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OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

Detail of Work Carried Out

By :120 Squadron

For the Month of :December  1942

Date

Aircraft Type & Number

Crew

Duty

Time Up

Time Down

Details of Sortie or Flight

References

24th Decr.

Liberator I.

A.M.921B.

F/O. J.K. Moffat Capt.

F/Sgt.H.V.F. Archer 2nd Pil.

Sgt.V.C.P.Wilson Nav.

Sgt.W.Barrett F/Engr.

Sgt.F.H.Fitzjohn 1 WO/AG.

Sgt.T.P.Hanton 2 WO/AG

Sgt.J.Earp 3 WO/AG

Escort to ON 155 -MET

07.16

19.25

07.13 hrs airborne Reykjavik on escort to C/V ON155-MET.

09.55 hrs. started homing procedure “B”. Several bearings received which led to C/V being met at 11.06 hrs. in posn. 56⁰ 45’ N, 26⁰ 10’W. -22 MVs. 3 EVs.,co.267⁰/9 Kts. 11.30 hrs. commences box patrol on SNO’s instruction. 13.01 received R/T message from SNO for ACIC. 15.55 hrs in posn. 56⁰ 36’N, 27⁰ 45’W left C/V unchanged. S/C base and landed  Reykjavik at 19.25 hrs.

REY/03/24/12

ICE/G1/23/12.

24th Decr.

Liberator III

F.L.932 M.

S/L.D.J.Isted Capt.

F/O.R.A.Crumpton 2nd Pil.

F/S.D.J.Appleton Nav.

Sgt.H.Richardson F/Eng.

F/S.R.T.Bedford 1 WO/AG.

Sgt.R.W.Elder 2 WO/AG.

Sgt.A.Allwood 3 WO/AG.

Escort to HX219-MET

08.11

17.44

08.11.hrs airborne  Reykjavik on escort to HX219 –MET. 10.24 hrs. began homing procedure “B”. As a result of bearings met C/V at 11.46 hrs. in posn.58⁰ 35’N, 28⁰ 42’W – 44MVs. Several EVs. 051/9 Kts. SNO asked A/C by R/T to look for straggler 12.13. sighted 1 PBY A/C. 12.34 hrs. began C/V escort.

12.53 hrs. sighted suspected wake but nothing else. 13.32 hrs. returned to scene but still no sign of U-boat. 15.03 hrs s/o for base without seeing C/V again. 17.09 hrs. sighted 1D/R. in posn. 63⁰ 32’N. 23⁰ 38’W. Landed base 17.44A.

REY/02/24/12

ICE/G2/23/12

26th Decr.

Liberator I.

A.M.923 W.

P/O.A.W.Fraser Capt.

Sgt.A.Fryer 2nd Pil.

F/O.J.F.Boland Nav.

Sgt.A.E.Parsons F/Eng

F/Sgt.K.Johnson 1 WO/AG

Sgt.E.Mincham 2 WO/AG.

Sgt.W.Stott 3 WO/AG.

Escort to JW.51B.

07.02

18.35

07.02A hrs. airborne  Reykjavik on special duty to escort C/V JW 51B –MET. Proceeded coastwise to Cape Langanes and at 10.45 hrs. set co.up track of C/V, which was met at 11.25 hrs. in posn. 68⁰20’N, 06⁰30’W -14MVs. About 7 EVs, co. 042⁰/8 kts SNO passed A/C position of C/V. Patrol began 11.58 hrs. until 13.52 when A/C was recalled and left C/V unchanged in posn. 68⁰35’N, 05⁰52’W. Landed  Reykjavik 18.35A hrs.

REY/04/26/12/42

ICE/G5/25/12/42

26th Decr.

Liberator I

A.M.929 H.

P/O.N.E.M.Smith Capt.

Sgt.R.Harrison 2nd Pil.

F/Sgt.F.J.Andrews Nav.

