August 1943

Mepal

1.8.43
TRAINING.
Five new crews were given local practice flying in Mk.III aircraft and one other crew carried out a height & load test. The remainder of the Squadron was stood down.

OPERATIONS.
Nil

2.8.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of daily inspections and night flying tests we prepared for operations.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT HAMBURG.
Seventeen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with incendiary bombs of 30lb. and 4lb. Six of the aircraft returned early owing to severe icing and engine trouble and two failed to return. The remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Large fires and columns of smoke were seen although this attack was not considered to be as successful as the previous ones. Moderate heavy and light A.A. fire co-operating with searchlights were encountered, which proved to be ineffective. Some enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. The weather was good at [the] beginning of [the] outward journey, but cloud gathered and was 10/10ths. at the target, icing and electrical storms also prevailed. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft were Stirlings Mk.III EH928 captained by Sergeant BAILIE, P. and BF557 captained by Flight Sergeant COUPER, J.A.

3.8.43
TRAINING.
After last night’s operations the crews were rested, and only local flying was therefore carried out.

OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Three aircraft were required for the above operation, which was cancelled.

4.8.43
TRAINING.
The above consisted of air to sea firing, air tests, fighter affiliation, and practice bombing.

OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Four aircraft were required to carry out the operation with mines of 1,500lbs. It had to be cancelled, however, owing to adverse weather.

5.8.43
TRAINING.
Bad weather was still prevailing and only fighter affiliation and air tests were carried out.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

6.8.43
TRAINING.
Another bad day for flying, but improved during the late afternoon. In the morning lectures were given b y S/Ldr. PARKIN and F/O. ORCHARD the Intelligence Officers on “Current Affairs” and “Life in the Peace Time Air Force”. In the afternoon night flying tests, air tests, and fighter affiliation were carried out.

OPERATIONS. MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Five aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lb. One aircraft returned early owing to inter-communication failure and brought its mines back and one failed to return. The remaining aircraft successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. Slight heavy A.A. fire and one searchlight were encountered but were ineffective. A few enemy aircraft were seen and one short combat took place but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. The weather was good above 1.000ft. and visibility was fair to good. Navigation was very good. On the return journey F/Sgt. MAYFIELD’s aircraft fired at a locomotive and the engine was seen to blow up with a brilliant flash. The missing aircraft was Stirling Mk.1 BK614 captained by F/Sgt. MAYO, J.R.

7.8.43
TRAINING.
Local flying, height & load tests, and low level bombing was the only training carried out.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

8.8.43
TRAINING.
The bad weather still continued, and local training only, was carried out.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

9.8.43
TRAINING.
Still no improvement in the weather conditions, and only night flying tests were carried out.

OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Three aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lbs., which were all successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. No A.A. fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. Visibility was good, being clear with a bright moon. Navigation was excellent.

10.8.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of night flying tests, we prepared for operations.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT NUREMBERG.
Nineteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with incendiary bombs of 30lbs. and 4lbs. One aircraft failed to take off owing to engine trouble, the remainder however, successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Large fires were seen glowing below the clouds and some heavy explosions were also seen, indicating that the attack was a success. Moderate A.A. fire co-operating with searchlights were encountered, but gave little trouble. Some enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. The weather was poor at the target, 9/10ths. cloud prevailing which prevented identification of detail. Navigation was very good. The aircraft captained by P/O. C.C. LOGAN, owing to unserviceable navigation aids on [the] return journey, went off track and ran short of petrol. The crew prepared to abandon the aircraft but fortunately the petrol lasted and they landed at R.A.F., MARSTON, after being airborne for 9 hours 10 minutes.

11.8.43
TRAINING.
Except for local flying the Squadron had a general stand down.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

12.8.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of night flying tests, we once again prepared for operations.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT TURIN.
Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 1,000lb., 500lb., and incendiaries of 30lb. and 4lb. All of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, which was an absolute mass of flames, colossal fires and heavy explosions were also seen. Very feeble A.A. fire and a few searchlights were encountered but were ineffective. Some enemy aircraft were seen, and one combat took place. The aircraft captained by P/O. A. BURLEY sighted an unidentified aircraft on the way to the target in the CHARTRES area, which approached from astern, the rear-gunner gave a short burst, the Stirling corkscrewed and the enemy aircraft broke away. The Stirling’s port outer engine was badly damaged and had to be feathered. The captain however, continued to the target which was 380 miles distance on three engines, successfully bombed it and returned to base, making a perfect landing. The weather was clear with a bright moon over the target. Navigation was excellent.

13.8.43
TRAINING.
After last night’s big effort, no flying was carried out.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

14.8.43
TRAINING.
A fairly extensive training programme was carried out, which included air tests, height & load tests, fighter affiliation, cross country and practice bombing exercises.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

15.8.43
TRAINING.
The above consisted of high level practice bombing, formation flying, and beam approach training.

OPERATIONS. MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Five aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lb. One aircraft failed to take off owing to inter-communication trouble and one failed to return. The remaining aircraft successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. Some heavy A.A. fire was encountered and one aircraft was slightly hit in the fuselage. The weather was good with clear visibility. Navigation was very good. One aircraft whilst returning across FRANCE at 200ft., shot up 4 trains, the engine of one was seen to explode and the other three appeared to be hit. The missing aircraft was Stirling Mk. III EE891 captained by F/Sgt. WHITTA, N. B.

