T.W. Good crew 23.2.45

23/02/1945 – Attack Against Gelsenkirchen
Sixteen aircraft attacked Gelsenkirchen as detailed. There was ten tenths thin cloud over the target with horizontal visibility between 500/ 1000 yds. Formation keeping was very difficult in these conditions, but crews reported quite a good bombing concentration on special equipment and leaders. Opposition from flak was very slight and no fighters were seen. F/S Barr, D. landed at Warboys.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
Sgt. R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. Harryman B?,   – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:51 – Landed 16:59
Flight Time 05:08

25/02/1945 – Attack Against Kamen
Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack Kamen. Thin stratus cloud in layers covered the target area, but at times crews were able to make out the target and report a considerable white smoke followed by thick black smoke rising to a good height. Accurate H/F was experienced. AA”B” captained by F/S Klitscher is missing from this operation

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
Sgt. R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. B. Harpham, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:45 – Landed 15:17
Flight Time 05:32

26/02/1945 – Attack Against Dortmund
Eighteen aircraft attacked Dortmund as detailed. Cloud was ten tenths over the target with tops 5-6,000 ft. No results were seen but bombing is thought to be concentrated. NZ428168 F/O N.H. Thorpe crashed in this country after passing over base in formation. Four members of the crew were killed.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
Sgt. R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. B. Harpham, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:55 – Landed 16:15
Flight Time 05:20

28/02/1945 – Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen)
Fifteen aircraft attacked Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen) as detailed carrying 1 x 8000 HC 4000 HC 500 ANM 500 GP bombs. Accurate slight H/F was met over the target. Cloud was ten tenths. No results were seen.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
Sgt. R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. B. Harpham, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:13 – Landed 13:59
Flight Time 04:46

01/03/1945 – Attack Against Kamen
Seventeen aircraft were detailed to attack Kamen, carrying 4,000 H.C., 500ANM., 500 M.C. and Munro bombs. F/O D. Barr in AA”C” jettisoned and returned early through engine trouble. Crews bombed on special equipment as the target was obscured by ten tenth cloud. Flak was negligible.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
Sgt. R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. B. Harpham, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:57 – Landed 17:23
Flight Time 05:26

04/03/1945 – Attack Against Wanne Eickel
Eighteen aircraft were detailed to attack Wanne Eickel. JN”O” F/O D. Barr returned early through engine failiure. Crews bombed with the aid of special equipment in 10/10ths cloud. No results were seen but crews were satisfied that it was a good attack. Slight to moderate H/F was experienced.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 AA-L

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. B. Harpham, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.
W/O R. Powell, Mid Under Gunner RAFVR – 1388980.

Take Off 09:55 – Landed 14:45
Flight Time 04:50

05/03/1945 – Attack Against Gelsenkirchen
Twenty one aircraft were detailed to attack Gelsenkirchen. AA”E” F/S Lukins was withdrawn. AA”W” F/L Parker and JN”X” P/O Cleminson returned early through engine trouble. The remainder found the target obscured by 10/10ths cloud tops 15,000 ft. Aircraft bombed on special special equipment. Leaders had a good run in and there was a good concentration at this time. Aircraft were met by slight H/F on outward route. No fighters were seen.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 AA-L

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. B. Harpham, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.
W/O R. Powell, Mid Under Gunner RAFVR – 1388980.

Take Off 10:48 – Landed 16:25
Flight Time 05:37

17/03/1945 – Attack Against Auguste Viktoria
Nineteen aircraft took off to attack the Auguste Viktoria Benzol Oil plant. Cloud and vapour trails limited visibility to 50yds over the target, but the aircraft remained in light formation and bombs were released together. No results were seen. Opposition was slight H./F.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S Ivan Silvester Carroll , RNZAF NZ4213254 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
Sgt. B. Harpham, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:02 – Landed 17:04
Flight Time 05:02

21/03/1945 – Attack Against Munster Viaduct
Twenty one aircraft were detailed to attack the Muster Viaduct. There was hardly any cloud over the target. It is thought that the concentration was good although the formation was broken up just prior to bombing. Three aircraft failed to return from this operation – AA”T”, NZ42451 F/L J. Plummer, AA”R” NZ429139 P/O A. Brown and JN”P” 190947 P/O D.S. Barr. All three aircraft were seen to hit in the target area. Considerable H/F was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
F/S W. Pugh, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:55 – Landed 15:14
Flight Time 05:19

27/03/1945 – Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen)
Twenty one aircraft attacked Hamm (Sachsen) as detailed in ton tenths cloud, tops about 8,000 ft. Formation was well packed in the run in. No results were seen other than smoke pushing up through clouds after bombing. Very slight flak was the only opposition encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
Sgt. E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Brooke, RAFVR 1312079 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:34 – Landed 15:55
Flight Time 05:21

09/04/1945 – Attack on Kiel
Nineteen aircraft were detailed to attack Kiel, carrying 8,000 H.C., 4,000 H.C.N. AND 500 A.N.M. A good concentration of bombing was carried out which appeared to have been a good prang. Many fires and explosions were seen. There was no fighter opposition. Flak was moderate.

Lancaster Mk.III PB132 AA-T

F/S Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Brooke, RAFVR 1312079 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:50 – Landed 02:26
Flight Time 06:36

18/04/1945 – Attack on Heligoland
25 aircraft were detailed to attack the target HELIGOLAND. Weather was good with good visibility. Crews were able to identify northern top of Island and also western edge. The rest of the Island was obliterated by smoke. Bomb bursts on fires. The crews bombed as ordered by the Master Bomber and bombing was thought to be well concentrated, but there was some overshooting as well as undershooting.

Lancaster Mk.I RF157 AA-X

F/O Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Brooke, RAFVR 1312079 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:25 – Landed 15:14
Flight Time 04:49

29/04/1945 – Supply Dropping in the Delf Area
9 Aircraft were detailed for Supply Dropping in the Delft area. The operation was uneventful and crowds were seen waving and cheering. Quite a number of packs hung up.

Lancaster Mk.III PB132 AA-T

F/O Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Brooke, RAFVR 1312079 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:39 – Landed 15:20
Flight Time 02:41

02/05/1945 – Supply Dropping at Delft
21 Aircraft were detailed for Supply Dropping at Delft. This mission was successful. The crowd were not as large as usual, but more flags were observed. F/O E.Ohlson reported having seen Germans in barracks cheering and waving white flags. F/O R, Flamank saw Germans waving from gunposts on the coast.

Lancaster Mk.I PB763 AA-M

F/O Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Brooke, RAFVR 1312079 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
– No Mid Upper Gunner on this Op, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 11:51 – Landed 14:13
Flight Time 02:22

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 LM276 AA-S
Forced to land at Upwood owing to weather conditions

F/L Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Brooke, RAFVR 1312079 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:34 – Landed 22:40
Flight Time 05:06

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 HK561 AA-Y

F/O Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Brooke, RAFVR 1312079 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:39 – Landed 17:28
Flight Time 04:49

09/06/1945 – Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive
5 Aircraft were detailed for viewing the effects of the Bombing Offensive.

Lancaster Mk.I NF981 JN-D

F/O Thomas Wagner Good, RAFVR 1330401/ 195724 – Pilot.
F/S R. Woonton, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S E. Williams, RAFVR – Air Bomber.
W/O P. Brooke, RAFVR 1312079 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. R. Winning, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. H. Parry, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. W. Gilbert, RAFVR – Rear Gunner.
F/S Pauling, Passenger – .

Take Off 09:43 – Landed 15:59
Flight Time 06:16