F.M. Timms crew 5.7.44

05/07/1944 – Attack Against Watten
Twenty four aircraft took off as detailed to attack the constructional works at Watten. All were successful in bombing the target, and a good raid was reported. Moderate to heavy A.A. fire was encountered, but there was no fighter opposition. In addition, four aircraft were detailed to lay mines in the Kattegat, but this operation was cancelled.

Lancaster Mk.I LM104 JN-K

F/S Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:09 – Landed 01:07
Flight Time 01:58

09/07/1944 – Attack Against Linzeux
The twenty five aircraft detailed on the previous day took off to attack the constructional works site at Linzeux in daylight. All aircraft bombed through cloud, using navigational aids. A.A. fire opposition was reported as slight, although one aircraft suffered considerable damage when over the target. There was no opposition from enemy fighters.

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

P/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 13:05 – Landed 16:06
Flight Time 03:01

10/07/1944 – Attack Against Nucourt
Twenty seven aircraft took off at dawn to attack Nucourt constructional works site, all aircraft bombing through 10/10th cloud, using navigational aids, but the raid appeared to be scattered. Slight opposition from A.A. fire was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.III LM544 AA-J

P/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 04:26 – Landed 07:47
Flight Time 03:21

12/07/1944 – Attack Against Vaires
The same twenty five aircraft detailed earlier took off to attack the Vaires marshalling yard in daylight. All aircraft reached the target area, but only two identified the marshalling yard and bombed as ordered. The remaining crews abandoned their mission as instructed by the Master Bomber, and brought their bombs back to base, owing to 10/10ths cloud obscuring the target. Considerable heavy A.A. fire was encountered, but all aircraft returned safely.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

P/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
P/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:12 – Landed 21:59
Flight Time 03:47

15/07/1944 – Attack Against Bois Des Jardine
Ten aircraft took off to attack the constructional works site at Bois Des Jardins. All aircraft bombed the target, but a scattered raid was reported owing to eight to ten tenths cloud. No opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

P/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:31 – Landed 02:24
Flight Time 02:53

23/07/1944 – Attack Against Kiel
Twenty aircraft took off as detailed to attack Kiel, and all successfully bombed the target. A concentrated raid was reported and the glow of fires could be seen from the Danish west coast on return. A moderate A.A. barrage was met and two aircraft had combats with enemy fighters.

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

P/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:44 – Landed 03:44
Flight Time 05:00

24/07/1944 – Attack Against Stuttgart
Twenty one aircraft took off as detailed to attack Stuttgart. Eighteen aircraft bombed the target with the aid of markers, but the raid appeared to be scattered. One aircraft returned early with engine trouble. Intense A.A. fire was encountered over the target, and fighters were fairly active, two aircraft having combats. Two aircraft failed to return, these were captained by NZ415216 P/O. J. McRae & NZ428800 P/O. K. Whitehouse.

Lancaster Mk.III ND801 JN-X “Get Sum Inn”/ “Astra”

P/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:44 – Landed 05:31
Flight Time 07:47

28/07/1944 – Attack Against Stuttgart
Twenty two aircraft set out as detailed to attack Stuttgart. Twenty aircraft successfully bombed the target with the aid of markers, but it is thought that several aircraft undershot, as they appeared to be two concentration of fires 2-3 miles apart. Fighters were very active in the target area and also en route, several aircraft having combats. The aircraft captained by NZ413043 A/S/L. L. Drummond, was attacked five times by a JU88, all of which were indecisive, followed by an attack by an unidentified enemy aircraft which is claimed as destroyed, being seen to go down in flames. At the same time as this our aircraft was also being attacked by two JU88s, one of which was damaged by fire from our aircraft. Two aircraft failed to return, they were captained by NZ421403 A/F/L. N. Stokes & NZ421469 F/O. I. Blance.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:57 – Landed 05:34
Flight Time 07:37

01/08/1944 – Attack Against Le Nieppe
Sixteen aircraft took off to attack the Constructional Works Site at Le Nieppe. All aircraft reached the target area and the ten which were at the head of the bomber stream, bombed with the aim of markers, but later aircraft were instructed not to bomb, and these brought their bombs back. There was slight A.A. opposition but no fighter activity. There was 10/10ths cloud at the target.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:12 – Landed 21:48
Flight Time 02:36

03/08/1944 – Attack Against L’Isle Adam
Twenty out of the twenty one aircraft detailed took off to attack the Supply Dumps at L’Isle Adam, near Paris. They all attacked in clear weather and a very successful and concentrated raid was reported. There was no fighter opposition and only slight A.A. fire was met in the target area.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:56 – Landed 15:27
Flight Time 03:31

