L.G. Scott crew 3.2.45

02/02/1945 – Attack Against Wiesbaden
Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above target but two failed to take off. Crews bombed on navigational aids in ten tenths cloud with tops up to 21,000 ft. A scattered raid was the report of most crews generally. Slight H/F was the only opposition. JN/Y F/Lt. L.W. Hannan landed at Woodbridge owing to damage received over the target.

Lancaster Mk.III LM544 AA-J

F/L Ernest Joseph Abraham, RNZAF NZ428061 – Pilot.
F/S Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – 2nd Pilot.
F/O Donald John Glengarry, RNZAF NZ422059 – Navigator.
F/O David George William Hubert Jones, RAFVR 186301 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Samuel Joseph Hughes, RAFVR 2218612 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Ronald William Makin, RNZAF NZ4212812 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. R. Evans, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:59 – Landed 02:39
Flight Time 05:40

03/02/1945 – Attack Against Dortmund
Sixteen aircraft attacked Dortmund in clear weather, carrying 4,000HC 500MC, 500ANM, 250 G.P and Munro bombs. Bombing was very accurate and fires were going well when aircraft left the target. One large explosion was seen. Searchlights were numerous in the target area, but flak was negligible. Fighters were active. AA”M” captained by S/L J.L. Wright, had three combats and claims one M.E. 110 destroyed. JN”X” captained by F/O R.B.Crawford crashed on landing, fortunately there were no fatal casualties among the crew. Four were taken to hospital.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 AA-L

F/S Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Robert Vernon Fry, RCAF R.163277 – Navigator.
F/S Thomas Stuart Robb, RCAF R.181556 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J. Burns,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:33 – Landed 21:50
Flight Time 05:17

16/02/1945 – Attack Against Wesel
Twenty one aircraft attacked Wesel as detailed. Slight accurate H/F was encountered over the target but no fighters were seen. A concentrated raid was reported.

Lancaster Mk.III LM733 AA-R

F/S Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Robert Vernon Fry, RCAF R.163277 – Navigator.
F/S Thomas Stuart Robb, RCAF R.181556 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J. Burns,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:41 – Landed 18:04
Flight Time 05:23

18/02/1945 – Attack Against Wesel
Twenty aircraft attacked Wesel. Twenty one were detailed but AA”R” F/S Scott, returned early through technical trouble. Aircraft bombed on special equipment in ten tenths cloud with tops about 10,000 ft. Leaders were satisfied it was a good raid. Very slight H/F was only opposition

Lancaster Mk.III LM733 dnc AA-R

F/S Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Robert Vernon Fry, RCAF R.163277 – Navigator.
F/S Thomas Stuart Robb, RCAF R.181556 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J. Burns,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:01 – Landed 17:19
Flight Time 05:18

18/03/1945 – Attack Against Bruchstrasse
Seventeen aircraft were detailed to attack the coking areas and Bensol plant at Bruchstrasse. Cloud was 10/10ths over the target with tops at 6/7,000 ft. Crew report formation was good through the target and bombs fell away together. No results were seen. Slight H.F was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I NG449 AA-T

F/S Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Robert Vernon Fry, RCAF R.163277 – Navigator.
F/S A. Griffiths, RAFVR 1652875 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. W. Edge,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:57 – Landed 17:11
Flight Time 05:14

20/03/1945 – Attack Against Hamm
Twenty one aircraft were detailed to attack the Marshalling Yards at Hamm. There were 6-7/10ths cloud over the target with tops at about 10,000ft. Some confusion was caused by the preceding squadron leading this squadron off track and scattering the formation. However a fair concentration was attained in the end. Some H/F was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I LM276 AA-S

P/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
Sgt. N.F.H. Foster, RAFVR – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/O Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J. Burns,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:15 – Landed 15:30
Flight Time 05:15

04/04/1945 – Attack on Meresburg
21 aircraft were detailed to make a night attack on MERSEBURG.. (AA’R’ F/O C Stevens) returned early through technical trouble. (JN’D’ F/O J. Wood) was hit by flak before reaching the target, the B/ Aimer (F/S Hooper) was burned about the face and the Pilot’s hands were slightly burned, the F/Engineer (Sgt. Williamson) apparently fell through the M.U.G Turret. Crews bomber glows of fires on Master Bomber’s instructions. Fires were fairly concentrated though reports indicate a rather scattered raid. Flak moderate to light.

Lancaster Mk.III PB132 AA-T

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. J. Burns,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/L Kenneth William John Tugwell, RAFVR 162524 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:40 – Landed 02:47
Flight Time 08:07

09/04/1945 – Attack on Kiel
Nineteen aircraft were detailed to attack Kiel, carrying 8,000 H.C., 4,000 H.C.N. AND 500 A.N.M. A good concentration of bombing was carried out which appeared to have been a good prang. Many fires and explosions were seen. There was no fighter opposition. Flak was moderate.

