley (A/B), 1283607 F/Sgt J.E. Chalk (WO/Air), 1589351 Sgt J. Holmes (F/Eng), R.148162 W/O J.L. Jones (A/G).  Time Up:  23.20.  Time Down:  02.20.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 17 troops and kits, 9 conts.  Conc. light flak - A/C hit badly over DZ.  Cat. A.C.  Landed O.K. at base.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.945.  Crew:  A.420304 W/O R.G. Tickner (Pil), A.422649 F/Sgt R.W. Mann (Nav), A.423986 F/O J.H. Caldwell (A/B), A.422761 F/Sgt J.D. Stevenson (WO/Air), 919841 Sgt G.A. Humphrey (F/Eng), A.423888 F/Sgt E.S. Quirk (A/G).  Time Up:  23.30.  Time Down:  03.30.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. light flak over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.848.  Crew:  61276 S/Ldr C.F. Brown (Pil), 131828 F/O I.G. Pollock (Nav), A.410293 F/Sgt G.L. Banfield (A/B), 1029288 Sgt J. Harvey (WO/Air), 1819194 Sgt A.F. Lewin (F/Eng), 1818572 Sgt P.T. Stott (A/G).  Time Up:  23.25.  Time Down:  03.10.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. light flak over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.836.  Crew:  109030 F/Lt S.C. Askew (Pil), 1315078 F/Sgt J.A. Thompson (Nav), 139844 F/O R.G. Taylor (A/B), 1556362 F/Sgt A. MacFadyen (WO/Air), 1460758 Sgt M.C. Westbrook (F/Eng), 1575611 F/Sgt C.W. Lee (A/G).  Time Up:  23.30.  Time Down:  02.55.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op. "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  1 paratroop was hit by S/O engine.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.843.  Crew:  1333688 F/Sgt C.R. Green (Pil), 1459687 Sgt R.G. Phillips (Nav), 1044423 F/Sgt L. Marsh (A/B), 1501749 Sgt R. Cowan (WO/Air), 1812756 Sgt D.J. Allaway (F/Eng), 1257760 Sgt D.H. Grant (A/G).  Time Up:  23.35.  Time Down:  05.20.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. L/F over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.944.  Crew:  1398796 W/O M. Azeus (Pil), 1042705 F/Sgt C.D. Greenwell (Nav), 1601174 F/Sgt L. Hartman (A/B), 1456058 Sgt J. McQuiggan (WO/Air), 1607412 Sgt H.A. Turner (F/Eng), 1583111 Sgt P.H. Bode (A/G).  Time Up:  23.35.  Time Down:  05.20.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. L/F over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.846.  Crew:  A.420689 P/O C.E. Light (Pil), 134778 F/O P.D. Chalkley (Nav), A.418005 F/S H.G. McLaren (A/B), 1549200 Sgt J.A. Metcalfe (WO/Air), 118734 Sgt C.A. Myers (F/Eng), 1814628 Sgt J.H. Hooker (A/G).  Time Up:  23.35.  Time Down:  03.55.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. L/F over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.502.  Crew:  1315962 W/O T. Holloway (Pil), 1544819 F/Sgt J.H. Sparkes (Nav), 1551207 F/S J. MacIver (A/B), 1081984 F/Sgt L.F. Edge (WO/Air), 1451093 Sgt E.D. Keen (F/Eng), R.169916 W/O W.E. West (A/G).  