June 1943

NEWMARKET.
1.6.43
TRAINING.
It was a clear day with a great deal of local cloud, this enabled us to carry out fighter affiliation under ideal conditions. Night flying training and compass tests were also carried out.
OPERATIONS. – MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1500 lbs. They both successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. One aircraft had the bad luck to fly over two Flack Ships and received several hits in the fuselage, none of which were serious. No searchlights of enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was clear and the visibility was good. Navigation was very good.

2.6.43
TRAINING.
Adverse weather prevented flying so aircrews were stood down for the day, this enabled the ground staff to go ahead with the servicing of the aircraft.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

3.6.43
TRAINING.
Training consisted of air tests, air to sea firing, and W/T exercises.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

4.6.43
TRAINING.
Owing to weather conditions very little flying was carried out. This consisted of three engine flying, compass tests, and night flying tests.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

5.6.43
TRAINING.
Height and load tests, air firing and air tests were carried out. We then prepared for night operations.
OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Five aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation, with mines of 1500lb.. They all successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area and the majority of the parachutes were seen to open. No A.A.Fire, searchlights, or enemy aircraft were encountered. It was Hazy in the mining area although visibility was fairly good. Navigation was excellent.

6.6.43
TRAINING.
Large scale training was carried out, this consisted of fighter affiliation, height and load tests, practise bombing and compass tests. A lecture was also given by Major Burton Giles on A.A. Fire, this was very much enjoyed by all concerned.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

7.6.43
TRAINING.
A new crew carried out fighter affiliation, and the remainder were employed in W/T practices, and night flying tests.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT MULHEIM.
Eighteen aircraft were detailed for this operation, but it was cancelled at 22.00 hours.

OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
One aircraft was detailed for this operation but was also cancelled at 22.00 hours.

8.6.43
TRAINING.
Training consisted of air firing, engine flying, and compass tests.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

9.6.43
TRAINING
After the completion of night flying tests and compass tests we prepared for night operations
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT ESSEN.
Sixteen aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation, but it was unfortunately cancelled shortly before take-off time.

10.6.43
TRAINING
Practicebombing, fighter affiliation, height and load tests and three cross country flights were carried out.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

11.6.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of night flying tests and compass tests we prepared for night operations.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT DUSSELDORF.
Sixteen aircraft were detailed to the above attack targets with bombs of 2,000lb., 1,000lb., and incendiaries of 30lb. and 4lb.. One aircraft failed to return and two returned early due to engine trouble. The remainder of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs on the target area. Many large fires and huge explosions were seen. Moderate and heavy A.A.fire, cooperated with searchlights were encountered. One aircraft was coned by searchlights but by violent evasive action eventually avoided them with difficulty. Some enemy aircraft were seen and two short combats took place, but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. The weather was clear and the visibility clear except for haze caused by the fires. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was Stirling Mk111 BK 817 captained by Squadron Leader R.H. Laud. (“A” Flight Commander).

12.6.43
TRAINING.
Aircrews were resting during the morning, in the afternoon after the completion of daily inspections, the squadron was stood down.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

13.6.43
TRAINING.
The weather was fairly good and it was possible to carry out practise bombing, air tests, height and load tests, and air to sea firing. Four night cross country exercises also flown. Two air sea rescue searches were made by F/O. Eddy and F/Sgt. Whitehead, but nothing was located.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

04.6.43
TRAINING.
A fighter circus arrived and four aircraft carried out fighter affiliation. Compasses were also tested.
OPERATIONS. MINING THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operations, with mines of 1500lb., two aircraft returned early one owing to inter-communication failure and the other owing to engine trouble, and one aircraft failed to return. The remaining aircraft dropped their mines in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open. Some A.A.fire and a few searchlights were encountered, but they were ineffective. A few enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. There was thick cloud in the mining area although visibility was fairly good. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was Stirling Mk1. BK 646 captained by F/O J.L. Edwards.

15.6.43
TRAINING.
The weather was bad for training, the following was nevertheless carried out:- fighter affiliation, practise bombing and height and load tests.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

16.6.43
TRAINING.
The weather still continued to be poor and it was only possible to carry out fighter affiliation and air tests. Two lectures were given, one by F/Lt. Baigent, D.F.C. on fighter affiliation and the German night fighter, and the other by Mr. Bernard Newman on Espionage. Both were thoroughly enjoyed and proved very instructive.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

17.6.43
TRAINING
The day’s training consisted of Air Firing, cross country flights, Air tests and five night cross country exercises. A very interesting lecture was given during the afternoon by W/Cdr. Mansey, on Pathfinder Force technique.
OPERATIONS.
Nil

18.6.43
TRAINING
The weather was very unfavourable, and only local flying was carried out. At 1430 hours all aircrew were stood down.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

19.6.43
TRAINING.
There was a noticeable improvement in the weather and air tests were carried out, after these were completed, we prepared for night operations.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT LE CREUSOT.
Fourteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 2,000lb., 1,000lb., and incendiaries of 30lb. and 4lb.. One aircraft returned early as it was hit by A.A. fire in the fuselage, main-plane, and mid upper turret. The Flight Engineer made a really good effort to overcome the damage by hacking his way through the fuselage into the port wing to get at the petrol tank controls, which he then operated by hand. The remainder of the aircraft dropped their bombs in the target area. The BREUIL STEEL WORKS was very badly damaged and appeared to have the roof missing. Large fires and huge explosions were seen in the target area. An aircraft captained by P/O A.SEDUNARY, lost the starboard outer propeller, just before bombing. He carried out his bombing successfully and returned to base. At the beginning of the attack a little light and heavy A.A. fire and one searchlight were encountered, but as the attack progressed the Defences were thoroughly disorganised. There was no cloud in the target area and visibility was excellent, except for smoke from our flares. Navigation was very good.

