T.J.W. WIlliams crew 06.08.41

11/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf and Boulogne
Five Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. All bombs were dropped and fires were started. A.A fire was moderate in target areas, and searchlights were intense and accurate, working in cones. The weather was fine, but there was a layer of cloud over the target areas. Navigation was by D/R, map reading, W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1177 AA-C

F/L Frederick John ‘Popeye’ Lucas, RNZAF NZ1056 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. W. Mason, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. McMillan, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:31 – Landed 04:35
Flight Time 05:04

15/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Dunkirk
Four Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft, THC.334 (P/O. Thomson) returned to base on account of intercommunication failure. SGT. Fox also returned to base on account of 10/10 cloud over target. Bombs were returned.
A mixed bomb load was carried and was made up of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
THC.683 reports that bombs were dropped on Cologne.
THC.938 bombed concentration of flak and searchlights on E.T.A. Assumed over Cologne.
No observations were made and no reconnaissance carried out.
A.A. fire, light and heavy, was moderate.
Searchlights were ineffective owing to cloud.
No enemy aircraft were seen
Ten-tenths cloud was experienced over target areas and on route.
Navigation was by D/R, astro, loop, W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic W.5621 AA-E

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:15 – Landed 03:46
Flight Time 04:31

16/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Dusseldorf
Fifteen Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. All bombes were dropped and bursts and fires were observed in target areas. Fairly accurate heavy and light A.A. fire was encountered, and searchlights, working in cones, were very active. FKU.846 reports being attacked by JU.88 on return journey. Cannon shells entered fuselage near elevator and machine gun bullets hit rear turret. There were no casualties. The weather was fine. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, map reading, astro, loop, lorenz

Wellington Mk.Ic T.2747 AA-J

P/O Arthur ‘Artie’ Ashworth, RAFVR 43699 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. Edward James McSherry, RNZAF NZ39867 – Observer.
Sgt. Welby, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Hume, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Geoffrey Woods Palmer, RNZAF NZ401229 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:05 – Landed 04:10
Flight Time 05:05

18/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Brest
Seventeen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One aircraft, MFW.819 was unable to locate the target on account of low cloud and smoke screen and bombs were bought back. Bombs were dropped by the remaining aircraft, but owing to smoke screen, bursts were not observed. Moderate light and heavy A.A. fire was encountered, and searchlights were active. The weather was fine but there was slight haze over target area. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, map reading, astro.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:35 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 06:10

21/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne and Dunkirk
Fifteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit carried out the above attacks. Bombs were dropped in target areas and a number of large fires were started. Moderate heavy and light A.A. fire was experienced, and searchlights were moderate. A few enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks were made. Weather was fine but there was ground haze and cloud in Cologne area. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, astro, map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:16 – Landed 02:50
Flight Time 02:34

24/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Kiel and Dusseldorf
Eighteen Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. Two of these aircraft jettisoned bombs. The others reached the targets and bonbs were dropped. Bursts were seen. A.A. fire and searchlights were intense, but no enemy aircraft were encountered. The weather was fine but there was thick ground haze at some parts. Navigation was by D/R, astro, W/T, map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:15 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 06:30

27/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Bremen
Sixteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above target. The bomb load consisted of 1000 lbs; 500 lbs; 250 lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
TYF.138 bombed fire in target area, but failed to observe results owing to cloud.
TYF.200 reports that fires started.
TYF.226 was unable to pinpoint target owing to cloud, but bombs were dropped east of river just south of target.
TYF.393 observed bursts in target area.
TYF.447 dropped bombs on west side of river in town through gap in clouds. Bursts not observed but fire was seen in town area.
TYF.501 bombed target and observed bursts. No fires started.
TYF.571 bombed target and observed three fires started.
TYF.602 reports target obscured by cloud, but bombed flak concentrations.
TYF.617 bombed fire and enlarged it.
TYF.716 saw bombs burst in Southern part of the town.
TYF.741 reports incendiaries started fire about one mile S.E. of aiming point.
S/L. Lucas saw bombs burst across centre of city.
Results were not observed by P/O Scott.
F/Lt. Fletcher bombed factory in Bremen area, believed to be Focke Wolfe factory. Large fires seen after bombing.
F/Lt. Gill dropped bombs on town.
P/O Hamlin saw bombs burst and reports that two small fires started.
Several large fires were seen in target area. A number of dummy fires were seen on outskirts of City.
There was fairly accurate and intense heavy and light A.A. fire.
Searchlights were active, but hampered by cloud.
A few enemy aircraft were seen over the target area, but no attacks made. There was fairly heavy cloud on parts of route end in target area.
Navigation was by D/R, loop, astro, map reading, W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:10 – Landed 04:40
Flight Time 05:30

