R.A.F.

Form 541.

 

 
Transcribed from the

APPENDIX   A.. 132

 
OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

SECRET

 

PAGE NO  429    1

 
DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT

BY  460 Squadron R.A.A.F., Binbrook.

(*95II)  Wt.9256—56  60,000 5/42  T.S. 700

(*10964-95II) Wt.3633I-2345 I05M 12/42 T.S. 700

 
FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 1943.

 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARDENING

 

2.9.1943

JA 859

AUS F/O ALFORD, T.D.

Operations

22.37

05.09

Load 1 x F613/8B (54 hours) 1 x F616/6 1 x F616/9 1 x F618/8b

 

 

 

AUS F/S DALEY, A.E.

GARDENING

 

 

(30 hours) 1 x B284 (18 hours) 1 x F620/8 (30 hours).

 

 

 

AUS F/S LEASK, L.

 

 

 

Weather: Fair with good visibility. The target was pin-

 

 

 

AUS F/S GINN, N.L.

 

 

 

pointed with the aid of CORDOUAN ISLAND – boozer serviceable.

 

 

 

SGT FOLLAND, H.J.

 

 

 

The pilot states the raid was successful, although uneventful.

 

 

 

P/O HOWE-BROWN, F.D.K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F/S MASON, S.T.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.9.1943

EE 138

AUS SGT COLLIER, A.T.S.

Operations

22.42

04.46

Load 1 x F616/6 1 x F626/8C (54 hours) 1 x F620/8C (12 hours)

 

 

 

SGT LEE, P.A.

GARDENING

 

 

2 x F616/9 1 x F618/8B (12 hours). Weather: Cloudy, but

 

 

 

SGT BENNETT, H.S.

 

 

 

generally visibility good – target pinpointed on CORDOUAN

 

 

 

AUS F/S CROMIE, J.A.

 

 

 

ISLAND – Boozer serviceable. “Very successful trip” said

 

 

 

SGT TURNER, F.

 

 

 

the pilot on his return. Air Gunner saw parachutes open,

 

 

 

SGT DAWSON, W.F.

 

 

 

aircraft landed at WICKENBY at 04.46 hours.

 

 

 

SGT TOPHAM, E.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombing Attack on BERLIN

 

3.9.1943

DV174

AUS F/S PETERS, N.M.

Operations

19.59

03.51

Bomb Load 1 x 4000 lb HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

A.133

 

 

AUS F/S LLEWELLYN, A.E.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled. This aircraft attacked BERLIN

 

 

 

AUS F/O ROSER, E.G.

 

 

 

at 23.27 hours from 21.500ft. Weather: No cloud over target

 

 

 

AUS F/S PATTEN, E.C.

 

 

 

- visibility good. Target seen with the aid of Green and

 

 

 

AUS F/S CHESLIN, H.K.

 

 

 

Red T.I. Markers – bombed on Greens in Northern Sector –

 

 

 

CAN F/S SLOUGH, C.J.

 

 

 

explosions and fires seen, the latter just beginning when we

 

 

 

AUS F/S BRITTON, H.L.

 

 

 

left. “A very good concentrated attack”, said the pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombing Attack on BERLIN

 

3.9.1943

LM315

AUS F/S HILLS, J.L.

Operations

19.56

03.49

Bomb Load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/O RADCLIFFE, J.E.C.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled.  This aircraft attacked BERLIN

 

 

 

AUS F/O AGG, C.E.

 

 

 

at 23.30 hours from 20.000ft – slight break in clouds at

 

 

 

AUS F/S GRAHAM, J.H.

 

 

 

10.000ft.  Target seen with the aid of Red and Green T.I’s -

 

 

 

SGT CLEVERLY, A.

 

 

 

bombed a concentration of Greens to the North of Target -

 

 

 

SGT HARTWELL, H.

 

 

 

one very large explosion seen.  On his return the pilot said.

 

 

 

AUS SGT DUEL, A.R.

 

 

 

“A well concentrated prang – and a really good job”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

W4263

AUS F/S IRELAND, S.J.

Operations

19.43

03.41

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 330 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS W/O BLIGHT, A.E.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled.  BERLIN was attacked at 23.20 hours

 

 

 

AUS F/S SEERY, F.J.

 

 

 

from 20.000ft – weather clear over target which was seen with

 

 

 

SGT SEDDON, C.

 

 

 

the aid of Red and Green T.I’s – bombed on Greens – no great

 

 

 

SGT SQUIRE, W.A.H.

