Crew list for operation against Creil area dumps



Crew list for operation against Creil area dumps


Date: 4/5 July 1944, target, zero hour 0130 hours. Lists leader and marker 1, Wing Commander Cheshire flying P-51. Marker 2 in Mosquito and 17 Lancaster carrying one tallboy bomb each.

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[underlined] DATE: [/underlined] 4th/5th JULY,1944

[underlined] TARGET: [/underlined] CREIL AREA DUMPS

[underlined] ZERO HOUR [/underlined]: 0130 HOURS.

[underlined] CREWS [/underlined]:

[underlined] LEADER & MARKER NO 1: [/underlined] W/Cdr.Cheshire [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined]: Mustang ‘N’

[underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined]:
2 Red Spots

[underlined] MARKER NO.2. [/underlined] F/L Fawke [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined]: Mos. ‘L’
Navigator: F/O Bennett
[underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined]
3 Red Spots
1 Yellow T.I

[underlined] DEPUTY LEADER: [/underlined] S/Ldr. Munro [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined]: ‘W’
F/Engineer: F/S Appleby
Navigator: F/L Rumbles [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined]
W/Operator: F/O Ward 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: F/L Poole
Air Bomber: F/L Astbury
A/G Rear: F/O Weeks

[underlined] CAPTAIN [/underlined]: S/Ldr. McCarthy [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined]: ‘Q’
F/Engineer: F/O Radcliffe
Navigator: F/O Maclean [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined]
W/Operator: W/O Eaton 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: W/O Batson
Air Bomber: F/O Daniel
A/G Rear: F/L Rodger

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[underlined] CREWS: [/underlined]

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

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

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

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

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[underlined] CREWS [/underlined]:

[underlined] CAPTAIN [/underlined]: F/L Pryor [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined]: ‘Z’
F/Engineer: P/O Telfer
Navigator: F/O Pinder [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined]:
W/Operator: F/S Hepworth 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: P/O Paterson
Air Bomber: F/O Pesme
A/G Rear: F/S Colyer

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

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] LT Knilans [underlined] A/C letter: [/underlined] ‘R’
F/Engineer: P/O Ryall
Navigator: P/O Geller [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined]:
W/Operator: F/O Knell 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: Sgt.McNally
Air Bomber: F/O Rogers
A/G Rear: P/O Learmonth
[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Stout [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘Y’
F/Engineer: P/O Gurney
Navigator: F/O Ingleby [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined]
W/Operator: F/S Nuttall 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: F/O Cornish-Underwood
Air Bomber: F/O Rupert
A/G Rear: W/O Smith

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[underlined] CREWS [/underlined]:

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

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Lee [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘V’
F/Engineer: Sgt.Mason
Navigator: F/S McKie [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined]:
W/Operator: F/S Richards 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: Sgt.Thomas
Air Bomber: F/S Hoyland
A/G Rear: F/S Hunnisette

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] F/O Kell [underlined] A/C letter: [/underlined] ‘P’
F/Engineer: P/O Clarke
Navigator: F/O Hager [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined]
W/Operator: F/O Evans 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: P/O Snell
Air Bomber: F/O Morrison
A/G Rear: P/O Jewell

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] P/O Watts [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined]: ‘S’
F/Engineer: Sgt.Luck
Navigator: F/S Housden [underlined] Bomb Load: [/underlined]
W/Operator: F/S Cooper 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: P/O Heggie
Air Bomber: W/O McKay
A/G Rear: Sgt.Mathews

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[underlined] CREWS [/underlined]:

[underlined] CAPTAIN [/underlined]: P/O Gingles [underlined] A/C Letter [/underlined]: ‘’
Navigator: [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined]:
W/Operator: 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U:
Air Bomber:

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

[underlined] CAPTAIN [/underlined]: P/O Ross [underlined] A/C letter [/underlined]: ‘H’
F/Engineer: Sgt.Walter
Navigator: F/O O’Brien [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined]:
W/Operator: F/S Jenkinson 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: Sgt.King
Air Bomber: F/S Tilby
A/G Rear: P/O McKellar

[underlined] CAPTAIN: [/underlined] P/O Sanders [underlined] A/C Letter: [/underlined] ‘A’
F/Engineer: Sgt.Nutley
Navigator: F/S Barron [underlined] Bomb Load [/underlined]:
W/Operator: F/S Ward 1 ‘Tallboy’
A/G M.U: Sgt.Machin
Air Bomber: W/O Allen
A/G Rear: F/S Briars



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