16.8.43
TRAINING.
The above consisted of fighter affiliation, and night flying tests in preparation for operations.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT TURIN.
Twelve aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 1,000lb. and incendiaries of 30lb. and 4lb. All the aircraft successfully bombed the target, except one which jettisoned its bombs 10 miles N.W. of TURIN owing to an electrical equipment failure. Some huge explosions and very large fires were seen which appeared to be spreading. Slight A.A. fire and a few searchlights were encountered which were ineffective except for one aircraft that received negligible damage. Some enemy aircraft were seen and two short combats took place but no damage was sustained to our aircraft. The weather was good except for ground haze. Navigation was very good. All aircraft were diverted to other aerodromes on return owing to fog at base.

17.8.43
TRAINING.
Owing to the aircraft having landed at different aerodromes after the previous operation, work was held up until they returned. Only through the heroic efforts of the ground crews was it possible for the aircraft to be made ready for another operation. Night flying tests were carried out during the afternoon.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT PEENEMUNDE.
Twelve aircraft [were] detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 2,000lb., 1,000lb., 500lb. and incendiaries of 30lb. & 4lb. One aircraft returned early owing to the rear turret being unserviceable but the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. This attack appeared to be well concentrated and large fires and huge explosions were seen. Moderate heavy A/A. fire co-operating with searchlights were encountered, but caused no trouble. A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no combats took place. The weather was good and visibility was clear except for a smoke screen which partially obscured the target. Navigation was excellent. On the return journey the fires could be seen 150 miles from the target area.

18.8.43
TRAINING.
The weather was unfavourable for flying, and only air tests were carried out. In the afternoon a welcome stand down was given.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

19.8.43
TRAINING.
One aircraft carried out air-firing and fifteen aircraft did night flying tests in preparation for operations.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT TURIN.
Fifteen [aircraft] were required for the above operation which was unfortunately cancelled.

20.8.43
TRAINING.
The above consisted of air tests, fighter affiliation, local flying and night flying tests.

OPERATIONS. MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lb. It had to cancelled, however, owing to adverse weather conditions.

21.8.43
TRAINING.
Bad weather restricted flying and only one air test was carried out. In the afternoon a lecture on “Escape” was given by F/Lt. NEWTON the Intelligence Officer.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

22.8.43
TRAINING.
Formation flying, air to sea firing, air tests, and night flying tests were carried out.

OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Three aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lbs. Two of the aircraft returned early owing to failure of navigational aids and brought their mines back, the other aircraft successfully dropped its mines in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. No A.A. fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was good except for sea haze. Navigation was good.

 23.8.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of night flying tests, we prepared for an operation which called for our maximum effort.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT BERLIN.
Twenty three aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 1,000lb., 500lb., and incendiaries of 30lb. & 4lb. Five aircraft returned early owing to failures and three aircraft failed to return. The remainder of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, all of the crews agreed that it had been well and truly hit. The fires were well concentrated and huge columns of smoke together with heavy explosions could be seen. A moderate heavy A.A. barrage co-operating with searchlights were encountered, but only one aircraft received damage. A great number of enemy aircraft were seen, and several combats took place. The aircraft captained by F/Sgt. WILKINSON sighted a JU 88 passing above, the mid-upper & rear gunners fired and strikes were seen on the enemy aircraft, which was then lost sight of, and is claimed to have been damaged. The aircraft captained by F/Sgt. WHITEHEAD whilst over BERLIN sighted an enemy aircraft on the starboard quarter, 300yds. away. The rear gunner fired a five second burst and the enemy aircraft was seen in flames diving to earth and was claimed as probably destroyed. The same aircraft encountered another unidentified enemy aircraft 300 yds. away on the starboard quarter. The rear gunner fired another five seconds burst, and the enemy aircraft exploded and disintegrated. It was claimed to be destroyed. The aircraft captained by F/O. A. ALEXANDER, whilst over the target sighted a ME 100 approaching from the starboard quarter above and firing at his aircraft. The mid-upper and rear gunners replied with long bursts and the enemy aircraft was seen to be in flames. A fire was seen later on the ground and the enemy aircraft was claimed as probably destroyed. Scattered cloud was met on the outward route but it was clear over the target. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft were Stirlings III.BF 465 captained by P/O. A. RANKIN, BF 564 captained by P/O. A. SEDUNARY, and EE 938 captained by W/O. T. FEAR.

The aircraft captained by F/Sgt. WHITE, O. H., whilst approaching the target area was coned by searchlights and repeatedly hit by heavy A.A. fire sustaining considerable damage to the port mainplane. He continued towards the target though still coned by searchlights and was then attacked by a JU 88 sustaining hits in the rear of the fuselage which shattered the rear turret and killed the rear gunner Sgt. POOLE, J. The aircraft was forced into an uncontrollable dive and the captain warned his crew to “Prepare to abandon aircraft”. Unfortunately, in the middle of this order the inter-communication failed and the Navigator, Air Bomber, and Wireless Operator abandoned the aircraft, due to the fact that they were unable to contact their captain. F/Sgt. WHITE jettisoned his bomb load whilst in the dive directly over the target area, and managed to regain control of the aircraft when height had been lost down to 6,000ft. The captain and the two remaining members of the crew after taking stock of the damage decided to attempt the long and hazardous return journey to base. This they did successfully and made a perfect crash landing at base without lights, flaps or under-carriage as the electrical leads were shot away.

