NG113

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – NG113

 

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 12/09/44 Frankfurt AA-D F/O Martyn 06:58
2 14/09/44 Waasenaar AA-D F/O Martyn 02:40
3 17/09/44 Boulogne AA-D F/O Martyn 02:44
4 20/09/44 Calais AA-D F/O Martyn 02:47
5 23/09/44 Neuss AA-D F/L Washer 03:50
6 25/09/44 Calais AA-D F/O Martyn 03:34
7 26/09/44 Cap Gris Nez AA-D P/O McRitchie 02:09
8 28/09/44 Calais AA-D F/O Dare 02:48
9 04/10/44 Mining in the Kattegat Area AA-D F/O Martyn 07:46
10 05/10/44 Saarbrucken AA-D F/O Glossop 05:26
11 06/10/44 Dortmund AA-D F/O Martyn 05:47
12 07/10/44 Emmerich AA-D F/O Martyn 03:51
13 14/10/44 Duisburg AA-D F/O Martyn 04:10
14 14/10/44 Duisburg(2) AA-D F/L Martyn 04:31
15 18/10/44 Bonn AA-D F/O Rees 04:42
16 19/10/44 Stuttgart AA-D F/S Tweed 05:47
17 22/10/44 Neuss AA-D F/L Martyn 04:15
18 23/10/44 Essen AA-D F/L Martyn 04:40
19 25/10/44 Essen AA-D F/L Martyn 04:00
20 28/10/44 Flushing Hit by flak once AA-D F/L Martyn 02:06
21 29/10/44 West Kapelle AA-D F/L Martyn 02:25
22 30/10/44 Wessling AA-D F/O Cumberpatch 04:34
23 31/10/44 Bottrop AA-D F/S Leadley 04:43
24 02/11/44 Homberg Hit by flak 9 times AA-D F/L Martyn 04:19
25 05/11/44 Solingen AA-D F/L Martyn 04:49
26 08/11/44 Homberg AA-D P/O Leadley 04:15
27 11/11/44 Castrop Rauxel AA-D F/L Martyn 04:29
28 15/11/44 Dortmund AA-D F/L Martyn 05:00
29 16/11/44 Heinsberg AA-D F/L Martyn 03:32
30 20/11/44 Homberg AA-D F/L Martyn 04:21
31 21/11/44 Homberg AA-D F/L Barton 04:00
32 23/11/44 Gelsenkirchen AA-D F/O Baines 04:25
33 28/11/44 Neuss AA-D F/O Cumberpatch 04:03
34 02/12/44 Dortmund Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 5 x 1,000 M.C., 4 x 1,000 ANM. Primary target Dortmund. Scattered attack. AA-D F/O Leadley 04:31
35 04/12/44 Oberhausen Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 6 x 1,000 ANM, 6 x 500 G.P. Primary target Oberhausen. Second wave well concentrated bombing. AA-D F/O Leadley 03:44
36 05/12/44 Hamm Marshalling Yards Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 12 x 500 G.P., 2 x 500 G.P. LD 6hrs Primary target Hamm M/Y. Good concentration. AA-D P/O Leadley 04:41
37 06/12/44 Mersburg Leuna Oil Refinery Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 6 x 500 G.P., 2 x 500 G.P.L.D. 6hrs Primary target Meresburg Oil Refinery. Fairly good concentration on markers. AA-D P/O Leadley 07:11
38 08/12/44 Duisburg AA-D F/O Baines 03:50
39 11/12/44 Osterfeld AA-D F/S O’Malley 04:05
40 12/12/44 Witten Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 14 x 500 G.P., 2 x 500 M.C. Primary target Witten. Lead in first wave somewhat scattered due to attack by enemy fighter. AA-D F/O Leadley 04:35
41 14/12/44 Sea Mining in Kattegat Area AA-D F/O Abraham 07:14
42 28/12/44 Gremberg M/Y at Cologne Bomb load 2 x 1,000 ANM, 15 x 500 ANM. Primary target Grenberg M/Y. A bit too concentrated to be safe. AA-D F/O Leadley 04:43
43 29/12/44 Coblenz (Lutzel Marshalling Yard) AA-D F/L Barton 04:53
44 31/12/44 Vohwinkel AA-D F/L Barton 04:57
45 01/01/45 Vohwinkel Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 12 x 500 ANM, 2 x 500 M.C. 4 x 250 T.I. Primary target Vohwinkel. Uneventful trip. AA-U F/O Leadley 05:37
46 02/01/45 Nurnburg AA-D F/L Barton 07:10
47 02/01/45 Nurnburg AA-Y F/L McDonald 07:35
48 06/01/45 Neuss AA-D F/O Abraham 04:51
49 11/01/45 Krefeld Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 8 x 500 M.C., 4 x 250 G.P., 1 x 350 Munroe. Primary target Krefeld. Fairly good bombing around flares. AA-D F/O Leadley 05:12
50 13/01/45 Saarbrucken Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 7 x 500 ANM, 4 x 250 G.P., 1 x 350 Munroe. Primary target Saarbrucken. A very good attack. Blue markers a great improvement. AA-D P/O Leadley 05:43
dnc 15/01/45 Langendreer Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 9 x 500 ANM, 2 x 500 M.C., 4 x 250 G.P. 1 x 350 Munroe. Primary target Langendreer, but abortive. Furthest point reached 5027/0530 E 14:14hrs 16,000ft. Bombs jettisoned, stbd. inner failed.
Confirmed in Don Day’s logbook – ‘Engine failiure – returned’
AA-D F/O Leadley 05:31
51 28/01/45 Cologne (Gremberg) Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 8 x 500 ANM, 2 x 500 M.C., 2 x 250 G.P, 1 Munro. Cologne (Gremburg). Target seemed to get a good plastering with tendency to overshoot.
Hit by Flak twice (AIR14/3463 Damage Reports)
AA-D P/O Leadley 06:04
52 01/02/45 Munchen Gladbach Bomb load 1x 4,000 H.C., 9 x 500 ANM, 2 x 500 M.C., 3 x 250 G.P., 1 x 240 Smoke Puff. Primary target Munchen Gladbach. Seemed a scattered affair. Blue puffs over a wide area. A shakey port inner which caught fire on way home was cause of low maximum height. AA-D F/O Leadley 05:43
53 13/02/45 Dresden AA-D F/O Russell 09:08
54 14/02/45 Chemnitz AA-D F/L Davies missing
Total Op hours 256:24

