T.C. May crew 24.7.44

15/07/1944 – Attack Against Bois Des Jardine
Ten aircraft took off to attack the constructional works site at Bois Des Jardins. All aircraft bombed the target, but a scattered raid was reported owing to eight to ten tenths cloud. No opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.III ND917 JN-O

F/S Andrew David MacKenzie, RAFVR 1564491/ 178802 – Pilot.
P/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ426041 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S William ‘Bill’ Stoneham, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Thomas Gregory Bunce, RAAF AUS.418339 – Air Bomber.
W/O J. ‘Ginge’ Wright, RAFVR – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. George ‘Geordie’ Robertson, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Gilbert ‘Mac’ McKellow, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. William ‘Bill’ Barker, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:35 – Landed 02:20
Flight Time 02:45

18/07/1944 – Attack Against Cagny
Twenty eight aircraft took off, as detailed, to make a dawn attack on the village of Cagny, in Northern France where the enemy had large concentrations of armour and troops situated. This attack was in direct support of the Allied 2nd Army, and all crews were successful in bombing the target with the aid of markers and a very concentrated raid was reported. Moderate A.A. fire was encountered, but only one of our aircraft suffered damage, this was captained by NZ421549 F/S. Moriarty, D. who was injured on the scalp and left eye, by fragments of perspex or shell splinters caused by an A.A. shell which exploded in the cockpit. In spite of his serious injuries, F/Sgt. Moriarty safely flew his aircraft back to base.

Lancaster Mk.III ND801 JN-X “Get Sum Inn”/ “Astra”

W/O Roy John Alexander Leslie, RAFVR/ RNZAF 36255/ NZ2427 – Pilot.
P/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S John Burgess, RNZAF NZ4211008 – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 04:44 – Landed 07:53
Flight Time 03:09

24/07/1944 – Attack Against Stuttgart
Twenty one aircraft took off as detailed to attack Stuttgart. Eighteen aircraft bombed the target with the aid of markers, but the raid appeared to be scattered. One aircraft returned early with engine trouble. Intense A.A. fire was encountered over the target, and fighters were fairly active, two aircraft having combats. Two aircraft failed to return, these were captained by NZ415216 P/O. J. McRae & NZ428800 P/O. K. Whitehouse.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 dnc JN-W “The Paper Doll”

P/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
Sgt. D. Dowding, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:07 – Landed 05:02
Flight Time 06:55

25/07/1944 – Attack Against Stuttgart
Fourteen aircraft took off to attack Stuttgart, only ten however, were successful, and they reported a concentrated raid to be developing, with many fires and explosions. Heavy A.A. fire was only slight in the target area, but enemy fighters were again active. Two aircraft had combats and one, captained by NZ425948 F/S. Smith, M. claimed a FW190 destroyed. On return two aircraft landed at Ford, one due to engine trouble and the other owing to damage to the petrol tank and rear turret by heavy A.A. fire. Of the four abortive sorties, one aircraft jettisoned after its starboard inner engine had caught fire when in combat, another failed to see any markers when over the target, and brought its bombs back, and the other two returned early owing to severe icing.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 dnc JN-W “The Paper Doll”
icing

P/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
Sgt. D. Dowding, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:44 – Landed 03:42
Flight Time 05:58

28/07/1944 – Attack Against Stuttgart
Twenty two aircraft set out as detailed to attack Stuttgart. Twenty aircraft successfully bombed the target with the aid of markers, but it is thought that several aircraft undershot, as they appeared to be two concentration of fires 2-3 miles apart. Fighters were very active in the target area and also en route, several aircraft having combats. The aircraft captained by NZ413043 A/S/L. L. Drummond, was attacked five times by a JU88, all of which were indecisive, followed by an attack by an unidentified enemy aircraft which is claimed as destroyed, being seen to go down in flames. At the same time as this our aircraft was also being attacked by two JU88s, one of which was damaged by fire from our aircraft. Two aircraft failed to return, they were captained by NZ421403 A/F/L. N. Stokes & NZ421469 F/O. I. Blance.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

