Fred Honey's log book

MHoneyFWG915946-150421-01.pdf

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Fred Honey's log book

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A note book used by Fred as a log book.
His pilots on operations were Pilot Officer Benitz DFC and Flight Lieutenant Brown.

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Note-Book

[Drawing]
Amenophis IV

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[Map]

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F. Honey. F. Honey.

F. Honey. Esq.

Ops Heraklion.

F. Honey.

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[underlined] NOVEMBER. 1941 [/underlined]

(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

(a) 2. 11. 41. (b) 1815 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt. Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Castel Benito A'drome (south of Trip): direct hits on buildings: machine-gunned a/c in dispersal (S.M. 85's & JU 52's): 2 CR. 42's seen by T.G.: circled dinghy 3 hours on return - launch summoned by W/T: crew not picked up (h) 7.00

(a) 7. 11. 41. (b) 2350 (c) 'E' (d) Sgt. Benitz (e) Front Gunner (f) Ops. Brindisi Rly. Station & A/C Works: One S light & some heavy flak: fires started (h) 5.10

(a) 9. 11. 41. (b) 2100 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt. Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Messina. (s/e Brindisi, but diverted - weather u/s): 6 hang-ups brought back - faulty wiring. (h) 4.50

(a) 11. 11. 41. (b) 2335 (c) 'Z' (d) Sgt. Benitz (e) Front Gunner (f) Ops. Naples: 1 x 4000lb.: little flak: direct hit on factory. (h) 5.20

(a) 17. 11. 41 (b) 2000 (c) H (d) Sgt. Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Naples: some heavy flak. (h) 6.10

(a) 19. 11. 41 (b) 1900 (c) Z (d) P/O Benitz (e) Front Gunner (f) Ops. Naples Rly Station: 1 x 4000 lb. (h) 5.10

(a) 22. 11. 41. (b) 0220 (c) H (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Convoy (D.N.C.O): to be carried out with ASV A/C : flares dropped and one ship seen : convoy scattered as result of earlier attack. (h) 5.00

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[underlined] NOV. 1941 CONT'D [/underlined]

(a) DATE A/I (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

(a) 25. 11. 41. (b) 0005 (c) 'X' (d) P/O Benitz (e) Front Gunner (f) Ops. Benghasi [sic] dock area : heavy flak : caught 8 min. in s'lights : electrical storm both ways. (h) 5.25

[boxed] SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER, 1941. DAY NIL. UNIT 104 SQDN. NIGHT 44.05 DATE 30. 11. 41. TOTAL 44.05 SIGNED F.W.G. Honey (Sgt) [/boxed]

[underlined] WDWKnight F/L FOR S/L [/underlined]
O.C.'B' FLT.

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[underlined] DECEMBER, 1941 [/underlined]

(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

(a) 7. 12. 41 (b) 1840 (c) 'H' (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Castel Benito A'drome : much light and some heavy flak : fired on from Tripoli. (h) 4.10

(a) 11. 12. 41. (b) 0130 (c) 'H' (d) P/O Benitz (e) Front Gunner (f) Ops. Benghasi [sic] harbour : some flak and s'lights (h) 5.30

(a) 14. 12. 41 (b) 1710 (c) 'H' (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Benghasi [sic] harbour : 14 s'lights: little flak: 7/10 cloud : cockpit hit. (h) 6.00

(a) 18. 12. 41. (b) 2125 (c) 'E' (d) P/O Benitz (e) Front Gunner (f) Ops. Mine Laying in Tripoli harbour : 100' : much light flak : opened fire on ground defences : s'light put out by T.G., destroyer seen in bay := T.G. returned fire of intruder over base: 3 bullets in main spar (ours) : hydraulics u/s : orbited Gozo 3 hrs on account of raid : landed 1/2 width runway (bomb damage & burning a/c) (h) 6.10

(a) 23. 12. 41. (b) 1750 (c) T (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Misurata : Aircrew billets : no opposition or s'lights : some a/c seen : direct hits on buildings. (h) 4.15

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[underlined] DEC. 1941 CONT'D [/underlined]

(a) 28. 12. 41. (b) 2305 (c) 'O' (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Tripoli : 1 x 4000 lb. : hit on edge of mole : skeleton crew. (h) 3.45

[boxed] SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER. 1941 DAY NIL UNIT 104 SQDN. NIGHT 29.50 DATE 31. 12. 41. TOTAL 29.50 SIGNED F.W.G. Honey (Sgt) [/boxed]

[underlined] WDWKnight F/L FOR S/L [/underlined]
O.C.'B' FLT.

