October 1943

Mepal
1.10.43
TRAINING.
This consisted mainly of Height and Load Tests, Fighter Affiliation and Night Flying Tests in preparation for Operations.

OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT STUTTGART.
Fifteen aircraft were required for this Operation, it was cancelled at 1400 hours, re-detailed later in the afternoon, and finally cancelled again during briefing.

2.10.43.
TRAINING.
Adverse weather restricted daylight flying, and only local flying, Compass checks and Night Flying Tests were carried out.

OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE BALTIC SEA.
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs., one aircraft failed to take off.  The remainder successfully dropped their Mines in the allotted area and the majority of the parachutes were seen to open.  No A.A. Fire, Searchlights or Enemy aircraft were encountered.  The trip was uneventful except for a storm and lightning which were met on the return journey.  Navigation was very good.

OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Three aircraft were detailed to carry out the above Operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs.  One returned early and brought its Mines back, the other two, however, successfully dropped their Mines in the allotted area, and the parachutes were seen to open.  This Operation was uneventful, except for light A.A. Fire, which was ineffective.  No enemy aircraft were encountered.  10/10ths cloud was prevalent in the Mining area, although visibility was fairly good.  Navigation was good.

3.10.43.
TRAINING.
Air Tests and Night Flying Tests were carried [out] in preparation for Operations.

OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT KASSEL.
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with incendiary bombs of 30lbs. and 4lbs.  One returned early as the Navigator was ill, but the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area.  This was a good concentrated attack, large fires and heavy explosions being seen.  Moderate A.A. Fire was encountered, which was ineffective except for one aircraft which received damage.  This aircraft was captained by F/Sgt. N. PARKER, damage was received to the starboard elevator, starboard tailplane, and the Rear Turret was partly shot away.  The Rear Gunner Sgt. S.W. RIDDLER was lost over the Target when the Rear Turret was damaged.  It is considered that he may have baled out as the Escape hatch was found to be open.  The aircraft successfully landed at WING.  Very few enemy aircraft were seen.  It was clear at the target, but slight haze was encountered on the return trip.  Navigation was very good.

4.10.43.
TRAINING.
Only Night Flying Tests were carried out in preparation for Operations.

OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT FRANKFURT.
Thirteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with incendiary bombs of 30lb., and 4lbs.  Three aircraft returned early and one failed to return.  This was a good attack, ten aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area.  Very good concentrated fires and enormous explosions being seen, the fires could still be seen when our aircraft were 150 miles away on the homeward journey.  A.A. Fire was negligible, there were many searchlights which were co-operating with enemy night fighters.  The aircraft captained by S/Ldr. J. JOLL had a combat with a M.E.109, which was claimed as possibly damaged.  The weather was poor on the outward and return journeys, but clear over the target, visibility was good except for smoke haze.  Navigation was very good.  The missing aircraft was captained by Sgt. H.J. MIDDLETON.

OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above Operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area, and the parachutes were seen to open.  Some A.A. Fire was encountered and one aircraft received slight damage, on return it landed at HERNE.  No enemy aircraft were seen.  The weather was fairly good and it was clear in the Mining area.  Navigation was very good.

5.10.43.
TRAINING.
After Daily Inspections had been completed, the Squadron was given a Stand-down.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

6.10.43.
TRAINING.
Due to adverse weather it was only possible to carry out local flying.  In the afternoon all Aircrew were given physical training.

7.10.43.
TRAINING.
The above consisted of Air to Sea Firing, Height and Load Tests and Fighter Affiliation.

OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
One aircraft was detailed to carry out the above Operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open.  No A.A. Fire, Searchlights or enemy aircraft were encountered.  There was 5/10ths cloud in the Mining area, but visibility was fairly good.  Navigation was very good.

OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS
Five aircraft were required for the above Operation, but it was cancelled during the afternoon.

8.10.43.
TRAINING.
Only Night Flying Tests were carried out.

OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST TARGETS AT BREMEN.
Twelve aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with bombs of 1,000lb., 500lb., and incendiaries of 30lb. and 4lb.  All of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area.  Results were rather disappointing as owing to thick cloud it was not possible to assess the damage.  Very few fires were seen and only one large explosion was observed.  Slight ineffective A.A. Fire was encountered.  Searchlights were very active, but hampered by cloud.  Several combats took place with enemy aircraft.  The aircraft captained by F/Sgt. A. SPIERS, claimed a M.E.109 as probably destroyed and a M.E.110 as damaged.  Another M.E.109 was claimed as damaged by the aircraft captained by P/O. O. WHITE.  Navigation was very good.

OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above Operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area, and the majority of the parachutes were seen to open.  This trip was uneventful, no A.A. Fire, Searchlights or enemy aircraft being seen.  The weather was fairly good and it was clear in the Mining area.  Navigation was very good.

9.10.43.
TRAINING.
Only Air Tests were carried out, owing to adverse weather conditions.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

10.10.43.
TRAINING.
2.15.  One Air Sea Rescue Search was carried out by P/O. A. MAYFIELD, it was unsuccessful as he was forced to return owing to sea fog.  No other flying was detailed.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

11.10.43.
TRAINING.
No flying was carried out due to bad weather.  In the afternoon Aircrews were kept busy clearing stones from the Runways.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

12.10.43.
TRAINING.
A fog hung over the aerodrome all day and made flying impossible.  Local sports were arranged for Aircrew personnel during the afternoon.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

13.10.43.
TRAINING.
There was a slight improvement in the weather and it was possible to carry out Local Flying, which included Height and Load and Air Tests.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

14.10.43.
TRAINING.
The above consisted of Air to Sea Firing, Three engine flying, Circuits and Landings, and practise for No.3 Group Bombing Competition.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

15.10.43.
TRAINING.
Daylight Cross Country Exercises and the No.3 Group Bombing Competition were the main features of training.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

16.10.43.
TRAINING.
4.40.  4.50.  Two Air Sea Rescue Searches were made by F/Sgt. A. SPIERS and Sgt. T. BUCKLEY, but no sighting was made.