P/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
Sgt. D. Dowding, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:00 – Landed 05:27
Flight Time 07:27

30/07/1944 – Attack Against Amaye Sur Seulles
Seventeen aircraft were detailed to take part in an early morning attack on enemy troops and armoured concentrations near Amaye-Sur-Seulles. All crews successfully attacked from a low level and reports indicate that the bombing was well concentrated and ably controlled with a gradual advance southwards as ordered. No results other than clouds of smoke were seen. One aircraft (Captain NZ42117 F/S. Nairne, C.) failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

P/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
Sgt. D. Dowding, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 06:08 – Landed 09:36
Flight Time 03:28

03/08/1944 – Attack Against L’Isle Adam
Twenty out of the twenty one aircraft detailed took off to attack the Supply Dumps at L’Isle Adam, near Paris. They all attacked in clear weather and a very successful and concentrated raid was reported. There was no fighter opposition and only slight A.A. fire was met in the target area.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S John Burgess, RNZAF NZ4211008 – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:54 – Landed 15:33
Flight Time 03:39

04/08/1944 – Attack Against Bec D’Ambes
Twenty aircraft were required to attack the Supply Depot at Foret De Nieppe, but this operation was cancelled, and the same aircraft were detailed to attack the Oil Storage and Refinery at Bec D’Ambes near Bordeaux. All took off and nineteen attacked the primary target in clear weather. A good concentrated raid developed and many fires and explosions were seen with smoke rising to 10,000 ft. There was no opposition. One aircraft attacked Pauillic owing to flying in the wrong bomber stream.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/O Raymond Alexander Ramsay, RNZAF NZ416866 – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 13:36 – Landed 21:06
Flight Time 07:30

07/08/1944 – Attack Against Mare De Magne
The target was enemy troops and armour concentrations at Mare De Magne, being made in direct support of the Allied Armies advance in the Caen area. Seventeen aircraft were detailed, all of which took off and dropped their bombs with the aid of markers, and a concentrated raid developed. Opposition from A.A. fire was very slight, but a few enemy fighters were active. One aircraft had an inconclusive combat and another (Captain 150278 .F/O. G. Brunton) failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/O Raymond Alexander Ramsay, RNZAF NZ416866 – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

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

08/08/1944 – Attack Against Lucheux
Twenty aircraft took off as detailed to attack Petrol Dumps at Lucheux, behind the enemy lines. All aircraft were successful in their mission, in good visibility. A good concentration of fires with smoke rising to 9,000 ft., was left burning. There was only slight A.A. opposition, but enemy fighters were active, and three of our aircraft had inconclusive combats, two suffering damage but no casualties.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 AA-L “Lucy”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/O Raymond Alexander Ramsay, RNZAF NZ416866 – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:00 – Landed 01:07
Flight Time 03:07

16/08/1944 – Attack Against Stettin
Twenty three aircraft took off as detailed to attack Stettin. Twenty two were successful in attacking the target with the aid of markers, but the raid appeared scattered and no great concentration of fires was achieved. Slight A.A. fire was encountered in the target area and a few fighters were met en route, two aircraft having inconclusive combats. One aircraft returned early with icing trouble.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S D. Dowding, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:10 – Landed 05:12
Flight Time 08:02

18/08/1944 – Attack Against Bremen
Twenty five aircraft took off as detailed to attack Bremen, twenty four of these contributed to a very successful raid, good concentrated fires being left burning. A moderate A.A. barrage, with numerous searchlights, was encountered between the enemy coast and the target, and three of our aircraft sustained damage. Fighter opposition was weak but one aircraft had an inconclusive combat over the target. One aircraft returned early.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S D. Dowding, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:35 – Landed 03:42
Flight Time 06:07

