H. Tweed crew 20.9.44

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.I HK573 AA-H

F/O Hubert ‘Hugh’ Rees, RAFVR 152402 – Pilot.
F/S Henry Tweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – 2nd Pilot.
F/O Raymond Charles Preston, RAFVR 1494143/ 153457 – Navigator.
F/O Douglas Cooper ‘Westy’ Westwood, RNZAF NZ427483 – Air Bomber.
F/S Roy ‘Nobby’ Clarke, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. James Edward Mulhall, RAFVR 2202223 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Robert Alderson, RAFVR 2221636 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Charles ‘Chaz’ Allen, RAFVR 1898556 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:37 – Landed 00:14
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 ND904 AA-B “Target for Tomorrow Night”

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
Sgt. T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 14:52 – Landed 17:30
Flight Time 02:38

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.I LM544 AA-J

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
Sgt. T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:42 – Landed 23:55
Flight Time 04:13

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.III LM544 AA-J

P/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
Sgt. T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Dennis George Albert Bryer, RAFVR 1874880 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 08:27 – Landed 11:11
Flight Time 02:44

26/09/1944 – Attack Against Cap Gris Nez
Eighteen aircraft took off as detailed to attack a defended locality near Cap Gris Nez. They all attacked the target from a low level and an accurate and concentrated raid was reported. Opposition was negligible.

Lancaster Mk.I LM544 AA-J

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
Sgt. J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clive Medhurst White, RNZAF NZ425480 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:45 – Landed 14:17
Flight Time 02:32

14/10/1944 – Attack Against Duisburg
Thirty one aircraft took off at dawn to attack Duisburg. Except for one aircraft which returned early, they all dropped their bombs in the built up areas of the town, which was identified visually and with the aid of markers. A moderate heavy A A barrage was encountered from the target area and a few of our aircraft suffered minor damage. One aircraft was damaged in the bomb bay which necessitated it landing at Woodbridge on return

Lancaster Mk.III ND747 AA-T

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. D. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 07:13 – Landed 11:27
Flight Time 04:14

14/10/1944 – Attack Against Duisburg(2)
Twenty nine aircraft were detailed to make a further attack on Duisburg, unfortunately, however, three aircraft had to be withdrawn. One aircraft returned early owing to the rear turret being unserviceable. The remaining twenty five aircraft took part in a very successful attack in excellent visibility and large fires were seen to break out and add to those already burning from the morning attack. AA opposition was negligible and searchlight did not operate until late in the raid. One aircraft had an inconclusive combat with an enemy fighter.

Lancaster Mk.III ND747 AA-T

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. D. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:58 – Landed 03:44
Flight Time 04:46

18/10/1944 – Attack Against Bonn
Sixteen aircraft were again detailed to attack Bonn and this time they were able to carry out the operation. For the first time the aircraft attacked flying in formation. Some moderate heavy A A fire was met over the target, but no fighter opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.III PB421 AA-K

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 08:39 – Landed 13:31
Flight Time 04:52

19/10/1944 – Attack Against Stuttgart
Twenty eight aircraft were detailed to attack Stuttgart. The attack was in two waves. Thirteen aircraft took part in the first wave and successfully dropped their bombs with the aid of markers and flares, in weather conditions of 9/10ths cloud. A.A. opposition was moderate and a few enemy aircraft were active. Fifteen aircraft took part in the second wave five hours later and they all dropped their bombs with the aid of flares through ten tenths cloud. The glow of fires seen, indicated that the fires were concentrated around the aiming point. A A opposition was less than that encountered during the first wave, but more enemy fighters were active. Four of our aircraft had inconclusive combats.

Lancaster Mk.I NG113 AA-D

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:21 – Landed 04:08
Flight Time 05:47

23/10/1944 – Attack Against Essen
Twenty seven aircraft took off as detailed to attack Essen. Ten tenths cloud prevailed over the target but all aircraft were successful in attacking with the aid of marker flares. A A opposition was moderate but no enemy fighters were seen.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:38 – Landed 21:34
Flight Time 04:56

25/10/1944 – Attack Against Essen
Twenty six aircraft took off as detailed to attack Essen. Twenty three of these attacked the target and bombing was good, built up areas and factories being identified visually. One aircraft brought its bombs back owing to the failure of the bombing equipment when over the target and two other aircraft returned early owing to technical failures.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:58 – Landed 17:08
Flight Time 04:10

29/10/1944 – Attack Against West Kapelle
Fourteen aircraft took off to attack a target at West Kappelle. They all bombed as instructed by the Master Bomber and bombing was reported as concentrated, although it was thought to be slightly away from the correct aiming point. No opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I HK573 AA-H

