HK601 “Dog”/ “Snifter”

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Adapted from an illustration by the late, great Peter West

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – HK601

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 11/08/44 Lens JN-D F/O Wood 03:25
2 12/08/44 Russelsheim JN-D F/O Timms 04:48
3 14/08/44 Hamel JN-D P/O Scott 03:53
4 15/08/44 The Aerodrome at St. Trond JN-D F/S O’Callaghan 03:35
5 16/08/44 Stettin JN-D F/O Waugh 07:57
6 18/08/44 Bremen JN-D F/O Waugh 05:59
7 25/08/44 Russelsheim JN-D F/O Wilson 07:40
8 29/08/44 Stettin HK601, F/O Scott and the gunners Sgt’s J Beardmore and J Bayes, successfully engaged a Ju 88 and claimed it as probably destroyed. JN-D F/O Scott 09:31
9 31/08/44 Pont Reny Hit by flak 4 times JN-D F/S McCartin 03:29
10 05/09/44 Le Havre JN-D F/O Wilson 03:29
11 06/09/44 Harqueboc Le Havre JN-D F/O Robertson 03:50
12 08/09/44 Doudenville JN-D F/O Cuming 03:01
13 10/09/44 Montivilliers JN-D F/O Wilson 03:54
14 11/09/44 Kamen HK562 hit by flak 4 times (AC) PB421 ‘K’ once, PB132 ‘Y’ 3 times. HK574 ‘R’ – struck by a packet of Window JN-D F/O Wilson 04:35
15 12/09/44 Frankfurt JN-D F/S O’Callaghan 06:48
16 14/09/44 Waasenaar JN-D F/O May 02:40
17 16/09/44 Moerdijk JN-D F/O Wilson 02:36
18 17/09/44 Emmerich JN-D F/S McCartin 03:09
19 20/09/44 Calais JN-D F/O Cuming 03:33
20 23/09/44 Neuss JN-D F/O Scott 04:02
21 25/09/44 Calais JN-D F/S Boyer 02:50
22 26/09/44 Cap Gris Nez JN-D F/S Boyer 02:18
dnc 28/09/44 Calais F/O McIntosh & crew, had to return through a technical failure and carry out a precautionary landing at RAF Woodbridge. JN-D F/O McIntosh 01:19
23 03/10/44 West Kapelle Dyke JN-D F/O Scott 03:06
24 05/10/44 Saarbrucken JN-D F/O Wilson 05:24
25 06/10/44 Dortmund JN-D F/O Wilson 05:07
26 07/10/44 Emmerich JN-D F/O Wilson 03:50
27 14/10/44 Duisburg JN-D P/O Wilson 04:20
28 14/10/44 Duisburg(2) JN-D F/O Wilson 03:45
29 18/10/44 Bonn Hit by flak once JN-D F/O Wilson 04:54
30 19/10/44 Stuttgart JN-D F/O Wilson 06:28
31 21/10/44 Flushing JN-D F/O Wilson 02:40
32 23/10/44 Essen JN-D F/O Wilson 04:52
33 25/10/44 Essen Hit by flak twice JN-D F/L Wilson 04:08
34 26/10/44 Leverkusen JN-D F/O Butler 04:24
35 28/10/44 Cologne Hit by flak twice JN-D F/O Wilson 05:05
36 30/10/44 Cologne JN-D P/O Wilson 05:09
37 02/11/44 Homberg Hit by flak once JN-D F/O McIntosh 04:00
38 04/11/44 Solingen JN-D F/L Andrew 04:35
39 05/11/44 Solingen JN-D F/S Simpson 04:11
40 06/11/44 Coblenz JN-D F/O Simpson 05:09
41 11/11/44 Castrop Rauxel Hit by flak 5 times JN-D F/O Wilson 04:28
42 15/11/44 Dortmund JN-D F/O Wilson 04:37
43 16/11/44 Heinsberg JN-D F/O Wilson 03:24
44 20/11/44 Homberg JN-D F/O Wilson 04:27
45 21/11/44 Homberg Hit by flak twice JN-D P/O McIntosh 04:12
46 23/11/44 Gelsenkirchen JN-D F/S Williams 04:37
47 27/11/44 Cologne Marshalling Yard Hit by flak once JN-D F/O Ford 04:32
48 28/11/44 Neuss Bomb load 1 x 8,000 H.C.; 1050 x 4 lb I.B.; 90 x 4lb I.B. Primary target – NEUSS. Fairly good concentration appeared to be on target. JN-D F/O Simpson 04:01
49 04/12/44 Oberhausen HK601, F/O Hannan and crew, was unable to keep up with the stream as the aircraft would not climb, reasons unrecorded. JN-D F/O Hannan 03:55