20.6.43
TRAINING
After last night’s strenuous operation all crews were resting during the morning, and they were stood down in the early afternoon.
OPERATIONS
Nil.

21.6.43
TRAINING
After the completion of air tests we prepared for large scale operations.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT KREFELD
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with incendiaries of 30lb. and 4lb.. One aircraft returned early owing to engine trouble and the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. The operation was very successful, the whole of the town was seething in flames and the smoke from the fires was rising to a height of 8,000ft. On the return the fires could be seen at the Dutch Coast. Heavy, moderate and light A.A.fire co-operating with searchlights and one aircraft was slightly hit by heavy A.A. fire. Some enemy aircraft were seen and one short combat took place, but no damage was sustained to our aircraft. The weather was good with clear visibility except in the target area, where there was haze caused by the fires. Navigation was excellent.

22.6.43
TRAINING
After the completion of night flying tests and compass tests, we prepared for operations.
2.30 F/S Helm carried out air sea rescue search, which was unsuccessful.

22.6.43
OPERATIONS, ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT MANHEIM
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with incendiary bombs of 30lbs. and 4lbs. Four aircraft failed to return. The remaining aircraft dropped their bombs in the target area. Large concentrated fires and explosions were seen. The whole of the Ruhr area was smoked palled. A very heavy A.A.barrage co-operating with searchlights were encountered and five aircraft were slightly hit by A.A. fire. Some enemy aircraft were seen and three short combats took place but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. There was 3/10 cloud at the target area but visibility was fairly good except for smoke haze. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft were Stirling MK. 1 EF399 captained by F/S Burbidge, MK.111 EF408 captained by Sgt. Wood, MK.111 BK810 captained by W/O McKenzie, and MK.111 EF889 captained by F/O McCrorie.
Note on page 6

23.6.43
TRAINING.
After the completion of daily inspections, the Squadron was stood down.
OPERATIONS.
Nil.

24.6.43
TRAINING.
Training consisted of Air firing, engine tests, and night flying tests.
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT WUPPERTAL.
Thirteen aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack with Incendiary Bombs of 30lbs. & 4 lbs. One aircraft returned early owing to the rear turret being unserviceable and one failed to return. The remaining aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. This was a very good attack, very large concentrated fires being seen, the glow of which was visible 30 miles away from the Dutch Coast. The defences were considerably stronger than the previous attack, both moderate and heavy A.A.Fire was encountered and two aircraft were slightly hit. Some enemy aircraft were seen and one short combat took place but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. The weather was good although smoke from the fires obscured ground detail. Navigation was very good. The missing aircraft was Stirling Mk.111 EH902 captained by F/S. Bluck.

25.6.43
TRAINING.
After completion of night flying tests we prepared for operations
OPERATIONS. ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT GELSENKIRCHEN
Eleven aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets, .with incendiary bombs of 30lbs. & 4lbs. One aircraft failed to return and the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. Owing to 10/10ths. cloud it was difficult to estimate the effectiveness of the attack, although the glow of fires, below the clouds, could be seen over a large area. Bothe moderate and heavy A.A. fire co-operating with searchlights was encountered, but were ineffective. Sgt. Burley’s aircraft sighted an unidentified aircraft from astern, the Stirling corkscrewed and the Mid-upper & Rear Gunners opened fire. The unidentified aircraft was seen to dive to the ground and a fire & flash were seen. The aircraft was claimed to be destroyed. Some enemy aircraft were seen and three short combats took place but no damage was sustained by our aircraft. It was very cloudy in the target area and visibility was poo. Navigation was good. The missing aircraft was Stirling Mk.111 BK768 captained by F/O Perrott.

OPERATIONS. MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
One aircraft was detailed to carry out the above operation with Mines of 1,500lbs. which were successfully dropped in the allotted area, and the parachutes were seen to open. No A.A.fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was good except for sea haze. Navigation was excellent.

26.6.43
TRAINING.
Owing to preparations for the move of the Squadron to Mepal, no flying took place as all personnel were busy making the necessary arrangements.
OPERATIONS.
Nil

27.6.43
TRAINING.
No training again today as it was necessary for the advance party to move to Mepal. This was carried out successfully and included five aircraft and their ground crews.
OPERATIONS.
NIL.

28.6.43
TRAINING.
The main party moved to Mepal in motor transport and thirteen aircraft flew over together with their ground crews.
OPERATIONS.
NIL.

29.6.43
TRAINING.
No flying was carried out as all personnel were busy organising their new sections. The move was completed by the arrival of the rear party.
OPERATIONS.
NIL.

