Malcolm Staves' Wireless Operators Log Book

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Malcolm Staves' Wireless Operators Log Book

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Wireless Operator's (Air) Log Book for operation to Cham 17 April 1945 including call signs, actions, bearings and fixes taken.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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1945-04-17

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Anne-Marie Watson

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MStavesME203137-160226

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66

WIRELESS OPERATORS (AIR)

LOG BOOK.

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WIRELESS OPERATORS (AIR) LOG 100

SQUADRON* 207
AIRCRAFT “A”BLE
DATE 17th APRIL, 1945.
CAPTAIN F/O WATTERS
NAVIGATOR F/S STEWART
WIRELESS OP. F/S STAVES.
AIRBORNE 2340
NATURE OF FLIGHT* OPS. “CHAM”.
LANDED 0810

N.F.T. (OR D.I.)

ITEM S. OR U/S INITIALS

INTER COMM. S [Initials]
W/T TRANSMITTER – [Initials]
W/T RECEIVER S [Initials]
R/T SET S [Initials]
I.F.F. Sealed Off [Initials]
W/T SPARES S [Initials]
ALDIS LAMP S [Initials]

AFTER FLIGHT CHECK

ITEM S. OR U/S INITIALS

INTER COMM. OFF S [Initials]
W/T TRANSMITTER OFF S [Initials]
W/T RECEIVER OFF S [Initials]
R/T SET OFF S [Initials]
I.F.F. OFF Sealed Off [Initials]
W/T SPARES S [Initials]
ALDIS LAMP S [Initials]


CAPTAINS REMARKS (AFTER FLIGHT)

[Deleted] S.B.A. [/deleted] V.H.F. NO JOY.
R/T O.K. BUT HIGH INTERFERENCE
INTER. COMM. O.K.
SIGNATURE [Signature]

INFORMATION

OPERATIONAL CALL SIGN: JLGA
STATION R/T AIRCRAFT CALL SIGN: N/A
BASE COLLECTIVE CALL SIGN: LBME
SQUADRON R/T AIRCRAFT CALL SIGN: LOBIN
GROUP COLLECTIVE CALL SIGN: N/A
FORCE COLLECTIVE R/T C/S: BRUTUS
FORCE COLLECTIVE C/S: WMKE

“TINSEL” FREQUENCIES: SPECIAL ONLY
CEASE JAMMING: “SWITCH OFF”
M.F. D/F SECTION(S) ALLOTTED: “N” FC7 ALT “H” BLS
BASIC Q.F.E. 1023
W/T LINK 1 POL A
LINK 2 POL B
LINK 3 POL C
W/T GUARD POL D
ABANDON MISSION: ‘DEWDROP’
STOP BOMBING: ‘SPRINGSTEEL’

FLIGHT PLAN

POSITION E.T.A. FACILITIES AVAILABLE & ACTION

First 50 mls from Base Continuous watch on Base HF/DF.
Until crossing English coast Continuous watch on Group frequency
Until H-20 Group Broadcasts at H+20 and H+50
H-20 until JA Continuous watch on Control frequency.
VA until 30 mls from English coast Group Broadcasts at H+20 and H+50
Until 50 mls from Base Continuous watch on Group frequency.
Last 50 mls Continuous watch on Base HF/DF
VHF. On 150mls from Lincoln – Outward & Return
1st Weather Report 0630

* SQUADRON & NATURE OF FLIGHT TO BE ENTERED AFTER LANDING

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TIME CALL SIGNS TEXT, ACTION, BEARINGS, FIXES, ETC. T.O.O. L.F.F. VOLTS PORT AMP STBD AMP

