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