Time Up:  23.35.  Time Down:  03.25.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. L/F over DZ.  One hit in port wing.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.276.  Crew:  A.425052 F/Sgt K. Prowd (Pil), 137368 F/O G.H. Powderhill (Nav), J.24002 F/O R.C. Gibbs (A/B), A.424335 F/Sgt J.J. Wherry (WO/Air), 572663 Sgt D.A. Matthews (F/Eng), R.201055 Sgt J.A. Gordon (A/G).  Time Up:  23.35.  Time Down:  03.20.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. L/F over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.845.  Crew:  1339569 F/Sgt R.A. Hancock (Pil), 139802 Sgt G.H. Wright (Nav), J.22409 F/O C.E. Bassett (A/B), 1438839 F/Sgt R.H. Kay (WO/Air), 1653875 Sgt J. Murray (F/Eng), 1608998 Sgt R.C. Furse (A/G).  Time Up:  23.35.  Time Down:  03.20.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. L/F over DZ.  Had trouble getting strops in after dropping.  Nav and B/A baled out and have not been heard of since.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.440.  Crew:  J.23291 F/O W. Baker (Pil), J.23749 F/O J.K. Anderson (Nav), 112403 F/Lt R.N.P. Luff (A/B), R.129688 W/O R.C. Pearce (WO/Air), 1287244 Sgt R.B. Bond (F/Eng), R.150460 F/Sgt J.B. McGovern (A/G).  Time Up:  23.34.  Time Down:  02.28.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  2 engines hit and put U/S over DZ.  Successfully flown back and crash landed at Ford.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.835.  Crew:  151046 F/O B.F. Arnold (Pil), 151167 F/O C.W.M. Purser (Nav), 1390454 Sgt J.D. Hibbs (A/B), J.21178 F/O K.W. Nuttall (WO/Air), 1607342 Sgt J.K. Haywood (F/Eng), 151479 F/O K. Nicholson (A/G).  Time Up:  23.40.  Time Down:  03.25.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. flak over DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.924.  Crew:  A.415263 P/O R.E. Minchin (Pil), 1602405 Sgt K.R. Uden (Nav), A.420184 F/Sgt D.J. Goldberg (A/B), A.425236 F/Sgt G.W. Somner (WO/Air), 1646450 Sgt L.A. Scorey (F/Eng), NZ.422101 F/Sgt E.G. Fisher (A/G).  Time Up:  23.35.  Time Down:  02.50.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits, 9 conts, 1 cycle.  Conc. L/F over DZ.  Believed that troops jumped in field before DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.309.  Crew:  1393955 F/Sgt R.E.G. Waltrich (Pil), 1399717 Sgt R.W. Forrest (Nav), 1337611 F/Sgt S.A.L. Townsend (A/B), 1392310 F/Sgt F. Ormson (WO/Air), 1398412 Sgt D.V. Ratcliffe (F/Eng), 1398022 F/Sgt S.J. Poole (A/G).  Time Up:  00.10.  Time Down:  03.40.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Tonga" DZ "N" 20 troops and kits.  Conc. L/F over DZ.  DZ not visually identified.  Troops dropped on timed run from F/C.  Successful.