2315 On Watch: M E Staves F/Sgt,
2316 A1134A Switched On & OK.
2317 Emergency i/c Tested & OK.
2318 R. 1155 Checked & OK.
2319 E.D.G. Run Up OK.
2320 Aldis Lamp Tested & OK.
2321 Oxygen Supply OK.
2322 Very Pistol loaded Red
2323 Pilot Informed
2324 Watches synchronised
2328 Taxying Out
2340 Airborne
2341 I/C Air-Tested – OK
2342 R 1155 Air Checked & OK
2343 Very Pistol colour changed to RY
43 1/2 Meter Readings OFF 28v 50a 50a
2344 I.F.F. Detonator plug inserted
2344 1/2 Pilot Informed
Over to B3G
2345 TROU B3G NR1-GR2 = 2912 UY = 2240 IMI
2349 Meter Readings OFF 28v 50a 50a
0000 TROU B3G NR1 – GR2 = 2912 UY + 2240 INV
0004 Meter Readings OFF 28v 50a 47a
0006 VHF Switched On – “D” Stud.
0015 B3G -9- +
0019 Meter Readings OFF 28v 50a 40a
0030 50 miles from Base
0031 Over to 9SY
Continuous Watch.
0050 9SY -7- vvv vvv : QYT 0053+
0055 Meter Readings OFF 28v 50a 35a
0107 Crossing English coast – Out
0108 Trailing Aerial reeled out
0109 Pilot informed
0110 T1154 Set up on clickstops to Sect “N”
0110 1/2 V.H.F. Switched Off.
0120 9SY – 9 vvv vvv – QYT - 0123+
0125 Meter Reading OFF 29v 35a 20a
0126 Crossing French coast – In
0127 Trailing Aerial reeled in
0128 Pilot informed.

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“ATTACK DIRECT TWO NORTHERLY RED T I”
NOT PASSED TO PILOT

0405 WMKC POLA – DAM IMI
“COMPLETE BOMBING QUICKLY AND RETURN TO BASE”
POLB R+
0406 WMKC POLA – DAM IMI [underlined] 30 [/underlined]
POLB R+
0408 WMKC POLA -DAM IMI VA
0409 POLB R VA
0410 9SY POLA QTC K
A 9SY K
9SY POLA -NR1 – GR2 = 2917 DQAG = 0410 IMI
POLA 9SY R+
0412 9SY POLB QTC K
B 9SY K
9SY B -NR1- GR2 = 2917 DQAG = 0410 IMI
POLB 9SY R+
0420 9SY -2- vvv vvv – QYT- 0423 +
0424 Meter Readings OFF 30v 30a 20a
0425 V.H.F. Switched Off
0429 Crossing Front Line
0430 Very Pistol loaded GRR
0431 Pilot informed
0450 9SY -7- vvv vvv QYT 0453+
0455 Meter Readings OFF 29v 35a 25a
0520 9SY -3- vvv vvv QYT 0523+
0525 Meter Readings OFF 30v 30a 15a
0550 9SY -5- vvv vvv QYT 0553+
0555 Meter Readings OFF 30v 35a 15a
0620 WMKC 9SY -F- GR2= 2917 YPWQ = 0610B
-F- GR2= 2917 YPWQ = 0610B
“SEA BAROMETRIC PRESSURE +2” [initials]
PASSED TO PILOT
0625 Meter Readings OFF 29v 30a 20a
0629 Over to B3G
0630 NOTHING HEARD FROM B3G.
PILOT INFORMED
VERY BAD INTERFERENCE ALL TIME
0636 Meter Readings OFF 29v 35a 20a

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0150 9SY -3- vvv vvv QYT 0153+
0155 Meter Readings OFF 29v 30a 20a
0200 Very Pistol colours changed to GRR.
0201 Pilot Informed.
0220 9SY -6- vvv vvv QYT 0223+
0225 Meter Readings OFF 29v 30a 20a
0250 9SY -1 vvv vvv QYT 0253+
0255 Meter Readings OFF 295v 30a 20a
0320 9SY -4- vvvvvv – QYT 20 0323+
0325 Meter Readings OFF 30v 30a 10a
0334 Crossing Front Line
0335 Very Pistol colours removed
0336 Pilot Informed
0340 Over to Control frequency.
Continuous Watch.
0340 1/2 V.H.F. Switched On.
0346 9SY KRRF K.
0347 9SY NXQY -311240901 IMI
NXQY 9SY R+
0348 9SY JLGM – 319151002 IMI
JLGM 9SY R+
0349 9SY RYNE -297221091 IMI
RYNE 9SY R+
0352 9SY POLA -325282 IMI
POLA 9SY R+
0356 POLA C/S 6. +
POLB R+
0355 WMKC 9SY - F= 31020 – F= 313020 IMI
Bombing Wind Passed to B/A. [Initials]
0356 POLA +
POLB R +
0358 POLA +
POLB R +
0359 WMKC POLA – GBK ZQT NORTH EAST ACK IMI
“ATTACK DIRECT NORTH EAST RED TI.”
PASSED TO PILOT [Initials]
0400 POLB R+
0401 WMKC POLA – GBK ZQT NORTH EAST ACK IMI
POLB R+
0403 BOMBS GONE
WMKC POLA -GBK ZQT TWO NORTHERLY ACK IMI
POLB R+