04/08/1944 – Attack Against Bec D’Ambes
Twenty aircraft were required to attack the Supply Depot at Foret De Nieppe, but this operation was cancelled, and the same aircraft were detailed to attack the Oil Storage and Refinery at Bec D’Ambes near Bordeaux. All took off and nineteen attacked the primary target in clear weather. A good concentrated raid developed and many fires and explosions were seen with smoke rising to 10,000 ft. There was no opposition. One aircraft attacked Pauillic owing to flying in the wrong bomber stream.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. R. Johnson ?, RAFVR ? – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 13:33 – Landed 21:12
Flight Time 07:39

08/08/1944 – Attack Against Lucheux
Twenty aircraft took off as detailed to attack Petrol Dumps at Lucheux, behind the enemy lines. All aircraft were successful in their mission, in good visibility. A good concentration of fires with smoke rising to 9,000 ft., was left burning. There was only slight A.A. opposition, but enemy fighters were active, and three of our aircraft had inconclusive combats, two suffering damage but no casualties.

Lancaster Mk.III ND917 JN-O

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/L R. Stewart ?, RAFVR ? – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:03 – Landed 01:28
Flight Time 03:25

09/08/1944 – Attack Against Fort D’Anglos
Seventeen aircraft took off as detailed to attack the Army Fuel Depot at Fort D’Anglos. All were successful in bombing with the aid of markers. The raid appeared to be scattered but there was indication of a large conflagration. Opposition from A.A. fire was very slight and no enemy fighters were seen.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/L Arthur Gethin Creagh, RNZAF NZ404340 – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:09 – Landed 00:35
Flight Time 02:26

12/08/1944 – Attack Against Russelsheim
Ten aircraft set out to attack Factories at Russelsheim which are engaged in Flying Bomb production. Nine aircraft bombed the target with the aid of markers and good results were reported. A.A. defences were light, but enemy fighters were active on the homeward route, one aircraft having an inconclusive combat with a JU 88. The aircraft captained by NZ428793 .F/S. Mulcahy, C., failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.I HK601 JN-D

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot. P/O John Harold Scott, RBZAF NZ428797 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S Alister Henry Scott, RNZAF NZ428259 – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:03 – Landed 02:51
Flight Time 04:48

14/08/1944 – Attack Against Hamel
Twenty two aircraft took off as detailed to attack enemy troop concentrations near Hamel, in support of the advancing British and Canadian Armies. Nineteen were successful in bombing the target with the aid of markers and in accordance with the Master Bomber’s instructions. Three aircraft were unable to bomb owing to being too late over the target. A.A. opposition was very slight and no enemy fighters were seen.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/L Arthur Gethin Creagh, RNZAF NZ404340 – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J. Hindley, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 14:02 – Landed 17:44
Flight Time 03:42

15/08/1944 – Attack Against The Aerodrome at St. Trond
Nineteen aircraft took off as detailed to attack the Aerodrome at St. Trond. All aircraft made a successful attack and bombing results were confirmed visually, the bomb bursts being well concentrated on the runways. Opposition was almost negligible both over the target and en route.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/O P. Deane, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Peter Neech, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:51 – Landed 13:32
Flight Time 03:41

16/08/1944 – Attack Against Stettin
Twenty three aircraft took off as detailed to attack Stettin. Twenty two were successful in attacking the target with the aid of markers, but the raid appeared scattered and no great concentration of fires was achieved. Slight A.A. fire was encountered in the target area and a few fighters were met en route, two aircraft having inconclusive combats. One aircraft returned early with icing trouble.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/S P. Deane, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Peter Neech, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:11 – Landed 05:10
Flight Time 07:59

18/08/1944 – Attack Against Bremen
Twenty five aircraft took off as detailed to attack Bremen, twenty four of these contributed to a very successful raid, good concentrated fires being left burning. A moderate A.A. barrage, with numerous searchlights, was encountered between the enemy coast and the target, and three of our aircraft sustained damage. Fighter opposition was weak but one aircraft had an inconclusive combat over the target. One aircraft returned early.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/S P. Deane, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Peter Neech, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:36 – Landed 03:34
Flight Time 05:58

31/08/1944 – Attack Against Pont Reny
Eighteen aircraft took off as detailed to attack the Flying Bomb Supply Dump at Pont Reny. All were successful in bombing the target, although cloud obscured it to some extent, which caused part of the bombing to be scattered. No enemy fighters were encountered and A.A. opposition was slight, but one aircraft (Captain NZ421488 .F/O. J. Aitken) was damaged and the Air Bomber, NZ429967 .F/O. R. Mayhill received slight injuries.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/S P. Deane, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. W. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:17 – Landed 19:36
Flight Time 03:19

