PB418 “Charlie”

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – PB418

 

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 12/08/44 Mining in the Gironde Estuary AA-C F/O White 07:00
2 14/08/44 Hamel Hit by flak twice – dubious about this serial number? AA-C S/L Drummond 03:40
dnc 16/08/44 Stettin icing AA-C F/O White 06:31
3 18/08/44 Bremen AA-C F/L Earl 05:17
4 25/08/44 Russelsheim AA-C F/L Earl 08:41
5 26/08/44 Kiel AA-C F/S Smith 05:12
6 29/08/44 Stettin AA-C F/L Earl 09:15
7 31/08/44 Pont Reny Hit by flak once AA-C F/O Layton 03:06
8 03/09/44 The Aerodrom At Eindhoven AA-C F/O Adolph 03:30
9 05/09/44 Le Havre AA-C F/L Earl 03:26
10 06/09/44 Harqueboc Le Havre AA-C F/O Hadley 03:51
11 08/09/44 Doudenville AA-C F/O Layton 02:56
12 10/09/44 Montivilliers AA-C F/O Martyn 03:53
13 11/09/44 Mining in the Baltic Sea AA-C F/O Martyn 07:45
14 12/09/44 Frankfurt AA-C F/O Layton 06:25
15 14/09/44 Waasenaar AA-C F/O Rees 02:33
16 23/09/44 Neuss AA-C F/L Earl 04:09
17 25/09/44 Calais AA-C F/S McRitchie 02:46
18 26/09/44 Cap Gris Nez AA-C F/S Galletly 02:25
19 28/09/44 Calais AA-C F/L Earl 03:00
20 03/10/44 the West Kapelle Dyke AA-C S/L Earl 03:06
21 05/10/44 Saarbrucken AA-C S/L Earl 05:52
22 06/10/44 Dortmund AA-C F/L Baxter 05:59
23 07/10/44 Emmerich AA-C F/L Baxter 03:55
24 14/10/44 Duisburg AA-C S/L Earl 04:20
25 14/10/44 Duisburg(2) AA-C S/L Earl 04:50
26 18/10/44 Bonn AA-C W/C Leslie 04:24
27 19/10/44 Stuttgart AA-C S/L Earl 06:00
28 21/10/44 Flushing AA-C S/L Earl 03:02
29 23/10/44 Essen AA-C F/S Tweed 04:56
30 25/10/44 Essen AA-C F/S Tweed 04:10
31 30/10/44 Cologne AA-C F/S Tweed 03:26
32 31/10/44 Cologne AA-C F/S Williams 04:59
33 04/11/44 Solingen AA-C F/L Martyn 04:28
34 05/11/44 Solingen AA-C F/S Tweed 04:00
35 15/11/44 Dortmund AA-C F/S Tweed 04:59
36 16/11/44 Heinsberg Hit by flak twice AA-C S/L Earl 04:38
37 20/11/44 Homberg AA-C F/O Cumberpatch 04:09
38 21/11/44 Homberg AA-C F/O Cumberpatch 03:46
39 23/11/44 Gelsenkirchen AA-C S/L Earl 04:34
40 27/11/44 Cologne Marshalling Yard Hit by flak twice AA-C P/O Tweed 04:44
41 28/11/44 Neuss AA-C F/O Tweed 04:02
42 30/11/44 Osterfeld AA-C F/O Tweed 03:56
43 02/12/44 Dortmund AA-C F/O Tweed 04:26
44 04/12/44 Oberhausen AA-C F/O Tweed 03:58
45 05/12/44 Hamm Marshalling Yards AA-C F/O Tweed 04:42
46 08/12/44 Duisburg AA-C P/O Tweed 04:10
47 11/12/44 Osterfeld AA-C F/S Pearson 04:09
48 16/12/44 Siegen AA-C F/S Pearson 06:00
49 23/12/44 Trier AA-C F/O Pearson 04:41
50 27/12/44 Rheydt AA-C F/O Parsons 04:17
51 28/12/44 Gremberg M/Y at Cologne PB418, F/O Davies & crew, was forced to release 15 seconds early when bombs from the formation above began falling about them. Other aircraft also had to dodge falling bombs. AA-C F/O Davies 04:49
52 29/12/44 Coblenz (Lutzel Marshalling Yard) AA-C F/O Tweed 00:00
53 31/12/44 Vohwinkel AA-C F/O Tweed 04:52
