A.G. Osbourne crew 04.06.42

13/03/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Dunkirk
Four Wellington III aircraft set out to bomb the above target but only one machine successfully carried out the task, Wellington III X3667, captained by Sgt Bell. Bomb load of 250 lbs was dropped on the docks but results were not observed. There were a small number of searchlights active and medium flak was encountered. no enemy aircraft were seen however. Weather was fine with a ground haze over the target. Navigation was good, TR1335 being used.

Wellington Mk.III X.3359 AA-H

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Jack Robert Mayall, RNZAF NZ404081 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Clements, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:50 – Landed 22:05
Flight Time 01:15

25/03/1942 – Attack Against Targets at St.Nazaire and Essen
Twelve aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack. Wellington III X3652, captained by P/O Slater failed to return, and two aircraft failed to locate the target. Bomb Load consisted of 500 lbs and 250 lbs, this being dropped in the target area but no results were observed. Slight A.A. fire and a few ineffective searchlights were encountered but no enemy fighters were seen. Weather was fine with slight ground haze. Navigation by TR1335 and D.R. was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3597 AA-C

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Jack Robert Mayall, RNZAF NZ404081 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Clements, RNZAF – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:55 – Landed 00:45
Flight Time 05:50

28/03/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Lubeck
Ten Wellington aircraft took off to attack the above target, one aircraft, Wellington III X3462 captained by Sgt Bell failed to return to base. Bomb load consisting of 4,000 lbs, 1,000 lbs, 500 lbs, 250 lbs, and containers of incendiaries was dropped in the target area. Bombs were seen to burst on target and large fires were seen burning in the target area. Weather was clear except for slight haze over west portion of the North Sea. There was very little A.A. Fire and few searchlights over the target. No enemy aircraft were seen. Navigation by TR1335 and D.R. was good. he whole operation was very successful.

Wellington Mk.III X.3597 AA-C

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Jack Robert Mayall, RNZAF NZ404081 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Cyril Vincent Green, RNZAF NZ402997 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:50 – Landed 01:50
Flight Time 06:00

01/04/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Hanau and Le Havre
Eleven Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out an attack against the above targets. Bomb load consisting of 4000lbs, 500lbs, and 25 lbs was dropped in the target area but results were not seen except for bomb bursts on the docks at Le Havre and in the marshalling yards at Hanau. Wellington III X3714 returned with it’s bomb load. There was very little flak and only a few searchlights were active. Wellington III Z1566 was chased from Brussels for about 30 miles by a night fighter which was successfully evaded in the clouds. Weather was poor and there were severe icing conditions which handicapped the whole operation. TR1335 and D.R. were used as aids to navigation.

Wellington Mk.III X.3482 AA-J

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Leonard Chambers, RNZAF NZ403758 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Cyril Vincent Green, RAFVR NZ402997 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:50 – Landed 02:50
Flight Time 06:00

05/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets Cologne
Nine Wellington Aircraft from this unit were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, and 250lbs and 4lb incendiaries was dropped but results were not observed. There was intense heavy flak and many searchlights were active but ineffective owing to the bright moonlight. One Ju.88 aircraft was seen near the target and Wellington III X3705 was attacked by a Me.110 near Liege without result. Weather was good and navigation by TR1335 and D.R was also good. One aircraft did not carry out it’s mission and two are missing. Wellington III X3489, captained by W/Cdr Sawrey-Cookson the C.O. of the squadron, and Wellington III X3661 captained by F/S Thomas.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Leonard Chambers, RNZAF NZ403758 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Cyril Vincent Green, RAFVR NZ402997 – Front Gunner.
F/S Clements, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 01:25 – Landed 06:12
Flight Time 04:47

06/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen
Wellington aircraft were detailed from this unit to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, and 250lbs was dropped in the target area and fires were observed. There was intense heavy flak over the target but only a few searchlights were active. One single engined fighter attempted to attack Wellington II X3636 but was driven off by flak. There was 9/10th cloud on the route and 3/10th to 5/10th cloud over the target at 11,000 feet. Navigation was good TR and DR being used.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Leonard Chambers, RNZAF NZ403758 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Cyril Vincent Green, RNZAF NZ402997 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 01:30 – Landed 03:19
Flight Time 01:49

08/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets Hamburg
Nine Well.III aircraft from this unit were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 30lbs L.C. and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in the target area but no results seen owing to cloud. Intense predicted flak S.W. of Hamburg but searchlight ineffective owing to cloud. One enemy a/c seen off Heligoland and believed JU88. Weather was very poor with 10/10 cloud over target and electric storms off East coast of England. Navigation was by DR and TR.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
F/S Clements, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Cyril Vincent Green, RAFVR NZ402997 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Gordon Edwin Caitcheon, RNZAF NZ404016 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:07 – Landed 23:40
Flight Time 01:33