 

 

 

developments when we bombed as we were among the early

 

 

 

SGT POULTER, R.J.

 

 

 

arrivals, but could see big fires going when we were on our

 

 

 

AUS F/S SQUIRES, M.N.

 

 

 

homeward journey – very big explosion seen at 23.35 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Over a 100 miles away when we were on the way home we could

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see that fires were raging”, said the pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

JA680

AUS P/O SCOTT, H.T.

Operations

19.46

03.33

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 40 x 30 INCS 330 x 4 lbs INCS

 

 

 

AUS F/S SEALE, M.D.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INCS “X” filled.  This aircraft attacked the

 

 

 

AUS F/S LIGHTFOOT, G.J.

 

 

 

target at 23.33 hours from 20.000ft. Weather: clear over

 

 

 

SGT BRAID, J.

 

 

 

target area which was seen with the aid of Red and Green T.I’s

 

 

 

SGT SALTERS, V.H.

 

 

 

- bombed Northern Section of Target – well concentrated bomb

 

 

 

AUS F/S SCRIMGEOUR, J.F.F.

 

 

 

bursts and very strong fires. On his return the pilot said,

 

 

 

AUS F/S BRERETON, K.

 

 

 

“The attack appeared well concentrated, built up area was seen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in light of bomb bursts – fires seen thirty miles away”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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R.A.F.

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APPENDIX   A.. 133

 
OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

SECRET

 

PAGE NO  423    2

 
DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT

BY  460 Squadron R.A.A.F., Binbrook.

(*95II)  Wt.9256—56  60,000 5/42  T.S. 700

(*10964-95II) Wt.3633I-2345 I05M 12/42 T.S. 700

 
FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 1943.

 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombing Attack on BERLIN

 

3.9.1943

ED 730

AUS F/S WICKS, R.R.

Operations

19.37

03.43

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/S McDONALD, N.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled.  This aircraft attacked BERLIN

 

 

 

AUS W/O THOMAS, R.K.

 

 

 

at 23.25 hours from 21.000ft – small layer of cloud – target

 

 

 

AUS F/S EDMONDS, N.J.

 

 

 

seen with the aid of Red and Green T.I’s. On his return to

 

 

 

SGT WELLS, P.E.

 

 

 

base the pilot said, “Fires taking good hold and much more

 

 

 

AUS F/S WOOD, K.A.

 

 

 

concentrated than previously”.

 

 

 

AUS F/S INGLIS, R.E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

W 4301

AUS W/O TASKER, R.K.W.

Operations

19.45

03.36

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 40 x 30 lbs INC 230 x 4 lbs 30 x 4 lbs

 

 

 

SGT BARRETT, S.W.

BERLIN

 

 

INC “X” filled.  BERLIN was attacked at 23.26 hours from

 

 

 

SGT BURROWS, H.

 

 

 

20.000ft – clear over target which was seen with the aid

 

 

 

SGT CROFT, K.H.J.

 

 

 

of Red and Greens – bombed southern sector on scattered

 

 

 

AUS SGT RYANHART, S.J.

 

 

 

Green T.I’s – large fires seen taking hold and several fires

 

 

 

SGT WOODS, L.R.

 

 

 

seen. “P.F.F. good – excellent show all round, glow of fires

 

 

 

SGT LUMLEY, R.S.

 

 

 

seen 150 miles away after leaving target”, said the pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

DV 193

AUS F/S GOULEVITCH, J.

Operations

19.49

03.28

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 660 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/S HALSTEAD, W.K.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs “X” filled.  The target was attacked at 23.20 hours

 

 

 

AUS F/S ELWING, A.G.

 

 

 

from 22.000ft; weather clear over target which was seen with

 

 

 

SGT GORELL, H.

 

 

 

the aid of Red and Green T.I’s – fires started rapidly and

 

 

 

SGT McKENZIE, J.

 

 

 

took a firm hold – boozer serviceable. “Obviously a success,

 

 

 

AUS P/O ANDERSON, E.H.

 

 

 

far better than two previous attacks. Wide streets could be

 

 

 

AUS SGT MOYNAGH, R.A.

 

 

 

seen in the light of bomb bursts – fires seen over 90 miles away”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombing Attack on BERLIN

 

3.9.1943

W 4967

F/L CLARK, J.H.

Operations

19.47

03.57

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 40 x 30 lbs INC 330 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

F/S RICHARDS, L.H.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filed.  This aircraft attacked BERLIN

 

 

 

AUS F/S FRANCIS, C.S.