The only training carried out was Air to Sea Firing and Air Tests.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

17.10.43.
TRAINING.
The above consisted of Local Flying during the morning.  In the afternoon instructional films were shown to Aircrew personnel.

OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above Operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open.  An uneventful trip, no A.A. Fire, Searchlights or enemy aircraft being encountered.  Visibility was fairly good in the Mining area and navigation was very good.

OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
One aircraft was detailed to carry out the above Operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs.  The Mines were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open.  Broken cloud was encountered, but visibility was fairly good in the Mining area.  Navigation was good.

18.10.43.
TRAINING.
All available crews participated in a daylight Cross Country Exercise.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

19.10.43.
TRAINING.
Only Fighter Affiliation, Circuits and Landings, and Air Tests were carried out.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

20.10.43.
TRAINING.
Bad weather restricted flying to Air to Sea Firing, Circuits and Landings and Air Tests.

OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
One aircraft was detailed to carry out the above Operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open.  An uneventful sortie, no A.A. Fire, Searchlights or enemy aircraft being encountered.  It was clear on the route but misty in the Mining area, although visibility was fairly good.  Navigation was very good.

21.10.43.
TRAINING.
Bad weather.  No flying except Air Tests, in the morning.  In the afternoon stone clearance was carried out.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

22.10.43.
TRAINING.
Weather visibly improved and the Training Programme arranged, which consisted of Height and Load Tests, Fighter Affiliation, Low Level Bombing, Air to Sea Firing and Circuits and Landings.

OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Three aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operations with mines of 1,500 lbs. which were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open.  An uneventful trip, no A.A. Fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft being encountered.  There was 6 to 7/10ths cloud in the mining area although visibility was fairly good.  Navigation was very good.

23.10.43.
TRAINING.
There was no flying but crew drill and ground training were carried out.  One crew was detailed for an Air Sea Rescue search in the afternoon but it was cancelled.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

24.10.43.
TRAINING.
The above consisted of Air Tests, High and Low Level Bombing, Height and Load Tests and Circuits and Landings.

Air Sea Rescue searches were carried out by P/O. O. WHITE, F/S. A. SINGLE, and SGT. W. ALLEN, but nothing was observed.

OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs. One aircraft returned early owing to a navigational failure and the other aircraft dropped its mines but on return as apparently about to land it crashed 11/2 miles S.W. of this aerodrome and almost instantaneously caught fire and burnt out.  The Captain F/SGT. J.R. RANDLE, the Navigator, F/SGT. P.M. EAST, the Air Bomber, SGT. J.J. PURVES, and the Wireless Operator SGT. W.R. MYHILL were killed.  The F/Eng. SGT. I.E. JAMES and the R/GNR, SGT. E.H. BISSETT were admitted to R.A.F. Hospital, ELY.  The M/UP. GNR. was uninjured.

25.10.43.
TRAINING.
Bad weather still persisted and very little flying was carried out.  In the afternoon crews were lectured by the FLIGHT ENGINEER LEADER P/O. L.O. SIMS.

OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE BALTIC SEA.
Three aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs. which were successfully dropped in the allotted area and the parachutes were seen to open.  This was an uneventful trip, no A.A. Fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft being encountered.  On return all aircraft landed at other airfields owing to adverse climatic conditions at base.

26.10.43.
TRAINING.
A training programme was arranged but had to be cancelled owing to adverse weather, which made flying impossible.  A lecture was given by the Navigation Officer, F/LT. W.J. SCOLLAY.

27.10.43.
TRAINING.
It was only possible to carry out ground training.  In the afternoon all aircrews were given a stand-down.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

28.10.43.
TRAINING.
Still no flying.  A lecture was given by a Naval Officer from No.3 Group HEADQUARTERS.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

29.10.43.
TRAINING.
Bad weather still prevails.  A lecture was given by a Polish Wing Commander on “AIRBORNE OPERATIONS AND THE HISTORY OF POLAND”.

OPERATIONS.
Nil.

30.10.43.
TRAINING.
It was only possible to carry [out] local flying which included Air Tests and Air to Sea Firing.

OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE BALTIC SEA.
Five aircraft were required for the above operation but it was cancelled during the afternoon.

31.10.43.
TRAINING.
Bad weather still persisted and only the usual tests were carried out.

OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE BALTIC SEA.
Five aircraft were detailed for the above operation which was cancelled at mid-day.

OUTSTANDING EVENTS.
TRAINING.
Adverse climatic conditions have caused considerable training restrictions.  Ground specialised practices have been given prominence whenever flying has been impossible.

OPERATIONS.
We have only operated on eleven nights this month.  Raids have been made against KASSEL, FRANKFURT and BREMEN.  Mines have also been laid in the BALTIC SEA, OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS and in the GIRONDE ESTUARY.  Whilst carrying out these operations one aircraft failed to return, one aircraft crashed and four members of the crew were killed, and one aircrew N.C.O. was lost over the Target Area and posted as missing.

On the night of 24th October 1943, the aircraft captained by F/SGT. J.R. RANDLE, on returning from a sortie, as, apparently about to land, it crashed one and a half miles South West of this aerodrome and almost instantaneously caught fire and burnt out.  The Captain, F/SGT. J.R. RANDLE, the Navigator, F/SGT. P.M. EAST, the Air Bomber SGT. J.J. PURVES and the Wireless Operator SGT. W.R. MYHILL were killed.  The FLIGHT ENGINEER, SGT. I.E. JAMES and the Rear Gunner, SGT. E.H. BISSETT were admitted to R.A.F. Hospital ELY.  The Mid Upper Gunner was uninjured.

