R. Hunt crew 10.11.43

18/11/1943 – Attack Against Targets at Mannheim
Nineteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 2,000lbs and incendiaries of 30 lb and 4 lbs. Two aircraft returned early but the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Large concentrated fires and huge explosions were seen. There was a moderate heavy A.A. Barrage and searchlights were fairly active.Mant enemy aircraft were seen and two short combats took place, but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. The weather was good, being clear at the target except for slight ground haze. Navigation was very good.

Stirling Mk.III LJ457 ??-J

P/O Allan Johnson Mayfield , RNZAF NZ417084 – Pilot.
F/S Ronald ‘Joe’ Hunt, RAFVR 1126956, 173363 – 2nd Pilot.
F/O Jack Francis David Jarmy, RNZAF 1337320/ 134695 – Navigator.
Sgt. Robert Douglas ‘Jock’ Sommerville, RNZAF 1562617/ 161049 – Air Bomber.
F/S William John Lake, RNZAF NZ416121 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. A. Warburton, RAFVR 1624186 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Thomas Darbyshire, RAFVR 1032870 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S John Sabastian Hulena, RNZAF NZ416427 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:35 – Landed 23:35
Flight Time 06:00

10/11/1943 – Mining in the Gironde Estuary
Four aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 15oolbs which were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the majority of the parachutes were seen to open. No opposition was met on any part of the route. Nine tenths cloud was prevalent in the mining area, although visibility was fairly good. Navigation was very good.

Stirling Mk.III EF152 ??-?

F/S Ronald ‘Joe’ Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
F/S Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Lord , RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:11 – Landed 00:25
Flight Time 07:14

19/11/1943 – Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen
Sixteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 2,000lbs, 1,000 lbs and incendiaries of 30 lbs and 4lbs. One aircraft failed to return, but the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Except for one vivid  red flash seen through the clouds, little results were observed. Heavy and medium A.A. Fire co-operating with Searchlights was encountered, but caused negligible damage. Some enemy aircraft were seen and a few combats took place but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. The aircraft  captained be F/S R.Hunt met a J.U.88 which attacked his aircraft, the fire was returned and strikes were seen on the enemy aircraft. Our aircraft was then attacked by a FW190, the first was returned but the enemy aircraft disappeared. The weather was poor, being ten-tenths cloud over the target, there was also a fog at base which necessitated the aircraft landing at BRADWELL BAY on return. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was captained by F/Sgt. N. PARKER.

Stirling Mk.III EF462 ??-?

F/S Ronald ‘Joe’ Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S Charles Le Gallals Gardner, RNZAF NZ425204 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
F/S Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Lord , RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:09 – Landed 22:19
Flight Time 05:10

16/12/1943 – Attack against a Special Target
Eight aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with bombs of 500lbs. Two aircraft crashed whilst taking off and one returned early. The remaining aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. This was a good concentrated attack and many large bomb bursts were observed. No opposition of any kind was encountered. The weather on route was good and visibility was clear except for slight ground haze. Navigation was very good.

Stirling Mk.III EF462 ??-?

F/S Ronald ‘Joe’ Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
F/S Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Lord , RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:15 – Landed 20:40
Flight Time 02:25

22/12/1943 – Attack against a Special Target
Six aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500lbs. All of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Bombing was very concentrated and some large explosions were observed. Very little opposition was met and it proved negligible. It was clear over the target except for scattered cloud. Navigation was excellent.

Stirling Mk.III EF207 ??-?

F/S Ronald ‘Joe’ Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
F/S Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Lord , RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:15 – Landed 23:55
Flight Time 02:40

04/01/1944 – Mining North of Biarritz
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs., which were all dropped in the allotted area. This was a successful and uneventful operation. Slight A.A. fire was encountered and one aircraft received slight damage. No enemy aircraft were seen. The weather was good except for slight sea haze. On return the aircraft captained by W/O. D.G. HORGAN crashed, but the crew sustained no injuries. Navigation was very good.