10/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen
Eight Well.III a/c from this unit were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250 lbs, was dropped in the target area but results were not seen. There was heavy predicted flak and searchlights were fairly intense. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather was fine with 7/10 cloud. Navigation by astro, D.F. and loop was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
F/S Clements, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RAFVR NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:08 – Landed 02:35
Flight Time 04:27

12/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at LeHavre and Essen
Ten Well.III, aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, was dropped in the target area, bomb bursts being observed. Fairly accurate heavy and medium flak was encountered. There were a great number of searchlights active in cones. Many fighters flares and red and green lights were seen on route. One fighter a/c was seen over North Sea about 250 miles from the Dutch Coast. Weather was very clear with visibility up to 100 miles. Navigation was by TR, DR and loops.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
F/S Clements, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RNZAF NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:45 – Landed 04:00
Flight Time 05:15

14/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at Dortmund and Le Havre
Seven Well.III a/c from this unit were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, and 250lbs was dropped in the target area but no results were observed. There was very little flak and searchlights were few although there were some cones over the target. Two fighters were seen but they did not attack. Weather was fine with slight ground haze. Navigation by DR, TR and loops was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Jack Robert Mayall, RNZAF NZ404081 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RNZAF NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:45 – Landed 04:40
Flight Time 05:55

15/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at Le Havre and Dortmund
Eight Well.III aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs was dropped in the target area and bomb bursts were seen. There was some heavy predicted flak and tracer over target and searchlights were ineffective owing to cloud. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather at Dortmund was cloudy with slight ground haze. Navigation was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Jack Robert Mayall, RNZAF NZ404081 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RAFVR NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:59 – Landed 04:44
Flight Time 04:45

17/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets at Hamburg
Eight Well.III a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in the target area and bomb bursts were seen. Well.III, X.3636 jettisoned its bombs when in searchlight beams. There was intense heavy flak co-operating with searchlights which were numerous. Weather was clear and there was a slight ground haze. Navigation was good by TR, loops and DR.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Jack Robert Mayall, RNZAF NZ404081 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RAFVR NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:45 – Landed 05:40
Flight Time 05:55

22/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne
Ten Well.III a\c were detailed attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 100lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in the target area but no results seen owing to cloud. There were only a few searchlights active and A.A. fire was slight. Well.III, X3487 captained by P/O Jarman was attacked by a JU.88 which attacked once and broke away to port. The results of this short attack were however serious the second pilot, P/O Nicol being mortally wounded, the rear gunner Sgt. Harris being killed and the Navigator Sgt. Taylor and W/Op. Sgt. Fernie were wounded. The bomb load was not dropped on the target but was dropped in the sea. The a/c was brought back to base and crash landed. Well.III, X3705, captained by F/S. McLachlan, was also attacked and the second pilot killed (P/O. Fountain) and Sgt. Tutty was wounded. F/Sgt. McLachlan managed to reach base and crash land.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RAFVR NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:15 – Landed 03:20
Flight Time 05:05

23/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at Rostock
Seven Well.III a/c from this unit were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs, 4lb incendiaries was dropped on the target. Results were very good, many large fires were seen and bomb burst. A.A. fire was very small, some light and heavy flak being encountered. There were few searchlights active and no enemy a/c were seen. Weather was very good with slight ground haze. Navigation was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RAFVR NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:45 – Landed 06:00
Flight Time 07:15

27/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne and Mine Laying off Heligoland
Eight Well.III a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, and 4lbs incendiaries was dropped on the target and fires were seen burning at Cologne. The mine laying a/c successfully carried out ther task, without interference. There was moderate A.A. fire over Cologne and searchlights working in cones. One enemy a/c was seen but no attack was made. Weather was good with visibility up to 100 miles. Navigation was good, DR, TR, loops and map reading.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

P/O Rufus Leggett, RAFVR 126293/ 103037 – Pilot.
Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RAF NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:05 – Landed 04:05
Flight Time 06:00

04/06/1942 – Attack Against Dieppe
Two aircraft were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 250lbs was dropped in the target area but no results were observed. A.A. fire was very slight and searchlights few. No enemy a/c were encountered. There was slight haze but no cloud and navigation was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3636 AA-R

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. Mark Kraljevich, RNZAF NZ403458 – Observer.
Sgt. Frank Edwin McKenzie, RNZAF NZ391085 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. George Anthony Young, RNZAF NZ405771 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Neil, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:20 – Landed 03:20
Flight Time 04:00

06/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Emden
Twelve aircraft were detailed to carry out an attack on the above target and a bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs and 4lb inc was dropped on the target. Large buildings were seen to be ablaze and there were a number of small fires. Flak was fairly intense but searchlights few. No enemy a/c were encountered. Weather was good. Navigation was very good. One a/c sighted enemy flak ships and dived down to 200ft and attacked them. Results were not observed.