25/08/1944 – Attack Against Russelsheim
Twenty eight aircraft took off as detailed to attack Russelsheim. Of these twenty five attacked the primary target and reported a good concentrated raid. A.A. opposition was slight, but enemy aircraft were active and one of our aircraft had two inconclusive combats. Another was unable to identify the target and jettisoned its load. A further one was caught in searchlights over the target and during evasive action lost both ailerons. This aircraft was captained by NZ424504 .F/S. O’Callaghan, E. The navigator 958564 .F/S. Hartley, R., kept the aircraft on track on the return journey even though his instruments were unserviceable and his chart lost. Two aircraft failed to return, they were captained by NZ422382 .F/O. J. Fleming and NZ421345 .F/S. Barker, R.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/L Grant Alan Russell, RNZAF NZ411729 – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:28 – Landed 04:32
Flight Time 08:04

26/08/1944 – Attack Against Kiel
Twenty out of the twenty one aircraft detailed, took off and participated in a very concentrated raid against Kiel. Several crews were able to identify the target visually and confirm the accuracy of the bombing. Heavy A.A. fire was moderate and a few of our aircraft suffered slight damage. The aircraft captained by NZ421343 .A/F/L. V. Andrew, was hit by A.A. fire over the target causing serious leg injuries to the MU/Gnr. 1862898 .Sgt. Molony, M. and damage to the Mid upper turret and fuselage.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S P. Matthews, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:12 – Landed 01:27
Flight Time 04:15

29/08/1944 – Attack Against Stettin
Fourteen aircraft took off as detailed to attack Stettin and thirteen of these successfully bombed the target with the aid of markers. A good concentration of fires developed and all crews reported a successful raid. A.A. opposition was moderate and enemy fighters were active on the outward route. Three of our aircraft had combats, two being inconclusive but the third (Captain NZ428797 .P/O. J. Scott) claimed one enemy aircraft as probably destroyed. The aircraft captained by 1323677 .F/S. King, D., failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.III ND917 -O

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S P. Matthews, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:12 – Landed 06:58
Flight Time 09:46

05/09/1944 – Attack Against Le Havre
Eighteen aircraft were standing by to attack Dortmund, but this operation was postponed and twenty five aircraft took off to attack Le Havre in favourable weather. Opposition was negligible and a very successful raid was carried out, without loss. Most of the bombing was done visually. Reports indicate that the target was well saturated.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot. F/O Robert Gordon Cuming, RNZAF NZ428083 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/O Raymond Alexander Ramsay, RNZAF NZ416866 – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:37 – Landed 20:59
Flight Time 03:22

06/09/1944 – Attack Against Harqueboc Le Havre
Twenty four aircraft were detailed to attack the German Army Headquarters at Harqueboc, near Le Havre. All aircraft bombed the target according to the Master Bomber’s instructions and a very accurate raid was reported. Fires were seen to be still burning from the previous day’s attack on Le Havre. Once again no opposition was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/O Raymond Alexander Ramsay, RNZAF NZ416866 – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 15:55 – Landed 19:37
Flight Time 03:42

10/09/1944 – Attack Against Montivilliers
Twenty seven aircraft attacked Montivilliers in the Le Havre area, as detailed. All crews dropped their bombs on the target and a very concentrated raid developed. No fighters were encountered and only slight opposition was met from ground defences.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S F. Matthews, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 15:33 – Landed 19:27
Flight Time 03:54

11/09/1944 – Attack Against Kamen
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack Kamen Oil Refinery. Weather conditions were favourable and some crews were able to bomb visually, under the Master Bomber’s instructions. Clouds of black smoke rising to 15,000 ft. was reported and a very successful raid ensued. Opposition from slight but accurate heavy A.A. fire was met from the defences. No enemy fighters were encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S F. Matthews, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:04 – Landed 20:42
Flight Time 04:38

14/09/1944 – Attack Against Waasenaar
Ten aircraft attacked Waasenaar in Holland, as detailed without loss. The operation was carried out in good weather and bombing was accurate.