Stirling Mk.III LJ462 AA-O

F/S Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
F/S Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:15 – Landed 07:45
Flight Time 09:30

21/01/1944 – Attack against a Special Target
Twenty aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500 lbs. All of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, large bomb bursts and some fires being observed. Very little opposition was encountered and this proved to be negligible. The weather was good with no cloud and clear visibility. Navigation was excellent.

Stirling Mk.III EF462 ??-?

F/S Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
F/S Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:35 – Landed 21:10
Flight Time 02:35

25/01/1944 – Attack against a Special Target
Twenty aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500 lbs. One aircraft failed to take-off, & four brought their bombs back. The remainder however, successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. This operation did not appear to be very successful, the bombing being rather scattered, some large explosions were seen, however. The weather was good with no cloud and clear visibility. Navigation was very good.

Stirling Mk.III EF462 ??-?

F/S Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
F/S Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:40 – Landed 03:05
Flight Time 03:25

11/02/1944 – Mining off Mouth of River Ardour
Of the nine aircraft which were laying mines of 1500 lbs off the mouth of the river ADOUR, all but one did so though it meant flying down through very bad icing cloud and in these conditions one jettisoned to lighten the load.

Stirling Mk.III BF473 ??-?

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S Charles Le Gallals Gardner, RNZAF NZ425204 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:25 – Landed 02:15
Flight Time 07:50

15/02/1944 – Mining in the Kiel Bay
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to lay mines in Kiel Bay. Fourteen aircraft dropped 42 mines in 10 minutes. One aircraft returned early with a starboard engine failure. A very successful operation.

Stirling Mk.III EF454 ??-A

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S Matthew Roland Henderson, RNZAF NZ427204 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:30 – Landed 23:50
Flight Time 06:20

02/03/1944 – Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 80 (ABORTIVE)
Operation WHEELWRIGHT 80 (Abortive).
Reception area reached, but unable to pin point owing to variable low stratus cloud.

Stirling Mk.III ??-?

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off – – Landed –
Flight Time no record

04/03/1944 – Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 121 (ABORTIVE)
Operation TRAINER 121 (Abortive).
This aircraft returned early owing to engine trouble. Sixteen containers were jettisoned at 23.25 hours from 4,000′ at a position 49.45 N. 00.25 W. Four packages of leaflets were dropped at Falaise and Argentan. The aircraft, on return, was forced to land at Thorney Island.

Stirling Mk.III ??-?

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off – – Landed –
Flight Time no record

07/03/1944 – Special Operations – March Moon Period AUTHOR 11A ABORTIVE)
Operation AUTHOR 11A (Abortive).
There was ten tenths cloud in the target area with bases of 500′ to zero and no reception was seen. On the return journey four packages of leaflets were dropped at Tulle.

Stirling Mk.III ??-?

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off – – Landed –
Flight Time no record

10/03/1944 – Special Operations – March Moon Period MONGREL 17 (SUCCESSFUL)
Operation MONGREL 17 (Successful).
The m/n crew in Stirling III ‘O’ took off at 20.03 hours. The target area was reached at 23.32 hours and identified. Reception was very good and twelve containers were dropped from 600′ at 23.35 hours. Course was set for Base at 23.35 hours, two packages of leaflets being dropped at Monte Meliant. The aircraft, without further incident, landed at Base at 03.38 hours.

Stirling Mk.III AA-O

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:03 – Landed 03:38
Flight Time 07:35

11/03/1944 – Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 78 (ABORTIVE)
Operation WHEELWRIGHT 78 (Abortive).
In the target area there was 10/10ths cloud with bases of 1,000′ and visibility was restricted to 800 yards, no reception lights being seen. On return journey two packages of leaflets were dropped in the AUCH area.

Stirling Mk.III ??-?

