Crew list for Watten operation

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Title

Crew list for Watten operation

Description

States date 19 June 1944, Target constructional works Watten, zero hour 1915/1931. Lists leader/marker Wing Commander Cheshire and marker 2, Squadron Leader Shannon in Mosquito with 18 crews flying Lancaster all armed with Tallboy bombs.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Robin Christian
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

Five page typewritten document

Language

Identifier

MCheshireGL72021-181210-040003, MCheshireGL72021-181210-040004, MCheshireGL72021-181210-040005, MCheshireGL72021-181210-040006, MCheshireGL72021-181210-040007

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Transcription

[underlined] DATE: [/underlined] 19th JUNE, 1944.

[underlined] TARGET: [/underlined] CONSTRUCTIONAL WORKS, WATTEN.

[underlined] ZERO HOUR: [/underlined] 1915/1931 HOURS.

[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

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

[underlined] MARKER NO. 2: [/underlined] S/Ldr. Shannon - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] Mos. 'L'
Navigator: F/O Sumpter
[underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 2 Red Spot Fires - 2 x 500 M.C.

[underlined] DEPUTY LEADER: [/underlined] S/Ldr. McCarthy - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] 'W' [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 'Tallboy'
F/Engineer: F/O Radcliffe - Navigator: F/O McClean - W/Operator: W/O Eaton - A/G M.U.: F/L Rodger - Air Bomber: F/O Daniel - A/G Rear: W/O Batson - Front Gunner: F/L Curtis.

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

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined] [underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Poore - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘O’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’
F/Engineer: F/S Johnson - Navigator: F/O Roberts - W/Operator: F/S Thompson - A/G M.U.: F/S Castleman - Air Bomber: F/O Elsey - A/G Rear: F/S Tookey - Front Gunner: Sgt. Fowle

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Clayton - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘H’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’
F/Engineer: F/O Hill - Navigator: F/O Buttle - W/Operator: F/O Chalmers - A/G M.U.: F/S Hume - Air Bomber: F/O Watson - A/G Rear: F/S Sharpe - Front Gunner: F/O Ward

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Edward - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘K’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’
F/Engineer: F/O King - Navigator: F/O Pritchard - W/Operator: F/S Hobbs - A/G M.U.: F/S Isherwood - Air Bomber: F/S Brook - A/G Rear: P/O Johnson - Front Gunner: Sgt Henderson

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

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined] [underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/L Reid - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘S’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’
F/Engineer: F/S Stewart - Navigator: F/O Peltier - W/Operator: F/O Luker - A/G M.U.: W/O Hutton - Air Bomber: P/O Rolton - A/G Rear: F/S Holt - Front Gunner: Sgt. McNally

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

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

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Ross - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘F’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’
F/Engineer: F/O Girling - Navigator: F/O Daviest - W/Operator: F/S Hickson - A/G M.U.: F/O Tuxford - Air Bomber: W/O McClellan - A/G Rear: F/O Platt - Front Gunner: F/O Atkinson

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined] [underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Knights - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘A’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’
F/Engineer: P/O Twells - Navigator: F/O Rhude - W/Operator: F/O Hosie - A/G M.U.: F/S Derham - Air Bomber: P/O Bell - A/G Rear: F/S Pengelly - Front Gunner: Sgt. Briars

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Willsher - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘T’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Hurdiss - Navigator: F/O Playford - W/Operator: P/O Bell - A/G M.U.: F/O Witherick - Air Bomber: P/O Everett - A/G Rear: F/S Salter - Front Gunner: Sgt. Mathews

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

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

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined] [underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Cheney - [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘V’ [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined] 1 ‘Tallboy’
F/Engineer: Sgt. Rosher - Navigator: P/O Welch - W/Operator: F/S Pool - A/G M.U.: F/S Wait - Air Bomber: F/S Curtis - A/G Rear: F/S McRostie - Front Gunner: F/S Cooper

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

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

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

Collection

Citation

“Crew list for Watten operation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16570.

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