Crew list for Boulogne E-boats operation

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Title

Crew list for Boulogne E-boats operation

Description

States date 15/16 June 1944, target, zero hour 2235. Shows Wing Commander Cheshire leader and marker in Mosquito and 22 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Alan Pinchbeck
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

MCheshireGL72021-181210-030002, MCheshireGL72021-181210-030003, MCheshireGL72021-181210-030004, MCheshireGL72021-181210-030005, MCheshireGL72021-181210-030006, MCheshireGL72021-181210-030007

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[underlined] DATE: [/underlined] 15/16th JUNE, 1944.

[underlined] TARGET: [/underlined] ‘E’ BOATS, BOULOGNE.

[underlined] ZERO HOUR: [/underlined] 2235 HOURS

[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

[underlined] LEADER & MARKER No.1: [/underlined] W/Cdr. Cheshire — Navigator: F/O Kelly [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] Mos. ’N’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 2 Red Spot Fires 2 x 500 M. C.

[underlined] DEPUTY LEADER: [/underlined] S/Ldr. Munro — 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 — Front Gunner: - [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined] ‘W’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] S/Ldr. Mc Carthy — 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 — Front Gunner: F/L Curtis [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘Q’ [underlined] Bomb load [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Wilson — F/Engineer: Sgt. Cherrington — Navigator: F/O Stott — W/Operator: F/O Allen — A/G M. U.: F/S Vaughan — Air Bomber: F/O Finlay — A/G Rear: F/L Chandler — Front Gunner: Sgt. King [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’N’ [underlined] Bomb Load: 1 ‘Tallboy’

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Poore — 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 — Front Gunner: Sgt. Fowle [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘O’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Fearn — F/Engineer: P/O Davies — Navigator: F/S Johnson — W/Operator: F/S Baker — A/G M. U.: F/S Wilson-Williams — Air Bomber: F/O Chadwick — A/G Rear: W/O Kemp — Front Gunner: Sgt. Ronald [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘X’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Clayton — 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 — Front Gunner: F/O Ward — P/O Carey [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘H’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Edward — 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 — Front Gunner: Sgt. Henderson [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘K’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Williams — F/Engineer: Sgt. Soilleux — Navigator: F/O Talbot — W/Operator: F/S Potter — A/G M. U.: F/S Blagdon — Air Bomber: F/O Walker — A/G Rear: Sgt. McKellar — Front Gunner: Sgt. Craig [underlined] A/C Letters: [/underlined] ‘B’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Kearns — F/Engineer: P/O Henderson — Navigator: F/O Barclay — W/Operator: P/O Ellwood — A/G M. U.: W/O Bickley — Air Bomber: W/O Bennett — A/G Rear: F/O Petch — Front Gunner: F/L Tate [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘U’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Reid — 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— Front Gunner: F/S McNally [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’S’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Howard — F/Engineer: Sgt. Hawkins — Navigator: F/O McDonald — W/Operator: F/S Lucan — A/G M. U.: W/O Woods — Air Bomber: F/S Hartley — A/G Rear: F/S Clarke — Front Gunner: P/O Heggie — F/O Fox [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’D’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] Lt. Knilans — F/Engineer: P/O Ryall — Navigator: P/O Geller — W/Operator: F/O Knell — A/G M. U.: F/S Hunnisette — Air Bomber: F/O Rogers — A/G Rear: P/O Learmouth — Front Gunner: P/O Castagnola [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’R’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Ross — 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/O Tuxford — Front Gunner: F/O Atkinson [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’Z’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Duffy — F/Engineer: Sgt. Benting — Navigator: F/O Bell — W/Operator: F/O Pearce — A/G M. U.: W/O Porter — Air Bomber: F/O Woods — A/G Rear: P/O Evans — Front Gunner: W/O Allen [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’C’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Hamilton — F/Engineer: Sgt. Rooke — Navigator: P/O Jackson — W/Operator: Sgt. Thompson — A/G M. U.: F/S Dadge — Air Bomber: F/O Duck — A/G Rear: F/S Hamilton — Front Gunner: F/S McLean [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’G’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Cheney — 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 — Front Gunner: F/S McKie [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’V’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’


[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] P/O Gingles — F/Engineer: Sgt. Gallagher — Navigator: F/O Beale — W/Operator: W/O Riley — A/G M. U.: F/L Scott-Kiddie — Air Bomber: F/S Hazell — A/G Rear: F/O Ball — Front Gunner: F/S Mason — W/O McLennan [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’L’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Knights— 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] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’A’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Stanford — 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 — Front Gunner: F/S Evans [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’F’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Stout — 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 — Front Gunner: F/S Hoyland [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’Y’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Willsher— 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 — Front Gunner: Sgt. Matthews [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’T’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Kell — F/Engineer: P/O Clark — Navigator: F/O Hager — W/Operator: F/O Evans — A/G M. U.: P/O Snell — Air Bomber: F/O Morieson — A/G Rear: F/S Price — Front Gunner: Sgt. Thomas [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ’P’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’

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Citation

“Crew list for Boulogne E-boats operation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16561.

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