DECORATIONS.
During this month DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSSES have been awarded to the following personnel: NZ40234 S/Ldr. J. JOLL, D.F.M., NZ401796 P/O. G.K. [not H.O.] WILLIAMS, P/O. J.L. MITCHELL (155259), NZ41712 F/O. A.M.F. ALEXANDER, F/O. J.C.K. FABIAN.

R. D. Max (signature)

Wing Commander, Commanding,
NO. 75(NZ) SQUADRON, R.A.F.
CASUALTIES AFFECTING OFFICERS.
ACTING RANKS.
F/O. A.M. ALEXANDER NZ41712 G.D. Granted rank of A/F/L. wef 26.9.43 (Authy. H.Q.B.C. P/N BC/8223/43 D/D 12.10.43)
A/S/L. F. ANDREWS NZ391336 G.D. Relinquishes Acting Rank of S/L. wef 14.10.43 (Authy.P/N BC/8368/43 D/D 13.10.43)
F/O. J.K. CLIMIE NZ403561 G.D. Granted Acting Rank of S/L. wef 19.10.43 (Authy.P/N BC/6880/43 D/D 20.10.43)

POSTINGS.
F/O. H.W. HENEY NZ39918 G.D. Posted from 15. O.T.U. wef 4.10.43 (Authy.P/N BC/7554/43 D/D 30.9.43)
F/O. D.M. ADAMSON NZ415052 G.D. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E. Accts. Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy.P/N 3G/[?88?]49?/43 D/D 25.9.43)
F/O. L.J. KIRKPATRICK NZ414990 G.D. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E. Accts. Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy.P/N 3G/8149/43 D/D 25.9.43)
F/O. H.P. SANDS NZ403287 G.D. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E. Accts. Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy.P/N 3G/8149/43 D/D 25.9.43)
F/O. W.R.A. MASON NZ416865 G.D. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E. Accts. Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy.P/N 3G/8149/43 D/D 25.9.43)
P/O. S.A. CLARKE NZ414591 G.D. Posted from 1665 Con.Unit wef 25.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1800/43 D/D 21.9.43)
F/O. N. BAWDEN NZ421313 G.D. Posted from 1665 Con.Unit wef 25.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1800/43 D/D 21.9.43)
P/O. S.H. McKENZIE NZ422418 G.D. Posted from 1565 Con Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2086/43 D/D 9.10.43)
P/O. S. FAUVEL [not FAUVELL] NZ414971 G.D. Posted from 1657 Con Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1910/43 D/D 29.9.43)
F/Lt. D.S. GIBB NZ401261 G.D. Posted from 1657 Con Unit wef 6.10.43 (Authy P/N BC/7921/43 D/D 7.10.43)
F/O. C. EDDY NZ39003 G.D. Posted to No.33 Base wef 21.8.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2274/43 D/D 11.10.43)
F/O. A.D. HOWLETT NZ413335 G.D. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E. Accts. Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1880/43 D/D 28.9.43)
F/O. H. HENEY NZ39918 G.D. Attached to 1657 Con Unit wef 8.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2083/43 D/D 4.10.43)
P/O. J. GALL NZ416476 G.D. Posted to 1483 B&G Flight wef 17.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2131/43 D/D 7.10.43)
F/Lt. F.A. ANDREWS NZ391336 G.D. Posted to No.11 O.T.U. wef 14.10.43 (Authy P/N BC/8368/43 D/D 13.10.43)
F/O. J.K. CLIMIE NZ403561 G.D. Posted from No.12 O.T.U. wef 19.10.43 (Authy P/N BC/8680/43 D/D 12.10.43)
P/O. D.W. FINDLAY NZ412217 G.D. Posted to No.11 O.T.U. wef 21.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2230/43 D/D 10.10.43)
P/O. R.G. FREEMAN NZ422655 G.D. Posted from 1651 Con Unit wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 D/D 13.10.43)
F/O. L. DICKER NZ416467 [not 416476] G.D. Posted to 15 Squadron wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2331/43 D/D 13.10.43)
P/O. M.C. FEARON NZ425190 G.D. Posted from 1657 Con Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2092/43 D/D 5.10.43)
P/O. J. BROTHWELL 135042 G.D. Posted from 1665 Con Unit wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1838/43 D/D 24.9.43)
F/O. K.H. ALBISTON 136454 G.D. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1880/43 D/D 28.9.43)
F/O. J.P. INGHAM 132331 G.D.  Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1880/43 D/D 28.9.43)
P/O. L.O. SIMS 148590 G.D. Posted from 1665 Con Unit wef 29.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1866/43 D/D 27.9.43)
P/O. G. PARKES 143252 G.D. Posted to 1651 Con Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1873/43 D/D 27.9.43)
P/O. W. WOODWARD 147687 G.D. Posted to 1651 Con Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1873/43 D/D 27.9.43)
P/O. J. HIGGS 155859 G.D. Posted to 12 O.T.U. wef 4.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1901/43 D/D 29.9.43)
P/O. F. CLARE 144607 G.D. Posted from No 1657 Con Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1910/43 D/D 29.9.43)
F/O. G.M. DUNCAN 137232 G.D. Posted to No 33 Base wef 4.8.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2295/43 D/D 11.10.43)
P/O. D.A. CORDERY [not CODERY] 136360 G.D. Posted to No 33 Base wef 9.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2276/43 D/D 11.10.43)
P/O. W.G. [not C] PAGETT 151630 G.D. Posted from No 1665 Con Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2086/43 D/D 5.10.43)
P/O. J. MITCHELL 155259  G.D. Posted to 1665 Con Unit wef 17.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2130/43 D/D 7.10.43)
P/O. H.D. BRIDGE 155028 G.D. Posted from 1651 Con Unit wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 D/D 11.10.43)
P/O. K.H. EAVES 121974 G.D. Posted from 1651 Con Unit wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 D/D 11.10.43)
P/O. S.W. GALLOWAY 148919 G.D. Posted from No 10 O.T.U. wef 22.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2312/43 D/D 15.10.43)
P/O. W.A. SQUIBBS 151601 G.D. Posted from No 1665 Con Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 D/D 29.9.43)
P/O. E.D. WHYBRAY 52513 G.D. Posted from B.D.U. Newmarket, wef 23.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2454/43 D/D 21.10.43)
P/O. E.R. BELFORD J17419 G.D. Posted to 1657 Con Unit wef 11.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2120/43 D/D 6.10.43)
P/O. K. DAVIES J23609 G.D. Posted to 1651 Con Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1874/43 D/D 27.9.43)
P/O. C.C. LOGAN Aus405918 G.D. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1880/43 D/D 28.9.43)