 

6th June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

To-day, the second phase of the opening of the second front took place, seventeen crews towed Horsas to L.Z. "W", all our A/C returned, although light flak and machine guns were encountered.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.837.  Crew:  20875 W/Cdr N. Alexander (Pil), 112407 F/Lt M.E.H. Dawson (Nav), 143579 F/O C.R. Bentley (A/B), 1310833 W/O J. Grain (WO/Air), 1619807 Sgt P.A. Hooker (F/Eng), 130315 F/L T.P. Griffiths (A/G).  Time Up:  19.30.  Time Down:  23.10.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.923.  Crew:  1315962 W/O T. Holloway (Pil), 1544819 F/Sgt J.H. Sparkes (Nav), 1551207 F/S J. MacIver (A/B), 1081984 F/Sgt L.F. Edge (WO/Air), 1451093 Sgt E.D. Keen (F/Eng), R.169916 W/O W.E. West (A/G).  Time Up:  19.30.  Time Down:  23.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  No enemy action observed, good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.276.  Crew:  R.141092 W/O W.R. Tait (Pil), 1537420 F/Sgt C. Mabbott (Nav), 152458 W/O E.W. Bancroft (A/B), 1525459 Sgt T.B. Cragg (WO/Air), 628480 Sgt A.J. Murphy (F/Eng), 1425465 F/Sgt D.G. Benning (A/G).  Time Up:  19.30.  Time Down:  23.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  No enemy action observed, good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.937.  Crew:  1339569 F/Sgt R.A. Hancock (Pil), 139802 Sgt G.H. Wright (Nav), J.22409 F/O C.E. Bassett (A/B), 1438839 F/Sgt R.H. Kay (WO/Air), 1653815 Sgt J. Murray (F/Eng), 1608998 Sgt R.C. Furse (A/G).  Time Up:  19.30.  Time Down:  23.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  No enemy action observed, good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.924.  Crew:  A.415263 P/O R.E. Minchin (Pil), 1602405 Sgt K.R. Uden (Nav), A.420184 F/Sgt D.J. Goldberg (A/B), A.425236 F/Sgt G.W. Somner (WO/Air), 1646450 Sgt L.A. Scorey (F/Eng), NZ.422701 F/Sgt E.G. Fisher (A/G).  Time Up:  19.30.  Time Down:  23.10.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Small amount of L/F around DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.836.  Crew:  109030 F/Lt S.C. Askew (Pil), 1315078 F/Sgt J.A. Thompson (Nav), 139844 F/O R.G. Taylor (A/B), 1556362 F/Sgt A. MacFadyen (WO/Air), 1460758 Sgt N.C. Westbrook (F/Eng), 1575611 F/Sgt C.W. Lee (A/G).  Time Up:  19.30.  Time Down:  22.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  No enemy action observed, good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.843.  Crew:  1333688 F/Sgt C.R. Green (Pil), 1459689 F/Sgt R.G. Phillips (Nav), 104423 F/Sgt L. Marsh (A/B), 1501749 Sgt R. Gowan (WO/Air), 1812756 Sgt D.J. Allaway (F/Eng), 1257760 Sgt D.H. Grant (A/G).  Time Up:  19.35.  Time Down:  23.05.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  No enemy action observed, good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.261.  Crew:  A.42244 F/Sgt C. Campbell (Pil), 1473690 Sgt K.W. Linney (Nav), 1375612 Sgt F.W. Matthews (A/B), A.422092 F/Sgt G.G. Allman (WO/Air), 1895463 Sgt F.C. Brenner (F/Eng), 2220162 Sgt E.S. Lloyd (A/G).  Time Up:  19.35.  Time Down:  22.55.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Slight L/F S.W. of DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.846.  Crew:  A.420682 W/O C.W. King (Pil), 1546819 F/S A. Tebay (Nav), 1048953 F/Sgt V.W. Curran (A/B), A.421731 F/Sgt D.E. Hunt (WO/Air), 980562 Sgt J.R. McGhee (F/Eng), 549334 Sgt J. Heslop (A/G).  