Crew list for Saumur tunnel operation

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Title

Crew list for Saumur tunnel operation

Description

Provides date - night 8/9 June 1944, target- railway tunnel and bridge, Saumur, zero hour - 0200. Leader and marker no 1 - Wing Commander Cheshire flying Mosquito. Lists pilot and navigator of two other markers flying Mosquito. Lists 25 other crews flying Lancasters with aircraft letter and bomb load. Bomb loads include 1000 lb bombs, 7 inch clusters and 14,000 lb Grand Slam.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-08

Contributor

Ashley Jacobs
David Bloomfield

Rights

This content is property of the Leonard Cheshire Archive which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Format

Six page typewritten document

Language

Identifier

MCheshireGL72021-181210-010005, MCheshireGL72021-181210-010006, MCheshireGL72021-181210-010007, MCheshireGL72021-181210-010008. MCheshireGL72021-181210-010009, MCheshireGL72021-181210-010010

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[underlined] DATE: [/underlined] NIGHT 8/9th JUNE, 1944.

[underlined] TARGET: [/underlined] RAILWAY TUNNEL AND RAILWAY BRIDGE, SAUMUR.

[underlined] ZERO HOUR: [/underlined] 0200 HOURS.

[underlined] LEADER & MARKER NO.1: [/underlined] W/Cdr. Cheshire [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] mos. ‘N’
Navigator: F/O Kelly [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 4 Red Spot Fires

[underlined] MARKER NO.2: [/underlined] S/Ldr. Shannon [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] Mos. ‘C’
Navigator: F/O Sumpter [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 3 Red Spot Fires 1 Wanganui Flare
Abortive – port engine overspeeding.

[underlined] MARKER NO.3: [/underlined] F/L Fawke [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] Mos. ‘L’
Navigator: F/O Bennett [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 3 Red Spot Fires 1 Wanganui Flare

[underlined] DEPUTY LEADER: [/underlined] S/Ldr. Munro [underlined] A/C Letter: ‘W’ [/underlined]
F/Engineer: F/S Appleby – Navigator: F/L Rumbles – W/Operator: F/O Pigeon – A/G M.U.: P/O Howarth – Air Bomber: F/L Astbury – A/G Rear: F/O Weeks [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] S/Ldr. McCarthy [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘Q’
F/Engineer: - F/O Radcliffe – Navigator: F/O MacLean – W/Operator: W/O Eaton – A/G M.U.: W/O Batson – Air Bomber: F/O Daniel – A/G Rear: F/L Rodger – F/L Currie [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.
[page break]

[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Kearns [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘U’
F/Engineer: P/O Henderson – Navigator: F/O Barclay – W/Operator: F/O Ellwood – A/G M.U.: W/O Bickley – Air Bomber: S/l Richardson – A/G Rear: F/O Petch – F/L Tate [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Wilson [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘N’
F/Engineer: F/O Phillips – Navigator: F/O Scott – W/Operator: F/O Allen – A/G M.U.: F/S Vaughan – Air Bomber: F/O Finlay – A/G Rear: F/L Chandler [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Clayton [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘H’
F/Engineer: F/O Hill – Navigator: F/O Buttle – W/Operator: F/O Chalmers – A/G M.U.: F/S Sharp – Air Bomber: F/O Watson – A/G Rear: F/S Hume [underlined] bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Ross [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘Z’
F/Engineer: F/O Girling – Navigator: F/O Davies – W/Operator: F/S Hickson – A/G M.U.: F/O Platt – Air Bomber: W/O McClellan – A/G Rear: F/L Scott-Kiddie [underlined Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.
[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Knights [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘A’
F/Engineer: P/O Twells – Navigator: F/O Rhude – W/Operator: F/O Hosie – A/G M.U.: F/S Pengelly – Air Bomber: P/O Bell – A/G Rear: F/S Derham [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined]
[page break]

