W. Mallon crew 9.3.45

07/03/1945 – Attack Against Dessau
Thirteen aircraft attacked Dessau as ordered. Aircraft bombed in 10/10ths haze and thin cloud. Crews were given instructions by M/B to bomb on Skymarkers but some were able to make out T.I’s and in two cases identify the street. Fires were burning over a wide area when aircraft left the target. Flak practically nil in target area. Some E/A were seen and AA”S” F/L Spilman had a short inconclusive encounter. A satisfactory operation.

Lancaster Mk.I LM276 AA-S “Sugar”

F/L Sidney Lewis ‘Buzz’ Spillman, RNZAF NZ413138 – Pilot.
F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – 2nd Pilot.
Sgt. Norman ‘Norm’ Holbrook, RAFVR – Navigator.
F/S Thomas Ernest ‘Tom’ Corlett, RAFVR NZ425692 – Air Bomber.
F/S Gerald ‘Gerry’ Abrahams, RAFVR – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Harold ‘Harry’ Thorne, RAFVR – Flight Engineer.
F/S Vernon Alfred ‘Vern’ Clouston, RNZAF NZ428285 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S William Patrick ‘Pat’ Burke, RNZAF NZ4210017 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 17:23 – Landed 02:10
Flight Time 08:47

09/03/1945 – Attack Against Datteln
Twenty one aircraft attacked Datteln as detailed. A good concentration of aircraft and bombing reported. Cloud ten tenths. No opposition was encountered. A mushroom of smoke was seen penetrating cloud.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 AA-L

F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – Pilot.
F/S James Randel Haworth, RNZAF NZ4216510 – Navigator.
F/O Kenneth Ralph Philip, RNZAF NZ429093 – Air Bomber.
F/S Frank Symes, RNZAF NZ428164 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Robert Alfred Jay, RAFVR 1596172 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Donald ‘Don’ Cook, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Denis William Eynstone,  RAFVR 1606772 – Rear Gunner.
P/O Charles Frederick Green, RAFVR 178730 – Mid Under Gunner

Take Off 10:48 – Landed 16:14
Flight Time 05:26

10/03/1945 – Attack Against Gelsenkirchen Buer
Twenty one aircraft attacked Gelsenkirchen as detailed. Aircraft bombed in light formation and all bombs were dropped together. Cloud was ten tenths. Slight H/F was encountered.

Lancaster Mk.I HK562 AA-L

F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – Pilot.
F/S James Randel Haworth, RNZAF NZ4216510 – Navigator.
F/O Kenneth Ralph Philip, RNZAF NZ429093 – Air Bomber.
F/S Frank Symes, RNZAF NZ428164 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Robert Alfred Jay, RAFVR 1596172 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Donald ‘Don’ Cook, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Denis William Eynstone,  RAFVR 1606772 – Rear Gunner.
P/O Charles Frederick Green, RAFVR 178730 – Mid Under Gunner

Take Off 12:38 – Landed 17:35
Flight Time 04:57

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 HK562 AA-L

F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – Pilot.
F/S James Randel Haworth, RNZAF NZ4216510 – Navigator.
F/O Kenneth Ralph Philip, RNZAF NZ429093 – Air Bomber.
F/S Frank Symes, RNZAF NZ428164 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Robert Alfred Jay, RAFVR 1596172 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Donald ‘Don’ Cook, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Denis William Eynstone,  RAFVR 1606772 – Rear Gunner.
P/O Charles Frederick Green, RAFVR 178730 – Mid Under Gunner

Take Off 10:35 – Landed 16:15
Flight Time 05:40

29/03/1945 – Attack Against Salzgitter
Twenty one aircraft attacked Saltzgitter as detailed. Cloud was ten tenths, tops up to 19,000 ft and thin cloud and contrails persisting above, reducing visibility to 500yds. No results were observed and a scattered raid is reported. Flak moderate.

Lancaster Mk.I RF157 AA-X

F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – Pilot.
F/S James Randel Haworth, RNZAF NZ4216510 – Navigator.
F/O Kenneth Ralph Philip, RNZAF NZ429093 – Air Bomber.
F/S Frank Symes, RNZAF NZ428164 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Robert Alfred Jay, RAFVR 1596172 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Donald ‘Don’ Cook, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Denis William Eynstone,  RAFVR 1606772 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 12:41 – Landed 19:27
Flight Time 06:46

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.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – Pilot.
F/S James Randel Haworth, RNZAF NZ4216510 – Navigator.
F/O Kenneth Ralph Philip, RNZAF NZ429093 – Air Bomber.
F/S Frank Symes, RNZAF NZ428164 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Robert Alfred Jay, RAFVR 1596172 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Donald ‘Don’ Cook, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Denis William Eynstone,  RAFVR 1606772 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 19:55 – Landed 01:38
Flight Time 05:43

14/04/1945 – Attack on Potsdam
25 aircraft were detailed to attack POTSDAM. There was no cloud and visibility was good. A very concentrated attack developed and the target was well alight by the time the last aircraft were on their way home. Flak was slight and bursting well below stream. AA’T’ (F/O A.R. Baynes) was attacked by two enemy aircraft believed to be JU.88’s 20 miles S.W. of Potsdam on the homeward journey. The Flight Engineer (Sgt. Sliman) was killed by canon shell.

Lancaster Mk.I HK561 AA-Y

F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – Pilot.
F/S James Randel Haworth, RNZAF NZ4216510 – Navigator.
F/S Owen Charles Willetts, RNZAF NZ425964 – Air Bomber.
F/S Frank Symes, RNZAF NZ428164 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Robert Alfred Jay, RAFVR 1596172 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Donald ‘Don’ Cook, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Denis William Eynstone,  RAFVR 1606772 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 18:45 – Landed 03:14
Flight Time 08:29

20/04/1945 – Attack on Regensburg
20 aircraft were detailed to bomb REGENSBURG. Perfect visibility and the river, dock and target areas could be made out. Bombing appears to have been fairly well concentrated round the target starting with a slight undershoot but some bombs also spread to the M/yards beyond. The crew on starboard side of formation claimed direct hits on railway bridge. Flak slight but accurate.

Lancaster Mk.I NF981 JN-D

F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – Pilot.
F/S James Randel Haworth, RNZAF NZ4216510 – Navigator.
P/O Kenneth Ralph Philip, RNZAF NZ429093 – Air Bomber.
F/S Frank Symes, RNZAF NZ428164 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Robert Alfred Jay, RAFVR 1596172 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Donald ‘Don’ Cook, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Denis William Eynstone,  RAFVR 1606772 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 09:53 – Landed 17:14
Flight Time 07:21

24/04/1945 – Attack on Bad Oldesloe
21 aircraft were detailed to attack BAD OLDESLOE. JN/N (F/L Preyer) failed to take off owing to engine trouble and AA/Y (F/S Reay) made an early return owing to fire in starboard outer engine. No opposition was encountered but slight flak seen over Dutch Coast. Some of the bombs fell to the port of the A/P. Main attack considered very good.

Lancaster Mk.I RF127 AA-W

F/S William Mallon, RNZAF NZ427521 – Pilot.
F/S James Randel Haworth, RNZAF NZ4216510 – Navigator.
F/O Kenneth Ralph Philip, RNZAF NZ429093 – Air Bomber.
F/S Frank Symes, RNZAF NZ428164 – Wireless Operator.
Sgt. Robert Alfred Jay, RAFVR 1596172 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Donald ‘Don’ Cook, RAFVR – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Denis William Eynstone,  RAFVR 1606772 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 07:26 – Landed 13:00
Flight Time 05:34