54 01/01/45 Vohwinkel AA-C F/O Pearson 06:02
55 02/01/45 Nurnburg AA-C F/O Tweed 07:39
56 05/01/45 Ludwigshafen Hit by flak 3 times AA-C F/O Tweed 05:51
57 06/01/45 Neuss AA-C F/S O’Malley 04:57
58 07/01/45 Munich AA-C F/S Russell 08:11
59 11/01/45 Krefeld AA-C F/S Russell 05:12
60 13/01/45 Saarbrucken AA-C F/S Russell 07:17
61 22/01/45 Duisburg AA-C F/O Pearson 02:42
62 29/01/45 Krefeld M/Y Bomb load 1 x 4,000 H.C., 9 x 500 ANM, 2 x 500 M.C., 4 x 250 G.P. Primary target Krefeld M/Y. Other aircraft were bearing through the target and upset the formation after owing to slipstream. AA-C F/O Leadley 05:38
63 02/02/45 Wiesbaden AA-C F/O Russell 04:54
64 09/02/45 Hohenbudburg AA-C F/O Russell 04:28
65 14/02/45 Chemnitz AA-C F/O Russell 08:27
66 16/02/45 Wesel AA-C F/O Russell 05:29
67 18/02/45 Wesel AA-C F/L Kilpatrick 05:20
68 19/02/45 Wesel AA-C F/O Stevens 05:09
69 20/02/45 Dortmund AA-C F/O Layton 05:46
70 23/02/45 Gelsenkirchen AA-C F/O O’Malley 05:33
71 25/02/45 Kamen AA-C F/O Russell 05:41
dnc 01/03/45 Kamen Had to jettison bomb load and return early owing to engine trouble AA-C P/O Barr 01:18
dnc 02/03/45 Cologne AA-C F/O O’Malley 00:27
72 04/03/45 Wanne Eickel AA-C F/S Lukins 04:51
73 05/03/45 Gelsenkirchen AA-C F/O Cox 05:28
74 06/03/45 Salzbergen AA-C F/S Lukins 05:41
75 07/03/45 Dessau AA-C F/S Lukins 08:35
76 09/03/45 Datteln AA-C F/O Russell 05:37
77 10/03/45 Gelsenkirchen Buer AA-C F/O Russell 04:55
78 11/03/45 Essen AA-C F/L Kilpatrick 05:17
79 12/03/45 Dortmund AA-C F/S Fairbairn 05:52
80 14/03/45 Heinrich Hutte AA-C F/O Russell 05:14
81 17/03/45 Auguste Viktoria AA-C F/O Milsom 05:06
82 18/03/45 Bruchstrasse AA-C F/O Russell 05:13
83 21/03/45 Munster Viaduct AA-C F/O Cox 05:20
84 23/03/45 Wesel AA-C F/O Russell 04:08
85 27/03/45 Hamm (Sachsen) AA-C W/O Bone 05:22
86 29/03/45 Salzgitter AA-C F/O Russell 06:41
87 04/04/45 Attack on Meresburg AA-C F/O Russell 08:29
88 09/04/45 Attack on Kiel AA-C W/O Bone 06:03
89 13/04/45 Attack on Kiel AA-C F/O Russell 05:24
90 14/04/45 Attack on Potsdam AA-C W/O Bone 08:33
91 18/04/45 Attack on Heligoland AA-C F/L Spillman 04:42
92 22/04/45 Attack on Bremen AA-C P/0 Lukins 05:48
93 30/04/45 Supply Dropping – Rotterdam AA-C F/O Russell 02:37
94 07/05/45 Supply Dropping at Delft Noted in the Logbook of Wynn Russell as ‘Charlie’s 100th’ AA-C F/O Russell 02:21
95 08/05/45 Supply Dropping at Rotterdam AA-C F/O Bader* 02:36
96 11/05/45 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt AA-C F/O Wagstaff 06:44
97 12/05/45 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt AA-C F/L Adamson 04:37
98 13/05/45 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt AA-C F/O Bone 03:46
99 14/05/45 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt AA-C F/O Bone 05:27
100 23/05/45 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt AA-C F/L Westbrooke 06:38
Total Op hours 496:00