[underlined] CREWS [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] Lt. Knilans [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘R’
F/Engineer: P/O Ryall – Navigator: P/O Geller – W/Operator: F/O Knell – A/G M.U.: Sgt. Crosby – Air Bomber: F/O Rogers – A/G Rear: P/O Learmouth [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Kell [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘P’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Clark – Navigator: P/O Hager – W/Operator: P/O Evans – A/G M.U.: P/O Snell – Air Bomber: F/O Morieson – A/G Rear: F/O Chapman – F/O Lee [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Willsher [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘T’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Hurdiss – Navigator: F/O Playford – W/Operator: P/O Bell – A/G M.U.: F/S Salter – Air Bomber: P/O Everett – A/G Rear: F/O Witherick [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Stout [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined] ‘Y’
F/Engineer: P/O Gurney – Navigator: F/O Ingleby – W/Operator: F/S Nuttall – A/G M.U.: P/O C-Underwood – Air Bomber: F/O Rupert – A/G Rear: W/O Smith [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Duffy [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘C’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Benting – Navigator: F/O Bell – W/Operator: F/O Pearce – A/G M.U.: F/S McLean – Air Bomber: F/O Woods – A/G Rear: P/O Evans [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.
[page break]

[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Standford [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘F’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Judson – Navigator: P/O Butler – W/Operator: W/O Jordan – A/G M.U.: F/S Griffiths – Air Bomber: W/O Clarke – A/G Rear: P/O Jewell [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Cheney [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘V’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Rosher – Navigator: P/O Welch – W/Operator: F/S Pool – A/G M.U.: F/S McRostie – Air Bomber: F/S Curtis – A/G Rear: F/S Wait [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Poore [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘O’
F/Engineer: F/S Johnson – Navigator: F/O Roberts – W/Operator: F/S Thompson – A/G M.U.: F/S Tookey – Air Bomber: F/O Elsey – A/G Rear: F/S Castleman [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Edward [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘L’
F/Engineer: F/O King – Navigator: F/O Pritchard – W/Operator: F/S Hobbs – A/G M.U.: P/O Johnston – Air Bomber: F/S Brook – A/G Rear: F/S Isherwood [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/l Fearn [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘X’
F/Engineer: P/O Davies – Navigator: F/S Johnson - W/Operator: F/S Baker – A/G M.U.: F/S W-Williams – Air Bomber: F/O Chadwick – A/G Rear: W/O Kemp [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.
[page break]

[underlined] CREWS [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Saunders [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘P’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Nutley – Navigator: F/S Barron – W/Operator: Sgt. Ward – A/G M.U.: Sgt. Machin – Air Bomber: W/O Allen – A/G Rear: Sgt. Briars [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 8 x 1,0000 G.P. 6 x 7” Clusters

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/l Reid [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘S’
F/Engineer: F/S Stewart – Navigator: F/O Peltier – W/Operator: F/O Luker – A/G M.U.: F/S Holt – Air Bomber: P/O Rolton – A/G Rear: W/O Hutton [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb.

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] P/O Castagnola [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘O’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Henderson – Navigator: F/O Gorringe – W/Operator: Sgt. Eaves – A/G M.U.: Sgt. Craig – Air Bomber: Sgt. Evans – A/G Rear Sgt. Ronald [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 8 x 1,000 G.P. 6 x 7” Clusters

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] P/O Ross [underlined] A/C Letter: ‘U’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Walter – Navigator: F/O O’Brien – W/Operator: Sgt. Jenkinson – A/G M.U.: Sgt. King – Air Bomber: F/S Tilby – A/G Rear: Sgt. McKellar [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 8 x 1,000 G.P. 6 x 7” Clusters

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] P/O Carey [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘K’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Cherrington – Navigator: F/S Kerr – W/Operator: Sgt. Young - A/G M.U.: Sgt. Fowle – Air Bomber: W/O McLennan – A/G Rear: F/S Price [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 8 x 1,000 G.P. 6 x 7” Clusters
[page break]

[underlined] CREWS [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Hamilton [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘G’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Rooke – Navigator: F/S Jackson – W/Operator: Sgt. Thompson – A/G M.U.: F/S Dadge – Air Bomber: F/O Duck – A/G Rear: F/S Hamilton [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 1 x 14,000lb

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Levy [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘E’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Groom – Navigator: F/O Fox – W/Operator: Sgt. McGuire – A/G M.U.: Sgt. McNally – Air Bomber: F/O Atkinson – A/G Rear: Sgt. Thomas [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 8 x 1,000 G. P. 6 x 7” Clusters

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] P/O Watts [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘N’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Luck – Navigator: F/S Housden – W/Operator: Sgt. Cooper – A/G M.U.: Sgt. Matthews – Air Bomber: F/S McKay – A/G Rear: P/O Heggie [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined] 8 x 1,000lb G.P. 6 x 7” Clusters

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Citation

“Crew list for Saumur tunnel operation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16493.

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