S.H. Gunning crew 30.05.42

10/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen
Eight Well.III a/c from this unit were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250 lbs, was dropped in the target area but results were not seen. There was heavy predicted flak and searchlights were fairly intense. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather was fine with 7/10 cloud. Navigation by astro, D.F. and loop was good.

Wellington Mk.III Z.1572 AA-M

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J.J. Manson, RAFVR 1251684/ 104475 – Navigator.
Sgt. Greig, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Tate, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:10 – Landed 01:05
Flight Time 03:55

10/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets Essen
Eight Well.III a/c from this unit were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250 lbs, was dropped in the target area but results were not seen. There was heavy predicted flak and searchlights were fairly intense. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather was fine with 7/10 cloud. Navigation by astro, D.F. and loop was good.

Wellington Mk.III Z.1572 AA-M

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J.J. Manson, RAFVR 1251684/ 104475 – Navigator.
Sgt. Greig, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Tate, British Army – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:10 – Landed 01:05
Flight Time 03:55

12/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at LeHavre and Essen
Ten Well.III, aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, was dropped in the target area, bomb bursts being observed. Fairly accurate heavy and medium flak was encountered. There were a great number of searchlights active in cones. Many fighters flares and red and green lights were seen on route. One fighter a/c was seen over North Sea about 250 miles from the Dutch Coast. Weather was very clear with visibility up to 100 miles. Navigation was by TR, DR and loops.

Wellington Mk.III Z.1572 AA-M

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J.J. Manson, RAFVR 1251684/ 104475 – Navigator.
Sgt. Greig, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Tate, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:55 – Landed 00:40
Flight Time 03:45

13/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at Boulogne
Two Well.III a/c from this unit were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 250lbs was dropped in target area by one a/c the other returned to base with bombs. There was no flak and only a few searchlights. Weather was moderate with slight ground haze. Navigation was good with Dr and loops.

Wellington Mk.III Z.1572 AA-M

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J.J. Manson, RAFVR 1251684/ 104475 – Navigator.
Sgt. Greig, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Tate, RNZAF – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:30 – Landed 00:40
Flight Time 03:10

15/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at Le Havre and Dortmund
Eight Well.III aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs was dropped in the target area and bomb bursts were seen. There was some heavy predicted flak and tracer over target and searchlights were ineffective owing to cloud. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather at Dortmund was cloudy with slight ground haze. Navigation was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3760 AA-L

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J. J. Manson, RNZAF NZ402221 – Navigator.
Sgt. Tate, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Greig, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ404107 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:05 – Landed 02:55
Flight Time 02:50

17/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets at Hamburg
Eight Well.III a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in the target area and bomb bursts were seen. Well.III, X.3636 jettisoned its bombs when in searchlight beams. There was intense heavy flak co-operating with searchlights which were numerous. Weather was clear and there was a slight ground haze. Navigation was good by TR, loops and DR.

Wellington Mk.III – AA-

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J.J. Manson, RAFVR 1251684/ 104475 – Navigator.
Sgt. Tate, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Greig, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:40 – Landed 05:35
Flight Time 05:55

22/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne
Ten Well.III a\c were detailed attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 100lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in the target area but no results seen owing to cloud. There were only a few searchlights active and A.A. fire was slight. Well.III, X3487 captained by P/O Jarman was attacked by a JU.88 which attacked once and broke away to port. The results of this short attack were however serious the second pilot, P/O Nicol being mortally wounded, the rear gunner Sgt. Harris being killed and the Navigator Sgt. Taylor and W/Op. Sgt. Fernie were wounded. The bomb load was not dropped on the target but was dropped in the sea. The a/c was brought back to base and crash landed. Well.III, X3705, captained by F/S. McLachlan, was also attacked and the second pilot killed (P/O. Fountain) and Sgt. Tutty was wounded. F/Sgt. McLachlan managed to reach base and crash land.

Wellington Mk.III X.3408 AA-Q

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J.J. Manson, RAFVR 1251684/ 104475 – Navigator.
Sgt. Tate, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Greig, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:30 – Landed 04:15
Flight Time 05:45

23/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at Rostock
Seven Well.III a/c from this unit were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs, 4lb incendiaries was dropped on the target. Results were very good, many large fires were seen and bomb burst. A.A. fire was very small, some light and heavy flak being encountered. There were few searchlights active and no enemy a/c were seen. Weather was very good with slight ground haze. Navigation was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3482 AA-J

Sgt. Myles Frederick Gordon Fraser, RNZAF NZ403437 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Mason, RAFVR – Observer.
Sgt. Tate, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Greig, British Army – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:35 – Landed 05:35
Flight Time 07:00

