LM544

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – LM544

 

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 11/05/44 Louvain AA-J F/S Gray 02:40
2 19/05/44 Le Mans AA-J P/O Stott 04:40
3 21/05/44 Duisberg AA-J P/O Stott 04:35
dnc 22/05/44 Dortmund mechanical problems AA-J P/O Stott 01:59
4 24/05/44 Boulogne   AA-J F/S Gray 01:50
X 27/05/44 Aachen Duplicate entry for this Op – given the crewing of this A/C after this point, it is reasonable to assume that the attribution to the McRae crew is wrong and more likely to have been flown by the Gray crew AA-J F/S McRae 03:30
5 27/05/44 Aachen AA-J F/S Gray 03:30
6 30/05/44 Boulogne AA-J F/S Lethbridge 01:55
dnc 31/05/44 Trappes AA-J F/S Gray 01:05
7 04/06/44 Mining off the Hook of Holland AA-J F/S Gray 02:00
8 05/06/44 Ouistreham AA-J F/S Gray 03:30
9 06/06/44 Lisieux AA-J F/S Gray 03:15
10 08/06/44 Fougeres AA-J F/S Gray 04:30
11 10/06/44 Dreux AA-J F/S Gray 04:40
12 11/06/44 Nantes AA-J F/S Gray 05:30
13 14/06/44 Le Havre AA-J F/S Gray 02:00
14 15/06/44 Valenciennes AA-J F/S Gray 03:20
dnc 17/06/44 Montdidier AA-J F/O Nairne 03:10
15 23/06/44 L’Hey AA-J F/S Gray 02:45
16 24/06/44 Rimeux AA-J F/S Gray 02:35
17 30/06/44 Villers Bocage AA-J F/S Gray 03:15
18 02/07/44 Daylight Beauvoir AA-J F/S Gray 02:56
19 05/07/44 Watten AA-J P/O Stott 01:58
20 09/07/44 Linzeux AA-J S/L Williamson 03:35
21 10/07/44 Nucourt AA-J P/O Timms 03:21
22 15/07/44 Bois Des Jardine AA-J F/S Gray 02:45
dnc 17/07/44 Vaires AA-J F/S Gray 02:00
23 18/07/44 Aulnoye AA-J P/O Max 03:47
24 18/07/44 Cagny AA-J F/S Gray 03:02
25 20/07/44 Homberg AA-J F/S Gray 03:18
26 22/07/44 Mining in the Kattegat Area AA-J F/S Gray 07:59
27 23/07/44 Kiel AA-J F/S Gray 05:09
28 24/07/44 Stuttgart AA-J F/S Smith 08:10
29 25/07/44 Stuttgart AA-J F/S Gray 08:12
30 28/07/44 Stuttgart AA-J F/S O’Callaghan 07:22
31 01/08/44 Le Nieppe AA-J F/O Andrew 02:33
32 04/08/44 Bec D’Ambes AA-J F/O Andrew 07:50
33 05/08/44 Bassens AA-J F/O Wood 07:57
34 07/08/44 Mare De Magne AA-J F/O Andrew 03:06
35 14/08/44 Hamel AA-J F/S Moore 03:35
36 18/08/44 Bremen AA-J F/O Andrew 05:33
37 25/08/44 Russelsheim AA-J F/L Andrew 08:16
38 26/08/44 Kiel LM544 – flown by F/L Andrew & crew – received damage to the mid-upper turret and fuselage. The M/U gunner, Sgt Malony, received serious leg injuries. AA-J F/L Andrew 05:30
39 08/09/44 Doudenville AA-J F/L Andrew 03:07
40 10/09/44 Montivilliers AA-J F/O Dare 03:45
41 17/09/44 Boulogne AA-J F/O Dare 02:45
42 23/09/44 Neuss AA-J F/S Tweed 04:13
43 25/09/44 Calais AA-J P/O Tweed 02:44
44 26/09/44 Cap Gris Nez AA-J F/S Tweed 02:32
45 27/09/44 Calais AA-J W/O Baines 02:52
46 03/10/44 the West Kapelle Dyke AA-J F/O Dare 02:58
47 05/10/44 Saarbrucken AA-J F/O Dare 05:22
48 06/10/44 Dortmund AA-J F/O Dare 06:26
49 07/10/44 Emmerich AA-J F/O Dare 03:52
50 14/10/44 Duisburg AA-J F/O Dare 04:13
51 14/10/44 Duisburg(2) AA-J F/O Dare 04:27
52 18/10/44 Bonn AA-J F/L Barton 04:33
53 19/10/44 Stuttgart AA-J F/O Dare 05:38
