C.W. Scott crew 18.06.41

31/03/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Rotterdam
Two Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft UNL.????? Captained by P/O. Hill, failed to locate target and bombs were dropped in sea. The bomb load consisted of 250lbs. and containers of incendiaries.
Results were not observed by UNL.
No observations were made and no reconnaissance carried out.
A.A. fire was slight, and there was little searchlight activity.
No enemy aircraft were encountered.
Fairly heavy cloud was experienced.
Navigation was by D/R, astro, W/T, and map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. John Gifford Folkes, RAFVR 909428 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:00 – Landed 00:00
Flight Time 00:00

03/04/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Brest
Eight Wellington aircraft of this unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above target. SAW728 brought bombs back as nothing could be seen over the target area owing to 10/10 cloud. SAW.898 (Captain , F/O Prichard) collided in mid air with another aircraft, believed to be a Blenheim, was badly damaged and force landed at Boscombe Down. The rear gunner of SAW.898 (F/O Brown), shot down one Me.110 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Immediate). Owing to cloud, results were not observed. No observations or reconnaissance were made, but five photographs were attempted by SAW.778. Heavy and light flak was experienced at many parts of target area, and this was fairly accurate. Searchlights were numerous but not very accurate.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. John Gifford Folkes, RAFVR 909428 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:15 – Landed 01:05
Flight Time 05:50

06/04/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Brest
Ten Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. Owing to heavy cloud over target area, the operation was not successful, eight aircraft failing to locate target. The bomb load consisted of 500 S.A.P.
CDS.388 reports two explosions, the first one large and coloured red.
Results were not observed by CDS.798 as bombs were dropped on flak concentration.
Two photographs were attempted by CDS.565.
Heavy and light A.A. Fire was experienced at many parts of target.
Few searchlights were in operation, but these were useless owing to cloud.
A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no attacks were made. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, astro.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. John Gifford Folkes, RAFVR 909428 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:11 – Landed 03:00
Flight Time 06:49

07/04/1941 – Bombing Attack on Targets at Kiel
Eleven Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. The weather was good and bombs were seen to burst on or very near the targets. Fires were observed over the whole of the target area. A.A. fire was fairly heavy and intense. Searchlights operated mainly in cones and were fairly accurate. A number of enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks developed. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, astro and map reading

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. John Gifford Folkes, RAFVR 909428 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:45 – Landed 03:15
Flight Time 04:30

09/04/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Berlin
Nine Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. The target area was bombed and a number od fires started. One photograph of Templehoff Aerodrome was taken by XRY.645. A.A. fire was fairly intense and accurate, and searchlights were numerous and also accurate. XRY.347 reports being attacked by cannon fighter over Zuider Zee. He also attacked a Dornier three miles off Yuimuden. Good weather was experienced. Navigation was by D/R, map reading, astro and W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. John Gifford Folkes, RAFVR 909428 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:10 – Landed 03:20
Flight Time 07:10

14/04/1941 – Bombing Attacks on Brest
Ten Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. The weather was fine but there was a thin layer of cloud over the target area. Bombs were dropped and a number of bursts were observed in target area. A.A. fire was fairly intense and accurate, and searchlights were accurate when operating in cones. No enemy aircraft were encountered. Navigation was by D/R, astro, W/T and map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. John Gifford Folkes, RAFVR 909428 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:50 – Landed 04:15
Flight Time 06:25

16/04/1941 – Bombing Attacks on Bremen
Ten Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft, captained by F/Lt. Fletcher, failed to locate target and bombs were bought back. The remaining aircraft all dropped bombs and bursts were observed from which fires resulted. Light and heavy A.A. fire, fairy accurate, was experienced in target areas. Searchlights were very active. One enemy aircraft was seen but no attack was made. There was a haze and layers of thin cloud over target areas. Navigation was by D/R, astro, W/T and map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. John Gifford Folkes, RAFVR 909428 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:50 – Landed 03:50
Flight Time 07:00