24.8.43
TRAINING.
In the morning no flying was carried out as aircrews were having a well deserved rest after the previous night’s strenuous work. Local flying and night flying tests were flown during the afternoon.

OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
One aircraft was detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. No A.A. fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was good with clear visibility. Navigation was excellent.

25.8.43
TRAINING.
Adverse weather conditions still continued and only local flying was therefore carried out.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

26.8.43
TRAINING.
The above consisted of air tests, local flying and one night flying test.

OPERATIONS. MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
One aircraft was detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lb., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area, and the parachutes were seen to open. No A.A. fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was good and visibility was clear in the mining area. Navigation was very good.

27.8.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of night flying tests, we prepared for operations.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT NUREMBERG.
Nineteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with incendiary bombs of 30lbs. and 4lbs. One aircraft failed to return, but the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Good concentrated fires and heavy explosions were seen. A moderate barrage consisting of light and heavy A.A. fire co-operating with searchlights were encountered, and two aircraft received slight damage. Some enemy aircraft were seen, and one short combat took place but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. The weather was cloudy on the outward journey but clear over the target and visibility was good. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was Stirling Mk.III EE955 captained by F/Sgt. HIGHAM, F.D.

28.8.43
TRAINING.
The weather was bad, once again, so the Squadron was given a general stand-down.

OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Four aircraft were required for the above operation, but it was cancelled owing to adverse weather conditions.

29.8.43
TRAINING.
It was possible to carry out full scale training as no operations were scheduled. The training consisted of air-firing, fighter affiliation, practice low-level bombing, height and load tests, and air tests.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

30.8.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of night flying tests and air tests, we once again prepared for operations.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT MUNCHEN-GLADBACH.
Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with incendiary bombs of 30lbs. and 4lbs. All aircraft, with the exception of one which failed to return, successfully dropped their bombs in target area. Very large fires, which were well concentrated and spreading, were seen. All crews are of the opinion that this was a good attack. Moderate heavy A.A. fire and a few searchlights were encountered, which were ineffective. A great number of enemy aircraft were seen and some short combats took place. The aircraft captained by F/Sgt. BATGER, H., sighted an enemy aircraft 600yds. away, ahead, and the Front Gunner fired a long and a short burst, the enemy aircraft then disappeared and was claimed as possibly destroyed. The aircraft captained by F/S. McGREGOR, K., sighted a ME110 astern, the Rear Gunner fired a long burst, the Stirling corkscrewed and the Mid-upper Gunner fired a long burst. The enemy aircraft replied and dived away with smoke pouring from its engines, it was claimed as possibly destroyed. There was 8-9/10ths. cloud at the target approaches, although it was clear in the target area. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was Stirling Mk.III EH938 captained by F/Sgt. PARKIN, T.

OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area, and the parachutes were seen to open. No A.A. fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. There was 4/10ths cloud in the mining area, although visibility was good. Navigation was excellent.

31.8.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of night flying tests, we prepared for operations. This was only possible through the strenuous efforts of the ground crews.

OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT BERLIN.
Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 1,000lb., 500lb., and incendiaries of 30lb. & 4lb. Two aircraft failed to take off and four did not return, the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Large fires were seen, although rather scattered, [and] they appeared to be progressing very well. Moderate heavy A.A. fire co-operating with searchlights were encountered and one aircraft received slight damage. Enemy night fighters were in great prominence, the aircraft captained by F/Sgt. WILKINSON, G.., encountered a JU 88 approaching from astern 500yds. away. The Rear Gunner fired a long burst, the enemy aircraft replied and stalled, the Mid-upper then fired three long bursts and the Rear Gunner fired a short burst. The enemy aircraft was seen to fall away and is claimed as probably destroyed. Our aircraft received damage to the rear of the fuselage and had part of the tailplane and fin badly damaged. The aircraft captained by F/O. A. ALEXANDER, sighted two ME109s, the first opened fire from the starboard quarter and the Rear Gunner replied with a short burst, the enemy aircraft stalled and the Mid-upper Gunner fired a short burst. The enemy aircraft then dived to the ground and exploded. It was claimed to be destroyed. The second ME109 opened fire with a short burst from the port bow to the port quarter, the Rear Gunner then fired a short burst and tracer was seen to enter the enemy aircraft which dived. It was claimed as possibly destroyed. The aircraft captained by W/O. MOSELEY, P., sighted an ME110 on the port quarter, the Mid-upper and Rear Gunners fired a long burst and the enemy aircraft turned over and dived with smoke pouring from its starboard side. It was claimed as probably destroyed. The aircraft captained by P/O. C. LOGAN sighted an ME109 60yds. astern, the Mid-upper and Rear Gunners fired and tracer from the Rear Gunner was seen to hit the enemy aircraft. The Stirling then corkscrewed and the ME109 disappeared. It was claimed to be damaged. Two other aircraft crash landed away from base due to damage caused by enemy fighters, none of the crews were injured, however. 8/10ths. cloud was encountered on the outward journey and 9/10ths at the target, visibility, nevertheless, was good. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft were Stirlings Mk.III EE918 captained by F/Sgt. ROBERTS, E., EE878 captained by F/.Sgt. HENLEY, D., EE905 captained by F/Sgt. HELM, G., and EF501 captained by F/Sgt. McGREGOR, K.