Wellington Mk.III X.3751 AA-P

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. Lewis, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Frank Edwin McKenzie, RNZAF NZ391085 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. George Anthony Young, RNZAF NZ405771 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Sidney John Chappell, RNZAF NZ41571 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:30 – Landed 04:40
Flight Time 05:10

08/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Essen
Twelve aircraft were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs and 4 lb inc was dropped in the target area. Owing to haze results were not observed. There was a heavy concentration of flak and searchlights in target area. Two unidentified a/c were observed near Dutch Coast by Well.III, X3720 and were eluded. Weather was good no cloud over target but hazy. Navigation was very good. Well.III, X3587, captained by P/O. Smith and Well.III, Z1573, captained by P/O Murdoch failed to return.

Wellington Mk.III X.3751 AA-P

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. Mark Kraljevich, RNZAF NZ403458 – Observer.
Sgt. Frank Edwin McKenzie, RNZAF NZ391085 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. George Anthony Young, RNZAF NZ405771 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Sidney John Chappell, RNZAF NZ41571 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:40 – Landed 04:00
Flight Time 04:20

19/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Emden
Eleven a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 4lb inc was taken. Aircraft unable to identify Emden attacked Osnabruck. Results were not observed. Flak was not intense but searchlights were fairly active. One unidentified a/c followed Well.III X3539 for about 5 miles but made no attack. Weather was clear over Osnabruck. Nav was excellent.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RAFVR NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:35 – Landed 03:30
Flight Time 03:55

20/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Emden
Twelve a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 250lbs and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area. Results were not observed. There was intense flak and searchlights were few. A JU88 attacked Well.III, X3539 without result. Weather was hazy with 5/10 cloud. Visibility very bad. Nav was good. Well.III, X3760 P/O Fraser failed to return.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RNZAF NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:40 – Landed 03:40
Flight Time 04:00

22/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Emden
Thirteen a/c were detailed to attack the above. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area. Results were not observed. Flak was moderate and searchlights were scarce. One JU88 and one ME109 sighted by one of our a/c but no attack made. Weather good 5/10 cloud at 15,000’, clear over target. Slight haze. Nav was excellent.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RNZAF NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:30 – Landed 04:00
Flight Time 04:30

25/06/1942 – Attack on Targets at Bremen
Twenty a/c were detailed to attack the above. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs and 4lb inc was dropped in the target. Results not observed. There was a large amount of A.A. fire searchlights were ineffective. A JU88 followed Well.III X3664 but did not attack. Weather was moderate with 10/10 cloud. Nav was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RNZAF NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:26 – Landed 04:26
Flight Time 05:00

29/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Bremen
Sixteen a/c were detailed to carry out the above attack. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area. Results not observed. A.A. fire was heavy in target area. Searchlights were ineffective through cloud. A JU88 was attacked and claimed as shot down by Well.BJ837, captained by Sgt. Hockaday. Weather was cloudy. Nav was excellent. Well.III (P/O Monk) failed to return and Well.III Z1616 (Sgt. Bertram) crashed after take-off and caught fire. All crew killed.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
F/S James Arthur Robinson, RNZAF NZ401409 – Observer.
Sgt. Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RNZAF NZ403016 – Front Gunner.
F/S Gordon Phillip Newdick, RNZAF NZ40925 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:45 – Landed 04:15
Flight Time 04:30

13/07/1942 – Attack Against Duisburg
Nine a/c were detailed to attack the above target and bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs and 4lb inc. was dropped in target area. Results unobserved. A.A. fire was moderate and inaccurate. Searchlights were accurate but not numerous. One JU88 was sighted. No attack. Weather was good and navigation excellent.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. Martin John Byrne, RNZAF NZ404529 – Observer.
F/S Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Leonard Chalmbers, RNZAF NZ403758 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RNZAF NZ403016 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:34 – Landed 05:14
Flight Time 04:40

21/07/1942 – Attack Against at Duisburg
Thirteen a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs 30lbs and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area but results were unobserved. Photographs were taken however. A.A. fire was not very heavy but there were any searchlight cones. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather was good, clear over target. Navigation was by TR & DR.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. F. Giles, RAFVR – Observer.
F/S Paul Herbert Bosson, RNZAF NZ403754 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Thomas Denbeigh Peake, RCAF NZ411775 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kerrison Philip Morris, RNZAF NZ403016 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:12 – Landed 04:47
Flight Time 04:35