30.6.43
TRAINING.
The weather was not very good and training consisted of air tests only.
OPERATIONS.
Note from page 5

22.6.43
OPERATIONS. MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Two aircraft were detailed to this operation with Mines of 1,500lbs. which were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open, No A.A.Fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered. It was hazy in the mining area although the visibility was fairly good. Navigation was very good.

OUTSTANDING EVENTS
TRANSFER OF SQUADRON
The squadron was moved to R.A.F. Station, Mepal. (Satellite to Waterbeach). The Advance Party proceeded on the 27th. June 1943, the Main Party on the 28th. June, and the Rear Party on the 29th. June 1943. This was successfully carried out with the assistance of Motor transport provided by No.2 M.T. Coy. Cambridge.

OPERATIONS.
Operations have been restricted owing to the bad weather during the first part of the month and partly due to the squadron move which took place at the end of the month. Attacks have nevertheless been made against targets in the RUHR area, including WUPPERTAL, DUSSELDORF, MANNHEIM, and GELSENKIRCHEN. Mining operations have also been carried out in the GIRONDE ESTUARY and off the FRISIAN ISLANDS. From these operations eight aircraft have failed to return.

On the night of 19th./20th./ June 1943, during an attack on the Armament Factory at LE CREUSOT Sergeant Falloon G. a Canadian Flight Engineer, was in an aircraft which received a direct hit from a light A.A. shell, which burst inside the port main plane and shrapnel severed the petrol cock control cables and oil pipe line, which caused a large volume of oil to flow into the fuselage. He was unable to ascertain the source of the oil leak without entering the wing and in spite of the fact that the aircraft was still in the target area, he decided to cut a hole in the side of the fuselage in order that he could crawl into the wing. He made a hole in the metal about 2 feet with an axe, and crawled inside the wing and turned on the petrol pumps, and investigated the oil leak, which proved to be a punctured gun turret pipe line. He examined the landing gear, including the whole of the tyre for shrapnel cuts. The safe return of his aircraft was undoubtedly due to Sergeant Falloon’s resourcefulness and complete disregard for his own personal safety.

On the night of the 25th. / 26th. June 1943, the aircraft captained by Sergeant A. Burley, during an attack on GELSENKIRCHEN, sighted an unidentified aircraft from astern, the Stirling corkscrewed and the Mid/Upper and Rear Gunners opened fire. The unidentified aircraft was seen to dive to the ground and a fire and flash were seen. The aircraft was claimed to be destroyed.

TRAINING
This has been carried on as large a scale as weather conditions, operations and the Squadron move would allow. It has included Fighter Affiliation, cross country flights, and ground specialist training.
SQUADRON CREST
Air Vice Marshall R. Harrison, C.B.E., D.F.C., A.F.C., visited the Squadron on the 20th. June 1943 and at a ceremonial parade which took place at 1500 hours, presented the Squadron Crest to Wing Commander M. Wyatt. This crest is in a prominent position in the Officers Mess.

………M Wyatt (signature)………
Wing Commander, Commanding,
NO. 75 (NZ) Squadron R.A.F.

CASUALTIES EFFECTING OFFICERS.
ACTING RANKS.
S/L M. WYATT 37994 GD Appointed to Acting rank of W/Cdr.,w.e.f. 3/5/43.(Authy.BG/4082/1/P dtd 29/4/43)
P/O F. FULLER 50504 Tech Appointed to Acting rank of Flt/Lt. w.e.f.3/5/43. (Authy. HQBC.P/N.BC/674.43 5/6/43).
P/O J. JOLL NZ40234 GD Appointed to Acting rank of Flt/Lt. w.e.f.20/3/43(Authy. P/N.BC/325/43 dtd 13/6/43)
P/O D. POPPELWELL NZ41359 GD Appointed to Acting rank of Flt/Lt w.e.f. 6/6/43(Authy. P/N. BC/1325/43 dtd 16/6/43)

