Listed below is the information available for operations to this target flown by 550 Squadron.
Operation Summary: The column headers should be fairly self-explanatory. The term "aborted" as used here covers a number of possibilities:
Aircraft Deployed: When a link to a particular aircraft is given, this indicates aircraft known to have taken part in this raid (in the records currently available to the web-site author). A record of whether the aircraft returned or failed to return (FTR) is also logged.
Servicemen Deployed: Names of the crew in the operation.
Station Summary: This section is the information from the RAF North Killingholme Station Record Book for the operational date (if available).
Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.
The amount of data in the database is growing and this is resulting in the "all operations/targets" list getting rapidly bigger and thus slower to generate. There are options to display shorter, more quickly generated, reports if you want to home in on something specific. For example, there are options to generate reports on operations to a single target, or by single aircraft (to all targets) or by single aircraft to a single target. There is, on the database-reports summary page, a short user guide (PDF format) on how to do this.
(Y / N)
|Wilhelmshaven||15 Oct 1944||16 Oct 1944||N||24 aircraft and crews were offered for operations, but only 8 were required and were briefed and took off to attach Wilhelmshaven, from which once again, all returned safely. In addition "Y" cross country exercises were carried out.|
|Aircraft Deployed||Servicemen Deployed||Aircraft Service Number||Returned
|Comments||Crew Details||NG132||Returned||Primary at 18,000 ft at 19.55 hrs||ME301||Returned||Primary at 18,000 ft at 19.50 hrs||PB562||Returned||Primary at 18,000 ft at 19.48 1/2 hrs||LL811||Returned||Primary at 19,000 ft at 19.45 hrs||
F/L N L Rose (P)
Sgt K L Willis (F/Eng)
F/O R C Foote (Nav)
F/O E G Caswell (A/B)
Sgt G W Page (W/Op)
F/O J S Tointon (MU/AG)
Sgt G S Spragg (R/AG)
|NG134||Returned||Primary at 19,000 ft at 19.50 hrs||LM273||Returned||Abortive - starboard inner u/s.||ME776||Returned||Primary at 18,000 ft at 19.53 hrs||
P/O W J Shaw (P)
Sgt J Crawford (F/Eng)
Sgt C Eardley (Nav)
Sgt H H Tregonning (A/B)
Sgt R F Jones (W/Op)
Sgt R Murphy (MU/AG)
Sgt J O'Leary (R/AG)
|JB345||Returned||Primary at 18,000 ft at 19.4 1/2 hrs||
F/L E S Allen (P)
F/Sgt E T Smith (F/Eng)
F/Sgt A B Dennison (Nav)
F/Sgt G A Maginley (A/B)
F/Sgt R W Lundie (W/Op)
Sgt R G Crump (MU/AG)
F/O J E Murray-Shirreff (R/AG)
Based on the data in the lists displayed above, and keeping in mind that data is still being updated and thus not yet complete, the following statistics are generated:
|MAX Aircraft deployed
in single operation
(Wilhelmshaven, 15 Oct 1944)
These details were last updated: 01 March 2021
this list is still being built and will take some time to complete
what is currently displayed is believed accurate but much more is still to be added
This note describes the options currently available to produce a smaller, more manageable list and also describes planned future enhancements to the reporting facility.
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