25/07/1942 – Attack Against at Duisburg
Thirteen a/c were detailed to carry out the above attack. Bomb loads of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs and incendiaries was dropped in the target area. Results unobserved. A.A. fire was accurate and in abundance. Searchlights were poor. Several enemy a/c were seen, one FW190 was seen near target and a JU88 attacking a Wellington. Weather was fair with 8/10 to 10/10 cloud. Nav was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. F. Giles, RAFVR – Observer.
F/S Errol Mervyn Greaves, RNZAF NZ404063 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Thomas Denbeigh Peake, RNZAF NZ411775 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. J.E. Ford, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:29 – Landed 04:14
Flight Time 03:45

26/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Hamburg
Fifteen a/c were detailed to carry out an attack against the above target. Bomb load of 34000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs and incendiaries was dropped on target area. Numerous fires and bomb bursts were seen. A.A. fire was accurate. Seven searchlights destroyed and others damaged and one m/c gun post silenced by Well.III, X3396, captained by Sgt. Kearns. Searchlights were ineffective owing to moon. One JU88 was seen 30 miles from enemy coast but did not attack. Weather was clear over target but cloudy on route. Navigation was very good by TR and DR

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. F. Giles, RAFVR – Observer.
F/S Errol Mervyn Greaves, RNZAF NZ404063 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Thomas Denbeigh Peake, RNZAF NZ411775 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. J.E. Ford, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:00 – Landed 05:05
Flight Time 06:05

28/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Hamburg
Seventeen a/c were detailed to carry out an attack on the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area and bursts were seen in dock area. A.A. fire was very accurate, light and heavy predicted. There were many accurate searchlight cones in parts but clear over target. Navigation was good by TR and DR. Six a/c failed to return to base

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. F. Giles, RAFVR – Observer.
F/S Errol Mervyn Greaves, RNZAF NZ404063 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Thomas Denbeigh Peake, RNZAF NZ411775 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. J.E. Ford, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:00 – Landed 05:05
Flight Time 06:05

29/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Saarbrucken
Ten a/c were detailed to attack the above targets and bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, 30lb and 4;b incendiaries was dropped in target area. Hits were observed in target area. A.A. fire was weak and searchlights scarce. A twin engined fighter was seen on return route. Well. III, X3396 was attacked by JU88 but was able to evade it. Weather was cloudy. Navigation was TR and DR.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. F. Giles, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Errol Mervyn Greaves, RNZAF NZ404063 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Thomas Denbeigh Peake, RAFVR NZ411775 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. J.E. Ford, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:50 – Landed 04:55
Flight Time 05:05

31/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf
Eleven a/c were detailed to carry out an attack on the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area. Good results were obtained and hits observed. A.A. fire was moderate and search lights although numerous, were ineffective. Well.III, X3396 was attacked by a JU88 but evaded successfully. F/Sgt. Lewis, rear gunner of Well.III, X3646 was struck and injured by a 4lb incendiary bomb falling from another a/c. Weather was good and navigation was by DR and TR

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. F. Giles, RAFVR – Observer.
F/S Errol Mervyn Greaves, RNZAF NZ404063 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Jack Leslie Jury, RNZAF NZ411764 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. J.E. Ford, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:45 – Landed 04:05
Flight Time 03:20

04/08/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Essen
Five aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb lad of 500lb were dropped in the target area. A.A. fire was heavy, searchlights were lighting up the clouds, but not in large numbers. No enemy aircraft were seen. Weather was fairly good, being cloudy in places. Navigation was by T.R. and D.R.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
Sgt. Errol Mervyn Greaves, RNZAF NZ404063 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J.E. London, RNZAF 953137 – Front Gunner.
P/O R. Girvan, RAFVR 124913 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:50 – Landed 01:30
Flight Time 02:40

06/08/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Duisburg
Eight aircraft were detailed to attack the above target, Bomb load of 4000lb, 250lb, incendiaries and flares were dropped in the target area. A.A. fire was heavy and in some parts scattered, ground haze caused searchlights to be ineffective. No enemy aircraft were seen. The weather was good. Navigation was fairly good by T.R. and D.R. Wellington X3636, captained by Sgt. Jackson.J. was hit by A.A. fire which caused hydraulics to be unserviceable in his aircraft, he landed successfully on return.

Wellington Mk.III X.3538 AA-N

Sgt. Arthur Gibson Osborne, RNZAF NZ41353 – Pilot.
Sgt. F. Giles, RAFVR – Observer.
F/S Errol Mervyn Greaves, RNZAF NZ404063 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J.E. London, RNZAF 953137 – Front Gunner.
P/O R. Girvan, RAFVR 124913 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 01:34 – Landed 03:24
Flight Time 01:50