ATTACHMENTS.
[P/O. C.S. LANGE NZ412590*] Attached from Officers’ School wef 29.9.43 (Authy P/N DGP/TTC/12827/43 D/D 29.9.43)
P/O. D. FARR NZ402681 G.D. Ceased to be attached from R.A.F. Uxbridge wef 20.9.43 (Authy P/N DGP/TTC/12039/49/43 D/D 10.9.43)
[P/O. C.S. LANGE NZ412590*] G.D. Ceased to be attached on being posted to S. of E.A. Henlow wef 20.10.43 (Authy P/N DGP/BC/6870/43/42 D/D 6.10.43)

*I was not able to trace this officer to Squadron/other records

F/LT. D. POPELWELL NZ41357 G.D. Detached to No.1 A.A.S. wef 14.9.43 and ceased to be detached wef 21.9.43 (Authy 3Grp.PGM.3G/6607/19/P.4 D/D 3.9.43)
F/O. A.R. LOADER NZ405288 G.D. Ceased to be attached from R.A.F. Eastchurch wef 14.10.43 on being posted to 5.P.D.C. (Authy A.M.Sig.O/1152 d/d 7.10.43)
F/O. R. LAMB NZ42300 G.D. Detached to 1657 Con Unit wef 23.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2462/43 d/d 21.10.43)
F/O. H.H. WRIGHT 141271 G.D. Attached from 623 Squadron wef 1.10.43 (Authy 3Grp.PGM.3G/6602/P.4 d/d 29.9.43)

APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS.
P/O. W.S. MASTERS NZ421077 G.D. Appointed to a Comm. as P/O on probn. wef 23.8.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A585242/43/S7(e)(3)30.9.43)
P/O. A.J. MAYFIELD NZ417084 G.D. Apptd. to a Comm. as P/O on probtn. wef 2.9.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A583729/43/S7(e)(3) d/d 30.9.43)
P/O. J.C. FABIAN NZ413720 G.D. Promoted to rank of F/O. wef 15.9.43 (Authy 3G/8937/1/P2 d/d 9.10.43)
P/O. S.H. McKENZIE NZ422418 G.D. Promoted to rank of F/O (W/S) wef 5.9.43 (Authy 3G/8937/1/P2 d/d 14.10.43)
P/O. T.H. WAEREA NZ421300 G.D. Appointed to Comm. as P/O. on probtn. wef 24.9.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A529245/43/S7(e)(3) 18.10.43)
P/O. R.C. WHITMORE NZ421123 G.D. Appt. to Comm. as P/O on probtn. wef 23.9.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A592948/43/S7(e)(3) d/d 18.10.43)
P/O. D.P. BAIN NZ415814 G.D. Appt. to Comm. as P/O on probtn wef 24.9.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A592988/43/S7(e)(3) d/d 18.10.43)
P/O. M.D. ANDERSON NZ415675 G.D. Appt. to Comm. as P/O on probtn wef 2.9.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A592490/43/S7(e)(3) d/d 18.10.43)
P/O. M.C. FEARON NZ425190 G.D. Promoted to rank of F/O (W/S) wef 5.9.43 (Authy 3G/8937/1/P2 d/d 14.10.43)
P/O. I.G. KAYE NZ39558 G.D. Appt. to Comm. as P/O on probtn wef 4.9.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A893154/43/S7(e)(3) d/d 22.10.43)
P/O. K.W. MORGAN 157998 G.D. Appt. to Comm. as P/O on probtn wef 2.9.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A589236/43/S7(e)(4) d/d 14.10.43)
P/O. P.A. MOSELEY 158020 G.D. Appt. to Comm. as P/O on probtn wef 7.9.43 (Authy A.M. ltr A590519/43/S7(e)(4) d/d 15.10.43)