25/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against at Rostock and Dunkirk
Seven Well.III a/c were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb load of 1000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in the target area and fires were seen burning fiercely. Bombs were seen to burst across aiming point . A.A. fire was only slight and searchlights few. One enemy a/c was seen near Dunkirk. Weather was very clear with slight ground haze. Navigation was quite good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3408 AA-Q

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J.J. Manson, RAFVR 1251684/ 104475 – Navigator.
Sgt. Tate, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Greig, RNZAF – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:15 – Landed 05:15
Flight Time 07:00

27/04/1942 – Operations – Attack Against Targets at Cologne and Mine Laying off Heligoland
Eight Well.III a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, and 4lbs incendiaries was dropped on the target and fires were seen burning at Cologne. The mine laying a/c successfully carried out ther task, without interference. There was moderate A.A. fire over Cologne and searchlights working in cones. One enemy a/c was seen but no attack was made. Weather was good with visibility up to 100 miles. Navigation was good, DR, TR, loops and map reading.

Wellington Mk.III X.3760 AA-L

P/O Allen Armistice Fraser, RNZAF NZ405030 – Pilot.
P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O J.J. Manson, RAFVR 1251684/ 104475 – Navigator.
Sgt. Greig, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Tate, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
F/S Raymond Wickliffe John Trengrove, RNZAF NZ40927 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:00 – Landed 09:00
Flight Time 11:00

30/05/1942 – Bombing Attacks Against Cologne
Twenty-three Wellington aircraft, including IA, IC,III, were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One of these aircraft, Wellington IA T.2894, captained by P/O Johnson (attached to this Unit from C.G.S. Suton Bridge) failed to return to base. Another aircraft X.3751 captained by P/O Jarman, was badly damaged by flak, both fuel tanks being holed and both port and starboard airspeed indicators rendered unserviceable. The bomb load consisted of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs and 30lbs. and 4lbs incendiaries. The weather conditions were excellent, and the target was bombed successfully many fires being started in all parts of the town. A.A. fire was very erratic and searchlights were working in cones. A large number of enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks resulted. Navigation was by D/R, TR, Q.D.M., Loop.

Wellington Mk.Ic DU.883 AA-U

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ronald Stewart Harvey, RNZAF NZ404538 – Observer.
Sgt. James Richard Gratton, RNZAF NZ402996 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. William Henry Bright, RNZAF NZ41567 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Thomas Eric Crarer, RNZAF NZ405475 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:35 – Landed 02:45
Flight Time 03:10

01/06/1942 – Attacks Against Targets at Essen
Twenty Well. a/c were detailed to carry out the above attack. Bomb loads of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250, 30lb inc and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area but results were not observed owing to cloud over target. Large fires were, however, seen to be burning in the target area. A.A. fire was not particularly intense and searchlights were scattered. One ME.109 followed Well.IC DV884 for about 5 minutes but was eluded. Weather was fairly good until target was reached where there was low cloud and haze. Navigation was good by all aids.

Wellington Mk.Ic DU.883 AA-U

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ronald Stewart Harvey, RNZAF NZ404538 – Observer.
Sgt. James Richard Gratton, RNZAF NZ402996 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. William Henry Bright, RAFVR NZ41567 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Thomas Eric Crarer, RNZAF NZ405475 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:59 – Landed 04:30
Flight Time 04:31

02/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Essen
Sixteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area but no results were observed. A few small fires were seen near target. A.A. fire was fairly heavy and searchlights operating in cones were numerous. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather marred the operation, there being a heavy ground have. Navigation was excellent. Well, X3408, captained by P/O Carter, failed to return.

Wellington Mk.Ic DU.833 AA-U

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ronald Stewart Harvey, RNZAF NZ404538 – Observer.
Sgt. James Richard Gratton, RNZAF NZ402996 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. William Henry Bright, RAFVR NZ41567 – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Thomas Eric Crarer, RNZAF NZ405475 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:55 – Landed 03:40
Flight Time 03:45

19/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Emden
Eleven a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 4lb inc was taken. Aircraft unable to identify Emden attacked Osnabruck. Results were not observed. Flak was not intense but searchlights were fairly active. One unidentified a/c followed Well.III X3539 for about 5 miles but made no attack. Weather was clear over Osnabruck. Nav was excellent.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Mark Kraljevic, RNZAF NZ403458 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:45 – Landed 03:55
Flight Time 04:10