OUTSTANDING EVENTS.

TRAINING.
Large scale operations and adverse weather conditions have restricted training considerably, nevertheless, prominence has been given to Formation Flying and Fighter Affiliation when ever possible. Particular attention has been given to Ground Specialised Training and new crews have carried out Familiarisation Flying.

OPERATIONS.
This month the Squadron has on several occasions been called upon to make the maximum effort, to such an extent, that it has been congratulated on providing the highest number of aircraft for any Squadron in the Group. Successful raids have been carried out against HAMBURG, PEENEMUNDE, and MUNCHEN-GLADBACH, the latter two being new targets, and BERLIN, NUREMBURG, and TURIN have each been attacked twice. Mining operations have also been carried out in the GIRONDE ESTUARY and off THE FRISIAN ISLANDS on several occasions. During the month a total of 169 sorties have been made. Many combats with enemy aircraft have taken place and eleven claims have been made as destroyed, probably and possibly destroyed, and damaged.

On the night 23/24th August 1943 the aircraft captained by F/Sgt. O. H. WHITE, whilst approaching the target area, was coned by searchlights and repeatedly hit by heavy A.A. fire, sustaining considerable damage to the port mainplane. He continued towards the target, though still coned by searchlights and was then attacked by a JU 88, sustaining hits in the rear of the fuselage which shattered the rear turret and killed the Rear Gunner Sgt. J. POOLE. The aircraft was forced into an uncontrollable dive and the captain warned his crew to “Prepare to abandon aircraft”. Unfortunately, in the middle of this order, the inter-communication failed and the Navigator, Air Bomber, and Wireless Operator abandoned the aircraft, due to the fact that they were unable to contact their captain. F/Sgt. WHITE jettisoned his bomb-load whilst in the dive directly over the target area, and managed to regain control of the aircraft when height had been lost down to 6,000ft. The captain and the remaining two members of the crew after taking stock of the damage, decided to attempt the long and hazardous return journey to base. This they did successfully and made a perfect crash landing at base, without lights, flaps, or under-carriage as the electrical leads were shot away.

DECORATIONS (IMMEDIATE).
Sergeant AMES, A. J. H. was awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL. He has taken part in 11 successful operational sorties as a Flight Engineer. On the night of 25th June 1943, during the take-off for a raid on GELSENKIRCHEN, he moved forward to adjust one of the engine controls as soon as the aircraft left the ground. However, the aircraft was not properly airborne, but had merely been thrown into the air by the rough surface of the airfield, it subsequently dropped back onto the ground very heavily and threw SERGEANT AMES in such a way that a rupture appeared in his left groin. In spite of considerable pain he carried out his duties during the four hours flying without mentioning his predicament to the captain or other members of the crew until the aircraft had landed at base. This sortie might well have been abandoned if Sergeant AMES had not displayed such outstanding courage and devotion to duty.

The DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS was awarded to Pilot Officer BURLEY, A., who has taken part in seventeen operational sorties. On the night of 12th August 1943 whilst on the way to attack TURIN, the aircraft, of which he was captain, was engaged by an enemy fighter, which caused considerable damage to the port outer engine and rendered it virtually unserviceable. However, he decided to continue the sortie in spite of the fact that he was still 380 miles from the target and that he would have to make a double crossing of the ALPS. The target was successfully attacked and the 718 miles return flight to base was completed without further incident. This outstanding example of courage and determination to attack the enemy, regardless of the hazards involved is typical of the manner in which Pilot Officer BURLEY undertakes any operational mission for which he is detailed.

VISITS.
During the first week of this month, The High Commissioner for NEW ZEALAND, The Hon. Mr. W. J. JORDAN accompanied by Group Captain MANSON, M. C., K. O., and the New Zealand Press Representative, Mr. MITCHELL, visited the Squadron and stayed for two days. He congratulated the Squadron on the grand work being achieved by them. He also interviewed all the New Zealand personnel and had a chat with them in the Briefing Room concerning Current Affairs in their Home Country. After the talk he devoted thirty minutes to questions from the New Zealanders. Photographs were taken for the enlightenment of the People in NEW ZEALAND.

On the 5th. August 1943, Mrs. E. ARNOTT ROBERTSON the novelist, escorted by F/O. COLVILLE of New Zealand Headquarters, visited the Squadron to obtain material for an official film.

CHANGE OF COMMAND.
Wing Commander R. D. MAX, D.F.C., assumed Command of the Squadron on the 19th. August 1943, and succeeded Wing Commander M. WYATT, who was posted to Headquarters No.3 Group.

D. Max (signature)

Wing Commander, Commanding,
75(NZ) SQUADRON, R.A.F.

CASUALTIES AFFECTING OFFICERS.