30/06/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Cologne
Eleven Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. Owing to engine failure, RYX.129, jettisoned bombs in Aachen area and a large fire was seen. The remaining aircraft all dropped bombs in target area and bursts were seen. No results were observed owing to haze. Fairly accurate heavy and light A.A. fire encountered, and searchlights were active and working in cones. RYX.627 reports being attacked by HE.111 from 50yds astern, 50 miles west of Cologne. The attack put the rear turret and hydraulics out of action. Fine weather was experienced. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, map reading, Q.D.N, astro.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:17 – Landed 04:47
Flight Time 05:30

03/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Essen
Sixteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One of these aircraft , W,5621, captained by SGT. Reid, failed to return to base. Bombs were dropped by the remaining aircraft and fires were started. Heavy and light A.A. fire was intense and accurate, as also were searchlights which were working in cones. A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no attacks were made. The weather was fine with cloud in some places. There was haze over the target. Navigation was by D/R, W/T, astro, loop, map reading

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:20 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 05:25

05/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Munster
Twelve Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. All bombs were dropped and the operation proved to be successful. Several large fires were observed in and around the target area.. A.A> fire was slight, but searchlights were fairly numerous. One of our aircraft was attacked by a Me.109 which dived away after out rear gunner had fired two bursts. The weather was fine and clear.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:25 – Landed 04:10
Flight Time 04:45

07/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Munster
Ten Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft, CNF.994, captained by S/Ldr. Widdowson, was attacked by one Me.110 over the middle of the Zuider Zee and was badly damaged. The rear gunner attacked the enemy aircraft which fell away and dived into the sea with heavy smoke pouring from the port engine. On the journey back to base, fire broke out on the Wellington and the 2nd Pilot, SGT. Ward, climbed out on to the starboard wing and attempted to smother the fire, but with only partial success. The fire eventually burned itself out and a landing was made at Newmarket. For his courageous action SGT. Ward was awarded the Victoria Cross; while S/Ldr. Widdowson and Sgt. Box the rear gunner received immediate awards of the D.F.C. and D.F.M. respectively. (For fuller story see “SUMMARY OF OUTSTANDING EVENTS” at end of Forms 540).
CNF.240 reports bombs fell right on aiming point; 1000lbs. caused red glow which sprang into two fires, afterwards running into one.
CNF.260 reports bombs fell across target.
CNF.401 bomber centre of target area. Several large fires within target area seen as well as numerous scattered small fire in other parts of town.

CNF.477 reports S.B.C.’s started good fire near target.
CNF.523 was unable to pinpoint Munster.
CNF.605 bombed target.
CNF.708 bombed target and added to fires already there.
CNF719 reports G.P. bombs seen to burst in target. Incendiaries fell close to bursts.
CNF.994 saw bombs burst on target.
F/Lt. Gill bombed target.
Many large fire were observed on aiming point. Dummy fire and explosion seen 10 miles N.E. of target.
There was very slight medium light A.A. fire.
Searchlight activity was very slight.
The weather was fine and clear.
Navigation was by D/R, pinpoints, beacons, astro, W/T. map reading.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:20 – Landed 04:40
Flight Time 05:20