Sgt.T.R.Jones F/Engr.

Sgt.J.H.Lowry 1 WO/AG.

Sgt.R.H.Bishop 2 WO/AG.

Sgt.A.C.Staples 3 WO/AG

S/Ldr. Rand

Escort to ON 155 – NOT MET

07.24

16.49

07.24 hrs airborne  Reykjavik on escort to C/V ON155-NOT MET.

11.05 hrs. met C/V SC 113 in posn. 58⁰38’N, 32⁰18’W – co.070⁰/6kts compn. Unknown. 12.55 hrs SE contact. 13.05 hrs over 1 D/R. G19- in posn. 58⁰00’N, 32⁰50’W, V/S message passed to A/C for SNO of C/V ON 155. 13.37 hrs finished search for s/c for base from posn.58⁰00’N, 32⁰.00’W. Landed  Reykjavik 16.49A hrs.

REY/03/26/12

ICE/G7/25/12

26th Decr.

Liberator III

F.L.932 M.

W/O.P.L.B.Ellis Capt.

F/Sgt.J.G.Benson 2nd Pil.

F/Sgt.G.Lowrison Nav.

Sgt.D.McLelland F/Engr.

F/Sgt.A.G.Barthorpe 1 WO/AG.

Sgt.G.W.Young 2 WO/AG.

Sgt.W.Stanfield 3 WO/AG

Escort to SC 113 – MET.

08.10

16.44

08.10A hrs. airborne  Reykjavik on escort to C/V SC 113 – MET. 09.20 hrs. saw one flame boat, but nothing else after investigating. 10.45 hrs. clearly sighted apparent wake 30 yds long but no U-boat seen. 12.36 hrs. met C/V in posn. 58⁰36’N 32⁰14’W -44MVs about  4EVs. Co. 093⁰T/6Kts. SNO signalled “About 10 stragglers behind”. A/C turned to search when a recall to base was received, so Xmas greetings were exchanged with C/V and co. set for base. Landed  Reykjavik 14.08 hrs.

REY/01/26/12/4

ICE/G6/25/12/42

29th Decr.

Liberator III

F.L.932 M.

F/O.J.K.Moffat Capt.

F/S.H.V.F.Archer 2nd Pil.

Sgt.V.C.S.Wilson Nav.

Sgt.W.Barrett F/Engr.

Sgt.F.H/Fitzjohn 1 WO/AG.

Sgt.T.P.Hanton 2 WO/AG.

Sgt.J.Earp 3 WO/AG

P/O.G.R.Lynn 4 WO/AG (1407 Flight)

A/S sweep

09.16

17.17

09.16A hrs. airborne  Reykjavik on A/S sweep. 12.15 hrs. on patrol in posn.58⁰48’N, 27⁰18’W, until 14.10 when patrol completed in posn. 58⁰23’N, 27⁰14’W s/c for base. 16.40 hrs sighted 1 M/V., 1Tug, 8 miles S. of Skagi. Landed  Reykjavik 17.17A hrs. with nothing to report.

REY/05/29/12/42

ICE/G4/28/12/42

29th. Decr.

Liberator I A.M.929 H.

W/O.P.L.B.Ellis Capt.

F/S.J.G.Benson 2nd Pil.

F/S.G.Lowrison Nav.

Sgt.D.McLelland F/Engr.

F/S/.A.G.Barthorpe 1 WO/AG.

Sgt.G.W.Young 2 WO/AG.

Sgt.W.Standfield 3 WO/AG

A/S sweep

09.46

19.27

09.46 hrs. airborne  Reykjavik on A/S sweep. 12.42 hrs. began patrol in posn. 57⁰53’N, 27⁰00’W, until 16.38 hrs. when set course for base from posn. 57⁰08’N, 27⁰30’W, Landed  Reykjavik 19.27A hrs. with nothing to report.

REY/07/29/12/42

ICE/G4/28/12/42

 

 

 

 

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