[boxed] FLYING TIMES DAY 1.05. MALTA ATTACHMENT NIGHT 104.25 [/boxed]

[underlined] Philip[indecipherable]Beare [/underlined] W/CMDR.
O.C. 104 SQDN.

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[underlined] JANUARY. 1942 [/underlined] [underlined] 104 SQDN. KABRIT, EGYPT. [/underlined]

(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

(a) 29. 1. 42 (b) 1000 (c) Q (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op (f) Local Flying (g) 2.00

(a) 31. 1. 42 (b) 1930 (c) J (d) F/Lt.Brown (e) W/Op. (f) Local Flying - C & B. (h) 1.00

(a) 31. 1. 42 (b) 2030 (c) J (d) P/O Cockroft (e) W/Op. (f) Local C & B. (h) 1.00

[boxed] SUMMARY FOR JANUARY, 1942 DAY 2.00 UNIT 104 SQDN. NIGHT 2.00 DATE 31. 1. 42. TOTAL 4.00 SIGNED F.W.G. Honey (Sgt.) [/boxed]

[underlined] WDWKnight F/L FOR S/L [/underlined]
O.C.'B' FLT.

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[underlined] FEBRUARY, 1942 [/underlined]

(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

(a) 11. 2. 42. (b) 1100 (c) 'J' (d) Sgt Bennett (e) Passenger (f) Base - El Fayum (16 in a/c) (g) .45

(a) 11. 2. 42. (b) 1500 (c) 'B' (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) El Fayum - Base (g) .45

(a) 22. 2. 42. (b) 1445 (c) 'R' (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Base - LG 09. (g) 1.50

(a) 22. 2. 42. (b) 2145 (c) 'R' (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Convoy (D.N.C.O.) , more than 100 ships : cooperation by D/F with ASV A/C broke down (time mix up) : Torpedo Wellingtons taking part : Search abandoned - vis. bad and fuel short - 1 overload tank - Benghasi [sic] bombed - very little flak or lights - first squadron trip from M.E. (h) 7.25

(a) 23. 2. 42 (b) 0645 (c) R (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op (f) LG 09 - Base (g) 1.40

[boxed] SUMMARY FOR FEBRUARY, 1942. DAY 5.00 UNIT 104 SQDN. NIGHT 7.25 DATE 28. 2. 42. TOTAL 12.25 SIGNED F.W.G Honey (Sgt.) [/boxed]

[underlined] WDWKnight F/L FOR. S/LDR [/underlined]
O.C.'B' FLT.

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[underlined] MARCH, 1942 [/underlined]

(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

(a) 1. 3. 42 (b) 1350 (c) 'R' (d) F/Lt Brown (e) W/Op. (f) Base - LG 09 (Ops. Cancelled) (g) 1.40

(a) 2. 3. 42 (b) 0801 (c) 'R' (d) F/Lt Brown (e) W/Op (f) LG 09 - LG 106 Recco - ALG's (g) .15

(a) 2. 3. 42 (b) 0852 (c) 'R' (d) F/Lt Brown (e) W/Op. (f) LG 106 - LG 09 Recco - ALG's (g) .17

(a) 2. 3. 42. (b) 0918 (c) 'R' (d) F/Lt Brown (e) W/Op. (f) LG 09 - Base (g) 1.45

(a) 5. 3. 42. (b) 1352 (c) 'R' (d) F/Lt Brown (e) W/Op. (f) Base - LG 09 (g) 2.10

(a) 6. 3. 42 (b) 0021 (c) 'R' (d) F/Lt Brown (e) W/Op (f) Ops. Bengasi [sic] : 7 x 500 lb : defences quite active - becoming more accurate. no ships seen - camera fitted but no photo taken - no fusing reel for flash bomb. (h) 7.19

(a) 6. 3. 42. (b) 0916 (c) 'R' (d) F/Lt Brown (e) W/Op. (f) LG 09 - LG106. (g) .19

(a) 6. 3. 42 (b) 1043 (c) 'R' (d) F/Lt Brown (e) W/Op. (f) LG 106 - Base (g) 1.21

(a) 9. 3. 42 (b) 1630 (c) T (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op (f) Base - LG 106 (g) 1.45

(a) 9. 3. 42 (b) 2056 (c) T (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op (f) Ops. Convoy (D.N.C.O.) - north west of Bengasi [sic] - cooperation with ASV A/C. callsigns confusion - not picked up : bombs brought back. (One over-load) (h) 9.15

(a) 10. 3. 42 (b) 0721 (c) T (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op (f) LG 106 - Base (g) 1.35

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[underlined] MAR. 1942 CONT'D [/underlined]

(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

(a) 29. 3. 42. (b) 1504 (c) Y (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op (f) Base - LG 106 (g) 1.35

