ME751 “Mother”

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – ME751

 

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 19/05/44 Le Mans AA-M P/O McKenzie 05:25
2 21/05/44 Duisberg AA-M P/O McKenzie 04:25
3 22/05/44 Dortmund AA-M P/O McKenzie 04:10
4 24/05/44 Aachen AA-M P/O McKenzie 04:15
5 31/05/44 Trappes AA-M P/O McKenzie 04:42
6 05/06/44 Ouistreham AA-M P/O McKenzie 03:28
7 06/06/44 Lisieux AA-M P/O McKenzie 02:57
8 07/06/44 Massy Palaiseau AA-M F/O Washer 03:35
9 08/06/44 Fougeres AA-M F/O Myers 05:25
10 10/06/44 Dreux AA-M P/O McKenzie 04:40
11 11/06/44 Nantes after leaving the target, ME751, P/O McCardle & crew, was hit by a light AA shell which exploded in the cockpit. The captain received severe facial injuries and the flight engineer, Sgt R Benfold, superficial wounds. Both were incapacitated, and McCardle urged the crew to bale out, knowing he was unlikely to land the aircraft. However, the air bomber W/O A Hurse, having had a little dual instruction took over the controls and, with the assistance of the navigator, P/O A Zillwood, brought the aircraft back to base, where a safe landing was carried out at 04.45hrs.
Hurse was awarded the CGM and Zillwood the DFC.
AA-M P/O McCardle 04:50
12 30/06/44 Villers Bocage AA-M F/S Howell 03:07
13 02/07/44 Daylight Beauvoir AA-M F/S Mackay 03:25
14 05/07/44 Watten AA-M F/S Howell 02:31
dnc 07/07/44 Vaires  all aircraft recalled before setting course AA-M F/S Howell 02:45
15 09/07/44 Linzeux AA-M P/O Kennedy 03:15
16 10/07/44 Nucourt AA-M S/L Drummond 03:31
17 15/07/44 Chalons Sur Marne AA-M F/L Stokes 06:10
dnc 17/07/44 Vaires AA-M P/O Gibson 02:35
18 18/07/44 Aulnoye AA-M P/O Kennedy 03:35
19 18/07/44 Cagny AA-M P/O Gibson 03:15
20 23/07/44 Kiel AA-M P/O Kennedy 05:15
21 24/07/44 Stuttgart AA-M P/O Kennedy 07:15
22 28/07/44 Stuttgart AA-M P/O Kennedy 07:25
23 30/07/44 Amaye Sur Seulles AA-M P/O Hadley 03:40
24 16/08/44 Stettin AA-M F/O Brumwell 08:40
25 18/08/44 Bremen AA-M F/O Brumwell 05:27
26 26/08/44 Kiel AA-M F/O Aitken 04:58
27 29/08/44 Stettin AA-M F/L Brumwell 09:25
28 31/08/44 Pont Reny AA-M F/L Brumwell 03:07
29 05/09/44 Le Havre AA-M F/L Brumwell 03:15
30 06/09/44 Harqueboc Le Havre AA-M F/L Brumwell 03:45
31 08/09/44 Doudenville AA-M F/S Gordon 03:30
32 10/09/44 Montivilliers AA-M F/S Gordon 03:42
33 11/09/44 Kamen HK562 hit by flak 4 times (AC) PB421 ‘K’ once, PB132 ‘Y’ 3 times. HK574 ‘R’ – struck by a packet of Window AA-M S/L Gunn 04:40
34 17/09/44 Boulogne AA-M F/L Brown 02:39
35 20/09/44 Calais AA-M F/O Spain 03:00
dnc 23/09/44 Neuss AA-M F/L Brown 02:05
36 25/09/44 Calais AA-M F/L Brown 03:00
37 26/09/44 Cap Gris Nez AA-M F/O Winter 02:23
38 04/10/44 Mining in the Kattegat Area AA-M F/S Farr 07:40
39 05/10/44 Saarbrucken AA-M F/L Brown 05:05
40 06/10/44 Dortmund AA-M F/L Brown 05:25
41 14/10/44 Duisburg Hit by flak3 times AA-M F/L Brown 04:00