POSTINGS.
A/F/L J.J.MANSON. 104475 GD Posted to 22 O.T.U.,w.e.f. 5/6/43.(Authy.3G/6601/7A/P4 dated 22/5/43).
F/O A.F. MINNIS, 126499 GD Posted to 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 8/6/43.( Authy. 3G/66C1/P4 dated 5/5/43).
P/O R.C. KIRBY. 134555 GD Posted from Con. Unit w.e.f. 29/5/43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/24/43 dated 25/5/43).
P/O. J. EDWARDS 130636 GD
P/O. W. STUCKEY 51042 GD Posted to 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f.3/6/43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/102/43 dated 21/5/43).
F/O T.F.McCRORIE 68700 GD Posted from 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 13/6/43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/221/43 dated 10/6/43).
P/O W. STUCKEY 51042 GD
A/S/L. R.H. LAUD 40625 GD Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts.Depot,w.e.f.12/6/43. (Authy.AMO.A1294/42 & O.C.
F/O J.L. EDWARDS 130636 GD Posted (Missing to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot, w.e.f. 15.6.43(Authy.AMO A.A1294/42 & O.C. P/O R.G.KIRBY 134555 GD
F/O G.M.DUNCAN 137232 GD Posted from 1657 co.unit w.e.f. 19/6/43. Authy. P/N.3G/337/43 dated 16/6/43.
F/O T.F.McCRORIE 68700 GD Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts.Depot. w.e.f.23/6/43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/505/43
P/O W.STUCKEY 51042 GD dated 25/6/43.
P/O E.J.MANSELL 132097 GD Posted from 1657 con.unit w.e.f. 27/6/43.(Authy. P/N 3G/462/43) dated 23/6/43).
P/O J.C.WALL 143421 GD Posted to 1655 con.unit w.e.f. 23/5/43. (Authy. P/N/ 3G/6601/P4 dated 7/5/43).
A/F/L. D.C.DOWE 138661 GD Posted to 26 O.T.U. w.e.f. 28/6/43. (Authy. P/N. BC/1843/43 dated 25/6/43).
P/O D. POPPELWELL NZ41357 GD Posted from 1657 con.unit w.e.f. 24/5/43 (Authy. P/N. 3G/1/43 dated 24/5/43).
P/O R.F.BENNETT NZ15282 GD Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f.30/5/43. (Authy.
F/O C.H.RIDDLE NZ41190 GD AMO.1294/42 & O.C.Unit).
P/O/ H.TONG NZ16648 GD
F/O R.B.VERNAZZONI NZ16185GD
F/O L.S.DIXON NZ16469 GD Posted to 1679 CON.UNIT w.e.f. 29/5/43.(Authy. P/N.3G/50/43 dated 27/5/43).
F/O/ A.M.ALEXANDER NZ41712 GD Posted from 1657 Con.Unit w.e.f.13/6/43 (Authy. P/N. 3G/217/43 dated 19/6/43).
F/O D.J/HIBBS NZ415964GD Posted from 1657 Con.Unit w.e.f. 19/6/43 (Authy. P/N 3G/337/43 dated 16/6/43).
P/O J.McCORKINDALE NZ192051GD
P/O/ I.R.McKENZIE NZ426335GD
P/O J.S.MURRAY NZ417093GD Posted from Con.Unit 1651 w.e.f. 20/6/43 (Authy. P/N 3G/324/43 dated 16/6/43).
F/O R.A.HULL J15403 GD Posted to 1665 Con. Unit w.e.f. 2/6/43 (Authy. P/N 3G/6601/ P4 dated 22/5/43).
P/O W.H.SYMONS J16507 GD Posted (N/E) to BHQ Mildenhall w.e.f.15/6/43 (Authy. P/N 3G/319 dated 15/6/43).
P/O R/F.WESTWOOD Aus416471GD Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts. Depot w.e.f.6/5/43 (Authy AMO.1294/42& O.C.Unit
P/O S.A.STRONG Aus420607GD Posted to No. 6157 con.unit w.e.f.19/6/43 (Authy P/N 3G/337/43 dated 16/ 6 /43).

APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS
P/O J.J.MANSON 104475 GD Promoted to the W/S. rank of F/O., w.e.f. 3/8/42 (Authy Extrt. 3 Grp. Routine Order P/O A.J.SEDUNARY Aus416619GD Appointed to a Commsn.as P/O on probation w.e.f. 3/4/43. No219 dtd 17/10/42).
(Authy. AM.Ltr.A530/189/43/S7(e)3 dated 12/5/43).

DECORATIONS
A/F/L G.R.HEYWOOD NZ40622GD Awarded the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS vide London Gazette No.30651 dtd 11/6/43