08/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Munster
Seven Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and incendiaries.
RJT.131 reports bombs were seen to burst in target area.
RJT.292 saw bombs burst along railway tracks.
RJT.356 reports S.B.C’s started fire in town.
RJT.607 reports that target area was bombed.
RJT.812 bombed target area.
Target area was bombed by RJT.972.
P/O. Scott reports that fires were started in target area. Large fires were seen in target area. A number of dummy fires were observed.
Slight but inaccurate heavy A.A. fire was encountered. Few searchlights were in operation.
A few enemy aircraft were seen but no attacks made. The weather was fine, but there was slight ground haze in target area. Navigation was by D/R, astro, W/T, map reading

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off No time listed – Landed no time listed
Flight Time –

10/07/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Cologne
Ten Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. A mixed load was carried and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
The target was bombed by JDS.276
JDS.629 reports bombs were seen to burst in what was believed to be the Southern part of Cologne.
JDS.723 dropped bombs near fire in town of Bonn. Incendiaries started a good fire.
JDS.727 reports bombs dropped in target area and bursts seen in estimated position of aiming point.
JDS.871 saw bombs burst in target area.
JDS.972 reports firs were seen to start after bombing.
P/O. Scott reports that small fires were started in small town south of Cologne.
P/O. Hamlin reports that a fire was started in target area.
SGT. Breclon bombed target area.
P/O Hobbs saw bombs burst near a small red fire in the centre of a heavy flak concentration.
A number of dummy fires were observed on route.
A.A. fire was slight.
Few searchlights were in operation.
A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no attack made.
The weather was fine but there was haze over route and in target area. Navigation was by D/R, map reading, astro, W/T.

Wellington Mk.Ic X.9634 AA-F

Sgt. Ivan Oswald Breckon, RNZAF NZ40863 – Pilot.
P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O David Stewart Florence, RCAF J.2834 – Observer.
Sgt. Sidney ‘Syd’ Parrott,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Leslie Gore, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. Henry Cumberland Stapleton Cotton, RNZAF NZ401202 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:15 – Landed 04:35
Flight Time 05:20

06/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim and Calais
Thirteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft, R.1648 captained by SGT. Millet, failed to return to base. The bomb load was mixed and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
GHC.170 sighted river near target but had to bomb through 10/10 cloud. Glow of a fire was seen through clouds. Bomb bursts were observed in target area by GHC.231. GNC.265 observed bomb bursts in dock area. GHC.279 bombed target area but was unable to pinpoint target on account of haze. GHC.324 saw bombs burst across outer harbour of Ostend. Unable to reach primary target owing to loss of time and petrol in extensive thunder cloud on East Coast. GHC.470 dropped bombs in target area but results were not observed. GHC.535 bombed target through 9/10 cloud. Fire observed on departure. GHC.688 failed to attack target. GHC.719 bombed flak and searchlight concentrations on E.T.A. through 10/10 cloud. Results were not observed by GHC.750.
P/O. Williams reports direct hit on lock gates. Results were not observed by P/O. Scott owing to heavy cloud.
A fair amount of activity was observed on enemy aerodromes in Brussels-liege area.
A.A. fire was slight but accurate.
Searchlights were ineffective owing to cloud.
GHC.279 reports encounter with probable JU.88. Three attacks were made but the enemy was driven off by return fire. Rear gunner believes he scored hit with third burst, causing aircraft to break away.
Weather was not favourable, there being heavy cloud, thunder, electric storms, and bad icing conditions.
Navigation was by W/T, D/R, astro and loop.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1409 AA-N

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
P/O Alfred Sydney Raphael, RAF 68155 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:35 – Landed 02:55
Flight Time 04:20