 

14/02/1945 – Attack Against Chemnitz
Twenty one aircraft were detailed to attack Chemnitz. Nineteen attacked primary. AA”J” F/O R.J. Pearson, returned early through engine failiure. Cloud was ten tenths with tops 16-17000 over the target. Aircraft bombed with the aid of special equipment. No resilts were observed, very slight H/F was met over the target. AA”D”, captained by F/L G.S. Davies failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.I NG113 AA-D

F/L George Stanley Davies, RNZAF NZ427262 – Pilot.
F/S Claude Cuthbert Greenough , RNZAF NZ429069 – Navigator.
F/S Henry Edward Chalmers, RAFVR 1565986 – Air Bomber.
F/S T.M. White , RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt I.R.H. Evans, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. J.J. Maher, RAFVR 1434090 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S R. Muir, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:25 – Landed –
Flight Time Missing

Lancaster Mk.I NG113 AA-D was en route to the target over Germany when fire suddenly erupted in one wing aft of an engine. The blaze was thought to have started in a broken oil line. The pilot and engineer were unable to close down the engine or feather the propeller and with the fire continuing to grow, the decision was made to abandon the aircraft hurriedly. All the crew reached the ground uninjured but were soon captured and taken to a POW camp.

One of the crew, Air Bomber F/S Chambers, later died when the train in which the prisoners were travelling, was straffed by RAF fighters. He was buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery.

On the 2nd of  March 1945 F/L Davies with members of his crew, along with a number of RAF and USAF prisoners of war, were travelling by train to Stalag Luft II at Nuremburg. The trainDied Tuesday 14th March 1944, age 21, during a mine-laying sortie to St Nazaire. Lost without trce. consisted of a locomotive, passenger carriages, some goods wagons, a flak wagon and then, at the rear three unmarked box wagons full of prisoners of war. Patrolling Allied fighter/ground attack aircraft sighted the train and as the formation leader ‘shot up’ the locomotive the flak wagon opened fire. The second fighter then ‘took out’ the flak wagon. Tragically the cone of fire from the second aircraft covered the box wagon and some 25 RAF and USAAF aircrew were killed. F/Sgt H E Chalmers RAF F/L Davies’ bomb aimer, was amongst those killed. Davies and his navigator F/Sgt C C Greenhough, RNZAF, who were in the rear box wagon, were unscathed.

F/L George Stanley Davies, RNZAF NZ427262 – Pilot.
P.o.W
Prisoner of War Number: 10553
Prison Camps: Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft III
Date of return to United Kingdom: 13th of May 1945

F/S Claude Cuthbert Greenhough, RNZAF NZ429069 – Navigator.
P.o.W
Prisoner of War Number: not known
Prison Camps: not known
Date of return to United Kingdom: 11th of May 1945

F/S Henry Edward Chalmers, RAFVR 1565986 – Air Bomber.
P.o.W
Killed whilst a Prisoner of War, when RAF fighters straffed the railway carriage he was being transported in, age 22.
Buried Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 6. C. 18.
Prisoner of War Number: not known
Prison Camps: not known

F/S T.M. White, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
P.o.W
Prisoner of War Number: not known
Prison Camps: not known
Date of return to United Kingdom: not known

Sgt. I.R.H. Evans, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
P.o.W
Prisoner of War Number: not known
Prison Camps: not known
Date of return to United Kingdom: not known

Sgt. J.J. Maher, RAFVR 1434090 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P.o.W
Prisoner of War Number: 206
Prison Camps: not known
Date of return to United Kingdom: not known

F/S R. Muir, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.
P.o.W
Prisoner of War Number: not known
Prison Camps: not known
Date of return to United Kingdom: not known