ACTING RANKS. NIL

POSTINGS.
P/O. J.C. GILES 138329. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit, w.e.f. 21/7/43 (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
P/O. J.F. JARMY 134695. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit, w.e.f. 21/7/43 (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
P/O. R.C. RAINFORD 134553. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit, w.e.f. 21/7/43 (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
P/O. R.G. MOSS 147773. GD. Posted to No.30 O.T.U., w.e.f. 26/7/43. (Authy.P/N.30/911/43 dated 22/7/43).
A/F/L. W. McALPINE 115790. GD. Posted from No.1483 B.&G.Flt., w.e.f. 18/7/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/832/43 dated 16/7/43).
P/O. E. MANSELL 132097. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 25/7/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/952/43 dtd. 26/7/43).
P/O. L. C. ROBINSON 143800. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1031/43 dtd. 1/8/43).
F/O. W. TURNER NZ421143. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1088/43 dtd. 5/8/43).
P/O. L. DICKER NZ416467. GD. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/956/43 dtd. 26/7/43).
F/O. J. LOVELOCK NZ416234. GD. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/956/43 dtd. 26/7/43).
F/O. T. LODGE NZ417284. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dtd. 3/8/43).
F/O. N. C. WILSON NZ417139. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dtd. 3/8/43).
P/O. J. G. TURNBULL NZ42490. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dtd. 3/8/43).
P/O. F. M. McKENZIE NZ41344. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 23/6/43. (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
P/O. H. E. A. PRICE NZ405505. GD. Posted to No. 2 P.D.C., w.e.f. 11/8/43. (Authy.P/N.DGP/BC/4030/43 dated 8/8/43).
F/O. R. R. RAYNER NZ41399. GD. Posted to No. 11 O.T.U., w.e.f. 7/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1107/43 dated 6/8/43).
P/O. J. G. TURNBULL NZ42490. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 16/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1232/43 dtd. 18/8/43).
P/O. M. A. ERICKSEN NZ416103. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 24/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1359/43 dtd. 26/8/43).
P/O. D. H. MOSS NZ404653. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 24/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1357/43 dtd. 26/8/43).
F/O. J. S. MURRAY NZ417093. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 24/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1357/43 dtd. 26/8/43).
F/O. D. M. ADAMSON NZ415052. GD. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
F/O. J. S. BATTERSBY NZ405058. GD. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
F/O. R. D. LAMB NZ42300. GD. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
F/O. C. A. WATSON NZ421946. GD. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1241/43 dated 12/8/43).
P/O. J. D. GRUBB NZ415068. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
P/O. J. A. MARTIN NZ422197. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
F/O. L. B. STICHBURY NZ42311. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
P/O. I. R. MENZIES NZ415002. GD. Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 28/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1349/43 dated 24/8/43).
P/O. J. H. HAYDON AUS408400. GD. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21/7/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
P/O. P. S. ST. LEDGER AUS425375. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1031/43 dtd. 1/8/43).
P/O. A. SEDUNARY AUS416619. GD. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 24/8/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/1357/43 dtd. 26/8/43).

APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS.
P/O. F. M. McKENZIE NZ41344. GD. Apptd. to a Commission as P/O. on probtn. w.e.f. 30/5/43. (Authy.AM.Ltr.A556037/43/S.7(e)(3) 21/7/43).
P/O. H. C. WILLIAMS NZ416219. GD. Apptd. to a Commission as P/O. on probtn. w.e.f. 19/4/43. (Authy.AM.Ltr.A555396/43/S.7(e)(3) 23/7/43).
P/O. A. T. DANCE NZ42495. GD. Promoted to F/O. w.e.f. 20/5/43. (Authy.3G/8937/1/P2 dated 12/8/43).
P/O. D. H. MOSS NZ404653. GD. Apptd. to a Commission as P/O. on probtn. w.e.f. 9/6/43. (Authy.AM.Ltr.A564953/43/S.7(e)(3) 16/8/43).
P/O. R. G. MOSS 147773. GD. Apptd. to a Commission as P/O. on probtn. w.e.f. 28/5/43. (Authy.AM.Ltr.A554192/43/S.7(e)(3) 17/7/43).

CASUALTIES AFFECTING AIRCREW N.C.O.s.