NEWMARKET CASUALTIES EFFECTING AIR CREW N.C.O’S.
PROMOTIONS ETC.
NZ40109 Sgt. Pilot THORNLEY. S. Promoted to T/F/S. w.e.f. 15.5.43 (Authy:Recs.A2M/NZ40109 dated 20.5.43).
NZ416465 “ “ DARTON T Promoted to T/F/S w.e.f. 15.5.43 (Authy:Recs.A2M/NZ416465dated 20.5.43).
NZ41589 Sgt,WO/AG HURT H. Temp.remustered A/B in the same rank w.e.f. 19.12.42(Authy.3G/6613/3/P4Dated 25.5.43.
The undermentioned N.C.O.’s were promoted to T/F/S w.e.f. dates stated and Authy. shown:-
NZ416518 Sgt. Pilot MEE J.M. 15.5.43. Recs. Letter A2/M/NZ416518 dated 20.5.43.
NZ414242 Sgt .Pilot CAREY J.H. 15.5.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ414242 dated 20.5.43
NZ41719 Sgt. A/G WELCH B. 1.5.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ41719 dated 24.5.43.
NZ411347 Sgt. A/B CARSON A. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ411347 dated 31.5.43.
NZ416460 Sgt. Nav(B) COOKSEY J. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ416460 dated 31.5.43.
NZ413386 Sgt. “ CUMPSTY F. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ413386 dated 31.5.43.
NZ41292 Sgt. “ DILL T. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ41292 dated 31.6.43.
NZ416431 Sgt. A/G JAMIESON V. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ416431 dated 31.6.43.
NZ39558 Sgt. “ KAYE I. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ39558 dated 31.5.43.
NZ414302 Sgt. Nav (B) KEMP R 15.5.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ414302 dated 20.5.43.
NZ416006 Sgt. A/G KNOX A. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ416006 dated 31.5.43.
NZ413905 Sgt. Nav (B) STRONG G. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ413905 dated 31.5.43.
NZ417243 Sgt. Nav (B) SOWERBY G 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ417243 dated 31.5.43.
NZ42317 Sgt. “ THOMSON G. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ42317 dated 31.5.43.
NZ416188 Sgt. A/B WHOTELAW C. (? Ed.) 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ416188 dated 31.5.43.
NZ416536 Sgt. Pilot PHILLIPS G. 15.5.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ416536 dated 31.5.43.
NZ42314 Sgt. Nav (B) WILCOCKSON W. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ42314 dated 31.5.43.
NZ421919 Sgt. “ DODDS G. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ421919 dated 31.5.43.
NZ414910 Sgt. W/AG DUNFORD R. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ414910 dated 31.5.43.
NZ413873 Sgt. W/AG MARTIN D 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ413873 dated 31.5.43.
NZ413700 Sgt. Nav (B) BARTON A. J. 1.2.43 “ Signal A2/M/344 dated 13.6.43.
NZ411779 Sgt. A/G REID W. 1.5.43 “ Letter A2/NZ411779 dated 14.6.43.
NZ439002 Sgt. Nav (B) DOBSON P. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/NZ439002 dated 12.6.43.
NZ416643 Sgt. A/B PULLYN P. 1.6.43. “ “ A2/M/NZ416643 dated 31.5.43.
The undermentioned N.C.O.’s were promoted to T/W/Os. w.e.f. dates stated and Authy. shown.
NZ403576 F/S. W/AG. KAVANAGH S. 1.5.43. Recs. Letter A2/M/NZ403576 dated 4.6.43.
NZ39387 “ “ BRADY M. 1.5.43. “ Signal A2/M/63 dated 15.6.43.
NZ404653 “ “ MOSS D. H. 1.5.43. “ Letter A2/NZ404653 dated 15.6.43.
962902 Sgt. A/G. THOMPSON W. H. Promoted T/F/S. w.e.f. 14.6.43. Authy. Recs. Letter.A2M/962902 dated 1.6.43
1059932 Sgt. W/AG WHATMOUGH T. Promoted T/F/S. w.e.f. 1.3.43. Authy. Recs. Letter. A2M/1059932 dated 11.6.43
R102353 Sgt. Pilot WAY J. O. Promoted T/F/S. w.e.f. 1.3.43. Authy. Recs. Letter. A2/CAN/R102353 dated 7.3.43.
MOVEMENTS.
NZ41580 Sgt. Nav (B) ROBINSON A. Posted to 16 O.T.U. w.e.f. 27.4.43. Authy. 3 Grp.Sig. P86 dated 26.4.43.
NZ40109 F/S. Pilot THORNLEY S. NZ416586 Sgt. Nav (B) McWILLIAM A.) Posted (Missing) to War Cas., Non- Effective A/Cs
NZ41194 Sgt A/B MacPHAIL A. NZ411864 F/S. Nav(B) DAVIDSON A.) Depot w.e.f. 30.5.43. Authy. AMO.A1294/42 & O.C.Unit5.
NZ403579 F/S. W/AG. KAVANAGH S. NZ41333 F/S. A/G MIDDLETON C.
NZ414242 F/S. Pilot CAREY J. NZ411593 Sgt. Nav (B). ROBERTS J.
NZ417282 SGT.A/B. KNIGHT P. NZ39987 W/AG. BRADY M.
NZ404097 F/S. A/G. McLEOD N. NZ421935 SGT. NAV(B) INNES O.

