Malcolm George Harris RAFVR 755984/ 102977 logbook

Harris - M G Flying Log 012

Many thanks to Nick, through Noel, for the donation of his father’s logbook. Malcolm was a navigator, and was in the crew of Noel’s uncle, Colin Gilbert, when they were together in 75 Squadron.

Sergeant (later Squadron Leader) Malcolm George Harris D.F.C., D.F.M ,completed a full tour with 75 (NZ) Sqn, having joined it in 1940, and was then sent to Canada where he became a Navigation Instructor. On repatriation back to the UK, he joined 35 Sqn which was already a Pathfinder Force Squadron (Halifaxes and Lancasters). He did not complete a tour with that squadron, rather, he transferred to 139 (Jamaica) Sqn and finished off the tour started with 35 Sqn there. He continued with 139 (J) Sqn completing yet another tour of “Ops”.

I am particularity pleased to receive Nicks kind donation, as it currently represents the oldest logbook from the Squadron that is held on the blog.

once again, many thanks Nick.

view Malcolm’s logbook in its entirety here

Colin (third from left) and his crew

Malcolm Harris, stood first left, with Colin Gilbert (third from left), with the rest of the crew in front of Wellington T2835 AA-C.
© Noel Baker

2 thoughts on “Malcolm George Harris RAFVR 755984/ 102977 logbook

  1. Nick Carey-Harris

    Hi Simon,

    Just a couple of very small points . .

    My Father completed a full tour with 75 (NZ) Sqn, having joined it in 1940, and was then sent to Canada where he became a Navigation Instructor. On repatriation back to the UK, he joined 35 Sqn which was already a Pathfinder Force Squadron (Halifaxes and Lancasters). He did not complete a tour with that squadron, rather, he transferred to 139(Jamaica) Sqn and finished off the tour started with 35 Sqn there. He continued with 139(J) Sqn completing yet another tour of “Ops”.

    Also in the photograph above, my Father is standing on the extreme left (looking uncharacteristically awkward)

    I hope this is of some help.

    Nick

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  2. 75nzsquadron Post author

    Hi Nick
    Many thaks for the extra information – I have updated the post to reflect it. Apologies for the initial mis-identification of Malcolm in the photograph. I looked through the new pictures you gave to Noel for his website and based on them, I assumed the slightly more confident chap was Malcolm – as you say, relative to these other images, he looks a little out of place.

    Once again, many thanks for sharing this information with the 75(NZ) Squadron community

    Simon

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