PROMOTIONS.
The undermentioned are promoted to Temp. Flight Sergeants w.e.f. date stated & Authority as shown against their names.
NZ417027. SGT. PILOT. COUPER, J. A. 1/6/43. Recs.Ltr.A2/NZ417027 dtd.23/7/43.
NZ415566. SGT. A/G. VERCOE, T. J. 18/6/43. Recs.Ltr.A2/NZ415566 dated 18/6/43.
NZ40586. SGT. PILOT. THOMAS, R. 15/5/43. Recs.Ltr.A2/M/NZ40586 dated 20/5/43.
NZ422698. SGT. A/G. FAWCETT, A. G. 19/8/43. Recs.Ltr.A2/M/NZ422698 dated 18/8/43.
NZ416427. SGT. A/G. HULENA, J. S. 19/8/43. Recs.Ltr.A2/M/NZ416427 dated 18/8/43.
NZ42326. SGT. A/G. HAUB, D. L. 19/8/43. Recs.Ltr.A2/M/NZ42326 dated 18/8/43.
NZ417293. SGT. NAV.B. READE, G. E. 15/5/43. Recs.Ltr.A2/M/NZ417293 dated 31/7/43.
655335.  SGT. NAV.B. BATES, G. B.  1/5/43.  Recs.Ltr.A2/M/655335 dated 20/5/43.
644136.  SGT. WO/AG. CHARLTON, R.  1/8/43.  AMO.A426/43 para 2 & A.O.C. No.3 Group.
1290831.  SGT. WO/AG. WEAVERS, R. V.  1/8/43.  AMO.A426/43 para 2 & A.O.C. No.3 Group.
1315127.  SGT. A/G. BANKS, L. W.  26/7/43.  AMO.A426/43 para 2 & A.O.C. No.3 Group.
1385379.  SGT. NAV.B. LENS, A.  29/5/43.  3 Grp.Ltr. 3G/8930/33/1/P4 dated 6/8/43.
1085958.  SGT. F/ENG. FENN, C.  8/7/43.  3 Grp.Ltr. 3G/8930/33/1/P4 dated 6/8/43.
1412490.  SGT. A/G. KEMP, T.  12/6/43.  3 Grp.Ltr. 3G/8930/33/1/P4 dated 6/8/43.
AUS415736.  SGT. A/G. O’SULLIVAN, T.  12/5/43.  Recs.Ltr.A2/ AUS415736 dated 31/7/43.
969278.  F/S. A/G. SCOTT, R. C.  Promoted T/W/O. W.E.F. 2/7/43.  (Authy.AMO.A426/43 & A.O.C. No. 3 Group).

The undermentioned are promoted as shown against their names.  (All Authy. AMO.A426/43 & BHQ.Waterbeach).

1387749.  SGT. PILOT. MITCHELL, J. L.  A/F/S. (paid) w.e.f. 1/5/43.  A/W/O. (paid) w.e.f. 29/5/43.
1394123.  SGT. PILOT. THOMAS, A. J.  A/F/S. (paid) w.e.f. 1/5/43.  A/W/O. (paid) w.e.f. 18/5/43.
1575834.  SGT. PILOT. BAILIE, C. P.  A/F/S. (paid) w.e.f. 1/5/43.  A/W/O. (paid) w.e.f. 26/5/43.
1320551.  SGT. PILOT. ASHDOWN, M. H.  A/F/S. (paid) w.e.f. 1/7/43.
1390001.  SGT. PILOT. HARTSTEIN, P.  A/F/S. (paid) w.e.f. 1/7/43.  A/W/O. (paid) w.e.f. 1/8/43.
1317167.  SGT. PILOT. FEAR, T.  A/F/S. (paid) w.e.f. 1/7/43.  A/W/O. (paid) w.e.f. 1/8/43.
1389095.  SGT. PILOT. MOSELEY, P.  A/F/S. (paid) w.e.f. 1/7/43.  A/W/O. (paid) w.e.f. 1/8/43.
657525.  A/F/S. PILOT. NICOL, H.  A/W/O. (paid) w.e.f. 23/7/43.