Time Up:  19.35.  Time Down:  22.20.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Slight L/F around DZ area.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.954.  Crew:  A.410985 F/Sgt H. Hoysted (Pil), 1321303 Sgt J.C. Barker (Nav), 1230794 Sgt R.A. Owen (A/B), 1709148 Sgt M.D. Stimson (WO/Air), 1874903 Sgt W. Garrett (F/Eng), R.199869 Sgt J.F. Cook (A/G).  Time Up:  19.35.  Time Down:  23.055.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Slight L/F around DZ area.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.248.  Crew:  A.415610 F/Sgt J.L. Breed (Pil), 1585357 F/Sgt R.C. Impett (Nav), A.410067 F/Sgt H.J. Kilday (A/B), 1246505 Sgt D. Welch (WO/Air), 1677499 Sgt L.J.D. Gilyead (F/Eng), 1601632 Sgt H.A. Bell (A/G).  Time Up:  19.34.  Time Down:  23.15.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Slight L/F around DZ area.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.928.  Crew:  1338894 F/Sgt R.W. Sargent (Pil), 1579704 Sgt C. Westoby (Nav), R.144371 W/O S.G. Bakegeorge (A/B), 1173625 F/Sgt R.E. Herwood (WO/Air), 1865458 Sgt R.C. Allcock (F/Eng), 1392863 F/Sgt S.V. Carne (A/G).  Time Up:  19.30.  Time Down:  23.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  No enemy action observed.  Good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.564.  Crew:  1334755 F/Sgt D.P. Fordham (Pil), 1455355 Sgt R.H. Bingham (Nav), 1041103 Sgt H.T. Gladwyn (A/B), 1520583 Sgt D. Robson (WO/Air), 1876600 Sgt E.H. Smith (F/Eng), 649944 Sgt H.J. Partleton (A/G).  Time Up:  19.40.  Time Down:  22.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Flak damage.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Engaged by L/F while crossing coast.  Nav & F/Eng slightly injured, numerous hits on A/C.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.945.  Crew:  A.409924 P/O L.J.G. James (Pil), 151086 F/O F. Cottle (Nav), 1313571 Sgt B. Stevens (A/B), A.410866 F/Sgt G. Bartholomew (WO/Air), 1583628 Sgt H.E. Geeson (F/Eng), 1891042 Sgt H.E. Judd (A/G).  Time Up:  19.40.  Time Down:  22.55.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No enemy action observed.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.848.  Crew:  61276 S/Ldr C.F.A. Brown (Pil), 131828 F/O I.G. Pollock (Nav), A.410293 F/Sgt G.L. Banfield (A/B), 1029288 Sgt J. Harvey (WO/Air), 1819194 Sgt A.F. Lewin (F/Eng), 1818572 Sgt P.T. Stott (A/G).  Time Up:  19.20.  Time Down:  23.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  L/F in DZ area.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LK.505.  Crew:  1350196 F/Sgt J.W. Hill (Pil), 1507788 F/Sgt C.G. Valentine (Nav), 986150 F/Sgt I.P. Jones (A/B), 1392167 F/Sgt W.N. Cooper (WO/Air), 1603711 Sgt H.C.F. Stansbridge (F/Eng), 644459 W/O E. Hood (A/G).  Time Up:  19.40.  Time Down:  23.15.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  L/F encountered, damage to starboard wing and tailplane.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.461.  Crew:  A.415352 W/O G.R. Oliver (Pil), 1489926 F/Sgt J. Oates (Nav), J.23586 F/O C.H. Henderson (A/B), A.455644 W/O F.L. Steele (WO/Air), 1815914 Sgt D.E. Royston (F/Eng), R.168228 F/Sgt L.G. Galinas (A/G).  Time Up:  19.45.  Time Down:  23.15.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  1 gun posn in DZ area.  Successful.

