George Holmes sortie record sheet 83 Squadron

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Title

George Holmes sortie record sheet 83 Squadron

Description

A Sortie Record Sheet dated from 19 August 1944 to 17 March 1945. Relating to Pilot Officer George Holmes’ service as a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner with 83 Squadron. The sheet records 16 operations, all of which are recorded as being on Lancaster Mk 3.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

Two page form document filled in

Language

Identifier

OHolmesGH187788-161021-02

Transcription

[underlined] SORTIE RECORD SHEET [/underlined]
Number 187788 Rank P/O Name HOLMES Aircrew Category WOP/AIR.
PRESENT GROUP NUMBER 5. SQUADRON 83 POSTED IN w.e.f. 2.4.44
[underlined] PREVIOUS RECORD [/underlined]
[underlined] TOUR No. [/underlined] 1 [underlined] IN GROUP NUMBER [/underlined] 5 [underlined] UNIT OR SQUADRON NUMBER [/underlined] 50

SORTIES COMPLETED [underlined] TYPE OF AIRCRAFT [/underlined]
2nd Pilot 1st Pilot Other categories than Pilot LANC III
[underlined] Date commenced : [/underlined] 3.6.44
[underlined] Date finished : [/underlined]

[underlined] TOUR No. [/underlined] [underlined] IN GROUP NUMBER [/underlined] [underlined] UNIT OR SQUADRON NUMBER [/underlined]

SORTIES COMPLETED [underlined] TYPE OF AIRCRAFT [/underlined]
2nd Pilot 1st Pilot Other categories than Pilot
[underlined] Date commenced : [/underlined]
[underlined] Date finished : [/underlined]
[page break]
(*14892-13366) Wt. 18766-Q1152 20M 6/44 T.S. 700
(*15456-13366) Wt. 35557-Q2668 60M 10/44 T.S. 700 [underlined] CURRENT RECORD [/underlined]
TOUR No. ONE IN SQUADRON No.

DATE 1 TYPE OF AIRCRAFT 2 AIRCRAFT LETTER 3 SORTIE No. 4 TARGET 5 6 REMARKS, including reasons for :- (i) Failure to complete sortie; (ii) Ceasing to operate in, or leaving, current squadron (e.g. missing, posted, killed, etc.) 7
(1) 19.8.44 (2) LANC III (3) - (4) 16 (5) LA PALLICE (6) C (7)
(1) 10.9.44 (2) LANC III (3) - (4) 17 (5) LA HERVE (6) C (7)
(1) 17.9.44 (2) LANC III (3) - (4) 18 (5) BREMERHAVEN (6) C (7)
(1) 19.9.44 (2) LANC III (3) - (4) 19 (5) M. GLADBACH (6) C (7)
(1) 23.10.44 (2) LANC III (3) - (4) 20 (5) FLUSHING (6) C (7)
(1) 13.1.45 (2) LANC III (3) H (4) 21 (5) POLITZ (6) C (7) FF2
(1) 7.2.45 (2) LANC III (3) J (4) 22 (5) DORTMUND-EMS (6) C (7) FF2
(1) 8.2.45 (2) LANC III (3) J (4) 23 (5) POLETZ (6) C (7) FF1
(1) 13.2.45 (2) LANC III (3) D (4) 24 (5) DRESDEN (6) C (7) FF1
(1) 14.2.45 (2) LANC III (3) D (4) 25 (5) ROSITZ (6) C (7) FF1
(1) 23.2.45 (2) LANC III (3) D (4) 26 (5) HORTEN (SHIPS) (6) C (7) FF1
(1) 21.3.45 (2) LANC III (3) S (4) 27 (5) HAMBURG (6) C (7) FF2
(1) 8.4.45 (2) LANC III (3) U (4) 28 (5) LUTZKENDORF (6) C (7) FF1
(1) 17.4.45 (2) LANC III (3) W (4) 29 (5) CHAM (6) C (7) FF3
(1) 1.2.45 (2) LANC III (3) C (4) 30 (5) SIEGEN (6) C (7)
(1) 2.2.45 (2) LANC III (3) J (4) 31 (5) KARLSRUHE (6) C (7)

POSTED FROM THIS SQUADRON ON (Date) TO
If the sheet is completed in respect of a pilot, insert a star in column (4) against sorties as second pilot.
In column (6) insert C if sortie was completed.
NC if sortie was not completed.

Collection

Citation

“George Holmes sortie record sheet 83 Squadron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 14, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10641.

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