ND917

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – ND917

 

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 24/04/44 Karlsruhe JN-O F/L Clark 04:25
2 26/04/44 Essen JN-O F/L Warren 04:20
3 27/04/44 Friedrichshafen JN-O F/S Megson 08:25
4 01/05/44 Chambly JN-O F/L Clark 03:00
5 07/05/44 Chateau Bolgon Aerodrome JN-O F/L Clark 05:15
6 09/05/44 Cap Gris Nez JN-O Sgt. MacKenzie 02:05
7 10/05/44 Courtrai JN-O F/L Clark 03:35
8 11/05/44 Louvain JN-O F/L Clark 02:50
9 05/06/44 Ouistreham JN-O F/L Clark 02:55
10 06/06/44 Lisieux JN-O F/L Clark 03:20
11 07/06/44 Massy Palaiseau JN-O P/O Crawford 03:20
12 10/06/44 Dreux JN-O F/L Clark 04:20
13 12/06/44 Gelsenkirchen JN-O F/L Fox 03:30
14 14/06/44 Le Havre JN-O P/O Stott 03:25
15 15/06/44 Valenciennes JN-O P/O Stott 03:30
dnc 17/06/44 Montdidier JN-O P/O Stott 03:25
16 21/06/44 Domleger JN-O P/O Stott 02:40
17 24/06/44 Rimeux JN-O F/S Hubbard 03:43
18 27/06/44 Biennais JN-O F/S Roche 02:22
19 30/06/44 Villers Bocage At least three aircraft received some AA flak damage necessitating diversions on return. ND917, S/L Williamson & crew, was one of those hit and the flight engineer, Sgt P McDevitt, received slight injuries. The captain decided to head in the direction of the invasion bridgehead and put down on one of the landing strips being formed, in the hope of getting some urgent medical aid for his F/E. It was the first heavy bomber to land in France since the invasion began. JN-O S/L Williamson landed in Normandy
20 10/07/44 Nucourt JN-O F/S Nairne 03:41
21 12/07/44 Vaires JN-O F/S MacKenzie 03:32
22 15/07/44 Bois Des Jardine JN-O F/S MacKenzie 02:45
dnc 17/07/44 Vaires JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 01:14
23 18/07/44 Aulnoye JN-O P/O Stott 04:06
24 18/07/44 Cagny JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 02:52
25 20/07/44 Homberg Hit by flak once JN-O P/O Stott 03:24
26 22/07/44 Mining in the Kattegat Area JN-O P/O Stott 07:55
27 23/07/44 Kiel JN-O P/O Stott 05:08
28 25/07/44 Stuttgart JN-O P/O Stott 07:40
29 28/07/44 Stuttgart JN-O P/O Stott 08:32
30 30/07/44 Amaye Sur Seulles JN-O F/S Smith 04:15
31 01/08/44 Le Nieppe JN-O F/O Stott 02:33
32 03/08/44 L’Isle Adam JN-O F/O Stott 03:52
33 04/08/44 Bec D’Ambes JN-O F/O Stott 07:32
34 05/08/44 Bassens JN-O S/L Williamson 08:05
35 07/08/44 Mare De Magne JN-O F/O Stott 03:05
36 08/08/44 Lucheux JN-O F/O Timms 03:25
37 11/08/44 Lens JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 03:05
38 12/08/44 Brunswick JN-O F/O Stott 04:52
39 14/08/44 Hamel JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 04:58
40 15/08/44 The Aerodrome at St. Trond JN-O F/O Stott 03:38
41 16/08/44 Stettin JN-O F/O Wood 08:20
42 18/08/44 Bremen JN-O F/O Scott 06:01
43 25/08/44 Russelsheim JN-O F/O Stott 07:57
44 26/08/44 Kiel JN-O F/O Wilson 05:32
45 26/08/44 Kiel JN-O F/O Stott 05:37
46 29/08/44 Stettin 0-O F/O May 09:46
47 03/09/44 The Aerodrom At Eindhoven Hit by flak twice JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 03:39
48 05/09/44 Le Havre JN-O F/S Smith 03:25
49 06/09/44 Harqueboc Le Havre JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 03:41
50 08/09/44 Doudenville JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 03:15
51 14/09/44 Waasenaar JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 02:43
52 16/09/44 Moerdijk JN-O F/O Timms 02:37
53 17/09/44 Emmerich JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 03:03
54 20/09/44 Calais JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 03:31
55 23/09/44 Neuss JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 03:54
56 25/09/44 Calais JN-O F/S O’Callaghan 02:43
57 26/09/44 Cap Gris Nez JN-O F/O Robertson 02:18
58 27/09/44 Calais JN-O S/L Rodgers 02:45
59 29/09/44 Mining in the Kattegat Area JN-O F/O Wilson 07:24
60 03/10/44 the West Kapelle Dyke JN-O F/O May 02:54
61 05/10/44 Saarbrucken JN-O F/O O’Callaghan 05:24
62 14/10/44 Duisburg Hit by flak twice JN-O F/O O’Callaghan 03:51
63 19/10/44 Stuttgart JN-O F/S McCartin 06:09
64 21/10/44 Flushing JN-O F/O Butler 02:54
65 23/10/44 Essen JN-O F/O Butler 04:55
66 25/10/44 Essen Hit by flak once JN-O F/O Cumberpatch 04:17
67 28/10/44 Flushing Hit by flak twice JN-O F/O McIntosh 02:11
68 02/11/44 Homberg Hit by flak once JN-O F/S Williams 03:56
69 04/11/44 Solingen JN-O F/O Scott Missing
Total Op hours 295:16