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off – – Landed –
Flight Time no record

13/03/1944 – Mining off St. Nazaire
Sixteen aircraft were detailed for mine laying off St. Nazaire, Lorient, La Rochelle, and Brest. One aircraft (Captain NZ414567 F/Sgt. Rowberry T.) failed to return. Another aircraft (Captain NZ42999 P/O. C. Baker) returned early with aileron trouble and crashed at Castle Comb, without injury to the crew although the aircraft was burnt out. The remaining fourteen successfully laid their mines, one aircraft landing at Woodbridge on return.

Stirling Mk.III LJ457 ??-?

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:45 – Landed 04:35
Flight Time 06:50

16/03/1944 – Attack Against Targets at Amiens
12 aircraft were detailed to attack the marshalling yards at Amiens. One aircraft was withdrawn and one, being unable to maintain height owing to engine trouble, was forced to jettison near the target. The remaining ten aircraft successfully bombed the target although haze prevented identification of ground detail. No fighter opposition was encountered, and only very slight A.A. Fire.

Stirling Mk.III LJ457 ??-?

W/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
F/S George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:10 – Landed 00:20
Flight Time 04:10

20/04/1944 – Attack Against Cologne
Nine Lancaster aircraft were detailed to attack Cologne, of which one failed to take off and one returned early owing to the illness of the wireless operator. The remainder successfully completed their mission.

Lancaster Mk.I ME689 AA-Y

P/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
P/O George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:15 – Landed 04:20
Flight Time 04:05

22/04/1944 – Attack Against Dusseldorf
Eight Lancaster aircraft took part in a concentrated attack against Dusseldorf.

Lancaster Mk.III ND747 AA-T

P/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
P/O George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:15 – Landed 03:30
Flight Time 04:15

24/04/1944 – Attack Against Karlsruhe
Sixteen aircraft were detailed to attack Karlsruhe. One was withdrawn but the remainder carried out a successful attack with little opposition.

Lancaster Mk.I ME689 AA-Y

P/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
P/O George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:15 – Landed 04:40
Flight Time 06:25

26/04/1944 – Attack Against Essen
Fifteen aircraft (Lancasters) were detailed to attack Essen. Two were withdrawn, but the remaining thirteen took part in a successful and very concentrated attack. The defences were considered to be moderate and all the aircraft returned safely.

Lancaster Mk.III ND747 AA-T

P/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
P/O George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
F/S R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:25 – Landed 03:40
Flight Time 04:15

27/04/1944 – Attack Against Friedrichshafen
Sixteen Lancasters were detailed to attack Friedrichshafen. Fourteen successfully carried out their mission, one aircraft bombed a decoy in error and another failed to return (Captain NZ42282 F/O. R. Herron).

Lancaster Mk.III ND747 AA-T

P/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
P/O George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:55 – Landed 05:25
Flight Time 07:30

01/05/1944 – Attack Against Chambly
Sixteen aircraft were detailed to attack the marshalling yards at Chambly. Fifteen of these successfully attacked in clear weather, bombing being accurate. Two brief encounters with enemy aircraft took place and resulted in one being possibly damaged. One of our aircraft (Captain NZ41362 F/L. A/S/L. E.W. Sachtler) failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND747 AA-T

P/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
P/O George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:50 – Landed 02:05
Flight Time 03:15

07/05/1944 – Attack Against Chateau Bolgon Aerodrome
Ten aircraft were detailed to attack Chateau Bougon aerodrome near Nantes. All aircraft successfully attacked in clear weather and bombing was concentrated.

Lancaster Mk.III ND752 AA-O

P/O Ronald ‘Joe’Hunt, RAFVR 1126956/ 173363 – Pilot.
P/O George Edwin Charles Reade, RNZAF NZ417293 – Navigator.
F/S Francis Gordon ‘Frank’ Stewart, RNZAF NZ421786 – Air Bomber.
P/O Trevor James Nation, RNZAF NZ404179 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. R. Lord, RAFVR 1811918 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Clifford Billington, RAFVR 539902 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jack Manns, RAFVR 1580583 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:25 – Landed 06:00
Flight Time 05:35