F.W. Hubbard crew 26.3.44

26/03/1944 – Attack against Targets at Courtrai
Seven aircraft were detailed to attack Courtrai, six bombed the target successfully and the other aircraft brought its bombs back.

Stirling Mk.III EF152 ??-?

Sgt. Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
Sgt. J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Muir, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt R. Smith, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:45 – Landed 23:50
Flight Time 04:05

30/03/1944 – Mining off Le Havre
Two aircraft were detailed to lay mines off the coast of Denmark and two off Le Havre. All were successful in clear weather and the trips were uneventful.

Stirling Mk.III EF454 AA-A

Sgt. Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
Sgt. J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Muir, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt R. Smith, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 02:25 – Landed 05:35
Flight Time 03:10

05/04/1944 – Mining off La Rochelle
Five aircraft successfully laid mines off La Rochelle. On return they landed at Colerne.

Stirling Mk.III LK378 JN-O

Sgt. Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
Sgt. J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Muir, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt R. Smith, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:05 – Landed 02:20
Flight Time 05:15

22/04/1944 – Attack Against Laon
Five Stirling aircraft were detailed to attack the marshalling yards at Laon and also reported a good concentrated attack.

Stirling Mk.III BK777 AA-U

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
Sgt. J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. R. Muir, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:05 – Landed 02:20
Flight Time 04:15

10/05/1944 – Attack Against Courtrai
Twenty three aircraft successfully bombed the marshalling yards at Courtrai. A concentrated attack was made with very slight opposition. One aircraft (Captain NZ413043 A/S/L. L. Drummond) was hit by A.A. Fire on the return journey and the Captain received slight injuries.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. R. Muir, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:10 – Landed 01:20
Flight Time 03:10

11/05/1944 – Attack Against Louvain
Twenty-four aircraft, representing the largest number of Lancaster aircraft so far detailed by this Squadron, were despatched to attack the marshalling yards at Louvain. Twenty-three aircraft successfully attacked in good weather. One aircraft (Captain NZ414591 A/F/L. S. Clark) claimed a JU 88 destroyed in combat over the North Sea. Another aircraft (Captain 151118 A/F/L. D. Warren) failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. R. Muir, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:07 – Landed 02:27
Flight Time 03:20

19/05/1944 – Attack Against Le Mans
Twenty for aircraft successfully bombed the marshalling yards at Le Mans. Good results being reported.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Norman Vaughan Wilding, RAFVR 1836301 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:15 – Landed 03:05
Flight Time 04:50

21/05/1944 – Attack Against Duisberg
Twenty five aircraft took off to attack Duisburg, of which twenty one attacked the primary target. Three returned early with various technical failures and one failed to return (Captain NZ421803 P/O. W. Willis). Another aircraft (Captain AUS413157 P/O. A. Humphreys) was attacked by an enemy fighter and the navigator 1438903 F/Sgt. Hill, A. was injured, the aircraft also being damaged.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Norman Vaughan Wilding, RAFVR 1836301 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:05 – Landed 03:25
Flight Time 04:20

22/05/1944 – Attack Against Dortmund
Twenty three aircraft were detailed to attack Dortmund of which eighteen completed their mission successfully. Three aircraft returned early and two failed to return (Captains NZ417016 P/O. E. Burke and NZ42354 P/O. C. Armstrong). The raid was well concentrated and carried out in good weather with excellent visibility. One aircraft had an inconclusive combat with a JU 88. Otherwise the operation was uneventful.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
Sgt. J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Mason, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:40 – Landed 03:50
Flight Time 05:10

24/05/1944 – Attack Against Boulogne
Thirteen aircraft were detailed to attack Aachen and eleven to attack a target at Boulogne. They all were successful in attacking their respective targets and good concentrated bombing was reported. Two aircraft attacking Aachen had combats with enemy aircraft, NZ40750 F/L. R. Berney claiming the destruction of an enemy night fighter and 170664 P/O. T. Buckley claimed strikes on a F.W. 190. There was no opposition from the Boulogne target.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. F. Jinks, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:10 – Landed 02:18
Flight Time 02:08

27/05/1944 – Attack Against Aachen
Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack Aachen, one of which returned early and two failed to return (Captains NZ414971 F/L. S. Fauvel and NZ421105 Sgt. Scott, F.). The remaining fifteen successfully bombed the target in clear weather, one aircraft (Captain NZ40750 F/L. R. Berney) had five successive inconclusive combats with an ME 410 in the Courtrai area.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. F. Jinks, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:37 – Landed 04:03
Flight Time 03:26

28/05/1944 – Attack Against Angers
Twenty two aircraft were detailed to attack the marshalling yards at Angers. Six of these were withdrawn, two returned early with engine trouble, but the remaining fourteen aircraft successfully bombed the target in good weather. A good concentrated attack was reported, and opposition was only slight.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Mason, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:45 – Landed 02:20
Flight Time 07:35

05/06/1944 – Attack Against Ouistreham
The target for No.3 Group was the coastal battery at Ouistreham in N. France. This target, and others in the same area were attacked by strong forces of Bomber Command aircraft immediately prior to the Anglo-American Invasion of the Continent. Twenty six aircraft from this Squadron participated and all were successful in bombing their target with the aid of markers. Opposition was very slight.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. R. Muir, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 03:23 – Landed 06:44
Flight Time 03:21

06/06/1944 – Attack Against Lisieux
Twenty four aircraft took off, as detailed, to attack a target at Lisieux, in support of the invading forces which were establishing a bridge head in Normandy. All aircraft successfully bombed the target and an accurate attack was reported. Only slight opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I ME691 AA-R

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/L William Edward McAlpine, RAFVR 115790 – Rear Gunner (Gunnery Leader).