 

04/11/1944 – Attack Against Solingen
Twenty one aircraft took off to attack Solingen in daylight, carrying 8,000 lb, 4,000 lb, 1,000 lb, 500 lb, 4 lb incendiaries and No.17 Clusters. All crews dropped their bombs in the target area, but the raid appeared to be scattered. Flak opposition was moderate. One aircraft captained by NZ428797 F/O J. Scott, failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND917 JN-O

F/O John Harold Scott, RNZAF NZ428797 – Pilot.
F/S Alister Henry Scott, RNZAF NZ428259 – Navigator.
F/S Kenneth Peder Christian Andersen, RNZAF NZ429128 – Air Bomber.
F/S Edward John Francis Howard, RNZAF NZ424469 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Howard Mansel Thomas, RAFVR 1895708 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. John Thomas Beardmore, RAFVR 1818755 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Joseph Thomas Bayes, RAFVR 1595589, 185783 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:31 – Landed Missing
Flight Time Missing

Lancaster Mk.III ND917 JN-O was brought down by flak about 9 mile s South East of the target, crashing near Werrmelskirchen. None of the crew survived and they were buried at that small township, but later reinterred at Rheinberg War Cemetery, south of Wessel.

F/O John Harold Scott, RNZAF NZ428797 – Pilot.
Killed age 29.
Son of Hedley Scott and of Eileen Scott (Nee Tod), of Merton, Otago, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 5. C. 3.

F/S Alister Henry Scott, RNZAF NZ428259 – Navigator.
Killed age 27.
Son of A. W. Scott and Ella Scott, of Glenorchy, Otago, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 5. B. 25.

F/S Kenneth Peder Christian Andersen, RNZAF NZ429128 – Air Bomber.
Killed age 28.
Son of Antun and Grace andersen, of Hastings, Hawke’S Bay, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 5. C. 4.

F/S Edward John Francis Howard, RNZAF NZ424469 – Wireless Operator.
Killed age 24.
Son of John and Mary Howard, of Wellington City, New Zealand.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 5. C. 6.

Sgt. Howard Mansel Thomas, RAFVR 1895708 – Flight Engineer.
Killed age 26.
Son of Mansel and Phyllis Thomas, of Llwyncelyn, Glamorgan.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 5. C. 1.
‘To have, to hold
And then to part,
Is the saddest thing
Of the human heart’

Sgt. John Thomas Beardmore, RAFVR 1818755 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Killed age 19.
Son of John Thomas Beardmore and Bertha May Beardmore, of Stoke-On-Trent.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 5. C. 2.
‘Dearly loved son
Of James Thomas And Bertha May Beardmore,
Stoke-on-Trent, England’

P/O Joseph Thomas Bayes, RAFVR 185783 – Rear Gunner.
Killed age 35.
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 5. C. 5.