12/08/1942 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover and Le Havre
Nine Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft, SXA.893 captained by P/O. Roberts was attacked over the Zuyder Zee by an enemy fighter. Our aircraft was damaged but a good hit was scored on the enemy which turned away in a steep dive. When nearing base out aircraft ran out of petrol and the captain succeeded in baling out 5 of his crew, but he himself had no time to jump. By the aid of his landing light he picked out a fire break in a forestry plantation and landed safely with little additional damage. All bombs were dropped and fires were started. A.A. fire was heavy and co-operating with searchlights. Search lights were numerous but not troublesome. Thunderstorms were encountered on route and there was slight cloud and haze in target areas.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1409 AA-N

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
P/O Alfred Sydney Raphael, RAF 68155 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:20 – Landed 03:00
Flight Time 05:40

14/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hanover
Eight Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1000lbs; 500lbs; 250lbs; and containers of incendiaries.
ROB.214 reports bombs fell probably near centre of town but to N.W. of railway station. Bursts observed. Large fires seen when leaving. Have and cloud over target made pinpointing impossible.
ROB.417 bombed south of town.
ROB.476 reports one very large fire started approx.. half mile N.W. of target aiming point.
ROB.556 dropped bombs in target area.
ROB.577 reports that bursts were see and a small fire started.
P/O. Scott reports bomb bursts see and a large fire started.
S/L. Widdowson bombed target.
P/O. Williams bombed buildings near target.
Several dummy fires were observed around target area.
A.A fire was fairly intense and co-operating with searchlights.
Searchlights were active.
ROB.214 was attacked by enemy aircraft, probably JU.88, at about 1200feet over base. One head-on attack was made with cannon and machine gun, but no hits scored. Avoided enemy action by diving to about 200 feet.
The weather was fine in target area, but there was heavy cloud on route.
Navigation was D/R, W/T, loop, astro, Q.D.M.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1409 AA-N

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
P/O Alfred Sydney Raphael, RAF 68155 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:20 – Landed 04:00
Flight Time 06:40

17/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Duisburg
Five Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. The bomb load was mixed and was made up of 1000lbs, 500lbs, 250lbs, and containers of incendiaries. All bombs were dropped, but owing to heavy cloud results were not observed. A.A. fire was moderate, and there was little searchlight activity.

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1409 AA-N

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
P/O Alfred Sydney Raphael, RAF 68155 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 00:00 – Landed 06:00
Flight Time 06:00

26/08/1942 – Bombing Attacks Against Cologne and Boulogne
Fourteen Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. SWU.567 failed to identify the target and bombs were jettisoned over the sea when petrol gauges had been showing zero for approximately one hour. Another aircraft, captained by Sgt Curlewis, failed to identify the target owing to 10/10 cloud and bombs were returned. All other aircraft dropped their bombs, but heavy cloud in the target area prevented observation of results. A.A. fire was moderate and predicted. Searchlights were ineffective owing to cloud. A few enemy aircraft were seen, but no attacks made

Wellington Mk.Ic R.1409 AA-N

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
Sgt. Mundy, RAF – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 23:50 – Landed 05:30
Flight Time 05:40

29/08/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Mannheim
Nine Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One of these aircraft, BRO.345 failed to identify the target owing to 10/10 cloud and bombs were brought back. All bombs were dropped by the remaining aircraft, but heavy cloud made observations of results difficult. A.A. fire was heavy and accurate. No enemy aircraft were seen.

Wellington Mk.Ic T.2747 AA-J

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
Sgt. Mundy, RAF – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:00 – Landed 04:40
Flight Time 06:40

06/09/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Huls
Thirteen Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One of these  aircraft, X9767 captained by P/O Johnson, failed to return to base. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1,000 lb GP, 500 lb GP, 250 lb GP, and SBC’s of 4lb incendiaries. One aircraft was seen under attack on the Dutch-German frontier. Another aircraft was observed possibly being shot down by dual AA fire/searchlight action about 15 miles west or south-west of the target. An enemy aircraft was seen taking off from Schipol, but no attacks occurred Bombs were dropped in the target area and numerous fires were started. A.A. fire was light over the target area, but heavy en route, while searchlights were working in cones around target. Three enemy  aircraft seen but no attacks made. The weather was good over the whole journey.