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:07 – Landed 12:22
Flight Time 02:15

30/10/1944 – Attack Against Cologne
Twenty one aircraft were detailed to attack Cologne during daylight, but the operation was postponed until the evening. All aircraft attacked the target and although a good concentration of markers was achieved results were unobserved owing to ten tenths cloud. Moderate A.A. opposition was encountered and one aircraft received slight damage. There was no fighter opposition.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:49 – Landed 21:15
Flight Time 03:26

31/10/1944 – Attack Against Cologne
Eighteen aircraft took off in the evening to make a further attack on Cologne. Ten tenths cloud prevailed over the target area, but markers were well placed and a good glow from fires beneath the clouds was observed on leaving. A.A. opposition was slight and no enemy fighters were seen.

Lancaster Mk.I HK576 AA-G

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:14 – Landed 22:45
Flight Time 04:31

05/11/1944 – Attack Against Solingen
Eighteen aircraft detailed to make a second attack in daylight on Solingen carrying 8,000 lb, 4,000 lb, 1,000 lb, 500 lb, 4 lb inc. No.17 Clusters. All crews were successful in bombing in formation and reports indicate that bombing was more concentrated than in the previous raid.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/S HenryTweed,   – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:52 – Landed 14:52
Flight Time 04:00

06/11/1944 – Attack Against Coblenz
Sixteen aircraft were detailed for a night attack against Coblenz carrying 8,000 lb; 4,000 lb; No.14 clusters; No.17 clusters; 4lb inc. Fifteen aircraft were successful. The aircraft captained by F/O T. Winter (152351) returned early on account of engine trouble. Crews were able to identify the target visually in clear weather and a good concentrated raid developed, with smoke rising to 10,000 feet. NZ421919 F/O Kilpatrick, M had a short inconclusive encounter with a JU.88. Flak was moderate to slight.

Lancaster Mk.III LM740 AA-B

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:58 – Landed 21:46
Flight Time 04:48

15/11/1944 – Attack Against Dortmund
Twenty five aircraft were detailed for an attack an the Soest Marshalling Yards, but this operation was cancelled and the same aircraft took off to attack an Oil Refinery at Dortmund in daylight, carrying 4,000 lbs and 500 lbs bombs. All aircraft were successful in bombing in formation through ten tenths cloud with tops 10,000 ft. and a concentrated raid was reported. Flak was reported as being fairly accurate by the leading aircraft, but none of our aircraft were hit.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/S HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:18 – Landed 17:17
Flight Time 04:59

27/11/1944 – Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard
Twenty three aircraft carried out a successful attack on Cologne Marshalling Yard with 4,000 lb and 500 lb bombs. Flak over the target was moderate but accurate. One aircraft captained by F/O D.P. Leadley landed away at Manston. The crew were unhurt, but the aircraft was damaged.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C
Hit by flak twice
P/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:13 – Landed 16:57
Flight Time 04:44

28/11/1944 – Attack Against Neuss
Twenty one aircraft took off as detailed to participate in a night attack on Neuss, carrying 8,000 lb, 4,000 lb, 1,000 lb, 500 lb and Incendiary bombs, together with one 12,000 lb bomb. Twenty aircraft were successful in dropping their bombs using navigational aids and a good concentration of fires was reported. Flak was very slight, the enemy defences appearing to be completely foxed. One aircraft captained by W/C R.J.A. Leslie, D.S.O., A.F.C. carrying the 12,000 lb bomb got in the wrong stream of bombers and bombed Essen.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 03:07 – Landed 07:09
Flight Time 04:02

30/11/1944 – Attack Against Osterfeld
Eighteen aircraft took off as detailed carrying 4,000 lb, 1,000 lb, 500 lb, and Incendiary bombs to attack the coking plant at Osterfeld. Seventeen aircraft attacked the target successfully through ten tenths cloud with tops 10,000 feet, and the raid was reported as being well concentrated. One aircraft captained by NZ411915 F/O J.A. McIntosh is missing and the aircraft is believed to have had its tail shot away.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:56 – Landed 14:52
Flight Time 03:56

02/12/1944 – Attack Against Dortmund
Seventeen aircraft took off to make a daylight attack on the Coking Plant at Dortmund. All crews were successful in attacking the target which was covered by 10/10 cloud, tops being about 12,000 ft. and the raid was thought to be successful, though the Bomber stream was not as concentrated as usual. Flak was moderate, but very erratic, and none of our aircraft suffered damage. Bombs carried on this attack were 4,000 lb H.C., 1,000 lb. M.C. and 1,000 lb ANM.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:43 – Landed 17:09
Flight Time 04:26