20/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Emden
Twelve a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 250lbs and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area. Results were not observed. There was intense flak and searchlights were few. A JU88 attacked Well.III, X3539 without result. Weather was hazy with 5/10 cloud. Visibility very bad. Nav was good. Well.III, X3760 P/O Fraser failed to return.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Mark Kraljevic, RNZAF NZ403458 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:35 – Landed 03:30
Flight Time 03:55

22/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Emden
Thirteen a/c were detailed to attack the above. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area. Results were not observed. Flak was moderate and searchlights were scarce. One JU88 and one ME109 sighted by one of our a/c but no attack made. Weather good 5/10 cloud at 15,000’, clear over target. Slight haze. Nav was excellent.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Mark Kraljevic, RNZAF NZ403458 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:25 – Landed 04:25
Flight Time 05:00

25/06/1942 – Attack on Targets at Bremen
Twenty a/c were detailed to attack the above. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs and 4lb inc was dropped in the target. Results not observed. There was a large amount of A.A. fire searchlights were ineffective. A JU88 followed Well.III X3664 but did not attack. Weather was moderate with 10/10 cloud. Nav was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Henry Varley Gibb Crawford, RNZAF NZ404339 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:20 – Landed 05:05
Flight Time 05:45

29/06/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Bremen
Sixteen a/c were detailed to carry out the above attack. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 500lbs, and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area. Results not observed. A.A. fire was heavy in target area. Searchlights were ineffective through cloud. A JU88 was attacked and claimed as shot down by Well.BJ837, captained by Sgt. Hockaday. Weather was cloudy. Nav was excellent. Well.III (P/O Monk) failed to return and Well.III Z1616 (Sgt. Bertram) crashed after take-off and caught fire. All crew killed.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:45 – Landed 01:00
Flight Time 01:15

02/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Bremen
Twelve aircraft left base to carry out an attack on targets at Bremen. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in the target area, bomb bursts and fires were seen in target area. A.A. fire was poor and searchlights were scattered but numerous. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather was very clear over target. Navigation was very good by TR and DR.

Wellington Mk.III X.3646 AA-M

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off ? – Landed ?
Flight Time –

07/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Frisian Islands (Gardening)
Nine a/c carried out the above sortie and carried 500lbs bombs and vegetables. A few machines returned with loads but some carried out their task. There was no A.A. fire, searchlights or enemy aircraft. Weather was cloudy with poor visibility. Navigation was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

P/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:05 – Landed 04:15
Flight Time 04:10

08/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Wilhemshaven
Thirteen a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, and 4lb inc was dropped in the target area and hit were believed to be scored. There was heavy predicted flak and searchlights were scattered. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather was good clear over target. Navigation was excellent.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:05 – Landed 05:05
Flight Time 05:00

20/07/1942 – Daylight Sorties Against Bremen
Six a/c were detailed to carry out the above attack. Bomb load was not dropped as all returned to base owing to lack of cloud cover. There was no A.A. fire but four enemy a/c made unsuccessful attacks on Well.III, X3452, captained by Sgt. Croall

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:20 – Landed 18:50
Flight Time 01:30

21/07/1942 – Attack Against at Duisburg
Thirteen a/c were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs 30lbs and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area but results were unobserved. Photographs were taken however. A.A. fire was not very heavy but there were any searchlight cones. No enemy a/c were seen. Weather was good, clear over target. Navigation was by TR & DR.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
Sgt. J.W.F. Atkins, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:10 – Landed 03:55
Flight Time 03:45

23/07/1942 – Attack Against at Duisburg
Fourteen a/c were detailed to attack the above target and bomb load of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area. Results unobserved. A.A. fire was heavy and concentrated. Searchlights were few owing to cloud. One JU.88 was seen. TWo other enemy a/c were seen but did not attack. Weather was poor, cloudy over the target. Nav. was good

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
Sgt. Leslie Edward McKenzie, RNZAF NZ413266 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:40 – Landed 04:35
Flight Time 03:55

25/07/1942 – Attack Against at Duisburg
Thirteen a/c were detailed to carry out the above attack. Bomb loads of 4000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs and incendiaries was dropped in the target area. Results unobserved. A.A. fire was accurate and in abundance. Searchlights were poor. Several enemy a/c were seen, one FW190 was seen near target and a JU88 attacking a Wellington. Weather was fair with 8/10 to 10/10 cloud. Nav was good.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
f/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:30 – Landed 03:50
Flight Time 03:20