NEWMARKET.
MOVEMENTS CONTD. ,
NZ414529 Sgt. W/AG. THORTSENSEN F. (?ed) ) Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 29.5.43.(Authy. P/N3G/23/43 dated 25.5.43).
NZ416103 Sgt. Nav (B). ERICKSON K. )
NZ422671 Sgt A/B/. THIRD J. )
NZ416536 Sgt Pilot PHILLIPS G. ) Posted from 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 4.6.43. (Authy. P/N.3G/117/43 dated 1.6.43).
NZ421929 Sgt . Nav (B) DODDS G. )
NZ414910 Sgt A/G DUNFORD R. )
NZ412200 F/S. Pilot BURBIDGE K. ) Posted from 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 4.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/119/43 dated 1.6.43).
NZ42314 Sgt. Nav (B) WILCOCKSON W. )
NZ415872 Sgt. W/AG. MARTIN D. )
NZ417007 Sgt. A/B. McEWIN A. )
NZ404946 Sgt. A/B RICHARDS J. Posted to 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 3.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/102/43. dated 31.5.43).
NZ414302 Sgt. A/B KEMP R. Posted to 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 30.5.43. (Authy. P/N3G/102/43. dated 27.5.43).
NZ42380 Sgt. Nav (B) DUNNETT E. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 29.5.43. (Authy. P/N3G/24/43. dated 25.5.43).
NZ415558 Sgt. W/AG. RAWLINSON D. )
NZ411361 F/S.. A/B/ BERRYMAN J. Posted to 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/70.43. dated 29.5.43).
NZ425025 Sgt. A/B SOUNDY B. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 4.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/117/43. dated 1.6.43).
NZ415558 Sgt. W/AG. RAWLINSON ) Posted (Missing) to War Cas., N/E. Accts. Depot w.e.f. 15.6.43. (Authy.AMO. A1294/42 and O.C. Unit).
NZ42380 Sgt Nav (B) DUNNETT E. ) “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ41344 W/O. Pilot McKENZIE F. Posted form 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 5.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/164/43. dated 4.6.43).
NZ421947 Sgt. Nav (B) WEST A. ) “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ415986 Sgt W/AG. BROADHEAD B. ) “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ422175 Sgt. A/B. BLANK J. ) “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ421329 Sgt. A/G. McGONIGAL E. ) “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ415675 F/S.. Nav (B) ANDERSEN M. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 13.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/217/43 dated. 10.6.43).
NZ416643 Sgt. A/B. PULLYN P “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ415540 F/S. W/AG. MATHEW T. “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ417219 Sgt. A/G. MacDONALD W. “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ416112 Sgt. Nav (B) HAYES F. Posted to Base, Mildenhall(N/E). w.e.f. 29.5.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/196/43. dated 8.6.43)
NZ412876 Sgt. W/AG. FURNESS I. Posted to Base. Mildenhall(N/E). w.e.f. 15.4.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/196/43. dated 8.6.43)
NZ404946 F/S A/B RICHARDS J. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 13.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/221/43. dated 10/6/43)
NZ414580 Sgt. Nav (B) BENTLEY R. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 18.4.43. (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dated 7.4.43).
NZ415807 Sgt. F/S Pilot WHITE O. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit w.e.f. 20.6.43. (Authy P/N. 3G/324/43 dated 16.6.43)
NZ415707 Sgt. Nav (B). ROBERTSON R. “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ417237 Sgt W/AG. SCARIL J. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit w.e.f. 19.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/337/43 dated 16.6.43)
NZ447027 Sgt. Pilot COUPER J. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 21.6.43. (Authy P/N/ 3G/339/43 dated 16.6.43)
NZ42289 Sgt. A/B. CORLETT G. ) “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ42339 Sgt. W/AG. REEVES S. ) “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
NZ412200 F/S. Pilot BURRIDGE K. NZ42314 Sgt. Nav (B) WILCOCKSON W. ) Posted (Missing) to War Cas., N/E
NZ417077 Sgt. A/B. McEWIN A. NZ413872 Sgt. W/AG. MARTIN D. ) 23.6.43. (Authy. AMO.A1294/42 and. ) O.C.Unit
NZ402563 F/S Nav (B). SAMSON G. NZ415738 Sgt. A/B. BISSET S. ) “         “          “          “           “
NZ41344 W/O Pilot McKENZIE F. NZ412947 Sgt. Nav (B).WESTY A. ) “         “          “          “           “
NZ422175 Sgt. A/B. B LANK F. (?ed) NZ415986 Sgt, W/AG. BROADHEAD B.) “         “          “          “           “
NZ412329 Sgt. A/G. McGONIGAL E. NZ404946 F/S A/B. RICHARDS J. ) “         “          “          “           “
NZ40363 F/S. Pilot BLUCK N. NZ413905 Sgt. Nav (B).STRONG G. ) Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. ) Accts.Depot
NZ416460 Sgt. Nav (B). COOKSEY J. w.e.f. 25.6.43. Authy. A.M.O. A1294/42 ) and O.C.Unit.