05/09/1944 – Attack Against Le Havre
Eighteen aircraft were standing by to attack Dortmund, but this operation was postponed and twenty five aircraft took off to attack Le Havre in favourable weather. Opposition was negligible and a very successful raid was carried out, without loss. Most of the bombing was done visually. Reports indicate that the target was well saturated.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:38 – Landed 20:57
Flight Time 03:19

06/09/1944 – Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre
Twenty four aircraft were detailed to attack the German Army Headquarters at Harqueboc, near Le Havre. All aircraft bombed the target according to the Master Bomber’s instructions and a very accurate raid was reported. Fires were seen to be still burning from the previous day’s attack on Le Havre. Once again no opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 15:52 – Landed 19:38
Flight Time 03:46

10/09/1944 – Attack Against Montivilliers
Twenty seven aircraft attacked Montivilliers in the Le Havre area, as detailed. All crews dropped their bombs on the target and a very concentrated raid developed. No fighters were encountered and only slight opposition was met from ground defences.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 15:31 – Landed 19:25
Flight Time 03:54

11/09/1944 – Attack Against Kamen
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack Kamen Oil Refinery. Weather conditions were favourable and some crews were able to bomb visually, under the Master Bomber’s instructions. Clouds of black smoke rising to 15,000 ft. was reported and a very successful raid ensued. Opposition from slight but accurate heavy A.A. fire was met from the defences. No enemy fighters were encountered.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V
HK562 hit by flak 4 times (AC) PB421 ‘K’ once, PB132 ‘Y’ 3 times. HK574 ‘R’ – struck by a packet of Window
F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 15:58 – Landed 20:44
Flight Time 04:46

16/09/1944 – Attack Against Moerdijk
Twelve aircraft were detailed to attack Moerdijk Bridge. The operation was successfully carried out in good weather. No opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.III ND917 JN-O

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot. F/O James Alexander McIntosh, RNZAF NZ411915 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:29 – Landed 00:06
Flight Time 02:37

20/09/1944 – Attack Against Calais
Twenty seven aircraft set out as detailed to attack enemy strong points at Calais. They all successfully bombed the target from a low level and an accurate and concentrated raid was reported. Opposition was very slight.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
Sgt. W. Morton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 14:29 – Landed 17:50
Flight Time 03:21

23/09/1944 – Attack Against Neuss
Twenty six aircraft took off as detailed to attack the Marshalling Yards at Neuss. The target was obscured by ten tenths cloud with tops of 11,000 ft. Most crews bombed below cloud, some explosions and flashes were seen, but results were difficult to assess. One aircraft returned early through the complete failure of the electrical system and a further aircraft bombed the target, but owing to a technical failure, landed at Woodbridge on return. Moderate but inaccurate A.A. Fire was met over the target.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/L R. Stewart ?, RAFVR ? – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:33 – Landed 23:19
Flight Time 03:46

25/09/1944 – Attack Against Calais
Twenty seven aircraft took off as detailed to carry out an early morning attack on Calais. They all reached the target and found that ten tenths cloud with 2,000 feet tops and less than 1,000 feet base obscured it. The operation, therefore, had to be abandoned.

Lancaster Mk.I ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/O John Murray Watts, RNZAF NZ427239 – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp , RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 08:23 – Landed 11:15
Flight Time 02:52

05/10/1944 – Attack Against Saarbrucken
Thirty one aircraft took off as detailed to attack the railway centre at Saarbrucken. They all reached the target area but only fourteen bombed before the Master Bomber issued instructions to abandon the mission. Bombing appeared scattered, and the raid was unsatisfactory. The aircraft captained by NZ 427481 F/Sgt Galletly, A. failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/L Arthur Gethin Creagh, RNZAF NZ404340 – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. W. Kemp, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:08 – Landed 22:14
Flight Time 05:06

06/10/1944 – Attack Against Dortmund
Twenty nine aircraft were detailed to attack Dortmund, but one of these was withdrawn owing to a technical failure. Twenty six aircraft attacked the target in good weather and a very accurate and concentrated raid was reported, large fires being left burning. A.A. Fire was moderate but fighters were active and the aircraft captained by NZ427798 F/S Farr, W. had a series of combats during which the enemy aircraft was claimed as being destroyed. One aircraft returned early and landed at Woodbridge owing to a technical failure and another (Captain NZ411048 F/O K. Southward) failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

F/O Frank Maxwell Timms, RNZAF NZ421544 – Pilot.
F/O Charles Fray Omerod, RNZAF NZ413340 – Navigator.
F/O John Hale Noble, RNZAF NZ427223 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. P. McKerral, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Woods, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S F. Crome, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Kemp, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:20 – Landed 22:15
Flight Time 05:55