26/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Hamburg
Fifteen a/c were detailed to carry out an attack against the above target. Bomb load of 34000lbs, 1000lbs, 500lbs and incendiaries was dropped on target area. Numerous fires and bomb bursts were seen. A.A. fire was accurate. Seven searchlights destroyed and others damaged and one m/c gun post silenced by Well.III, X3396, captained by Sgt. Kearns. Searchlights were ineffective owing to moon. One JU88 was seen 30 miles from enemy coast but did not attack. Weather was clear over target but cloudy on route. Navigation was very good by TR and DR

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:45 – Landed 04:15
Flight Time 05:30

28/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Hamburg
Seventeen a/c were detailed to carry out an attack on the above target. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area and bursts were seen in dock area. A.A. fire was very accurate, light and heavy predicted. There were many accurate searchlight cones in parts but clear over target. Navigation was good by TR and DR. Six a/c failed to return to base

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:45 – Landed 04:30
Flight Time 05:45

31/07/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf
Eleven a/c were detailed to carry out an attack on the above targets. Bomb load of 4000lbs, 30lb and 4lb incendiaries was dropped in target area. Good results were obtained and hits observed. A.A. fire was moderate and search lights although numerous, were ineffective. Well.III, X3396 was attacked by a JU88 but evaded successfully. F/Sgt. Lewis, rear gunner of Well.III, X3646 was struck and injured by a 4lb incendiary bomb falling from another a/c. Weather was good and navigation was by DR and TR

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:30 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 04:15

04/08/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Essen
Five aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets. Bomb lad of 500lb were dropped in the target area. A.A. fire was heavy, searchlights were lighting up the clouds, but not in large numbers. No enemy aircraft were seen. Weather was fairly good, being cloudy in places. Navigation was by T.R. and D.R.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:55 – Landed 02:20
Flight Time 03:25

06/08/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Duisburg
Eight aircraft were detailed to attack the above target, Bomb load of 4000lb, 250lb, incendiaries and flares were dropped in the target area. A.A. fire was heavy and in some parts scattered, ground haze caused searchlights to be ineffective. No enemy aircraft were seen. The weather was good. Navigation was fairly good byT.R. and D.R. Wellington X3636, captained by Sgt. Jackson.J. was hit by A.A. fire which caused hydraulics to be unserviceable in his aircraft, he landed successfully on return.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 01:35 – Landed 05:00
Flight Time 03:25

09/08/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Osnabruck
Seven aircraft were detailed to attack the above target. Bomb load of 500lb, incendiaries and flares was dropped in target area, bomb bursts and fires were seen in target area and vicinity. A small amount of light A.A. fire was encountered, the target was ringed by a heavy concentration of searchlights. No enemy aircraft were seen. The weather was good. Navigation was good by T.R. and D.R.

Wellington Mk.III X.3468 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:30 – Landed 04:55
Flight Time 04:25

11/08/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Mainz
Nine aircraft were detailed to attack above target. Bomb load of 4000lb, 1000lb, 500lb and incendiaries were dropped in target area. A.A. fire was light, searchlights were scarce and ineffective. One fighter was seen by P/O Horne in Wellington B.J.765 as he was crossing the Dutch Coast hoeward bound, no attack was made. The weather was moderate, being cloudy near target. Navigation was good by D.R. and T.R. Wellington BJ837 captain Sgt. Hockaday.N.J., five minutes from the English coast on way to target, fabric stripped off nose of aircraft to port and starboard, the Bomb load was jettisoned and the aircraft returned to base. Three aircraft failed to return, Wellington B.J.767 captained by F/O Dobbin, Wellington B.J.625, Sgt Barclay.T.S., captain, Wellington X.3646 captain Sgt Bradey.G.E.

Wellington Mk.III BJ.725 AA-H

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RNZAF NZ404074 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RCAF NZ404103 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:44 – Landed 03:44
Flight Time 05:00

24/08/1942 – Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt
Eight aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attack Bomb load of 500lb. And incendiaries were dropped in the target area, one large fire was observed. A.A. fire was heavy and accurate. Searchlights were moderate. Several enemy aircraft were seen, Wellington X.3396 Captained by Sgt. Kearns, R.S.D. was attacked by a FW.190. The weather was clear on route but cloudy over target. Navigation was excellent.

Wellington Mk.III BJ.275 AA-?

F/O Stanley Holmes Gunning, RNZAF NZ402470 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ivan Clarence Hugh Sullivan, RNZAF NZ404990 – Observer.
F/S Kenneth Henry Sutherland, RNZAF NZ404103 – Wireless Operator.
F/S Edward Albert Letchford, RCAF NZ404074 – Front Gunner.
F/S Harold Vincent Allen, RNZAF NZ402101 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:25 – Landed 02:45
Flight Time 05:20