NEWMARKET CASUALTIES EFFECTING AIR CREW N.C.O.’S.
MOVEMENTS CONTD.
1345194 Sgt. Pilot RANKIN A. 1573298 Sgt. A/G OGDEN G. ) Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 29.5.43. (Authy. P/N.
157523 Sgt. F/ENG. FREEMAN F. 1318470 Sgt. A/G. CATTERICK D. )3G/23/43 dated 25.5.43)
649195 Sgt. A/G. VICCARS E.C. Posted form Base N/E. Mildenhall w.e.f. 16.5.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/100/43 dated 31..5.43)
1512607 Sgt. F/E. SHAW H. 1002941 Sgt. A/G MESSIEY J. (?ed) Posted to 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 29.5.43. (Authy. P/N. ) 3G/50/43)
1324532 Sgt. A/G. LOVELL B. ) “         “          “          “           “           “           “           “
1338131 Sgt Pilot RUSSELL J. 1321755 Sgt. A/B. TAYLOR D. ) Posted from 1651 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 4.6.43.(Authy P/N. ) 3G/117/43 ) dated 1.6.43
1099128 Sgt. F/E. DABBS J 1377778 Sgt. A/G. DUMMETT G. .)
1332840 Sgt. Nav (B). WALKER G. 645313 Sgt. A/G.BUGLASS G. ) “         “          “          “           “           “
644136 Sgt. W/AG. CHARLTON R. )
1442645 F/S F/Eng. WHITE D. 1315127 Sgt. A/G. BANKS L. )Posted from 1651 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 4.6.43. (Authy. P/N. ) 3G/117/43 ) dated 1.6.43.)
1557590 Sgt. A/G. CASSIDY T.
625045 Sgt. F/E. GRAINGER E. 1312565 Sgt. A/G.MOSS J. Posted to 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 3.6.43. (Authy. )P/N. d/d 31.5.43
1498372 Sgt. A/G. JONES H. 1698372 Sgt. A/G. MAXWELL T. ) Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 29.5.43. (Authy. P/N. ) 3G24/43 dated 25.5.43).
1117389 Sgt. F/E. STEWART T. )
1097049 Sgt. W/AG. FARRAG J Posted to 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 29.5.43. (Authy. P/N. ) 3G/50/43 dated 27.5.43.)
923636 Sgt. A/G. WILMER K. Posted to Base Mildenhall (NE) w.e.f. 8.5.43. (Authy. ) P/N. 3G/195/43 dated 8.6.43).
1385979 Sgt. W/AG. BOOTS R. 1313969 Sgt. A/G. PARKER A. Posted to Base Mildenhall (NE) w.e.f. 14.5.43. (Authy. ) P/N. 3G/193/43. dated 8.6.43)
1012770 F/S A/B. ELLIS E. Posted to Base Mildenhall (N/E)w.e.f. 21.5.43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/201/43. dated 8.6.43).
1104326 Sgt. A/G. McGOWN H. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 4.6.43. (Authy. P/N 3G/127?43. dated 2.6.43).
1338131 Sgt. Pilot RUSSELL J. 1349542 Sgt. Nav (B). McQUADE H. ) Posted (Missing) to War Cas., N/E Accts. Depot w.e.f.
1332768 Sgt. A/G. Mulholland H. 1059932 Sgt. W/AG. WHATMOUGH T.) 12.69.43. (Authy P/N. 3G/299/43. dated 13.6.43).
575638 Sgt. F/E. WAITE A. 1299618 Sgt. a/g. HAWKINS F.J.. )
848364 Sgt. A/G. MATTHEWS M. )
1379771 Sgt. A/B. SADLER A. Posted to1665 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 2.6.43. (Authy. 3g/6601/P4 dated 5.5.43).
1498348 Sgt. A/G JONES E. 1698372 Sgt. A/G/ MAXWELL T. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. , N/E. Accts. Depot w.e.f. ) 15.6.43. Authy A.M.O. A1294/43 and O.C. Unit.
152340 Sgt. A/G CRYSTAL J. 1323983 Sgt. F/E. TIPTREE R. Posted from 1657 Co. Unit. w.e.f. 3.6.43 (Authy. P/N. ) 3G/164/43. Dated 4.6.43).
1132866 Sgt. A/G. SHAW K. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 12.6.43. (Authy. P/N. 3g/280/43. dated 12.6.43).
969278 F/S. A/G. SCOTT R. 625045 Sgt. F/E. GRAINGER E. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 13.6.43. (Authy. P/N.
) 3G/221/43. dated 10.6.43).
643578 Sgt. F/E. HOWARD F. Posted from 1657 Con.Unit. w.e.f.13.6.43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/217/43. dated 10.6.43).
962902 Sgt W/AG. THOMPSON W.F. Ceased to be detached to 54 C.G.S. w.e.f. 2.6.43. (Authy. 3G/6607/7/P4 dated 26.5.43).
1386088 Sgt. W/AG. SMITH A. 1583321 Sgt. A/G. COLLINS T. ) Posted from 1651 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 26.6.43. (Authy. P/N.
1190686 Sgt. A/G. POOLE J. 573978 Sgt. F/E. WORLEDGE C. ) 3G/324/43. DATED 16.6.43).
1314153 Sgt. F/E. WHATLEY T. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 19.6.43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/337?43. dated 16.6.43).
1342219 Sgt. F/E. SNEDDON J. 1489406 Sgt. A/G WADESON T. ) Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 19.6.43. (Authy. P/N.
1529817 Sgt. A/G. ASHWORTH A. ) 3G/339/43 dated 16.6.43).