23/05/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne
Ten Wellington Aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1000lbs. G.P.; 500lbs G.P.; 250 lbs. G.P.; and containers of incendiaries, while one flash bomb was carried by RWX.437.
RWX.241 attacked docks 4,5,6, at Dunkirk and reports that small fires were started in the vicinity.
RWX.275 reports that bombs were seen to burst.
Results were not observed by RWX.437.
Bomb bursts were seen by RWX.468 and reports that a large orange fire started in target.
RWX.585 bombed target area. Incendiaries were seen to burn and bombs burst.
RWX.616 dropped bombs through cloud, but bursts were not observed.
RWX.712 saw green flashes from incendiaries.
RWX.943 saw bombs burst through gaps in cloud.
RWX.991 bombed target and a small fire was started.
P/O Rees reports that no fires were observed, but there was one explosion larger than usual.
No observations were made, and no reconnaissance carried out.
Heavy and accurate A.A. fire was experienced over target areas.
There was a cone of 22 searchlights at Dunkirk. Elsewhere they were intense and fairly accurate.
No enemy aircraft were encountered.
The Weather was fair, but visibility was bad. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, astro, map reading

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Jenkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:30 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 04:15

27/05/1941 – Daylight Search for Hipper Class Cruiser
Twelve Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above search. The bomb lead was mixed and consisted “B” bombs, 500 lbs. S.A.P. The target was not located and all bombs were bought back. A large number of enemy aircraft were encountered and attacks were made on our aircraft. No serious damage was sustained. Good weather was experienced. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Jenkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 07:00 – Landed 17:55
Flight Time 10:55

16/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf
Fifteen Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. All bombes were dropped and bursts and fires were observed in target areas. Fairly accurate heavy and light A.A. fire was encountered, and searchlights, working in cones, were very active. FKU.846 reports being attacked by JU.88 on return journey. Cannon shells entered fuselage near elevator and machine gun bullets hit rear turret. There were no casualties. The weather was fine. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, map reading, astro, loop, lorenz

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

F/O Graham Noel Parker, RAFVR 36247 – Pilot.
P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255- 2nd Pilot.
P/O John Adam Breckell, RAFVR 60077 – Observer.
Sgt. Banks, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Jenkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Alexander Thomas Rowe, RNZAF NZ401233 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:40 – Landed 03:15
Flight Time 03:35

 

18/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Brest
Seventeen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One aircraft, MFW.819 was unable to locate the target on account of low cloud and smoke screen and bombs were bought back. Bombs were dropped by the remaining aircraft, but owing to smoke screen, bursts were not observed. Moderate light and heavy A.A. fire was encountered, and searchlights were active. The weather was fine but there was slight haze over target area. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, map reading, astro.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3194 AA-S

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:41 – Landed 04:51
Flight Time 06:10

21/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Dunkirk
Fifteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit carried out the above attacks. Bombs were dropped in target areas and a number of large fires were started. Moderate heavy and light A.A. fire was experienced, ut searchlights were moderate. A few enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks were made. Weather was fine but there was ground haze and cloud in Cologne area. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, astro, map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1163 AA-?

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:30 – Landed 02:05
Flight Time 02:35

24/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Kiel and Dusseldorf
Eighteen Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. Two of these aircraft jettisoned bombs. The others reached the targets and bombs were dropped. Bursts were seen. A.A. fire and searchlights were intense, but no enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was fine but there was thick ground haze at some parts. Navigation was by D/R, astro, W/T, map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1163 AA-?

