A.S. Ballingal crew

10/05/1945 – Repatriation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt
15 Aircraft were detailed for the evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt. The number of men brought back was 336. F/O J. McLernon (AA-G). Had engine trouble when taxying at Juvincourt. The crew returned in AA.M. F/Lt C. Stevens (AA.Y), could not take off at Ford because of tyre creeping. Crew were brought back tio Base by F/O G. Cleminson (JN.O).

Lancaster Mk.I RF129 JN-M

S/L Alexander Stewart Ballingall, RNZAF NZ2286 – Pilot.
F/O Arthur Paul Bonney, RAF 55618 – Navigator.
F/S D. Morgan, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O V.R. Mepham, RCAF R.186393 – Wireless Operator.
F/S S. Johnson, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. D. Gillmore, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. C. Huckle, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:38 – Landed 17:45
Flight Time 07:07

12/05/1945 – Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt
15 Aircraft were detailed for the evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt. The total number returned for the day was 336. F/O G. Cleminson (JN.O) developed a hydraulic leak at Juvincourt. He had to stay overnight and on the return trip next day, brought another 24 men. The total number of men brought back to date is 1320.

Lancaster Mk.III NE181 JN-M “The Captains Fancy”

S/L Alexander Stewart Ballingall, RNZAF NZ2286 – Pilot.
F/O Arthur Paul Bonney, RAF 55618 – Navigator.
F/S D. Morgan, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O V.R. Mepham, RCAF R.186393 – Wireless Operator.
F/S S. Johnson, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. C. Huckle, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. D. Gillmore, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 08:33 – Landed 13:55
Flight Time 05:22

26/05/1945 – Repatriation of Belgian Refugees to Brussells and Exprisoners of War to England
7 Aircraft were detailed for the repatriation of 71 Belgian refugees. 120 ex Prisoners of War were brought back on the return trips. Flight Lieutenant Lukins was involved in a slight mishap at Brussels and some of the crew were brought back by another aircraft.

Lancaster Mk.III NE181 JN-M “The Captains Fancy”

S/L Alexander Stewart Ballingall, RNZAF NZ2286 – Pilot.
F/O Arthur Paul Bonney, RAF 55618 – Navigator.
F/S D. Morgan, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Allen Francis, RNZAF NZ427272 – Wireless Operator.
F/S S. Johnson, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. C. Huckle, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. D. Gillmore, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:05 – Landed 20:23
Flight Time 08:18

22/06/1945 – Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive
2 aircraft were detailed for viewing the effects of the Bombing Offensive.

Lancaster Mk.I NF935 AA-P

S/L Alexander Stewart Ballingall, RNZAF NZ2286 – Pilot.
F/O Arthur Paul Bonney, RAF 55618 – Navigator.
F/S D. Morgan, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Allen Francis, RNZAF NZ427272 – Wireless Operator.
F/S S. Johnson, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. C. Huckle, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. D. Gillmore, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:34 – Landed 13:57
Flight Time 04:23

25/06/1945 – Checking German Radar Equipment
21 aircraft were detailed for the Postmortem operation for checking German Radar Equipment. W/O S. Sutherland (JN.K)had to make an early return through flat accumulators, but took off again in JN.T and completed the operation. F/L S. Peryer (JN.V)had a petrol leak and made an early return on three engines.

Lancaster Mk.I NF935 AA-P

S/L Alexander Stewart Ballingall, RNZAF NZ2286 – Pilot.
F/O Arthur Paul Bonney, RAF 55618 – Navigator.
F/S L. Morrison, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Allen Francis, RNZAF NZ427272 – Wireless Operator.
F/S S. Johnson, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. C. Huckle, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. D. Gillmore, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:55 – Landed 15:50
Flight Time 05:55