S.M.G. Peryer crew 4.4.45

04/04/1945 – Attack on Meresburg
21 aircraft were detailed to make a night attack on MERSEBURG.. (AA’R’ F/O C Stevens) returned early through technical trouble. (JN’D’ F/O J. Wood) was hit by flak before reaching the target, the B/ Aimer (F/S Hooper) was burned about the face and the Pilot’s hands were slightly burned, the F/Engineer (Sgt. Williamson) apparently fell through the M.U.G Turret. Crews bomber glows of fires on Master Bomber’s instructions. Fires were fairly concentrated though reports indicate a rather scattered raid. Flak moderate to light.

Lancaster Mk.I NG322 JN-F
NG322 (F/L Peryer & crew) were engaged in their bombing run when the starboard- inner engine caught fire and would not feather.

F/L Stanley Maurice George Peryer, RNZAF NZ416156 – Pilot.
F/O E. Ellis, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O William Henry Conrad Rhodes, RAFVR 1390369/ 170865 – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Fenner, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
F/O Geoffrey Donovan Knight, RAFVR 573958/ 54659 – Flight Engineer.
P/O Anthony Cecil Dunster, RAFVR 1862096/ 185323 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O Leonard Henry McNamara, RAFVR 1814213/ 185344 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:37 – Landed 03:37
Flight Time 09:00

30/04/1945 – Supply Dropping – Rotterdam
21 Aircraft were detailed to Supply dropping in the Rotterdam area. Crowds of Dutch were seen waving and cheering. The Operation was carried out successfully.

Lancaster Mk.I PB820 JN-V

F/L Stanley Maurice George Peryer, RNZAF NZ416156 – Pilot.
F/O E. Ellis, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O William Henry Conrad Rhodes, RAFVR 1390369/ 170865 – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Fenner, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
F/O Geoffrey Donovan Knight, RAFVR 573958/ 54659 – Flight Engineer.
P/O Leonard Henry McNamara, RAFVR 1814213/ 185344 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O Anthony Cecil Dunster, RAFVR 1862096/ 185323 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:04 – Landed 19:48
Flight Time 02:44

09/05/1945 – Repatriation of Prisoners of War
10 Aircraft were detailed for repatriation of Prisoners of War. The number of men brought back was 240. S/Ldr. B. Mckenna (AA.J) crashed when taking off at Dunsfold for Baso. There were no injuries and the crew returned with F/Lt. M. Adamson (AA.K). Compalints were made of the bad landing procedure at Dunsfold.

Lancaster Mk.III PB421 AA-P

F/L Stanley Maurice George Peryer, RNZAF NZ416156 – Pilot.
F/O E. Ellis, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O William Henry Conrad Rhodes, RAFVR 1390369/ 170865 – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Fenner, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
P/O Geoffrey Donovan Knight, RAFVR 573958/ 54659 – Flight Engineer.
P/O Leonard Henry McNamara, RAFVR 1814213/ 185344 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O Anthony Cecil Dunster, RAFVR 1862096/ 185323 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 07:39 – Landed 13:04
Flight Time 05:25

11/05/1945 – Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt
Two missions were made today. 15 Aircraft were detailed for the first mission, and 6 Aircraft for the second mission. F/O H. Trewheela and crew were on both missions. Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt was the objective. F/O H. Trewheela (JN.F) starboard outer failed as he approached the landing field. He returned to Base without landing, and he reached Juvincourt on the second mission, but was refused permission to land and told to return to Base. F/O R. Milsom (AA.F) had engine trouble at Tangmere and his return was delayed. A total of 336 men returned for the first mission. Weather deteriorated during the day and only 48 men were brought back by the second mission.F/L S. Peryer (JN.N) returned from Juvincourt on three engines. F/O T. Good (AA.S) was forced to land at Upwood on return due to weather conditions.

Lancaster Mk.I RF129 dnc JN-N
A/C returned on 3 engines

F/L Stanley Maurice George Peryer, RNZAF NZ416156 – Pilot.
F/O E. Ellis, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O William Henry Conrad Rhodes, RAFVR 1390369/ 170865 – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Fenner, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
F/O Geoffrey Donovan Knight, RAFVR 573958/ 54659 – Flight Engineer.
P/O Leonard Henry McNamara, RAFVR 1814213/ 185344 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O Anthony Cecil Dunster, RAFVR 1862096/ 185323 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:33 – Landed 20:46
Flight Time 03:13

13/05/1945 – Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt
20 Aircraft were detailed to evacuate Prisoners of War from Juvincourt. This was a bad day, for only 24 men were bought back, and these men were bought back by F/S R. Hamilton (AA.F)

Lancaster Mk.I PB820 JN-V

F/L Stanley Maurice George Peryer, RNZAF NZ416156 – Pilot.
F/O E. Ellis, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O William Henry Conrad Rhodes, RAFVR 1390369/ 170865 – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Fenner, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
F/O Geoffrey Donovan Knight, RAFVR 573958/ 54659 – Flight Engineer.
P/O Leonard Henry McNamara, RAFVR 1814213/ 185344 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O Anthony Cecil Dunster, RAFVR 1862096/ 185323 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:41 – Landed 16:17
Flight Time 03:36

14/05/1945 – Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt
15 Aircraft were detailed for the evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt. The number of men brought back was 336. F/O W. Ranguiaia (JN.V) had some trouble at Juvincourt and decided to return empty.

Lancaster Mk.I HK593 JN-X

F/L Stanley Maurice George Peryer, RNZAF NZ416156 – Pilot.
F/O E. Ellis, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O William Henry Conrad Rhodes, RAFVR 1390369/ 170865 – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Fenner, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
F/O Geoffrey Donovan Knight, RAFVR 573958/ 54659 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Leonard Henry McNamara, RAFVR 1814213/ 185344 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O Anthony Cecil Dunster, RAFVR 1862096/ 185323 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:03 – Landed 21:26
Flight Time 05:23

27/05/1945 – Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive
2 Aircraft were detailed to view the effects of the bombing offensive.

Lancaster Mk.-

F/L Stanley Maurice George Peryer, RNZAF NZ416156 – Pilot.
F/O E. Ellis, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O William Henry Conrad Rhodes, RAFVR 1390369/ 170865 – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Fenner, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
F/O Geoffrey Donovan Knight, RAFVR 573958/ 54659 – Flight Engineer.
F/O Leonard Henry McNamara, RAFVR 1814213/ 185344 – Mid Upper Gunner.
P/O Anthony Cecil Dunster, RAFVR 1862096/ 185323 – Rear Gunner.
Sgt Brewer, CPL Edwards, LAC Shearer.

Take Off 09:11 – Landed 13:29
Flight Time 04:18

25/06/1945 – Checking German Radar Equipment
21 aircraft were detailed for the Postmortem operation for checking German Radar Equipment. W/O S. Sutherland (JN.K)had to make an early return through flat accumulators, but took off again in JN.T and completed the operation. F/L S. Peryer (JN.V)had a petrol leak and made an early return on three engines.

Lancaster Mk.I PB820 JN-V

F/L Stanley Maurice George Peryer, RNZAF NZ416156 – Pilot.
P/O E. Ellis, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/O William Henry Conrad Rhodes, RAFVR 1390369/ 170865 – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Fenner, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
F/O Geoffrey Donovan Knight, RAFVR 573958/ 54659 – Flight Engineer.
F/O Leonard Henry McNamara, RAFVR 1814213/ 185344 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/O Anthony Cecil Dunster, RAFVR 1862096/ 185323 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:05 – Landed 13:10
Flight Time 03:05