 

7th June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

One crew went to Fairford, but operation was cancelled, and the crew returned to base.  The Oxford (P/Q Light) went to Ford and brought back F/O Baker and three members of his crew.

 

8th June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

One crew went to Fairford, but operation was again cancelled.  Seven crews took off on re-supply containers to DZ "N".  Six crews received a recall signal when half way to DZ, and returned.  Two landed at Ford (cloud base 400-200 ft.)  One crew did not receive recall until over DZ, and a successful mission was carried out.  This crew and four who returned early, successfully landed at base, in spite of poor weather on route.  Two air tests were carried out.  Two crews on Radar, and two on local towing.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.837.  Crew:  161603 F/O F.T. Powell (Pil), 1433332 F/O Holmes C.R. (Nav), 1276501 F/Sgt Penn L.F. (A/B), 1316533 F/Sgt Powell W.T. (WO/Air), 1603951 Sgt Gillespie J. (F/Eng), 1293313 Sgt Kingsley F.P. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.50.  Time Down:  22.20.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Mullard" DZ "W".  1 loaded Horsa, 9 conts.  Recall had been sent by Group but W/OP did not receive it.  10/10 low cloud on outward journey.  A/C landed at base.

 

9th June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

Three new crews did map reading and Radar training at night.

 

10th June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

One crew on Radar Cross-country.  One crew on operation from Fairford.  Seven crews took off after 04.00 hrs. on resupply mission, and dropped containers on DZ "N".  One A/C "W" caught flak in a tyre so carried out a belly-landing on return to base.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.492.  Crew:  1398796 W/O Azous M. (Pil), 1042105 F/Sgt Greenwell C.D. (Nav), 1601174 F/Sgt Hartman L. (A/B), 1456058 Sgt McQuiggan J. (WO/Air), 1607412 Sgt Turner H.A. (F/Eng), 1583111 Sgt Bode P.H. (A/G).  Time Up:  00.30.  Time Down:  04.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Robroy" 12 DZ "W".  L/F N/E of DZ.  Good trip.  Successful.  14 Conts 17 troops.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.810.  Crew:  39050 S/Ldr Angell H.E. (Pil), 103741 F/O Fiske I.B. (Nav), J23741 F/O Wilkins E.A. (A/B), 1334844 F/Sgt Skinner P. (WO/Air), 1514527 Sgt Moore A. (F/Eng), 172557 P/O Nancholas P.B. (A/G).  Time Up:  04.50.  Time Down:  07.30.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Robroy" 12 DZ "W".  24 conts.  2 panniers.  L/F N.E. of DZ.  Good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.835.  Crew:  151046 F/O Arnold B.F. (Pil), 151167 F/O Purser C.W.M. (Nav), 1390454 Sgt Hibbs J.D. (A/B), J21178 F/O Nuttall K.W. (WO/Air), 1607342 Sgt Haywood J.F. (F/Eng), 151479 F/O Nicholson K. (A/G).  Time Up:  04.55.  Time Down:  07.25.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No enemy opposition.  Op "Robroy" 12 DZ "W".  24 conts.  2 panniers.  Good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.843.  Crew:  A410071 P/O Marshall W.L. (Pil), 1321474 F/Sgt Beeson L.A. (Nav), A401703 F/O Smith D. (A/B), A421663 W/O McCarthy J.F. (WO/Air), 1814033 Sgt Pyatt W. (F/Eng), 1873562 Sgt Hatchett F.L. (A/G).  Time Up:  04.50.  Time Down:  07.20.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No enemy opposition.  Op "Robroy" 12 DZ "W".  24 conts.  2 panniers.  Good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.837.  Crew:  A.420682 W/O King C.W. (Pil), 1546819 Sgt Tebay A. (Nav), 1048953 Sgt Curran B.W. (A/B), A421731 F/Sgt Hunt D.G. (WO/Air), 980562 Sgt McGhee J.R. (F/Eng), 549334 Sgt Heslop J. (A/G).  Time Up:  05.10.  Time Down:  07.30.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Robroy" 12 DZ "W".  16 conts.  3 panniers.  L/F N.E. of DZ.  Good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.234.  Crew:  A420304 W/O Tickner R.G. (Pil), A422649 F/Sgt Mann R.W. (Nav), A423986 F/O Caldwell J.H. (A/B), A422761 F/Sgt Stevenson J.D. (WO/Air), 919841 Sgt Humphrey G.A. (F/Eng), A423888 F/Sgt Quirk E.S. (A/G).  Time Up:  04.50.  Time Down:  07.30.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C.  Op "Robroy" 12 DZ "W".  24 conts.  2 panniers.  L/F in DZ area.  Numerous hits on A/C, but this did not stop its flying.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.924.  Crew:  1393955 F/Sgt Waltrich R.E.G. (Pil), 1399717 Sgt Forrest R.W. (Nav), 1337611 F/Sgt Townsend S.A.L. (A/B), 1392310 F/Sgt Ormson F. (WO/Air), 1398472 Sgt Ratcliffe L.V. (F/Eng), 1029022 F/Sgt Poole S.J. (A/G).  Time Up:  04.50.  Time Down:  07.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Op "Robroy" 12 DZ "W".  24 conts.  2 panniers.  L/F in DZ area.  Numerous hits including port tyre and flap.  A/C made good belly landing.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.840.  Crew:  1338894 F/Sgt Sargent R.W. (Pil), 1579740 Sgt Westoby C. (Nav), R144371 W/O Bakegeorge S.G. (A/B), 1173625 F/Sgt Herwood R.E. (WO/Air), 1865458 Sgt Allcock P.C. (F/Eng), 1392863 F/Sgt Carne S.V. (A/G).  Time Up:  23.45.  Time Down:  03.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Op "Robroy" 12 DZ "W". 14 conts.  17 troops 4 panniers.  Not successful.  Weather bad over DZ.