 

 

 

at 23.27 hours from 20.500ft – clear over target and visibility

 

 

 

SGT CLEMENS, E.F.

 

 

 

good.  Target seen with the aid of Red and Green Markers -

 

 

 

AUS SGT MURRAY, L.V.

 

 

 

many fires going well – boozer serviceable. “Excellent

 

 

 

AUS F/S HOGARTY, V.J.

 

 

 

concentrated attack”, said the pilot on his return.

 

 

 

AUS F/S DUNSTAN, R.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

ED 664

AUS W/O WELLHAM, R.E.

Operations

19.42

03.53

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/O KNIGHT, H.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X”. This aircraft attacked BERALIN at 23.31

 

 

 

SGT LAMB, H.G.

 

 

 

hours from 19.000ft. Weather clear over target only - bombed

 

 

 

SGT MOORE, F.E.

 

 

 

Green T.I’s in the southern sector of target. One very large

 

 

 

SGT GROOM, E.F.

 

 

 

explosion seen – fires seen blazing furiously in S.W. corner

 

 

 

AUS SGT EGAN, J.J.

 

 

 

of target – boozer serviceable. “Very good raid”, said the

 

 

 

AUS F/S ATHERTON, J.E.

 

 

 

pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

JA 859

AUS F/S PLANT, W.T.

Operations

19.53

04.19

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/S BISHOP, K.C.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filed. BERLIN was attacked at 23.25

 

 

 

AUS F/S CUMMINGS, A.E.

 

 

 

hours from 17.000ft. Weather clear over target. Target

 

 

 

SGT HIRST, D.S.

 

 

 

seen with the aid of Red and Greens T.I’s – bombed Greens

 

 

 

SGT DAVIS, W.S.

 

 

 

in Southern Sector – boozer serviceable – good fires well

 

 

 

SGT HARRIS, D.

 

 

 

concentrated. On landing the pilot said, “Fires better

 

 

 

SGT MORRISON, D.E.

 

 

 

than last attack, this really was successful”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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R.A.F.

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APPENDIX   A.. 133

 
OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

SECRET

 

PAGE NO  425    3

 
DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT

BY  460 Squadron R.A.A.F., Binbrook.

(*95II)  Wt.9256—56  60,000 5/42  T.S. 700

(*10964-95II) Wt.3633I-2345 I05M 12/42 T.S. 700

 
FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 1943.

 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

JA 683

SGT MARSHALL A.M.

Operations

19.36

04.17

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 INC 600 x 4 lbs INC 30 x

 

 

 

AUS F/SGT PENNY J.R.

BERLIN

 

 

4lbs INC “X” filled. This aircraft attacked BERLIN at

 

 

 

AUS F/SGT KERNAGHAN J.G.

 

 

 

23.29 hours from 20.000ft – Weather over target clear -

 

 

 

SGT COBLEY F.

 

 

 

target was seen with the aid of Red and Green T.I’s – Bombed

 

 

 

SGT WEST A.D.

 

 

 

a concentration of Greens – good fires seen at 23.42 hours

 

 

 

CAN P/O DAVID J.M.

 

 

 

and 00.17 hours also a very big fire lit up the whole of the

 

 

 

AUS SGT EDMONDS R.M.

 

 

 

target area. On his return the pilot said “A very concentrated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prang P.F.F. were good and there was no mistake this time.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

W.5005

AUS F/S BATEMAN W.E.N.

Operations

19.52

04.03

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

SGT HEMMING A.R.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled. BERLIN was attacked at 23.34 hours

 

 

 

AUS F/S THOMPSON J.H.

 

 

 

from 19.000 feet Weather 3/10ths cloud tops about 10,000 ft.

 

 

 

AUS SGT McKAY D.H.

 

 

 

bombed concentration of Greens – fires were making a good

 

 

 

SGT BAILEY E.

 

 

 

stride, explosions seen as we were leaving. Boozer serviceable.

 

 

 

AUS SGT CHALLIS C.J.

 

 

 

“Target looked very promising, P.F.F. get full marks for their

 

 

 

AUS SGT DOUGLAS R.G.

 

 

 

part in the attack”, said the Pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

DV173

W/O MUNSCH W.C.H.

Operations

19.41

04.10

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/S REID A.F.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled. This aircraft attacked BERLIN

 

 

 

AUS F/S HARPER W.R.

 

 

 

at 23.23 hours from 16,000 ft. – clear over target which

 

 

 

SGT FROGGATT D.G.