50 05/12/44 Hamm Marshalling Yards JN-D F/L Hannan 04:53
51 08/12/44 Duisburg Landed at Woodbridge on return JN-D F/S Wood 04:04
52 12/12/44 Witten JN-D F/S Wood 04:48
dnc 16/12/44 Siegen One of only 3 a/c recorded in the Station Form 541 as failing to reach target owing to icing and having to jettison bomb load. Corroborated by entry in Gerald Newey, Wood crew Wop, inner SB U/S owing to icing, but no reference to jettisoning bomb load. JN-D F/S Wood 04:45
53 21/12/44 Trier JN-D F/S Wood 05:14
54 31/12/44 Vohwinkel JN-D F/S Wood 04:47
55 03/01/45 Dortmund Oil Refinery JN-D F/S Wood 05:09
56 05/01/45 Ludwigshafen Hit by flak 6 times JN-D F/O Crawford 05:59
57 07/01/45 Munich JN-D F/L McDonald 07:50
58 28/01/45 Cologne (Gremberg) JN-D F/L Thomson 05:29
59 29/01/45 Krefeld M/Y JN-D F/S Wood 05:14
60 01/02/45 Munchen Gladbach JN-D F/O Zinzan 05:45
61 02/02/45 Wiesbaden JN-D F/O Wood 23:49
62 03/02/45 Dortmund JN-D F/O Wood 05:05
63 13/02/45 Dresden JN-D F/O Wood 08:52
64 14/02/45 Chemnitz JN-D F/O Wood 07:45
65 22/02/45 Osterfeld JN-D P/O Stevenson 05:16
66 23/02/45 Gelsenkirchen JN-D F/L Jones 05:21
67 25/02/45 Kamen JN-D F/O Woodcock 05:28
68 26/02/45 Dortmund JN-D F/L Jones 05:18
69 27/02/45 Gelsenkirchen JN-D F/O Woodcock 04:47
70 28/02/45 Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen) JN-D F/O Shaw 04:46
71 01/03/45 Kamen JN-D P/O Shaw 05:27
dnc 02/03/45 Cologne JN-D F/O Wood 05:23
72 04/03/45 Wanne Eickel JN-D F/O Wood 04:33
73 05/03/45 Gelsenkirchen JN-D F/O Wood 05:10
74 06/03/45 Salzbergen JN-D W/O Opie 05:41
75 07/03/45 Dessau JN-D F/O Wood 08:51
76 09/03/45 Datteln JN-D F/O Flamank 05:05
77 10/03/45 Gelsenkirchen Buer JN-D F/O Wood 04:42
78 17/03/45 Auguste Viktoria JN-D F/O Wood 05:00
79 18/03/45 Bruchstrasse JN-D F/O Sinclair 05:09
80 21/03/45 Munster Viaduct JN-D F/O Amohanga 05:26
81 27/03/45 Hamm (Sachsen) Flight and letter from logbook of Ron Cocking FE with crew JN-D F/S Thompson 05:07
82 29/03/45 Salzgitter JN-D F/O Wood 06:27
83 04/04/45 Meresburg BK601 (F/O Wood & crew) was hit by moderate to light flak in the target area. Shrapnel pierced the de-icing tank causing fire to break out which destroyed several electrical circuits, including the ASI heating. The pilot received slight burns to his hands and F/S Hooper, air bomber, received slight burns to the face. The F/E, Sgt Williamson, was reported as having fallen through the lower turret hatch – fortunately with his harness and parachute on . . .
Their bomb load was jettisoned from 19,000ft at 51° 51’ N 11° 03’ E at 22.30hrs. On return to England, an emergency landing was carried out at RAF Manston at 02.02hrs.The aircraft sustained Category AC / A3 damage (AIR 14:3463, Form 78), ie., “repair is beyond the unit capacity”. Gerry Newey records in his diary, after viewing the fire damage on the 6th of April, that “all fuselage forward of the wing will have to be renewed”.

12 April 45 – repaired by No. 54 Maintenance Unit (ROS = Repairable On Site)

JN-D F/O Wood 07:30
84 13/04/45 Minelaying at Kiel JN-D F/O Shaw 06:13
 Total Op hours 443:49