 

18th June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

Four crews did daylight resupply from Fairford, and landed as base on return.  Two crews to Fairford but operation was cancelled, so they returned to base.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.234.  Crew:  161603 F/O F.T. Powell (Pil), 133332 F/O Holmes C.R. (Nav), 1276501 F/Sgt Penn L.F. (A/B), 1316533 F/Sgt Powell W.T. (WO/Air), 1603951 Sgt Gillespie J. (F/Eng), 1293313 Sgt Kingsley F.P. (A/G).  Time Up:  20.10.  Time Down:  22.50.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: Townhall.  24 conts. 4 panniers.  No enemy action.  Good trip.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.564.  Crew:  A410071 P/O Marshall W.L. (Pil), 1321474 F/Sgt Beeson L.A. (Nav), A401703 F/O Smith D. (A/B), A421663 W/O McCarthy J.F. (WO/Air), 1814033 Sgt Pyatt W. (F/Eng), 1873562 Sgt Hatchett F.L. (A/G).  Time Up:  20.10.  Time Down:  22.50.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: Townhall.  24 conts. 4 panniers.  No enemy action.  Good trip.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.835.  Crew:  151046 F/O Arnold B.F. (Pil), 151167 F/O Purser C.W.M. (Nav), 1391054 Sgt Hibbs J.D. (A/B), J21178 F/O Nuttall K.W. (WO/Air), 1607342 Sgt Haywood J.F. (F/Eng), 151479 F/O Nicholson K. (A/G).  Time Up:  20.20.  Time Down:  22.50.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall".  24 conts. 3 panniers, 2 tyres.  No enemy action.  Good trip.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.944.  Crew:  1398796 W/O Azous M. (Pil), 1042105 F/Sgt Greenwell G.D. (Nav), 1601174 F/Sgt Hartman L. (A/B), 1456058 Sgt McQuiggan J. (WO/Air), 1607412 Sgt Turner H.A. (F/Eng), 1583111 Sgt Bode P.H. (A/G).  Time Up:  20.15.  Time Down:  22.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall".  24 conts. 4 panniers, 2 tyres.  Slight L/F s of DZ.  Successful.

 