 

 

 

was seen with the aid of Red and Green T.I’s very concentrated

 

 

 

AUS SGT WALKLEY T.L.

 

 

 

fires observed about 10/15 miles south west of target area -

 

 

 

SGT HEATH T.C.

 

 

 

boozer serviceable. On his return the Pilot said “Target

 

 

 

AUS F/S JORDAN G.S.

 

 

 

well battered this time”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombing Attack on BERLIN

 

3.9.1943

J.A. 861

AUS F/O ROBINSON F.N.

Operations

19.51

03.25

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 660 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/O WATTS T.V.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x lbs INC “X” filled. This aircraft attacked Berlin at 23.25

 

 

 

AUS F/S MITCHELL A.J.

 

 

 

hours from 20,500ft. Weather clear over target and visibility

 

 

 

SGT DODD N.

 

 

 

good. Target seen with the aid of Red and Green T.I’s Northern

 

 

 

SGT KITSON F.G.

 

 

 

sector of target bombed on Greens. Good concentration of fires.

 

 

 

AUS F/S ERB H.J.

 

 

 

Large explosion seen. Monica and boozer serviceable. “P.F.F.

 

 

 

AUS F/S HOLLINGS W.T.

 

 

 

Bang on” said the pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

W.4783

AUS F/S CARTER H.G.

Operations

19.39

03.47

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lb HC 40 x 30 lbs INC 330 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS P/O PETERS G.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled. The target was attacked at 23.23

 

 

 

AUS F/S HARRIS K.E.

 

 

 

hours from 18,500 ft. Clear over target which was seen with

 

 

 

AUS F/S COVENY R.C.

 

 

 

the aid of Red and Green T.I’s – Bombed concentration of

 

 

 

SGT REGAN L.T.D.

 

 

 

Greens good concentration of fires took a firm hold very

 

 

 

F/S HODGE D.F.

 

 

 

quickly – boozer serviceable – “a good concentrated prang”

 

 

 

AUS F/S BROWN F.G.

 

 

 

said the pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

J.A.860

AUS F/S MOORE D.M.

Operations

19.50

04.07

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/S DEVERIDGE L.A.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled.  This aircraft attacked Berlin at

 

 

 

AUS P/O NAYLOR R.J.

 

 

 

23.23 hours from 19,500 ft. small patches of cloud up to

 

 

 

AUS SGT BAUDINETTE I.S.D.

 

 

 

10,000ft. Target seen with the aid of Red and Green T.I’s -

 

 

 

SGT HARTFIELD E.J.

 

 

 

Built up area seen. Northern sector bombed on Greens – good

 

 

 

AUS F/S BARTRAM R.

 

 

 

concentration of fires – boozer serviceable. On landing the

 

 

 

AUS F/S WEBSTER R.S.

 

 

 

Pilot said “Good effort, well concentrated, fires burning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

strongly – two encouraging explosions seen – believe oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tanks”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Transcribed from the

R.A.F.

Form 541.

 

 

APPENDIX   A.. 133

 
OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

SECRET

 

PAGE NO  427    4

 
DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT

BY  460 Squadron R.A.A.F., Binbrook.

(*95II)  Wt.9256—56  60,000 5/42  T.S. 700

(*10964-95II) Wt.3633I-2345 I05M 12/42 T.S. 700

 
FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 1943.

 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombing Attack on BERLIN

 

3.9.1943

JA 687

AUS F/S SMITH C.K.

Operations

19.55

04.00

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/S GALT K.R.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled. The target was attacked at

 

 

 

AUS F/S SIBBETT E.N.

 

 

 

23.26 hours from 19.000 ft. No cloud, visibility good.

 

 

 

AUS F/S CRANFIELD A.A.

 

 

 

Target was seen with the aid of Green and Red T.I’s – North-

 

 

 

SGT CLAYTON E.C.

 

 

 

ern sector bombed with the aid of Greens – concentrated fires

 

 

 

SGT HAMPTON R.T.

 

 

 

seen around the Marker Flares. On return a hole in fuselage

 

 

 

AUS F/S LUCY H.K.

 

 

 

was discovered below D.R.compass and the lower portion of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tail fin was broken away.  Rear Turret and inter-com made u/s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by collision with another Lancaster aircraft at 22.48 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BERLIN has had it’s time” said the pilot on his return to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

DV 247

AUS F/S REES D.

Operations

19.38

04.24

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS SGT COLLIER A.T.S.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled. BERLIN was attacked at 2325 hrs

 

 

 

AUS F/S QUAITE L.J.

