Battle Order 5th March 1945

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Battle Order 5th March 1945

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A battle order for 186 Squadron for an operation to Gelsenkirchen. It details each aircraft and all seven crew members for each aircraft.

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Date

1945-03-05

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One typed sheet

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IBCC Digital Archive

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MTurnerCF1042292-160822-08

Transcription

OPS. GELSENKIRCHEN 5.35 DAYLIGHT
[underlined] NO. 186 SQUADRON BATTLE ORDER – 5TH MARCH1945. Serial No. 25 [/underlined]


[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘C’ HK. 694
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
W/O S.F. Cooke
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/O C.D. Wale
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/O A.E. Dent
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
F/O A. Crispin
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt A. Graham
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt F.G. Victor
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt E.W. McGaw

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘E’ NG 146
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/L G.M. Templeton
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/S J. McKey
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
P/O A.J. Beaven
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
F/S W.V. Barker
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
F/S F.A. Mahoney
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt Hargreaves
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt J. Coulton

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘F’ NG. 140
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/O A.P. Gillespie
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
Sgt P. Feasy
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/S F.I. Dow
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
W/O D.C. Strickland
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt R. Whitehouse
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt S.A. Bedwell
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt E.J. Roberts

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘G’ NG. 149
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/L A.N. Marshall
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/O L.E. Jordon
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/O G. Arrand
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
W/O S.J. Spay
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
W/O L.H. Wilson
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
F/O A. Aspin
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt E.J. Roberts

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘J’ HK. 682
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/L E.L. Field DFC
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/S P.A. Upson
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/O G. Littleboy
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
F/S C.J. Morris
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt W. O’Connell
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
F/S C.F. Turner
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt Enright

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘L’ HK. 802
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/O H.S. Young
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/S D. Bone
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/S S.J. Reilly
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
F/S F. Holroyd
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
F/S R. Lambert
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt J. Green
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt N. Simpson

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘Q’ HK. 659
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/L R.A. Hanson
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/S L. Collins
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/S S.F. Mullett
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
W/O Robertson
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt S. Roger
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt R. Thomas
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt D. Say

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘S’
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/L F.H. Mason
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/S H. Coleman
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
P/O W.G. Williams
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
F/S W.S. [?]
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt D.J. [?]
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
F/S W.F. Upton
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt A. Heaslet

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘T’ HK. 794
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/O L. Idle
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/O A.A. Purkiss
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/S J.K. Snell
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
W/O M. Honor
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
[?] MacDonald
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt A.G. Philbey
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt J. Hamilton

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘U’ NG. 293
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/S P. Gray
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/S G. Merrick
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/O E. Marner
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
Sgt W. Jenkinson
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt I.W. Foster
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt E.C. Booth
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt F. Parkhouse

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘V’ RF. 126
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/L L.A. Green
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/S J. Baggott
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
W/O K.E. Pryor
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
F/S N. Robson
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt D. Furguson
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt W. Deards
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt L. Beamish

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘W’ HK. 796
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/O R. Goglier
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
F/S McKendrick
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/S R. Hawkins
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
F/S A. Scragg
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
F/S F. Boyle
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
F/S M. Gilmartin
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
W/O F.W. Lemon

[underlined] Aircraft [/underlined]
(XY) ‘Z’ HK. 606
[underlined]Pilot [/underlined]
F/O J.M. Forand
[underlined] Navigator [/underlined]
P/O E.C. Audell
[underlined] Air Bomber [/underlined]
F/S A. Cecotti
[underlined] W/O/Air[/underlined]
Sgt D. Harris
[underlined] Mid Gunner [/underlined]
Sgt J. Degay
[underlined] Rear Gunner [/underlined]
F/S W.F. Trivett
[underlined] F/Engineer [/underlined]
Sgt J.L. Butters

(XY) ‘D’ NG. 137 TO BE PREPARED AS A SPARE AIRCRAFT.

OFFICER i/c FLYING: W/C J.H. Giles DFC BRIEFING TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.
LEADERS: F/O RICHARDSON, F/L HOLMAN DFC, F/L BAXTER, F/L BUCKLAND DFC, SGT WALLWORK, F/L MACDONALD, W/O CASEY AND S/L DODWELL.
F/O VERRY, F/O DAVEY, F/S CORKAN, SGT BARWA, SAGT WARD, SGT HASSELL, SGT BROWN are to report to the Station Radar Officer at the time of the Navigators Briefing.
N.B. Alterations to this Order may only be made with the sanction of the Squadron Commander and notification to the Squadron Adjutant.
[signature] F/L
(J. S. Walker)
Flight Lieutenant, for,
Wing Commander, Commanding,
[underlined]No. 186 Squadron[/underlined]

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Citation

186 Squadron, “Battle Order 5th March 1945,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23341.

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