Wellington Mk.Ic Z.8868 AA-C

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
F/O Barnett, RAF – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:20 – Landed 01:05
Flight Time 04:45

08/09/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kassel
Ten Wellington aircraft from this Unit were detailed to make individual bombing attacks against the above target. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1,000 lb, 500 lb, (including delay), 250 lb (including delay fuses), and containers of incendiaries. AA fire was very light and searchlight activity was also light and ineffective. No enemy aircraft seen. The weather conditions were excellent in the target area and en route. Navigation includes:- D.R., Q.D.M., Astro., Pinpoint., Loop and Lorenz.

Wellington Mk.Ic Z.8868 AA-C

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
Sgt. James Kenneth Climie, RNZAF NZ403561 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 20:30 – Landed 03:35
Flight Time 07:05

11/09/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Kiel
Twelve Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out the above attacks. One of these aircraft, R1038 captained by Sgt Roe, failed to return to base. Four aircraft failed to locate the targets, but the remainder all dropped bombs and fires were started. A.A. fire was intense and       working in co-operation with searchlights which were working in cones. The weather was clear over the target.

Wellington Mk.Ic Z.8868 AA-C

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
Sgt. Allen Bruce Slater, RAAF AUS.402550 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 22:00 – Landed 04:30
Flight Time 06:30

13/09/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest
Twelve Wellington aircraft were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks against the above targets. One aircraft, GYM.833 was unable to identify target and returned to base with bomb load. The remaining aircraft bombed the target and bursts were seen A smoke screen covered the target area. A.A. fire was heavy, and searchlights were working in cones. The weather was clear over the target.

Wellington Mk.Ic Z.8868 AA-C

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
Sgt. James Kenneth Climie, RNZAF NZ403561 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:40 – Landed 04:45
Flight Time 07:05

15/09/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Hamburg
Twelve Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out the above attacks. Two of these aircraft failed to return, one being captained by Sgt J. A. Ward who was awarded the Victoria Cross on 4 August 1941. There was clear weather over the target, and bursts were seen in many parts of the target area. A.A. fire was heavy over and near target area. Searchlights were numerous, working in cones, ans co-operating with A.A. fire and night fighters.

Wellington Mk.Ic Z.8868 AA-C

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
Sgt. Ralph Holland Tye, RNZAF NZ404002 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:40 – Landed 03:10
Flight Time 03:10

17/09/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Karlsruhe
Eight Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks on the above targets. One of these aircraft failed to return. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1,000 lb, 500 lb, 250 lb and containers of incendiaries. A.A. fire and searchlights were slight in the target area. Weather was hazy over the target.

Wellington Mk.Ic Z.8868 AA-C

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
Sgt. James Kenneth Climie, RNZAF NZ403561 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:20 – Landed 03:35
Flight Time 08:15

20/09/1941 – Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Berlin and Ostend
Twelve Wellington aircraft of this Unit were detailed to carry out individual bombing attacks on the above targets. One of these aircraft is missing. A mixed bomb load was carried and consisted of 1,000 lbs, 500 lbs, 250 lbs and containers of incendiaries.
Worsening weather resulted in a general recall to all aircraft. Three crews carried on to Berlin and reported AA fire was heavy and fairly intense, and accurate. The aircraft Captained by Sgt Curlewis was attacked by a Ju.88 night fighter after being caught in a cone of searchlights. It was only a single attack, which gave the air gunners little chance of countering before it made off.

Wellington Mk.Ic Z.8868 AA-C

P/O Timothy John Wilder Williams, RNZAF NZ401797 – Pilot.
Sgt. James Kenneth Climie, RNZAF NZ403561 – 2nd Pilot.
P/O Arthur Wellington Clifford, RCAF R.60247/ J.4770 – Observer.
Sgt. Ayres, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Atkins, RAFVR – Front Gunner.
Sgt. W.A.C. Hemsley, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:15 – Landed 04:00
Flight Time 08:45