 

 

 

from 19,500 feet, slight haze at the time, but visibility

 

 

 

AUS F/S PARKER J.F.

 

 

 

good, target seen with the aid of Red and Green T.I’s.

 

 

 

SGT TOWNSEND R.

 

 

 

Bombed southern sector on Greens. Many fires well concentrated,

 

 

 

SGT ROLFE S.R.

 

 

 

one very large explosion at 23.24 hrs and several smaller

 

 

 

SGT HARRIS T.W.

 

 

 

ones. A good concentrated attack said the pilot.

 

 

 

AUS F/S VENNING J.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

LM 316.

AUS F/S TURNBULL J.

Operations

19.45

04.22

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs, 48 x 30 lbs inc 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS P/O CARTER L.T.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled. This aircraft attacked Berlin

 

 

 

AUS F/O WHITE C.G.

 

 

 

at 23.30 hrs. from 19,000 feet. Weather 10/10ths cloud

 

 

 

SGT GRAHAM E.

 

 

 

except over target. Bombed on Green T.I’s in southern

 

 

 

SGT SPENCER R.W.

 

 

 

sector, large number of fires, did not appear to be such

 

 

 

SGT BRUNTON A.V.

 

 

 

a heavy concentration as usual, looked better from a

 

 

 

AUS F/S LAKE D.C.

 

 

 

distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombing Attack on BERLIN

 

3.9.1943

JA. 862

AUS F/O GARDNER C.C.

Operations

19.40

04.29

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/S DALEY A.E.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled.  The attack on the target was

 

 

 

AUS SGT NETTLE I.L.

 

 

 

made at 23.25 hrs. from 20,000 ft. patches of cloud at 17,000

 

 

 

SGT HARRIS M.

 

 

 

ft. Target seen with the aid of Red and Green, Bombed on

 

 

 

SGT PAGE M.E.

 

 

 

Greens in southern sector. Really strong fires well

 

 

 

AUS F/S GARDNER D.D.

 

 

 

concentrated. Several strong fires, Boozer serviceable.

 

 

 

SGT ROTHWELL G.

 

 

 

Collided with another aircraft, starboard tail fin and rudder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

damaged. “Very successful” said the pilot on his return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

W.4988

AUS F/O RANDALL F.A.

Operations

19.57

 

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

AUS F/S CONWAY N.J.

 

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled.  This aircraft left base at the

 

 

 

AUS P/O GREENAWAY L.C.

 

 

 

appointed time, since when nothing has been heard of either

 

 

 

AUS SGT O’BRIEN A.J.

 

 

 

the aircraft or the crew.

 

 

 

SGT JOHNS A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SGT BELL N.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAN F/S WARD N.K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.9.1943

EE.138

AUS S/L KELAHER C.R.

Operations

19.58

 

Bomb load 1 x 400 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 600 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

Second Pilot

AUS F/O FORRESTER S.M.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled. This aircraft also left its base

 

 

 

AUS W/O CARTHEW E.G.

 

 

 

at the appointed time and nothing has been heard of the

 

 

 

AUS W/O WALSH C.A.

 

 

 

aircraft and crew since.

 

 

 

CAN Sgt COOMBES M.E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SGT JOWETT M.F.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SGT THIRKETTLE E.G.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SGT ROLFE A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Transcribed from the

R.A.F.

Form 541.

 

 

APPENDIX   A.. 135

 
OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

SECRET

 

PAGE NO  429   5

 
DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT

BY  460 Squadron R.A.A.F., Binbrook.

(*95II)  Wt.9256—56  60,000 5/42  T.S. 700

(*10964-95II) Wt.3633I-2345 I05M 12/42 T.S. 700

 
FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 1943.

 

 

AIRCRAFT

 

 

TIME

 

 

DATE

TYPE & NUMBER

CREW

DUTY

UP

DOWN

DETAILS OF SORTIE OR FLIGHT

REFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombing Attack on BERLIN

 

3.9.1943

EE 132

AUS F/S McPHAN R.B.

Operations

19.40

 

Bomb load 1 x 4000 lbs HC 48 x 30 lbs INC 660 x 4 lbs INC

 

 

 

SGT SIMPSON M.J.

BERLIN

 

 

30 x 4 lbs INC “X” filled.  This aircraft left it’s Base

 

 

 

AUS SGT SPENCE J.A.

 

 

 

at the appointed time since when nothing has been heard of

 

 

 

SGT FREEMAN R.L.