54 21/10/44 Flushing AA-J F/O Dare 03:00
55 23/10/44 Essen AA-J F/O Dare 04:45
56 25/10/44 Essen AA-J F/O Dare 04:07
57 31/10/44 Cologne AA-J F/O Cumberpatch 04:30
58 02/11/44 Homberg AA-J P/O Bright 04:08
59 04/11/44 Solingen AA-J F/O Dare 04:28
60 05/11/44 Solingen AA-J F/O Dare 04:28
61 06/11/44 Coblenz AA-J F/O Dare 04:57
62 08/11/44 Homberg AA-J F/O Dare 04:05
63 15/11/44 Dortmund AA-J F/O Dare 04:58
64 16/11/44 Heinsberg AA-J F/O Dare 03:37
65 20/11/44 Homberg AA-J F/O Dare 04:04
66 21/11/44 Homberg AA-J F/O Dare 03:57
67 23/11/44 Gelsenkirchen AA-J F/O Dare 04:21
68 27/11/44 Cologne Marshalling Yard Hit by flak once AA-J F/O Dare 04:36
69 28/11/44 Neuss AA-J F/O Dare 14:05
70 30/11/44 Osterfeld AA-J F/S O’Malley 04:21
71 05/12/44 Hamm Marshalling Yards AA-J F/L Wright 04:52
72 08/12/44 Duisburg AA-J F/O Dare 04:12
73 16/12/44 Siegen AA-J F/S O’Malley 05:54
74 21/12/44 Trier AA-J F/S O’Malley 04:58
75 23/12/44 Trier Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 8 x 500 ANM, 2 x 500 M.C., 6 x 250 G.P. Primary target Trier. Very good concentration of bombs in target area. AA-J F/O Leadley 04:53
76 27/12/44 Rheydt AA-J S/L Wright 04:36
77 28/12/44 Gremberg M/Y at Cologne AA-J F/L Hannan 04:54
78 29/12/44 Coblenz (Lutzel Marshalling Yard) Hit by flak once AA-J S/L Wright 05:03
79 30/12/44 Mining in the Heligoland Bight AA-J F/O Parsons 04:25
80 01/01/45 Vohwinkel AA-J F/L Wakelin 05:57
81 03/01/45 Dortmund Oil Refinery AA-J F/O O’Malley 04:57
82 05/01/45 Ludwigshafen Hit by flak 30 times (AC). F/O Sadgrove & crew, was struck by flak in the starboard-outer engine, severing the oil feed and pneumatics. They were in the leading vick of the formation held in the flak cone for several minutes. The crew fired red Vereys to attract enemy fighters into the flak cone but they didn’t take the bait.   LM544 returned to base on three engines. AA-J P/O Sadgrove 06:24
83 29/01/45 Krefeld M/Y AA-J P/O Sadgrove 05:33
84 01/02/45 Munchen Gladbach AA-J F/L Davies 05:48
85 02/02/45 Wiesbaden AA-J F/L Abraham 05:40
86 03/02/45 Dortmund AA-J F/L Abraham 05:40
87 09/02/45 Hohenbudburg AA-J F/O Pearson 04:26
88 16/02/45 Wesel AA-D F/O Pearson 04:48
89 18/02/45 Wesel AA-D F/O Flamank 05:28
90 22/02/45 Osterfeld AA-D F/O Adamson 05:08
91 23/02/45 Gelsenkirchen AA-D F/O Adamson 05:22
92 25/02/45 Kamen AA-D F/O Adamson 05:24
93 28/02/45 Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen) AA-D F/O Russell 05:02
dnc 02/03/45 Cologne AA-D S/L Wright 05:06
94 04/03/45 Wanne Eickel AA-D F/O Cox 04:41
95 05/03/45 Gelsenkirchen AA-D F/O Adamson 05:37
96 06/03/45 Salzbergen AA-D F/O Adamson 05:52
97 07/03/45 Dessau AA-D F/O Layton 08:48
98 09/03/45 Datteln AA-D W/O Ware 05:00
99 10/03/45 Gelsenkirchen Buer AA-D F/S Hamilton 04:54
100 11/03/45 Essen AA-D F/L McKenna 05:08
101 12/03/45 Dortmund AA-D S/L Wright 05:47
102 14/03/45 Heinrich Hutte AA-D F/O Adamson 05:12
103 25/06/45 Checking German Radar Equipment AA-O F/S Daly 06:08
Total Op hours 491:31