42 14/10/44 Duisburg(2) AA-M F/L Brown 05:10
43 18/10/44 Bonn AA-M F/L Brown 04:50
44 19/10/44 Stuttgart AA-M F/O Butler 06:10
45 21/10/44 Flushing AA-M F/L Brown 02:55
46 23/10/44 Essen AA-M F/L Brown 04:30
dnc 25/10/44 Essen AA-M F/S Osbourne 03:20
47 28/10/44 Flushing AA-M F/L Wakelin 02:25
48 30/10/44 Cologne AA-M F/L Brown 05:00
49 31/10/44 Cologne AA-M F/L Brown 04:25
50 04/11/44 Solingen AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:40
51 05/11/44 Solingen AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:20
dnc 06/11/44 Coblenz Returned early owing to engine trouble AA-M F/O Winter 03:31
52 15/11/44 Dortmund AA-M F/L Wakelin 05:10
53 16/11/44 Heinsberg AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:12
54 23/11/44 Gelsenkirchen AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:46
55 28/11/44 Neuss AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:37
56 30/11/44 Osterfeld AA-M F/L Yates 04:11
57 05/12/44 Hamm Marshalling Yards Hit by flak twice AA-M F/O Atkin 04:49
58 06/12/44 Mersburg Leuna Oil Refinery AA-N F/O Gawith 06:51
59 08/12/44 Duisburg AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:28
60 11/12/44 Osterfeld AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:08
61 16/12/44 Siegen AA-M F/L Wakelin 06:27
62 21/12/44 Trier AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:57
63 27/12/44 Rheydt AA-M F/L Wakelin 04:50
64 29/12/44 Coblenz (Lutzel Marshalling Yard) AA-M F/L Yates 05:07
65 02/01/45 Nurnburg AA-P S/L Wright 07:42
66 05/01/45 Ludwigshafen AA-M F/L Wakelin 06:47
67 06/01/45 Neuss AA-M F/S Stevens 04:55
68 07/01/45 Munich AA-M F/O Crawford 08:13
69 11/01/45 Krefeld AA-M F/S Thorpe 05:12
70 15/01/45 Langendreer AA-M F/S Thorpe 05:20
71 16/01/45 Wanne Eickel AA-M F/S Thorpe 05:01
72 22/01/45 Duisburg AA-M F/S Thorpe 04:36
73 29/01/45 Krefeld M/Y AA-M F/L Wakelin
74 03/02/45 Dortmund AA-M S/L Wright 05:50
75 27/02/45 Gelsenkirchen AA-M F/L Kilpatrick 05:11
76 28/02/45 Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen) AA-M F/L Kilpatrick 04:52
77 01/03/45 Kamen AA-M F/O Egglestone 05:35
dnc 02/03/45 Cologne AA-M F/O Egglestone 05:24
78 06/03/45 Wesel AA-M F/L Spillman 05:10
79 09/03/45 Datteln AA-M F/L Kilpatrick 05:15
80 10/03/45 Gelsenkirchen Buer AA-M F/L Spillman 05:05
81 12/03/45 Dortmund AA-M W/O Ware 05:44
82 14/03/45 Heinrich Hutte AA-M F/L Spillman 04:56
83 17/03/45 Auguste Viktoria AA-M P/O Stevens 05:12
84 18/03/45 Bruchstrasse AA-M F/L Banks 05:26
85 23/03/45 Wesel AA-M F/L Spillman 03:52
86 27/03/45 Hamm (Sachsen) AA-M F/L Taylor 05:46
87 29/03/45 Salzgitter AA-M F/L Spillman 06:25
88 04/04/45 Attack on Meresburg AA-M F/L Taylor 08:23
89 09/04/45 Attack on Kiel AA-M F/O Scott 05:33
90 13/04/45 Attack on Kiel AA-M F/L Spillman 05:21
91 03/06/45 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive AA-H F/O Wagstaff 03:57
Total Op hours 453:57