(a) 30. 3. 42 (b) 2209 (c) Y (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op. (f) Ops. Bengasi [sic] : flak & s'lights accurate - unpleasantly so -: no fresh ships seen (Operation postponed one day) (h) 7.35

(a) 31. 3. 42. (b) 0703 (c) Y (d) P/O Benitz (e) W/Op (f) LG 106 - Base (g) 1.35

[boxed] SUMMARY FOR MARCH, 1942 DAY 14.17 UNIT 104 SQDN. NIGHT 24.09 DATE 31. 3. 42. TOTAL 38.26 SIGNED F.W.G Honey (Sgt.) [/boxed]

[underlined] WDWKnight F/L FOR S/Ldr [/underlined]
O.C.'B' FLT.

[underlined] [indecipherable] Young S/L for W/CMDR. [/underlined]
O.C. 104 SQDN.

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[underlined] APRIL, 1942 [/underlined]

(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

(a) 11. 4. 42. (b) 1118 (c) 'R' (d) P/O Benitz D.F.C. (e) W/Op (f) Air Test (g) 0.30

(a) 11. 4. 42 (b) 1829 (c) 'R' (d) P/O Benitz D.F.C. (e) W/Op (f) Ops. Heraklion A'drome (Crete) : ground haze over target - 5 flare failures out of 6 - unable to identify runways : Secondary attacked (Kassel Pechadi A drome) - some small fires left : stick across intersection of runways: photo taken. accurate HF/DF fix from Kabrit, Qatafiya & Larnica [sic] (Cyprus) : Landed LG 106 (on instructions) (h) 7.25

(a) 12. 2. 42. (b) 0725 (c) 'R' (d) P/O Benitz D.F.C. (e) W/Op (f) LG 106 - Base (g) 1.35

[boxed] SUMMARY FOR APRIL, 1942. DAY 2.05 UNIT 104 SQDN. NIGHT 7.25 DATE 16. 4. 42. TOTAL 9.30 SIGNED F.W.G Honey (Sgt.) [/boxed]

[underlined] WDWKnight F/L FOR S/LDR [/underlined]
O.C.'B' FLT.

[boxed] TOTAL FLYING TIMES..... DAY 24.59 104 SQDN ATTACHMENT..... NIGHT 145.24[/boxed]

[underlined] [indecipherable] Young S/L for W/CMDR. [/underlined]
O.C. 104 SQDN.

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(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY (f) REMARKS (g) TIME DAY (h) TIME NIGHT

CAIRO - LAGOS BY
PAN - AMERICAN AIRWAYS

(a) 19. 5. 42. (b) 0915 (c) N 120103 (D. C. 3) (d) Capt Stoeger (e) Passenger (f) Almaza - Wadi Saidna (nr Khartoum) (land Wadi Haifa) (g) 6.30

(a) 20. 5. 42 (b) 0640 (c) N 120103 (D. C. 3) (d) Capt Stoeger (e) Passenger (f) Wadi Saidna - El Fasher (g) 3.40

(a) 20. 5. 42. (b) 1105 (c) N 120103 (D. C. 3) (d) Capt Stoeger (e) Passenger (f) El Fasher - Maiduguri (g) 3.30

(a) 20. 5. 42. (b) 1500 (c) N 120103 (D. C. 3) (d) Capt Stoeger (e) Passenger (f) Maiduguri - Kano (g) 2.30

(a) 21. 5. 42. (b) 0820 (c) N 120103 (D. C. 3) (d) Capt Stoeger (e) Passenger (f) Kano - Lagos (g) 3.00

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[underlined] OCTOBER, 1941. [/underlined]

(a) DATE (b) A/B (c) A/C (d) CAPTAIN (e) DUTY

[deleted] (a) 14. 10. 41 (b) 1510 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt Benitz (e) W/Op.

(a) 15. 10. 41 (b) 2115 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt Benitz (e) W/Op

(a) 19. 10. 41 (b) 2340 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt Benitz (e) Front Gunner

(a) 21. 10. 41 (b) 2115 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt Benitz (e) W/Op

(a) 21. 10. 41 (b) 2115 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt Benitz (e) W/Op. [/deleted]

(a) 25. 10. 41 (b) 0135 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt Benitz (e) Front Gunner

(a) 29. 10. 41 (b) 2040 (c) 'H' (d) Sgt Benitz (e) W/Op.

(a) 31. 10. 41 (b) 1940 (c) 'L' (d) Sgt Benitz (e) Front Gunner

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OTHER END OF BOOK

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[underlined] OCTOBER, 1941. [/underlined]

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“Fred Honey's log book,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28411.

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