J.S. Young crew 05.05.45.

07/05/1945 – Supply Dropping at Delft
26 Aircraft were detailed for Supply Dropping at Delft. The mission was uneventful. Oil patches and yellow objects were seen in the sea near the Dutch coast.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 AA-L

F/S John Simpson Young, RNZAF NZ4213650 – Pilot.
F/S Lawrence John Fitzgerald, RNZAF NZ426144 – Navigator.
F/O John Edward Gammon, RAFVR 1190498/ 164095 – Air Bomber.
F/S William Alfred Wagener, RNZAF NZ4212611 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. C. Over, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
LAC Smedley, RAF – Passenger.
F/S D. Wesborn, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:20 – Landed 14:48
Flight Time 02:28

11/05/1945 – Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt
Two missions were made today. 15 Aircraft were detailed for the first mission, and 6 Aircraft for the second mission. F/O H. Trewheela and crew were on both missions. Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt was the objective. F/O H. Trewheela (JN.F) starboard outer failed as he approached the landing field. He returned to Base without landing, and he reached Juvincourt on the second mission, but was refused permission to land and told to return to Base. F/O R. Milsom (AA.F) had engine trouble at Tangmere and his return was delayed. A total of 336 men returned for the first mission. Weather deteriorated during the day and only 48 men were brought back by the second mission.F/L S. Peryer (JN.N) returned from Juvincourt on three engines. F/O T. Good (AA.S) was forced to land at Upwood on return due to weather conditions.

Lancaster Mk.I NF935 AA-P

F/S John Simpson Young, RNZAF NZ4213650 – Pilot.
F/S Lawrence John Fitzgerald, RNZAF NZ426144 – Navigator.
F/O John Edward Gammon, RAFVR 1190498/ 164095 – Air Bomber.
F/S William Alfred Wagener, RNZAF NZ4212611 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. C. Over, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. D. Wesborn, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S T. Goddard, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:34 – Landed 21:54
Flight Time 04:20

13/05/1945 – Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt
20 Aircraft were detailed to evacuate Prisoners of War from Juvincourt. This was a bad day, for only 24 men were bought back, and these men were bought back by F/S R. Hamilton (AA.F)

Lancaster Mk.III PB427 AA-U

F/S John Simpson Young, RNZAF NZ4213650 – Pilot.
F/S Lawrence John Fitzgerald, RNZAF NZ426144 – Navigator.
F/O John Edward Gammon, RAFVR 1190498/ 164095 – Air Bomber.
F/S William Alfred Wagener, RNZAF NZ4212611 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. C. Over, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S D. Wesborn, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S T. Goddard, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:31 – Landed 16:27
Flight Time 03:56

18/06/1945 – Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive
5 Aircraft were detailed for viewing the effects of the Bombing Offensive.

Lancaster Mk.I HK576 AA-L

F/O John Simpson Young, RNZAF NZ4213650 – Pilot.
F/S Lawrence John Fitzgerald, RNZAF NZ426144 – Navigator.
F/O John Edward Gammon, RAFVR 1190498/ 164095 – Air Bomber.
F/S William Alfred Wagener, RNZAF NZ4212611 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. C. Over, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S D. Wesborn, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S T. Goddard, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 14:36 – Landed 19:05
Flight Time 04:29