CASUALTIES AFFECTING AIRCREW N.C.O.s.
The under-mentioned personnel are promoted to T/F/SGTs wef dates and authorities shown against their names.
NZ421930 Sgt. Nav(B) DWIGHT H.C. 1.6.43 Recs ltr. A2/NZ421930 d/d 26.8.43
NZ42343 Sgt. A/G. TROTT, J. 19.9.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ42343 d/d 27.9.43
NZ421279 Sgt. A/G HURDLE, W. 27.9.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ421279 d/d 27.9.43
NZ421300 Sgt. A/G. WAEREA T. 19.9.43  Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ421300 d/d 27.9.43
NZ421276 Sgt. A/G HARRINGTON, A. 19.9.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ421276 d/d 27.9.43
NZ416976 Sgt. A/G MUIR, S. 5.9.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ416976 d/d 27.9.43
NZ42734 Sgt. A/G CRAWFORD-WATSON, L. 19.9.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ42734 d/d 27.9.43
NZ42349 Sgt. A/G MELVILLE, R. 19.9.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ42349 d/d 27.9.43
NZ422690 Sgt. A/G CLIFT, J. 19.9.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ422690 d/d 27.9.43
NZ416011 Sgt. W/OP/AG MARSHALL, G. 11.7.43 Recs ltr. A2/NZ416011 d/d 14.9.43
NZ421272 Sgt. A/G. GOWER, K. 2.10.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ421272 d/d 18.10.43
NZ421307 Sgt. A/G MASON, J. 16.10.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ421307 d/d 18.10.43
NZ424964 Sgt. A/G BERNARD, A. 2.10.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ424964 d/d 18.10.43
NZ425546 Sgt. A/G CHATFIELD, D. 16.10.43 Recs ltr. A2/M/NZ425546 d/d 18.10.43
1386680 Sgt. A/B WOODS, R. 10.10.43 AMO’s A426/43 & A617/43 & A.O.C. 3 Group.
552574 Sgt. WO/AG BLOXHAM, M.V. 10.10.43 AMO’s A426/43 & A617/43 & A.O.C. 3 Group.
1030026 Sgt. WO/AG HEGARTY, T.J. 17.10.43 AMO’s A426/43 & A617/43 & A.O.C. 3 Group.
1331148 Sgt. WO/AG BOOMSMA, A. 17.10.43 AMO’s A426/43 & A617/43 & A.O.C. 3 Group.
656134 Sgt. WO/AG HOEY, J. 17.10.43 AMO’s A426/43 & A617/43 & A.O.C. 3 Group.
577918 Sgt. F/Eng RISBRIDGER, R. 19.10.43 AMO’s A426/43 & A617/43 & A.O.C. 3 Group.
1557970 Sgt. A/G CASSIDY, T. 28.10.43 AMO’s A426/43 & A617/43 & A.O.C. 3 Group.
R108000 Sgt. A/G PIRIE, J. 22.10.43 Recs. ltr. A2(CAN)/CAN.R108000 d/d 24.9.43
R147326 Sgt. A/G McRAE, C. 4.6.43 Recs. ltr. A2(CAN)/CAN.R147326 d/d 18.10.43
R124868 Sgt. A/G SKRIPSY, C. Promoted to T/F/S wef 27.10.42 and T/WO (2) wef 27.4.43 (Authy Recs ltr A2(CAN)R124868 d/d 22.9.43

CASUALTIES.
NZ416539 F/Sgt Pilot. RANDLE J. Killed on 24.10.43 and struck off the strength of the R.N.Z.A.F. wef from same date.
NZ426083 F/Sgt NAV(B) EAST P. Killed on 24.10.43 and struck off the strength of the R.N.Z.A.F. wef from same date.
NZ422207 Sgt. A/B PURVES, J. Died in R.A.F. Hospital ELY on 25.10.43 and struck off the strength of the R.N.Z.A.F. wef from same date.
1392196 Sgt. WO/AG MYHILL W.R. Killed on 24.10.43 and struck off the strength of the R.A.F. wef same date.