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Roe,   – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:20 – Landed 04:20
Flight Time 05:00

27/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Bremen
Sixteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above target. The bomb load consisted of 1000 lbs; 500 lbs; 250 lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
TYF.138 bombed fire in target area, but failed to observe results owing to cloud.
TYF.200 reports that fires started.
TYF.226 was unable to pinpoint target owing to cloud, but bombs were dropped east of river just south of target.
TYF.393 observed bursts in target area.
TYF.447 dropped bombs on west side of river in town through gap in clouds. Bursts not observed but fire was seen in town area.
TYF.501 bombed target and observed bursts. No fires started.
TYF.571 bombed target and observed three fires started.
TYF.602 reports target obscured by cloud, but bombed flak concentrations.
TYF.617 bombed fire and enlarged it.
TYF.716 saw bombs burst in Southern part of the town.
TYF.741 reports incendiaries started fire about one mile S.E. of aiming point.
S/L. Lucas saw bombs burst across centre of city.
Results were not observed by P/O Scott.
F/Lt. Fletcher bombed factory in Bremen area, believed to be Focke Wolfe factory. Large fires seen after bombing.
F/Lt. Gill dropped bombs on town.
P/O Hamlin saw bombs burst and reports that two small fires started.
Several large fires were seen in target area. A number of dummy fires were seen on outskirts of City.
There was fairly accurate and intense heavy and light A.A. fire.
Searchlights were active, but hampered by cloud.
A few enemy aircraft were seen over the target area, but no attacks made. There was fairly heavy cloud on parts of route end in target area.
Navigation was by D/R, loop, astro, map reading, W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1163 AA-?

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:20 – Landed 05:00
Flight Time 05:40

30/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Cologne
Eleven Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. Owing to engine failure, RYX.129, jettisoned bombs in Aachen area and a large fire was seen. The remaining aircraft all dropped bombs in target area and bursts were seen. No results were observed owing to haze. Fairly accurate heavy and light A.A. fire encountered, and searchlights were active and working in cones. RYX.627 reports being attacked by HE.111 from 50yds astern, 50 miles west of Cologne. The attack put the rear turret and hydraulics out of action. Fine weather was experienced. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, map reading, Q.D.N, astro.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1163 AA-?

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:30 – Landed 04:30
Flight Time 05:00

03/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen
Sixteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One of these aircraft , W,5621, captained by SGT. Reid, failed to return to base. Bombs were dropped by the remaining aircraft and fires were started. Heavy and light A.A. fire was intense and accurate, as also were searchlights which were working in cones. A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no attacks were made. The weather was fine with cloud in some places. There was haze over the target. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, astro, loop, map reading

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1163 AA-?

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:25 – Landed 05:05
Flight Time 05:40

05/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Munster
Twelve Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. All bombs were dropped and the operation proved to be successful. Several large fires were observed in and around the target area.. A.A> fire was slight, but searchlights were fairly numerous. One of our aircraft was attacked by a Me.109 which dived away after out rear gunner had fired two bursts. The weather was fine and clear.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1163 AA-?

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:15 – Landed 04:25
Flight Time 05:10

08/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Munster
Seven Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and incendiaries.
RJT.131 reports bombs were seen to burst in target area.
RJT.292 saw bombs burst along railway tracks.
RJT.356 reports S.B.C’s started fire in town.
RJT.607 reports that target area was bombed.
RJT.812 bombed target area.
Target area was bombed by RJT.972.
P/O. Scott reports that fires were started in target area. Large fires were seen in target area. A number of dummy fires were observed.
Slight but inaccurate heavy A.A. fire was encountered. Few searchlights were in operation.
A few enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks made. The weather was fine, but there was slight ground haze in target area. Navigation was by D/R, astro, W/T, map reading

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1038 AA-H

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

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

10/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne
Ten Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. A mixed load was carried and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
The target was bombed by JDS.276
JDS.629 reports bombs were seen to burst in what was believed to be the Southern part of Cologne.
JDS.723 dropped bombs near fire in town of Bonn. Incendiaries started a good fire.
JDS.727 reports bombs dropped in target area and bursts seen in estimated position of aiming point.
JDS.871 saw bombs burst in target area.
JDS.972 reports firs were seen to start after bombing.
P/O. Scott reports that small fires were started in small town south of Cologne.
P/O. Hamlin reports that a fire was started in target area.
SGT. Breckon bombed target area.
P/O Hobbs saw bombs burst near a small red fire in the centre of a heavy flak concentration.
A number of dummy fires were observed on route.
A.A. fire was slight.
Few searchlights were in operation.
A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no attack made.
The weather was fine but there was haze over route and in target area. Navigation was by D/R, map reading, astro, W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1163 AA-?