Lancaster Mk.I ME751 AA-M

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. B. Fletcher,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:57 – Landed 01:30
Flight Time 05:33

14/04/1945 – Attack on Potsdam
25 aircraft were detailed to attack POTSDAM. There was no cloud and visibility was good. A very concentrated attack developed and the target was well alight by the time the last aircraft were on their way home. Flak was slight and bursting well below stream. AA’T’ (F/O A.R. Baynes) was attacked by two enemy aircraft believed to be JU.88’s 20 miles S.W. of Potsdam on the homeward journey. The Flight Engineer (Sgt. Sliman) was killed by canon shell.

Lancaster Mk.I PB763 AA-M

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
F/S T. Harper,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:18 – Landed 02:50
Flight Time 08:32

20/04/1945 – Attack on Regensburg
20 aircraft were detailed to bomb REGENSBURG. Perfect visibility and the river, dock and target areas could be made out. Bombing appears to have been fairly well concentrated round the target starting with a slight undershoot but some bombs also spread to the M/yards beyond. The crew on starboard side of formation claimed direct hits on railway bridge. Flak slight but accurate.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. F. Ratcliffe,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:58 – Landed 17:02
Flight Time 07:04

24/04/1945 – Attack on Bad Oldesloe
21 aircraft were detailed to attack BAD OLDESLOE. JN/N (F/L Preyer) failed to take off owing to engine trouble and AA/Y (F/S Reay) made an early return owing to fire in starboard outer engine. No opposition was encountered but slight flak seen over Dutch Coast. Some of the bombs fell to the port of the A/P. Main attack considered very good.

Lancaster Mk.III LM728 -R

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
P/O R. Fairburn,   – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 07:27 – Landed 13:18
Flight Time 05:51

30/04/1945 – Supply Dropping – Rotterdam
21 Aircraft were detailed to Supply dropping in the Rotterdam area. Crowds of Dutch were seen waving and cheering. The Operation was carried out successfully.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 AA-L

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
F/L S.E. Cowen, RAFVR 50955 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:01 – Landed 19:44
Flight Time 02:43

03/05/1945 – Supply Dropping at Delft and the Hague
10 Aircraft were detailed for Supply Dropping, five for Delft and five for the Hague. Crowds and flag waving were not so extensive as before and enthusiasm seems to be waining.

Lancaster Mk.III PB427 AA-U

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
W/O G. Clarke, RAFVR 1067015 – Flight Engineer.
– No Mid Upper Gunner on this Op,   – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:34 – Landed 13:53
Flight Time 02:19

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 HK561 AA-Y

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
W/O G. Clarke, RAFVR 1067015 – Flight Engineer.
LAC Grene , RAF – Passenger.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:22 – Landed 14:50
Flight Time 02:28

23/05/1945 – Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt
3 Passengers were carried in each aircraft. 10 Aircraft were detailed for the evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt. The number of men brought back was 240. F/Lt. J. Westbrooke (AA.C). had wheel trouble at Dunsford, and had to return to Base on the 24th of May.

Lancaster Mk.III PB132 AA-T

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S Lloyd Edward Anger, RCAF R.200903 – Navigator.
P/O John Horace Herbert Williams, RAFVR 190525 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
W/O G. Clarke, RAFVR 1067015 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 08:14 – Landed 13:58
Flight Time 05:44

13/06/1945 – Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive
2 Aircraft were detailed for viewing the effects of the Bombing Offensive.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-U

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S John ‘Jock’ Gray, RAFVR – Navigator. Nav with O.J. Cook crew
F/O Roy Stanley Desmond Twyneham, RNZAF NZ4216215 – Air Bomber.
F/S Alan Dudley Roberts, RNZAF NZ428293 – Wireless Operator.
W/O G. Clarke, RAFVR 1067015 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.
CPL Hale, Passenger

Take Off 10:14 – Landed 14:54
Flight Time 04:40

29/06/1945 – Checking German Radar Equipment
11 aircraft were detailed for the Post Mortem Operation for checking German radar equipment.

Lancaster Mk.I RF157 AA-X

F/O Leslie George Scott, RNZAF NZ428302 – Pilot.
F/S John ‘Jock’ Gray, RAFVR – Navigator. Nav with O.J. Cook crew
F/O Roy Stanley Desmond Twyneham, RNZAF NZ4216215 – Air Bomber.
F/S Hugh Lincoln Baker, RNZAF NZ427244 – Wireless Operator.
W/O G. Clarke, RAFVR 1067015 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. G. Wilson, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S J. Grennell, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:16 – Landed 15:59
Flight Time 05:43