MOVEMENTS.
NZ417243 F/S NAV(B) SOWERBY, G. Posted (Missing) to War Cas N/E Accts Depot, wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1880/43 d/d 28.9.43)
NZ416006 F/S A/G KNOX, A. Posted (Missing) to War Cas N/E Accts Depot, wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1880/43 d/d 28.9.43)
NZ422665 F/S A/B MARGETTS, J. Posted from 1665 C.U. wef 28.9.43 (Authy 3G/1838/43 d/d 24.9.43)
NZ416030 Sgt. WO/AG WHITTINGTON, E. Posted from 1665 C.U. wef 28.9.43 (Authy 3G/1838/43 d/d 24.9.43)
NZ424964 Sgt. A/G BERNARD, A. Posted from 1665 C.U. wef 28.9.43 (Authy 3G/1838/43 d/d 24.9.43)
NZ421123 F/S Pilot WHITMORE, R. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43)
NZ421300 F/S A/G WAEREA, T. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43)
NZ416514 F/S Pilot MARTIN, R. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43)
NZ421930 F/S Nav(B) DWIGHT, H. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43)
NZ425003 Sgt. A/G SUMMERHAYS, R. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43)
NZ415230 Sgt. A/B McKAY, E. Posted (Missing) to War.Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43)
NZ412623 F/S Pilot MILLAR, R. Posted from 1665 Con Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ422674 Sgt. A/B WILLIAMS, G. Posted from 1665 Con Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ416159 F/S Nav(B) PINKER, C. Posted from 1651 C.U. wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2102/43 d/d 13.10.9.43)
NZ422204 F/S A/B PARAONE, H. Posted from 1651 C.U. wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2102/43 d/d 13.10.9.43)
NZ425775 Sgt. A/B HERDMAN, J. Posted from 1657 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ421272 Sgt. A/G GOWER, K. Posted from 1657 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ421307 Sgt. A/G MASON, J. Posted from 1657 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ426997 Sgt. Nav(B) HILL, L. Posted from 1657 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ421105 F/S Pilot SCOTT, F. Posted from 1657 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ421142 Sgt. A/B COOK, S. Posted from 1657 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ424999 Sgt. A/G RIDDLER, S. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E Accts Depot wef 3.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2117/43 d/d 6.10.43)
NZ42322F/S WO/AG COWIE, J. Posted from 1665 Con Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2086/43 d/d 5.10.43)
NZ421115 F/S Pilot TURNER, J. Posted from 1665 Con Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2086/43 d/d 5.10.43)
NZ417078 F/S Pilot McKENZIE, C. Posted from 1651 Con Unit wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
NZ424959 F/S Nav(B) LIVINGSTONE, D. Posted from 1651 Con Unit wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
NZ417232 F/S A/G PEEVERS. T. Posted from No. 15 Squadron wef 20.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2394/43 d/d 18.10.43)
NZ413326 F/S Pilot WALLIS, B. Posted from 1665 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ423939 F/S Nav(B) FALLOON, H. Posted from 1665 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 29.9.43)
NZ416539 F/S Pilot RANDLE, J.  Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
NZ422207 Sgt. A/B PURVES, J. Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
NZ426083 F/S Nav(B) EAST, P. Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
NZ417189 F/S WO/AG BARKER, R. Posted to (N.E.) No. 33 Base wef 9.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2276/43 d/d 11.10.43)
NZ421003 F/S Pilot BATGER, W. Posted to (N.E.) No. 33 Base wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2277/43 d/d 11.10.43)
NZ417207 F/S WO/AG GEE, W. Posted to Combined Re-Selection Centre wef 16.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2329/43 d/d 13.10.43)
NZ415079 F/S Pilot TURNER, F. Posted from No. 1657 C.U. wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
NZ417220 F/S WO/AG McNAMARA, E. Posted from No. 1657 C.U. wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
NZ425410 F/S A/B YOUNG, J. Posted from No. 1657 C.U. wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
NZ412878 F/S WO/AG GRAY, E. Posted to No. 11 O.T.U. wef 25.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2495/43 d/d 22.10.43)
NZ425011 Sgt. A/G FISHER, A. Posted to No. 33 Base wef 9.10.43 (Authy 3G/2501/43 d/d 23.10.43)
NZ425775 Sgt. A/B HERDMAN, J. Posted to No. 33 Base (N.E.) wef 7.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2497/43 d/d 23.10.43)
NZ42341 Sgt. A/G ROSS, F. Detached to No. 1657 C.U. wef 23.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2462/43 d/d 21.10.43)
NZ421276 Sgt. A/G HARRINGTON, A. Detached to No. 1657 C.U. wef 23.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2462/43 d/d 21.10.43)
1493160 Sgt. NAV.B. CLEGHORN, A. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. … [missing text]
552574 Sgt. WO/AG BLOXHAM, M. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. … [missing text]
1374282 Sgt. F/Eng THOMPSON, J. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. … [missing text]
1417280 Sgt. A/G WILKS, R. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. … [missing text]
1030026 Sgt. WO/AG HEGARTY, T. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. … [missing text]
1117389 Sgt. F/Eng STEWART, T. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. … [missing text]
1339159 Sgt/AG CROWTHER, F. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. … [missing text]
1395672 Sgt. WO/AG HALDEN [not HOLDEN], L. Posted from No. 1665 C.U. wef 25.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1800/43 d/d 21.9.43)
[1088244 Sgt. F/Eng MOUNTAIN, H.*] Posted from No. 1665 C.U. wef 25.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1800/43 d/d 21.9.43)

*I was not able to trace this individual to Squadron/other records

1684010 Sgt. A/G GLEAVE, T. Posted from No. 1665 C.U. wef 25.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1800/43 d/d 21.9.43)
1349759 Sgt. A/B MUNN, H. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Accts Depot (N.E.) wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43 d/d 30.9.43)
1387682 Sgt. WO/AG COWAN, F. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Accts Depot (N.E.) wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43 d/d 30.9.43)
1336122 Sgt. A/G CHESSON, F. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Accts Depot (N.E.) wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43 d/d 30.9.43)
1583723 Sgt. F/Eng. BERESFORD, J. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Accts Depot (N.E.) wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43 d/d 30.9.43)
1198898 Sgt. W/AG HARRIES, W. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Accts Depot (N.E.) wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43 d/d 30.9.43)
917722 Sgt. F/Eng. SMITH, C. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Accts Depot (N.E.) wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43 d/d 30.9.43)
1891699 Sgt. A/G BANGS, A. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Accts Depot (N.E.) wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1922/43 d/d 30.9.43)
1258390 F/S A/B FOX, C. Posted to No. 1657 Con Unit wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1851/43 d/d 25.9.43)
1327245 Sgt. A/B WILLIAMS, A. Posted to No. 1651 Con Unit wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1852/43 d/d 25.9.43)
1861044 Sgt. F/Eng. HARRINGTON, D. Posted from No. 1665 C.U. wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1838/43 d/d 24.9.43)
1796312 Sgt. A/G HUGHES, V. Posted from No. 1665 C.U. wef 28.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1838/43 d/d 24.9.43)
1477334 Sgt. A/G KURTON, S. Detached to C.G.S. wef 29.9.43 (Authy P/N BC/6780/43 d/d 20.9.43)
1335580 Sgt. W/AG DOVEY, C. Posted to 1651 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1874/43 d/d 2.10.43)
1571977 Sgt. F/Eng. NIXON, R. Posted to 1651 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1874/43 d/d 2.10.43)
1608500 Sgt. A/G POWELL, R. Posted to 1651 C.U. wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1874/43 d/d 2.10.43)
798662 Sgt. W/AG BOURGEOIS, H. Posted to No.11 O.T.U. wef 4.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1904/43 d/d 29.9.43)
1477334 Sgt. A/G KURTON, S. Ceased to be detached to No. 1657 C.U. wef 23.9.43 (Authy 3G/6607/7/P.4 d/d 14.9.43)
1374282 Sgt. F/Eng. THOMSON, J. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. Accts Dept. wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2097/43 d/d 4.10.43)
1186834 Sgt. F/Eng. COLLINS [not COLLONS], G. Posted from 186 Sqdn. wef 5.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2052/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1437112 Sgt. WO/AG HOWSON, R.E. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
925315 Sgt. A/G MANTLE, A. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
1818763 [not 1818765] Sgt. A/G DALE, R. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
1850150 Sgt. F/Eng. HARRIS, F. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)
1288144 Sgt. F/Eng. CLINCH, K. [not J.] Posted from 1657 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)