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off – Landed
Flight Time

13/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Bremen
Eleven Wellington aircraft of were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One of these aircraft, X.9634 captained by SGT Miniken, was climbing on course when, apparently without warning, the starboard engine cut at 6,000 feet. He turned for base but lost height rapidly and force landed near the beach off Corton near Lowestoft. SGT. Miniken and SGT. Gilding (Navigator) were rescued but the others are missing. The weather was poor, there being 10/10 cloud over the target and results were not observed. Severe icing conditions were also experienced. Fairly heavy and accurate A.A. fire was encountered on route and in the target area. Few searchlights in operation.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.3171 AA-E
THIS SERIAL APPEARS TO BE WRONG – A/C ACTUALLY LOST 15/7/41

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:00 – Landed 04:10
Flight Time 05:10

21/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim and Cherbourg
Eleven Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. A mixed bomb load was carried and was made up of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
CKN.294 reports that bomb bursts were observed. Bursts were observed by CKN.326
Bombs were dropped in target area by CKN.342.
The target was attacked by CKN.380 and bombs were seen to burst. CKN.432 attacked the docks at Cherbourg and reports hits on North West corner. The target was bombed by CKN.446.
CKN.530 bombed target area but no results were observed.
CKN.591 reports that a large fire was started in target area.
CKN.627 started medium fire slightly south east of target and several explosions were observed.
CKN.664 saw H.E.’s and incendiaries burst in target area.
P/O. Scott reports that incendiaries were seen burning.
Dummy fires were observed. An aircraft was seen to be caught in searchlights over Ostend. It was hit by A.A. fire and seen to burst into flames.
A.A. fire was not very intense.
Searchlights were active in target area and at parts of route.
No enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was fine. Navigation was by D/R, loop, astro, map reading, W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3205 AA-L

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:40 – Landed 05:05
Flight Time 06:25

24/07/1941 – Night Attacks Against Targets at Kiel
Five Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
RTH.140 bombed target area slightly north of target.
RTH.183 reports incendiaries burst on N.E. corner of target and moderate fires were started.
RTH.215 reports that fires were started.
The target area was bombed by RTH.242.
Owing to evasive action P/O. Scott did not observe results.
A.A. fire was heavy and predicted.
Searchlights were plentiful and fairly accurate.. No enemy aircraft were encountered. Fine weather was encountered all the way.
Navigation was by D/R, astro, loop, map reading, W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3205 AA-L

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Keith Vernon Dudley Roe, RAFVR 1250397 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:25 – Landed 05:10
Flight Time 06:45

03/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover
Ten Wellington Aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One of these aircraft, YAM.189 captained by SGT. Matetich was intercepted by fighters and bombs were jettisoned. The aircraft was damaged and a landing was made at Newmarket. The remaining aircraft all dropped bombs and fires were started. The aircraft met heavy and light A.A. fire which was fairly accurate, but searchlights were ineffective owing to cloud. Three enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks were made. Heavy cloud was experienced over most of the route and in target area.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3205 AA-L

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Horace Gordon Sloman, RAFVR 929627 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:40 – Landed 04:40
Flight Time 06:00