Take Off 23:52 – Landed 02:00
Flight Time 02:08

08/06/1944 – Attack Against Fougeres
Twenty aircraft took off as detailed to attack Fougeres in N. France. Nineteen aircraft bombed successfully, one bringing its bombs back owing to the Bomb sight being unserviceable when over the target area. Two aircraft had inconclusive combats with enemy aircraft, but the remainder carried out their mission without incident, there being no opposition in the target area.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S D. Sage, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:55 – Landed 03:10
Flight Time 05:15

10/06/1944 – Attack Against Dreux
Of the twenty four aircraft detailed to bomb Dreux, twenty two successfully attacked in good weather, the marshalling yards being visually identified until they were obscured by smoke. One aircraft had an inconclusive combat with a JU.88. The aircrafts captained by NZ422098 P/O. L. Bonisch and NZ422267 F/S. Donaghy, T. failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S D. Sage, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:15 – Landed 03:25
Flight Time 04:10

11/06/1944 – Attack Against Nantes
Seventeen aircraft were detailed to attack a military target at Nantes. All aircraft successfully bombing the target. Large fires and explosions were reported. Intense light A.A. Fire was encountered in the target area. the aircraft captained by NZ421072 P/O. C. McCardle, shortly after leaving the target area, was damaged by what is now thought to have been a light A.A. Shell exploding in the cockpit. The Captain received severe injuries and the Flight Engineer Sgt. Benfold, R., superficial injuries. The Air Bomber, AUS410489 W/O. Hurse, A. took over the controls, and with the assistance of the Navigator NZ4310159 F/O. A. Zillwood, brought the aircraft safely back to this country, where a perfect landing was executed.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S R. Marston, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:50 – Landed 05:45
Flight Time 05:55

23/06/1944 – Attack Against L’Hey
Twenty aircraft were detailed to attack the constructional works at L’Hey. All crews bombed on instructions from the Master bomber, and the glow of fires seen through clouds indicated a concentrated raid. Opposition was very slight, although one aircraft had an inconclusive combat with two enemy fighters.

Lancaster Mk.III ND918 AA-Y

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:20 – Landed 01:20
Flight Time 02:00

24/06/1944 – Attack Against Rimeux
Twenty five aircraft took off as detailed to attack the constructional works at Rimeux. Twenty four crews bombed successfully with the aid of markers, and an accurate raid was reported.   There were numerous searchlights in action, but the A.A. opposition was not serious. The aircraft captained by NZ424788 F/S. Bateson, B. failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND917 JN-O

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. R. Muir, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:25 – Landed 03:08
Flight Time 03:43

07/07/1944 – Attack Against Vaires
Twenty one aircraft were detailed to attack the Vaires marshalling yard, but the operation was cancelled owing to weather conditions.

Lancaster Mk.III ND800 dnc AA-J

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:47 – Landed 02:54
Flight Time 04:07

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 ND753 AA-G

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:59 – Landed 16:00
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 ND800 AA-J

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 04:34 – Landed 07:55
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 ND800 AA-J

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:15 – Landed 21:55
Flight Time 03:40

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.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/S Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:40 – Landed 03:55
Flight Time 05:15

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.I ME752 AA-E

P/O Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. S. Brown, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:50 – Landed 05:10
Flight Time 07:20

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.I LM266 AA-A

P/O Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
P/O Maurice Edward Dare, RNZAF NZ425238 – 2nd Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:07 – Landed 05:40
Flight Time 07:33

30/07/1944 – Attack Against Amaye Sur Seulles
Seventeen aircraft were detailed to take part in an early morning attack on enemy troops and armoured concentrations near Amaye-Sur-Seulles. All crews successfully attacked from a low level and reports indicate that the bombing was well concentrated and ably controlled with a gradual advance southwards as ordered. No results other than clouds of smoke were seen. One aircraft (Captain NZ42117 F/S. Nairne, C.) failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND911 JN-V

P/O Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 06:07 – Landed 09:33
Flight Time 03:26

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.I LM266 AA-A

F/O Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:49 – Landed 15:29
Flight Time 03:40

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.I LM266 AA-A

F/O Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbardd, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O Hubert Rees, RAFVR 152402 – 2nd Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 13:20 – Landed 21:20
Flight Time 08:00

05/08/1944 – Attack Against Bassens
Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack the Oil Storage at Bordeaux, Bassens. All aircraft successfully identified and bombed the target visually and a very concentrated raid was reported. Several good explosions and much smoke was seen on leaving the target. A.A. opposition was very slight.

Lancaster Mk.I LM266 AA-A

F/O Frederick William ‘Bunny’ Hubbard, RAFVR 1394661/ 178521 – Pilot.
F/O G. Sinclair, RCAF – Navigator.
F/S J. Murray, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S F. Byrne, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Arthur Rhys Williams, RAFVR 1608118 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. R. Smith, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O William Bryce Campbell, RCAF R.176432/ J. 86746 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 14:15 – Landed 22:05
Flight Time 07:50