23rd June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

Operations: Nine crews took part on resupply mission Townhall 13, all A/C dropped successfully.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.839.  Crew:  20875 W/Cdr Alexander N. (Pil), 112407 F/Lt Dawson M.E.H. (Nav), 143579 F/O Bentley C.R. (A/B), 1334844 F/Sgt Skinner P. (WO/Air), 1619807 Sgt Hooker P.A. (F/Eng), 130315 F/L Gittins T.B. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.07.  Time Down:  21.52.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" XIII.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  No enemy action.  Good trip.  Pilot flew through a barrage balloon to reach DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.835.  Crew:  A.410985 F/Sgt Hoysted H. (Pil), 1321303 Sgt Barker J.C. (Nav), 1230794 Sgt Owen R.A. (A/B), 1709148 Sgt Stimson M.D. (WO/Air), 1874903 Sgt Garretts W. (F/Eng), R.199869 SgtCook J.F. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.05.  Time Down:  21.50.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No enemy action.  49.15.45N 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Good trip.  Successful.  Pilot flew through a balloon barrage to reach DZ.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.583.  Crew:  A.27513 P/O Carroll N. (Pil), 1577301 F/Sgt Hughes G. (Nav), 1324484 F/Sgt Cayley H.J.N. (A/B), 1310833 W/O Grain J. (WO/Air), 1677898 Sgt Bennett A.O. (F/Eng), 1448835 Sgt Marshall R.E. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.05.  Time Down:  21.55.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No enemy action.  49.15.45N 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Good trip.  Successful.  Pilot flew through a balloon barrage to reach DZ.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.945.  Crew:  A.420304 W/O Tickner R.G. (Pil), A.422649 F/Sgt Mann R.W. (Nav), A.423986 F/O Caldwell J.H. (A/B), A.422761 F/Sgt Stevenson J.D. (WO/AG), 919841 Sgt Humphrey G.A. (F/Eng), A.423888 F/Sgt Quirk E.S. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.05.  Time Down:  21.55.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No enemy action.  49.15.45N 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  L/F from Caen area.  No damage to A/C.  Pilot flew through a balloon barrage to reach DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.309.  Crew:  1393955 F/Sgt Waltrich R.E.G. (Pil), 1399717 Sgt Forrest R.W. (Nav), 1337611 F/Sgt Ormson F. (WO/Air), 1398412 Sgt Ratcliffe L.V. (F/Eng), 1029022 F/Sgt Poole S.J. (A/G), 1337611 F/Sgt Townsend S.A.L. (A/B).  Time Up:  19.05.  Time Down:  22.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No enemy action.  49.15.45N 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  No enemy action.  Good trip.  Pilot flew through a balloon barrage to reach DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.261.  Crew:  A.422411 F/Sgt Campbell C. (Pil), 1473690 Sgt Linney K.W. (Nav), 1375612 Sgt Matthews F.W. (A/B), A.422092 F/Sgt Allman G.G. (WO/Air), 1895463 Sgt Brenner F.C. (F/Eng), 220162 Sgt Lloyd E.S. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.05.  Time Down:  22.05.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Target:- 49.15.45N 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  L/F seen south of D.Z.  No damage to A/C.  Pilot flew through a balloon barrage to reach DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.248.  Crew:  A.425052 F/Sgt Prowd K. (Pil), 137368 F/O Powderhill G.H. (Nav), J.24002 F/O Gibbs R.C. (A/B), A.424336 F/Sgt Wherry J.J. (WO/Air), 572663 Sgt Matthews D.A. (F/Eng), R.201055 Sgt Gordon J.A. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.05.  Time Down:  21.55.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Target:- 49.15.45N 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Flak seen S.E. of D.Z.  No damage to A/C.  Pilot flew through a balloon barrage to reach DZ.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.843.  Crew:  1425508 F/Sgt Hanson A.N. (Pil), 1457267 F/Sgt Heptonstall A.E. (Nav), R.156741 Sgt Grayston J. (A/B), 1681511 Sgt Hynes S. (WO/Air), 1825167 Sgt McCready J. (F/Eng), 1602015 Sgt Longman K.G. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.10.  Time Down:  22.00.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Target:- 49.15.45N 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  No enemy action.  Starboard wing bomb doors U.S.  3 conts. brought back.  Successful.  Pilot flew through a balloon barrage to reach DZ.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.318.  Crew:  A.409258 F/Lt Vanrenen H.P. (Pil), 1249283 F/Sgt Tammas R.B. (Nav), 1431054 F/Sgt Handley D. (A/B), 1283607 F/Sgt Chalk J.E. (WO/Air), 1589351 Sgt Holmes J. (F/Eng), R.148762 W/O Jones J.L. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.10.  Time Down:  22.05.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  Target:- 49.15.45N 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Medium flak s. of D.Z.  No damage to A/C.  Pilot flew through a balloon barrage to reach DZ.  Successful.

 

30th June 1944

Place: Keevil

 