MOVEMENTS.
NZ417107.  F/S. PILOT. ROBERTS, E.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
NZ42330.  F/S. WO/AG. JACKSON, K.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
NZ42326.  SGT. A/G. HAUB, D. L.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
NZ417084.  F/S. PILOT. MAYFIELD, A.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
NZ417207.  F/S. WO/AG. GEE, W. J.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
NZ416427.  SGT. A/G. HULENA, J. S. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/855/43 dated 19/7/43).
NZ413274.  SGT. A/G. MOSS, H. E.  Posted to No.30 O.T.U. w.e.f. 26/7/43 (Authy.P/N.3G/911/43 dated 22/7/43).
NZ417085.  F/S. PILOT. MAYO, J. R.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ417293.  SGT. NAV.B. READE, G. E.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ404179.  SGT. WO/AG. NATION, T. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ421003.  F/S. PILOT. BATGER, W.H.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ421145.  SGT. A/B. STEWART, F.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ415770.  F/S. PILOT. McGREGOR, K.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/965/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ416121.  F/S. WO/AG. LAKE, W.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/965/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ41142.  F/S. WO/AG. BAKER, J.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/965/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ415261.  SGT. A/B. KILBY, W.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.
(Authy.P/N.3G/965/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ421145.  F/S. PILOT. THOMSON, J.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/965/43 dated 26/7/43).
NZ41435.  F/S. A/G. COOKSLEY, B.  Posted (missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 25/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/952/43 dtd. 26/7/43).
NZ42308.  F/S. NAV.B. ROBINSON, A.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 25/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/952/43 dtd. 26/7/43).
NZ42376.  F/S. PILOT. THOMSON, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ42289.  F/S. A/B. CORLETT, G.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ417027.  F/S. PILOT. COUPER, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ42339.  SGT. WO/AG. REEVES, S.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ421093.  F/S. PILOT. PARKIN, V.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
NZ417299.  F/S. NAV.B. WATTERS, T.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
NZ422698.  SGT. WO/AG. FAWCETT, A. G.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
NZ416116.  F/S. PILOT. HIGHAM, F. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 5/8/43).
NZ417192.  F/S. WO/AG. BRIDGER, C.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 5/8/43).
NZ416566.  F/S. PILOT. WHITTA, N. B.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 5/8/43).
NZ417085.  F/S. PILOT. MAYO, J.R.  Posted (missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1133/43 dtd. 8/8/43).
NZ416566.  F/S. PILOT. WHITTA, N. B.  Posted (missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 16/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1232/43 dtd. 18/8/43).
NZ404718.  F/S. PILOT. LUNDON, F.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1076/43 dated 4/8/43).
NZ416159.  F/S. NAV.B. PINKER, G.M.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1076/43 dated 4/8/43).
NZ422204.  F/S. A/B. PARAONE, H.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1076/43 dated 4/8/43).
NZ414622.  F/S. PILOT. HENLEY, D.C.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1241/43 dated 19/8/43).
NZ421614.  F/S. A/B. SMITH, I.H.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1241/43 dated 19/8/43).
NZ421274.  SGT. A/G. GRANT, J.S.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1241/43 dated 19/8/43).
NZ421276.  SGT. A/G. HARRINGTON, A.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
NZ42341.  SGT. A/G. ROSS, F.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
NZ421123.  F/S. PILOT. WHITMORE, R.C.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
NZ421300.  SGT. A/G. WAEREA, T.A.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
NZ421970.  F/S. WO/AG. HAZLETT, K.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
NZ425546.  SGT. A/G. CHATFIELD, A.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
NZ421077.  F/S. PILOT. MASTERS, W.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
NZ426333.  F/S. A/B. JAMES, C.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
NZ422676.  F/S. NAV.B. IMRIE, G.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
NZ42734.  SGT. A/G. CRAWFORD-WATSON, L.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
NZ404718.  F/S. PILOT. LUNDON, F.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 24/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ422671.  F/S. A/B. THIRD, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 24/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ415787.  F/S. NAV.B. ROGERSON, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 24/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
NZ414529.  F/S. WO/AG. THORSTENSON, F.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 24/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1053636.  SGT. WO/AG. EVANS, D.  posted from No.15 Sqdn., w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1007/43 dated 30/7/43).
1583058.  SGT. F/ENG. DALKINS, R.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
1580583.  SGT. A/G. MANNS, J.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
539902.  SGT. A/G. BILLINGTON, C.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
1316391.  SGT. NAV.B. TURNER, A.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
1067871.  F/S. WO/AG.  GITTINS, T.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
1096896.  SGT. F/ENG. BOOTH, R.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
1455709.  SGT. A/G. AMSTELL, R.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
1215487.  SGT. A/G. KITCHING, S.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
1396220.  SGT. A/B. JASPER, H.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 30/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/966/43 dated 28/7/43).
1027862.  SGT. F/ENG. BEVANS, N.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 30/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/966/43 dated 28/7/43).
1801229.  SGT. F/ENG. BOND, A.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 30/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/966/43 dated 28/7/43).
1032870.  SGT. A/G. DARBYSHIRE, T.
1509962.  SGT. A/G. YORK, V.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 30/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/966/43 dated 28/7/43).  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 30/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/966/43 dated 28/7/43).
1323448.  SGT. A/G. GRANGE, T.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 30/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/966/43 dated 28/7/43).
1390444.  SGT. A/B. EVANS, R.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1027862.  SGT. WO/AG. DAVIES, G.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1394123.  SGT. PILOT. THOMAS, A.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1029882.  SGT. NAV.B. STEWART, H.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1331932.  SGT. WO/AG. BOXELL, R.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1271102.  SGT. F/ENG. GALE, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1796043.  SGT. A/G. O’FARRELL, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1578834.  SGT. PILOT. BAILIE, C.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1302733.  SGT. A/B. ISHERWOOD, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1385557.  SGT. WO/AG.  MILLWARD, E.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1484375.  SGT. F/ENG. THOMPSON, W.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1554949.  SGT. A/G. PURDLE, T.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1338198.  SGT. A/G. HUNTING, E.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1332840.  SGT. NAV.B. WALKER, G.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1342219.  SGT. F/ENG. SNEDDON, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1489406.  SGT. A/.G. WADESON, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1329817.  SGT. A/G. ASHWORTH, A.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 3/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
642538.  F/S. A/G. WILKINSON, G.  Posted from RAF. Waterbeach w.e.f. 2/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1109/43 dated 5/8/43).
1546885.  SGT. A/B. JOHNSON, R.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
1176649.  SGT. WO/AG. HORRIGAN, W.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
1394719.  SGT. A/G. SAUNDERS, A.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
1581242.  SGT. A/G. GROVE, R.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
1582936.  SGT. F/ENG. SILCOCK, T.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
1093168.  SGT. WO/AG. CROSS, G.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
1166593.  SGT. F/ENG. STRATTON, R.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
1392668.  SGT. A/G. GASKINS, W.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1060/43 dated 3/8/43).
1263093.  SGT. WO/AG. ANDREWS, R.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
1333957.  SGT. A/G. LOVEWELL, J.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
1215484.  SGT. A/G. CRISP, B.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
1230433.  SGT. F/ENG. MASON, F.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
1316391.  SGT. NAV.B. TURNER, A.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1067871.  F/S. WO/AG. GITTINS, T.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1215487.  SGT. A/G. KITCHING, S.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1455709.  SGT. A/G. AMSTELL, R.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1096896.  SGT. F/ENG. BOOTH, R.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C. Unit).
1437100.  SGT. NAV.B. CULSHAW, J.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
1818122.  SGT. A/G. JENNINGS, H.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
940903.  SGT. A/G. CLARKE, A.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
984047.  SGT. F/ENG. RENFREW, R.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
1166582.  SGT. A/G. STAFFORD, J.  Posted to No.101 Sqdn., w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.BC/3824/43 dated 30/7/43).
577212.  SGT. F/ENG. LEWIS, K.  Posted to No.101 Sqdn., w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.BC/4218/43 dated 5/8/43).
1368989.  SGT. WO/AG. HOUSTON, A.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1076/43 dated 4/8/43).
1393306.  SGT. A/G. MURPHY, J.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1076/43 dated 4/8/43).
1292972.  SGT. A/G. HOWELLS, H.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1076/43 dated 4/8/43).
1581930.  SGT. F/ENG. THOMPSON, W.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1076/43 dated 4/8/43).
1159485.  F/S. A/G. MORGAN, K.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1220/43 dated 17/8/43).
1319114.  SGT. WO/AG. QUELCH, R.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1241/43 dated 19/8/43).
1578987.  SGT. A/G. BOX, D.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1241/43 dated 19/8/43).
1455528.  SGT. F/ENG. PARSONS, L.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1241/43 dated 19/8/43).
1263093.  SGT. WO/AG. ANDREWS, R.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 16/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1232/43 dated 18/8/43).
1230433.  SGT. F/ENG. MASON, F.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 16/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1232/43 dated 18/8/43).
1333957.  SGT. A/G. LOVEWELL, J.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 16/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1232/43 dated 18/8/43).
1215484.  SGT. A/G. CRISP, B.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 16/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1232/43 dated 18/8/43).
1349759.  SGT. A/B. MUNN, H.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
1387682.  SGT. WO/AG. COWAN, F.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
1583723.  SGT. F/ENG. BERESFORD, J.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
1336122.  SGT. WO/AG. CHESSON, F.J.C.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
1387510.  SGT. WO/AG. WEBB, F.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
1606835.  SGT. F/ENG. CUDLIPP, L.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1240/43 dated 18/8/43).
1811800.  SGT. F/ENG. WRIGHT, L.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
1316730.  SGT. WO/AG. THOMAS, R.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
1438024.  SGT. A/G. GRIMWOOD, L.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 25/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1302/43 dated 22/8/43).
R66347.  F/S. PILOT. ROTHSCHILD, O.  Posted to No.30 O.T.U. w.e.f. 26/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/911/43 dated 22/7/43).
R123638.  SGT. NAV.B. ROTHSTEIN, I.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/955/43 dated 26/7/43).
R124868.  SGT. A/G. SKRIPSY, C.  Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/956/43 dated 26/7/43).
R167518.  SGT. A/G. CLEVELAND, A.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 26/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/987/43 dated 29/7/43).
R178318.  SGT. A/G. DAWSON, H.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 26/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/987/43 dated 29/7/43).
R139159.  SGT. A/G. HENRY, E.F.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 31/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1031/43 dtd. 1/8/43).
R123094.  SGT. A/B. ROTHSTEIN, I.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 7/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1133/43 dtd. 8/8/43).
R119568.  SGT. A/B. BAILEY, M.  Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1051/43 dated 3/8/43).
R123094.  SGT. NAV.B. COSTELLO, M.  Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. 16/8/43.  (Authy.P/N.3G/1232/43 dtd. 18/8/43).