Lancaster Mk.I HK601 JN-D

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S D. Dowding, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:59 – Landed 15:39
Flight Time 02:40

23/09/1944 – Attack Against Neuss
Twenty six aircraft took off as detailed to attack the Marshalling Yards at Neuss. The target was obscured by ten tenths cloud with tops of 11,000 ft. Most crews bombed below cloud, some explosions and flashes were seen, but results were difficult to assess. One aircraft returned early through the complete failure of the electrical system and a further aircraft bombed the target, but owing to a technical failure, landed at Woodbridge on return. Moderate but inaccurate A.A. Fire was met over the target.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S B. Tuck, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:26 – Landed 23:08
Flight Time 03:42

25/09/1944 – Attack Against Calais
Twenty seven aircraft took off as detailed to carry out an early morning attack on Calais. They all reached the target and found that ten tenths cloud with 2,000 feet tops and less than 1,000 feet base obscured it. The operation, therefore, had to be abandoned.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
F/S B. Tuck, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 08:23 – Landed 10:57
Flight Time 02:34

27/09/1944 – Attack Against Calais
Fourteen aircraft attacked Calais as detailed, taking off in the morning during doubtful weather. Crews bombed visually under instructions from the Master Bomber and a good concentrated raid was carried out. Some accurate heavy and light A.A. fire was met over the target.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
W/O B. Tuck, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 07:26 – Landed 09:53
Flight Time 02:27

03/10/1944 – Attack Against the West Kapelle Dyke
Twenty one aircraft we detailed to attack the West Kappelle dyke. Twenty of these were successful in bombing although some crews had to make two or three attempts owing to low cloud base. Bombing was reported to have been fairly good and some flooding was seen. One aircraft had to bring its bombs back owing to a technical failure.

Lancaster Mk.III ND917 JN-O

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
W/O B. Tuck, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:55 – Landed 14:49
Flight Time 02:54

05/10/1944 – Attack Against Saarbrucken
Thirty one aircraft took off as detailed to attack the railway centre at Saarbrucken. They all reached the target area but only fourteen bombed before the Master Bomber issued instructions to abandon the mission. Bombing appeared scattered, and the raid was unsatisfactory. The aircraft captained by NZ 427481 F/Sgt Galletly, A. failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
W/O B. Tuck, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:28 – Landed 22:48
Flight Time 05:20

06/10/1944 – Attack Against Dortmund
Twenty nine aircraft were detailed to attack Dortmund, but one of these was withdrawn owing to a technical failure. Twenty six aircraft attacked the target in good weather and a very accurate and concentrated raid was reported, large fires being left burning. A.A. Fire was moderate but fighters were active and the aircraft captained by NZ427798 F/S Farr, W. had a series of combats during which the enemy aircraft was claimed as being destroyed. One aircraft returned early and landed at Woodbridge owing to a technical failure and another (Captain NZ411048 F/O K. Southward) failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 dnc AA-L “Lucy”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
W/O B. Tuck, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 16:47 – Landed 21:18
Flight Time 04:31

14/10/1944 – Attack Against Duisburg
Thirty one aircraft took off at dawn to attack Duisburg. Except for one aircraft which returned early, they all dropped their bombs in the built up areas of the town, which was identified visually and with the aid of markers. A moderate heavy A A barrage was encountered from the target area and a few of our aircraft suffered minor damage. One aircraft was damaged in the bomb bay which necessitated it landing at Woodbridge on return

Lancaster Mk.I HK563 JN-W “The Paper Doll”

F/O Terence Cecil May, RNZAF NZ421383 – Pilot. P/O Alexander Dunbar Simpson, RNZAF NZ427055 – 2nd Pilot.
F/S Howard Bruce Carrington, RNZAF NZ429145 – Navigator.
W/O B. Tuck, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S Maurice George Lewis, RNZAF NZ429726 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. H. Hutton, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Philip Albert Calnon, RNZAF NZ421675 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S Jabez Alexander McDowell, RNZAF NZ426141 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 06:47 – Landed 11:10
Flight Time 04:23