04/12/1944 – Attack Against Oberhausen
Twenty aircraft took off as detailed to attack an Oil target at Oberhausen, carrying 1 x 12,000 lb, 8,000 lb, 4,000 H.C., 1,000 ANM, 500 G.P., 500 M.C. and 4 lb I.B. bombs. Nineteen aircraft attacked the target using navigational aids and the raid was reported as well concentrated though results were unobserved owing to 10/10 cloud with tops 10,000 ft covering the target. One aircraft bombed Gelsenkirchen, having been damaged by flak.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:12 – Landed 16:10
Flight Time 03:58

05/12/1944 – Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards
Twenty one aircraft set out as detailed to attack the Railway Marshalling Yards at Hamm during daylight, carrying 8,000 lb H.C., 4,000 H.C., 500 G.P., 500 G.P. (LD.), 500 M.C., 4 lb I.B. bombs and Munroe bomb. Twenty aircraft attacked the target area through 10/10 cloud but a break in the cloud a little later disclosed bomb bursts to be rather scattered. One aircraft was led astray by the leader, and bombed a last resort target at Heintrop.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:06 – Landed 13:48
Flight Time 04:42

08/12/1944 – Attack Against Duisburg
Twenty one aircraft took off to make a daylight attack on Duisburg Marshalling Yards carrying 1,000 M.C., 1,000 A.N.M. and Munro Bombs. All aircraft successfully attacked the target and a very concentrated attack was reported, but apart from one report of smoke coming through the tops of the cloud at 15,000 ft., no results were observed. One aircraft “D” captain F/S Wood, J., landed at Woodbridge on return.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

P/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 08:51 – Landed 13:01
Flight Time 04:10
14/12/1944 – Sea Mining in Kattegat Area
Four aircraft took off in the afternoon to lay mines in the Kattegat area. All were successful and returned safely to Lossiemouth.

Lancaster Mk.III LM740 AA-B

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
F/S J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 15:06 – Landed 22:12
Flight Time 07:06

19/12/1944 – Sea Mining in Dornbusch Area
Four aircraft were detailed for mining in the Baltic by special equipment. These were able to take off, but owing to poor visibility at Base, these aircraft were diverted to Lossiemouth while on their return journey. All planted their mines successfully.

Lancaster Mk.III LM740 AA-B

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
W/O J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 15:35 – Landed 23:10
Flight Time 07:35

29/12/1944 – Attack Against Coblenz (Lutzel Marshalling Yard)
Nine aircraft were detailed for an attack on the Coblenz Marshalling Yard carrying 4,000 H.C., 1,000 ANM., 1,000 M.C., 500 ANM., 250 G.P. bombs. All attacked the target in good visibility and a fair concentration on the Marshalling Yard was reported. There was considerable scatter, probably due to special equipment trouble.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
W/O J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

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

31/12/1944 – Attack Against Vohwinkel
Seventeen aircraft were detailed to attack Vohwinkel in daylight. Moderate accurate heavy flak was met over the target, but all aircraft returned safely. A scattered raid was reported.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/O HenryTweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
W/O J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:42 – Landed 16:34
Flight Time 04:52

02/01/1945 – Attack Against Nurnburg
Eight out of nine aircraft attacked Nurnburg as detailed, carrying 4,000 H.C., 2,000 H.C., 500 M.C., 500G.P., 500Cluster No. 15 and Munro bombs. NZ403980 F/L K. McMillan in ‘U’, returned early owing to engine trouble. A good attack was reported and visibility was good. Crews reported a large explosion, Fires were seen 100 miles away.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C

F/O Henry Tweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/O T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
W/O J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 15:11 – Landed 22:50
Flight Time 07:39

05/01/1945 – Attack Against Ludwigshafen
Twenty one aircraft attacked Ludwigshafen, carrying 4,000 H.C., 500 ANM., 500 G.P. 500 M.C., and Munro bombs. Visibility was clear. H/F was met, but all aircraft returned safely. A scattered raid was reported.

Lancaster Mk.III PB418 AA-C
Hit by flak 3 times

F/O Henry Tweed, RAFVR 571225/ 56230 – Pilot.
F/S T. Long, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Alan Jermyn John, RNZAF NZ4211017 – Air Bomber.
W/O J. Pollard, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J. Neil, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. A. Benger, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. O. Bishop, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:33 – Landed 17:24
Flight Time 05:51