CASUALTIES.
1190686.  SGT. A/G. POOLE, J.  Killed on 24/8/43 and struck off the strength of the Royal Air Force w.e.f. same date.

DECORATIONS.
616330.  SGT. F/ENG. AMES, A.J.  Awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL on 30/7/43 (Authy.Extrct.London Gazette dtd. 30/7/43).

ARRIVALS AND DESPATCHES OF AIRCRAFT.
8/8/43.  Stirling Mk. III.  EH.877.  Received from Austins, Marston Green.  (Authy.41G/3865).
16/8/43.  Stirling Mk. III.  EF.501.  Received from Short Bros., Swindon.  (Authy.41G/4002).
16/8/43.  Stirling Mk. III.  EF.491.  Received from Short Bros., Rochester.  (Authy.41G/3943).
17/8/43.  Stirling Mk. I.  BF.443.  Despatched to No.1651 Con. Unit.  (Authy.3 Grp. Form W.617).
17/8/43.  Stirling Mk. III.  EH.939.  Received from Austins, Marston Green.  (Authy.41G/4028).
18/8/43.  Stirling Mk. III.  EE.955.  Received from Short & Harland, Belfast (Authy.41G/A.O.606 dated 16/8/43).
27/8/43.  Stirling Mk. III.  EF.1130.  Received from Short & Harland, Belfast (Authy.41G/4178).

R. D. Max (signature)
Wing Commander, Commanding,
NO. 75(NZ) SQUADRON, R.A.F.