176037 [the officer is traceable using this string, but not 1676144 as used in Form 540] Sgt. W/AG MARVIN, D. Posted from 1657 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3G/1910/43 d/d 29.9.43)

170664 [the officer is traceable using this string, but not 980730 as used in Form 540] Sgt. Pilot BUCKLEY, T. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2101/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1368989 Sgt. W/AG HOUSTON, A. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2101/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1393306 Sgt. A/G MURPHY, J. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2101/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1292972 Sgt. A/G HOWELLS, H. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2101/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1581930 Sgt. F/Eng. THOMPSON, W. Posted from 1651 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2101/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1385979 Sgt. W/AG BOOTS, R.F. Posted from No.33 Base wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2034/43 d/d 3.10.43)
1476465 [not 1476463] Sgt. Pilot MIDDLETON, H. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 5.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2125/43 d/d 7.10.43)
1322528 Sgt. Nav.B. MASSIE, C. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 5.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2125/43 d/d 7.10.43)
1024139 [not 1024138] Sgt. W/AG POW, L. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 5.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2125/43 d/d 7.10.43)
1581611 Sgt. F/Eng. HUDSON, E.F. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 5.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2125/43 d/d 7.10.43)
1514349 Sgt. A/G THORPE, E. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 5.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2125/43 d/d 7.10.43)
1590747 Sgt. A/G LACKENBY [not MOONEY], T. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 5.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2125/43 d/d 7.10.43)
1398967 Sgt. F/Eng. BLACKMAN, G. Posted from 1665 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2086/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1570894 Sgt. A/G HULBERT, F. Posted from 1665 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2086/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1796255 Sgt. A/G McGLOIN, T. Posted from 1665 Con. Unit wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2086/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1601799 Sgt. A/G HUBBOCK, J. Posted to No.33 Base wef 20.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2280/43 d/d 11.10.43)
1012770 Sgt. A/B ELLIS, S. Posted to No.11 O.T.U. wef 14.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2231/43 d/d 10.10.43)
1583058 Sgt. F/Eng. DALKINS, R. Posted to No.33 Base wef 6.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2273/43 d/d 11.10.43)
573978 Sgt. F/Eng. WORLEDGE, C. Posted to No.33 Base wef 17.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2279/43 d/d 10.10.43)
1385979 Sgt. W/AG BOOTS, R. Posted to 1651 Con. Unit wef 12.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2227/43 d/d 10.10.43)
1442387 Sgt. W/AG POWELL, A. Posted from 1665 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3 Grp. P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 29.9.43)
1804162 Sgt. F/Eng. FLINDALL, G. Posted from 1665 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3 Grp. P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 29.9.43)
1609239 [not 1609329] Sgt. A/G JONES, R. Posted from 1665 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3 Grp. P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 29.9.43)
1528525 Sgt. A/G KIRK, J. Posted from 1665 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy 3 Grp. P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 29.9.43)
1356658 Sgt. A/G BULLEN, R. Posted to Combined Re-Selection Centre wef 18.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2380/43 d/d 16.10.43)
1237245 Sgt. A/B WILLIAMS, A. Posted to No. 149 Squadron wef 26.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2375/43 d/d 16.10.43)
1331148 Sgt. W/AG BOOMSA, A. Posted to No. 16 O.T.U. wef 17.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2239/43 d/d 10.10.43)
1445155 Sgt. A/G SHINN, G. Posted to No. 84 O.T.U. wef 17.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2238/43 d/d 10.10.43)
642264 Sgt. A/G NEWMAN, V. Posted to No. 84 O.T.U. wef 17.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2238/43 d/d 10.10.43)
1569054 Sgt. A/G LYALL, G. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 27.9.43)
1585202 Sgt. W/AG STURGEON, J. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 27.9.43)
1590360 Sgt. A/G McGINN, J. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 27.9.43)
1808961 Sgt. F/Eng COLLINS, H. Posted from No. 1665 Con. Unit wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1898/43 d/d 27.9.43)
1392196 Sgt. W/AG MYHILL, W. Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit wef 10.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1473254 Sgt. A/G BISSETT, E. Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit wef 10.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1570005 Sgt. A/G RAMSAY, W. Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit wef 10.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1850021 Sgt. F/Eng. JAMES, I.E. [not F.] Posted from No. 1657 Con. Unit wef 10.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2090/43 d/d 5.10.43)
540956 Sgt. Pilot ALLEN, W. Posted from No. 1651 C.U. wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
551988 Sgt. A/G BRUCE, W. Posted from No. 1651 C.U. wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1166829 Sgt. F/Eng. COPELAND, A. Posted from No. 1651 C.U. wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1176109 Sgt. W/AG ESCOURTE, A. Posted from No. 1651 C.U. wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1449499 Sgt. A/B BONE, J. Posted from No. 1651 C.U. wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1549452 [not 1653158] Sgt. Nav(B) HEWITT, T. Posted from No. 1651 C.U. wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1653158 Sgt. A/G PURDEN, S. Posted from No. 1651 C.U. wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1336876 Sgt. W/AG SKINGLEY, P. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1603909 Sgt. F/Eng. CONNER, R. Posted from No. 1651 Con. Unit wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1324/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1389106 Sgt. A/B. FITZGERALD, M. Posted from No. 214 Squadron wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2347/43 d/d 14.10.43)
546595 Sgt. F/Eng. TODD, W.J. Posted from No. 1657 C.U. wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2092/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1809983 Sgt. A/G MORE, R. Posted from No. 1657 C.U. wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2092/43 d/d 5.10.43)
2215940 Sgt. A/G BELLIS, S. Posted from No. 1657 C.U. wef 9.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2092/43 d/d 5.10.43)
1396220 [not 1396320] Sgt. A/B JASPER, H. Posted to No. 15 Squadron wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2331/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1332059 Sgt. W/AG GILMORE, L. Posted to No. 15 Squadron wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2331/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1216099 Sgt. F/Eng. BEVANS, N. Posted to No. 15 Squadron wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2331/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1573067 Sgt. A/G MOORE, J. Posted to No. 15 Squadron wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2331/43 d/d 13.10.43)
1509962 Sgt. A/G YORK, V. Posted to No. 15 Squadron wef 15.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2331/43 d/d 13.10.43)
994223 Sgt. F/Eng. RILEY, W. Posted to A&A.E. wef 20.10.43 (Authy P/N DGP/BC/7474/43/35 d/d 18.10.43)
1059434 Sgt. W/AG SHAW, E. Posted to No. 1665 C.U. wef 21.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2123/43 d/d 6.10.43)
1070627 [the officer is not traceable using this string, as used in Form 540] Sgt. F/Eng. WARING, H. Posted to No. 33 Base wef 3.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2500/43 d/d 23.10.43)