During the morning three crews did air-ground firing, and two crews went over to do the same in the afternoon.  Ten crews on operations (daylight) and all were diverted to Harwell or Ford.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.843.  Crew:  1333698 F/Sgt Green C.R. (Pil), 1459689 Sgt Phillips R.G. (Nav), 1044423 F/Sgt Marsh L. (A/B), 1501749 Sgt Cowan R. (WO/Air), 1812756 Sgt Allaway E.J. (F/Eng), 1257760 Sgt Grant D.H. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.10.  Time Down:  21.25.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Target:- 49.15.45N - 0016.15W.  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Nothing to report.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.848.  Crew:  61276 S/Ldr Brown C.F.A. (Pil), 131828 F/O Pollock I.G. (Nav), A.410293 F/Sgt Banfield G.L. (A/B), 1029288 Sgt Harvey J. (WO/Air), 1819194 Sgt Lewin A.F. (F/Eng), 1818572 Sgt Stott P.T. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.10.  Time Down:  21.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  Operation "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Straightforward trip.  Nothing to report.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LK.556.  Crew:  128554 F/O Meredith J.D. (Pil), J.22914 F/O Olsen T.C. (Nav), J.26310 F/O Welsh T.E. (A/B), 1323303 Sgt Savage V. (WO/Air), 1894088 Sgt Tarrant S.H. (F/Eng), 1606003 Sgt Legg G.P. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.10.  Time Down:  21.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Straightforward trip.  Nothing to report.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.564.  Crew:  A.415610 F/Sgt Breed J.L. (Pil), 1585357 F/Sgt Impett R.C. (Nav), A.410067 F/Sgt Kilday H.J. (A/B), 1246505 Sgt Welch D. (WO/Air), 1677499 Sgt Gilyead L.J.D. (F/Eng), 1601632 Sgt Bell H.A. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.10.  Time Down:  21.30.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  H/F from Caen area.  No damage to A/C.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.925.  Crew:  A.409924 P/O James L.J.G. (Pil), 151086 F/O Cottle T.W. (Nav), 1313571 Sgt Stevens B. (A/B), 128706 F/Lt Reaks K.E. (WO/Air), 1583628 Sgt Geeson H.E. (F/Eng), 1891042 Sgt Judd H.E. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.15.  Time Down:  21.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  H/F from Caen area.  No damage to A/C.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.937.  Crew:  1339569 F/Sgt Hancock R.A. (Pil), 1396802 F/Sgt Wright G.H. (Nav), J.22409 F/O Bassett C.E. (A/B), 1438839 F/Sgt Kay R.H. (WO/Air), 1653815 Sgt Murray J. (F/Eng), 1608998 Sgt Furze R.G. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.15.  Time Down:  21.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  H/F from Caen area.  No damage to A/C.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.928.  Crew:  1338894 F/Sgt Sargent R.W. (Pil), 1579740 Sgt Westoby C. (Nav), R.144371 W/O Bakegeorge S.G. (A/B), 1173625 F/Sgt Herwood R.E. (WO/Air), 1865458 Sgt Allcock P.C. (F/Eng), 1393863 F/Sgt Carne S.V. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.15.  Time Down:  21.45.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Flak from Caen.  Parachute on one pannier did not open.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV EF.261.  Crew:  J.24406 F/O Campbell D.R. (Pil), J.26360 F/O Leadlay E.B. (Nav), J.22849 F/O Capes A.L. (A/B), 1542879 Sgt McQuillan S. (WO/Air), 2201499 Sgt Dodds E. (F/Eng), R.204174 Sgt Gladwin F.J. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.15.  Time Down:  21.50.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  H/F in Caen area.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LJ.988.  Crew:  1334755 F/Sgt Fordham D.P. (Pil), 1455355 Sgt Bingham R.H. (Nav), 1041103 Sgt Gladwyn H.D. (A/B), 1520583 Sgt Robson D. (WO/Air), 1876600 Sgt Smith E.H. (F/Eng), 649944 Sgt Partleton H.J. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.15.  Time Down:  21.50.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  H/F in Caen area.  No damage to A/C.  2 panniers caught in hole and dropped 2 miles away N.W. of DZ.  Successful.

 

Aircraft Type & Number:  Stirling IV LK.505.  Crew:  1350196 F/Sgt Hill J.W. (Pil), 1507788 F/Sgt Valentine C.G. (Nav), 986105 F/Sgt Jones I.P. (A/B), 1392167 F/Sgt Cooper W.N.B. (WO/Air), 1603711 Sgt Stansbridge H.C.F. (F/Eng), 644459 W/O Hood E. (A/G).  Time Up:  19.15.  Time Down:  21.35.  Details of sortie or flight:  Operations as ordered to France.  No damage to A/C through E/A.  OP: "Townhall" 20 DZ "W".  24 conts.  4 panniers.  Successful.