06/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim and Calais
Thirteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft, R.1648 captained by SGT. Millet, failed to return to base. The bomb load was mixed and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
GHC.170 sighted river near target but had to bomb through 10/10 cloud. Glow of a fire was seen through clouds. Bomb bursts were observed in target area by GHC.231. GNC.265 observed bomb bursts in dock area. GHC.279 bombed target area but was unable to pinpoint target on account of haze. GHC.324 saw bombs burst across outer harbour of Ostend. Unable to reach primary target owing to loss of time and petrol in extensive thunder cloud on East Coast. GHC.470 dropped bombs in target area but results were not observed. GHC.535 bombed target through 9/10 cloud. Fire observed on departure. GHC.688 failed to attack target. GHC.719 bombed flak and searchlight concentrations on E.T.A. through 10/10 cloud. Results were not observed by GHC.750.
P/O. Williams reports direct hit on lock gates. Results were not observed by P/O. Scott owing to heavy cloud.
A fair amount of activity was observed on enemy aerodromes in Brussels-liege area.
A.A. fire was slight but accurate.
Searchlights were ineffective owing to cloud.
GHC.279 reports encounter with probable JU.88. Three attacks were made but the enemy was driven off by return fire. Rear gunner believes he scored hit with third burst, causing aircraft to break away.
Weather was not favourable, there being heavy cloud, thunder, electric storms, and bad icing conditions.
Navigation was by W/T, D/R, astro and loop.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3205 AA-L

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Horace Gordon Sloman, RAFVR 929627 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:30 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 06:15

08/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg
Eight Wellington aircraft of were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One of these aircraft, WAX.319 captained by SGT. Saunders, jettisoned bombs in Westhaven area while taking evasive action to escape enemy fighter. The weather was poor, there being

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3205 AA-L

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Horace Gordon Sloman, RAFVR 929627 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:25 – Landed 05:40
Flight Time 07:15

12/08/1942 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Le Havre
Nine Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft, SXA.893 captained by P/O. Roberts was attacked over the Zuyder Zee by an enemy fighter. Our aircraft was damaged but a good hit was scored on the enemy which turned away in a steep dive. When nearing base out aircraft ran out of petrol and the captain succeeded in baling out 5 of his crew, but he himself had no time to jump. By the aid of his landing light he picked out a fire break in a forestry plantation and landed safely with little additional damage. All bombs were dropped and fires were started. A.A. fire was heavy and co-operating with searchlights. Search lights were numerous but not troublesome. Thunderstorms were encountered on route and there was slight cloud and haze in target areas.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3205 AA-L

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Horace Gordon Sloman, RAFVR 929627 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:05 – Landed 02:55
Flight Time 05:50

14/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover
Eight Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
ROB.214 reports bombs fell probably near centre of town but to N.W. of railway station. Bursts observed. Large fires seen when leaving. Have and cloud over target made pinpointing impossible.
ROB.417 bombed south of town.
ROB.476 reports one very large fire started approx.. half mile N.W. of target aiming point.
ROB.556 dropped bombs in target area.
ROB.577 reports that bursts were see and a small fire started.
P/O. Scott reports bomb bursts see and a large fire started.
S/L. Widdowson bombed target.
P/O. Williams bombed buildings near target.
Several dummy fires were observed around target area.
A.A fire was fairly intense and co-operating with searchlights.
Searchlights were active.
ROB.214 was attacked by enemy aircraft, probably JU.88, at about 1200feet over base. One head-on attack was made with cannon and machine gun, but no hits scored. Avoided enemy action by diving to about 200 feet.
The weather was fine in target area, but there was heavy cloud on route.
Navigation was D/R, W/T, loop, astro, Q.D.M.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3205 AA-L

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Horace Gordon Sloman, RAFVR 929627 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:25 – Landed 03:35
Flight Time 06:10

17/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Duisburg
Five Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. The bomb load was mixed and was made up of 1000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, and containers of incendiaries. All bombs were dropped, but owing to heavy cloud results were not observed. A.A. fire was moderate, and there was little searchlight activity.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.3205 AA-L

P/O Clive Walter Scott, RNZAF NZ40255 – Pilot.
Sgt. Horace Gordon Sloman, RAFVR 929627 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. L.E. Peterson, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Robert William Toller, RAFVR 1054292 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. H.C. Watson, RAFVR 952162 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Kenneth Hutley Toothill, RAFVR 1114337 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:20 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 04:25