[1089244 Sgt. F/Eng. MOUNTAIN, H.*] Posted to No. 33 Base wef 2.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2499/43 d/d 23.10.43)

*I was not able to trace this individual to Squadron/other records

1287534 Sgt. A/G NORTH, A. Posted to No. 33 Base wef 6.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2502/43 d/d 23.10.43)
1319643 Sgt. A/G FRANCIS, J. Posted to No. 12 O.T.U. wef 21.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2229/43 d/d 10.10.43)
1379916 Sgt. F/Eng. PINCKARD, J. Posted to A&A.E.E. wef 20.10.43 (Authy P/N DGP/BC/7474/43/35 d/d 18.10.43)
654224 W/O F/Eng. WHITE, D. Posted to No. 83 O.T.U. wef 28.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2552/43 d/d 26.10.43)
1053636 Sgt. W/AG EVANS, D. Posted to No. 33 Base wef 14.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2498/43 d/d 23.10.43)
1387510 Sgt. W/AG WEBB, F. Posted to No. 1657 C.U. wef 23.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2462/43 d/d 21.10.43)
1608835 Sgt. F/Eng. CUDLIPP, L. Posted to No. 1657 C.U. wef 23.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2462/43 d/d 21.10.43)
R147326 Sgt. A/G McRAE, C. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 24.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1880/43 d/d 29.9.43)
R137421 Sgt. A/B PENNYCOOK, C. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 4.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2125/43 d/d 7.10.43)
R124868 W/O A/G SKRIPSY, C. Posted to No. 33 Base wef 14.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2498/43 d/d 23.10.43)
Aus414691 F/S A/G JARVIS, W. Posted (Missing) to War Cas. N/E. Accts Depot wef 23.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1849/43 d/d 25.9.43)
Aus413338 F/S A/B BRADLEY, T. Posted from 1665 C.U. wef 25.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1800/43 d/d 21.9.43)
Aus413144 Sgt. Pilot SINGLE, A. Posted from 1665 C.U. wef 20.9.43 (Authy P/N 3G/1838/43 d/d 24.9.43)
Aus413849 F/S A/B BROWN, S. W. Attached to No. 1657 Con. Unit wef 23.10.43 (Authy P/N 3G/2462/43 d/d 21.10.43)

ARRIVALS AND DESPATCHES OF AIRCRAFT.
3.10.43 Stirling III LK.384 received from AUSTIN MOTOR CO. BIRMINGHAM (Authy.41G/5012)
7.10.43 Stirling III EF.466 received from BAT A&A.E.E. BOSCOMBE DOWN (Authy.H.Q.B.C.Sig.Q.948 21.9.43)

14.10.43 Stirling I BK.619 despatched to No 1651 Con Unit (Authy F.W.900 d/d 4.10.43)
16.10.43 Stirling III LJ.457 received from SHORT BROS. SWINDON (Authy.41/G/5297)
18.10.43 Stirlings III EF.200, EF.211, & EF.201 received from SHORT & HARLAND BELFAST (Authy 41G/5278)
Stirling III LK.389 received from AUSTIN MOTOR CO. BIRMINGHAM (Authy.41G/5301)
Stirling III EF.205 received from SHORT & HARLAND BELFAST (Authy 41G/5300)
19.10.43 Stirling III EF.206 received from SHORT & HARLAND BELFAST (Authy 41G/5300)
21.10.43 Stirling III EF.207 received from SHORT & HARLAND BELFAST (Authy 41G/5300)
22.10.43 Stirlings III EE.958, EF.465 despatched to No 513 Squadron (Authy F.W. 920 d/d 21.10.43)
30.10.43 Stirling III EF.211 despatched to No 513 Squadron (Authy F.W. 3 d/d 24.10.43)
Stirling III EF.205 despatched to No 513 Squadron (Authy F.W. 3 d/d 24.10.43)
31.10.43 Stirlings III EF.206 & EF.201 despatched to No 513 Squadron (Authy F.W. 3 d/d 24.10.43)

R. D. Max (signature)

Wing Commander, Commanding,
NO. 75(NZ) SQUADRON, R.A.F.