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0645 NXQC
JLGC B3G -F= 2917 EY – F= 2917 EY +
“UPWOOD”?
0648 Crossing French coast – Out
0649 Trailing Aerial reeled out
0649 1/2 Pilot Informed.
Over to 9SY
0650 WMKC 9SY -F GR2= 2917 YPWQ = 0610B IMI
DECODE AS BEFORE
0700 Over to B3G
NXQE
JLGE B3G F= 2917 EY – F=2917 EY +.
“UPWOOD”?
0705 Over to 9SY
Continuous Watch
0706 Meter Readings OFF 29v 30a 20a
0720 9SY -3-vvv vvv – QYT 0723+
0725 Meter Readings OFF 30v 25a 15a
0729 Over to B3G. – Continuous Watch
0730 NXQC
JLGC B3G -F= 2917 PL – F = 2917 PL - +
AFFIRMATIVE?
0735 B3G NXQG QTC K.
AA B3G IMI K
0737 B3G NXQG INT QWZ – 2 K
NXQG B3G R -AS+
0740 A/C calling up B3G
0743 B3G RYNF INT QRV K.
RYNF B3G AS +
0745 B3G NXQT IMI NR1 K
NXQC
0746 JLGC B3G -F = 2917 TK – F = 2917 TK +
“FORECAST STATION PRESSURE +3” [Initials]
PASSED TO PILOT
0750 Trailing Aerial reeled In
0751 Pilot Informed
0752 I.F.F. Detonator Plug removed
0752 1/2 Pilot Informed
0754 Meter Readings OFF 30v 30a 10a
0757 TR1196 Switched On.
0800 LMBC B3G – F- QGM +

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0801 NXQE
JLGE B3G – F= 2917 TK – F= 2917 TK +
DECODE AS BEFORE
0804 Over Base
0805 In R/|T Contact with Base
0806 T1154 Set up on clickstops to “A”
0807 Very Pistol loaded Red
0807 1/2 Pilot Informed.
0810 LANDED - BASE.
0811 All W/T Equipment Switched Off IOK
0817 R/T and i/c Switched Off IOK
0812 Very Pistol Unloaded & Stowed.
0818 Off Watch: [Signature] F/Sgt

[Underlined] 100 [/underlined]

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TAKE OFF 2326 Latest Time Off 0015 “A” F/O WATTERS SCRAM. LICHFIELD. 17-4-45

F/S STEWART

W/V 310/15 H [boxed] 0400 [/boxed] 10,000’. [Indecipherable] H+7
H-11 Green -9 -4 flares
Reds & Yellows.
W/V H-5.

Orbit Port

Brutus M.F. B.
Spring Steel Stop B. A.
Snowdrop. Abandon.

TAKE OFF +8 (2334)
ETR +10 (0801)
1st Weather Report. 0630.

4-6000’ TO 10°E
Join climb to Bombing Ht.
TO Δ Then descend. Δ – 60’
TO 0500E Then climb to
8000’
H2S used. 0400E on Return

Window Fighter [indecipherable]
10E – Δ - 8° E

Anti Flack 20 – Δ – 20.
[indecipherable]
[Underlined] Z on. [/underlined] NAV lts off at Coast.

[Table of Timed Weather Reports]

[Table of navigation points with speeds, heights and times]

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[Table of Meteorological and Navigational data]

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F/O WATTERS F/S STEWART.

[Table of Meteorological and Navigational data]

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[Signature J Stewart] Navigator

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[Table of Meteorological and Navigational data]

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Signed [Signature] Navigator.

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[Table of Meteorological and Navigational data]

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ALL INSTRU. CHECKED.
DRC REPEATERS SYNCHRONISED.
MU. DPA CHECKED.
,ASTER BOMBING SWITCH (ON)
AIRBORNE Z [underlined] ON [/underlined]

[Table of Meteorological and Navigational data]

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WIRELESS OPERATORS (AIR) LOG

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Malcolm Staves, “Malcolm Staves' Wireless Operators Log Book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 27, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11377.

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