NEWMARKET. MOVEMENTS CONTD.,
1143645 Sgt. F/E. LOCKAY G. 1304742 Sgt. A/G. CAMERON G. ) Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f.
1132866 Sgt. A/G. SHAW K. 556588 Sgt. Pilot. WOOD B. ) 23.6.43 (Authy. A.M.O. A1294/42 and O.C. Unit).
1331342 Sgt. W/AG. READER E. 1266998 Sgt. F/E. WEBB S. )
1609558 Sgt. A/G/ HOBBS F. 1235070 Sgt. A/G. HEMMINGS C. )
1325983 Sgt. F/E. TIPTREE R. 520340 Sgt. A/G. CHRYSTAL J. )
625045 Sgt. F/E/ GRAINGER E. 1003148 Sgt. A/G/ KENNEDY R. )
1290831 Sgt. W/AG. WEAVERS R. Posted from Base Mildenhall (N/E) w.e.f. 1.6.43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/ 449.43. dated 23.6.43).
1127283 Sgt. F/E. NEWTON S. Posted to 1651 C.U. w.e.f. 24.6.43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/415/43. dated 21.6.43).
962902 Sgt. A/G. THOMPSON W. Posted to 1665 Con.Unit. w.e.f. 26.6.43. (Authy. 3G/6601/P4 dated 11.6.43).
1077126 Sgt. W/AG. GARVIN W. 646162 Sgt. A/C. NORRINGTON H. ) Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 27.6.43. (Authy. P/N.
657425 Sgt. Pilot NICOL H. 1437419 Sgt. F/E. REDFORD C. ) 3G/462/43 dated 23.6.43).
552374 Sgt. W/AG. BLOXHAM M. 1374282 Sgt. F/E/ THOMSON J. ) Posted from 1651 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 25.6.43 (Authy. P/N.
1417280 Sgt. A/G. WILKS R 1494609 Sgt. Nav(B). CLEGHORN A. ) 3G/ 474/ dated 23.6.43).
1072258 Sgt. W/AG. KENDLAM M. 938834 Sgt. F/E/.GILLARD J. ) Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts. Depot w.e.f.
1397680 Sgt. A/G. CANT L. 1434609 Sgt. A/G ARMITAGE D. )25.6.43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/538/43 dated 26.6.43).
1314162 Sgt. W/AG. MOULD C 611325 Sgt. F/E HILDITCH W. ) Posted Missing to War Cas. (N/E) Accts. Depot w.e.f. ) 26.6.43.
189432 Sgt. A/G COLYER G. 1302829 Sgt. A/G. SQUIRE H. ) (Authy. P/N. 3G/557/43.dated 28.6.43).
1358085 Sgt. A/G BROWN A. 947546 Sgt. A/G LAMONBY J. ) Posted to 11 O.T.U. w.e.f. 28.6.43. (Authy. P/N.
1071316 Sgt. W/AG. HOPLEY W. 1522753 Sgt. A/B CARVEL G. ) 3G/435/43.dated 22.6.43).
1041442 Sgt. A/B THORNTON J. 1274410 Sgt F/E. WARR A. Posted to 26 O.T.U. w.e.f. 28.6.43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/435/43 dated 23.6.43).
R84482 Sgt. A/G. LINDSAY B. Posted to No 7 Squadron w.e.f.27.5.43. (Authy. 3G/Sig. P510 dated 23.5.43).
R108000 Sgt. A/G. PIRIE J. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E)Accts. Depot w.e.f. 30.5.43. (Authy A.M.O. 1294/42 and O.C.).
R108340 Sgt. A/G LYON A. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 13.6.43. (Authy. P/N. 3G/217/43. dated 10.6.43).
R66953 Sgt. F/E SANSOUCY F Posted (Missing) to War Cas.N/E. Accts. Depot w.e.f. 15.6.43. (Authy. A.M.O. A1294/42 and O.C.
R91741 Sgt W/AG. TOD R.D. R91742 Sgt. W/AG. TOD R.E. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. (N/E). Accts. Depot, w.e.f. 23.6.43.
(Authy. A.M.O. A1294/42 and O.C.Unit).
R147336 Sgt. A/G. McRAE C. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 25.6.43 (Authy P/N. 3G/474/43 dated 23.6.43).

DECORATIONS AND AWARDS
564158 W/O. F/Armr. COOPER R.F. Mentioned in despatches vide the London Gazette dated 2.6.43.
528012 F/S. F. 11.E. WEEKS L.R. 536460 F/S Elect.1. CAMPION J.J. )Awarded a Mention in Despatches vide the
569147 F/S. W.M.E. RUDDICK J. 617854 Sgt. F.11.E. SADLER E. ) London Gazette dated 2nd. June 1943.
743393 Sgt. F.11.A. SHARPE S. 1186923 Sgt. F.11.A. KEAR R. )
1060010 Cpl. F.11.A. BINNS D. 1102433 LAC. F.M.E. CRANDON E. )
623399 Sgt. F.11.E. MITCHELL M. 1221296 Sgt F.11.E. GROVES W. )
560655 F/S. F.11.E. MURPHY T. Awarded the ” INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL” with clasp “NORTH WEST FRONTIER
1937/39”, (Authy. A.M.O. A72/41).

NEWMARKET. ARRIVALS AND DESPATCHES OF AIRCRAFT.
6.6.43 Stirling MK.111 EF 892 Received from Short & Harlands , Belfast. (Authy. 41G/2465).
6.6.43 Stirling MK1 EF400 Despatched to 149 Squadron (Authy. Form “W” 560/S dated 6.6.43).
8.6.43 Stirlings MK111 EH 901 and 902 received from Austins, Marston Green, Authy. 41G/2481).
9.6.43 Stirling MK111 EF435 Received from Short Bros. Swindon, (Authy. 41G/2525).
13.6.43 Stirling MK111 EE898 Received from Short & Harlands , Belfast (Authy. 41G/2505).
Stirling MK111 EF436 Received from Short Bros., Rochester (Authy. 41G/2599).
14.6.43 Stirling MK111 EE893 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy. 41G/2664).
Stirling MK111 EE891 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy. 41G/2580
Stirling MK1 BF412 Despatched to 1665 Con. Unit. (Authy. Form “W” 563).
Stirling MK111 EH905 Received from Austins, Marston Green. (Authy. 4G/2629).
15.6.43 Stirling MK111 EE886 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast (Authy. 41G2612).
Stirling MK111 EE881 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy 41G/2580).
20.6.43 Stirling MK1 BK624 Despatched to 1651 Con. Unit. (Authy. Form “W” 565/S dated 19.6.43).
21.6.43 Stirling MK1 BF377 Despatched to 1651 Con. Unit. (Authy. Form “W” 565/S dated 19.6.43).
24.6.43 Stirling MK111 EE890 and EE897 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy. 41G/2923).
27.6.43 Stirling MK EE915 Received from Short & Harlands, Belfast. (Authy. 41G/2984).

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