442 Squadron RAF/RCAF

Form 541

Details of Operations

Date

Aircraft

Serial

Pilot

Operation

Time Up

Time Down

Details

April 1st to 8th inclusive

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations

April 9th

Mustang

WH C

Lt. Col. W.H. Christie

Bomber Escort

1525

2030

Escort to Lancasters bombing oil refinery at Hamburg. Two early returns due to mechanical trouble. On completion of escort duty balance went on to sweep the Flensburg area which was uneventful. Long range tanks used and fourteen jettisoned.

 

"

KH 680

J.15621 S/L M. Johnston

and Sweep

"

"

 

"

KH 729

J.93835 P/O A.J. Mallendaine

 

"

"

 

"

KH 647

J.14308 F/L R.K Trumley

 

"

"

 

"

KH 709

J.10964 F/L J.E.G. Reade

 

"

"

 

"

KH 765

R.115587 WO1 S.H. Lorenz

 

"

"

 

"

KH 764

J.21907 F/L J.N.G. Dick

 

"

1605

 

"

KH 668

J.90979 F/O E.C. Baker

 

"

1625

April 10th

Mustang

KH 764

J.17292 F/L M.A. Perkins

Bomber Escort

1525

2040

Eleven aircraft took off to escort Lancasters and Halifaxes bombing the railway centre and marshaling yards at Leipzig. Rendezvous made with bombers according to plan. Bombing extremely concentrated and the only enemy opposition was a lone Me 163. The flak over the target area was moderate. One early return due to mechanical trouble. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 765

J.19145 F/O A.J. Nowlan

 

"

"

 

"

KH 665

J.98494 F/O R.K. MacRae

 

"

"

 

"

KH 647

J.21907 F/L J.N.G. Dick

 

"

"

 

"

KH 694

J.37017 F/O V.F. McClung

 

"

"

 

"

KH 659

J.18708 F/L G.H. Watkin

 

"

"

 

"

KH 709

J.44064 F/O C.G. Anderson

 

"

"

 

"

KH 641

J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson

 

"

"

 

"

KH 666

J.39138 F/O P. Bremner

 

"

"

 

"

KH 668

J.38946 F/O D.J. Jeffrey

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.13621 S/L M. Johnston

 

"

1720

April 11th

Mustang

KH 764

J.17292 F/L M.A. Perkins

Bomber Escort

1255

1745

Squadron took off to escort Lancasters and Halifaxes bombing Bayreuth, but owing to late arrival of Form "D" and consequent late take off the Squadron was late on rendezvous. However the Squadron escorted a force of bombers going to Neuremburg, having failed to find the bombers going to Bayreuth. No enemy aircraft opposition was encountered and only moderate flak over target. The Squadron was down at 1745 hours. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 735

R.137855 WO1 J.C. Greenman

 

"

"

 

"

KH 665

J.37017 F/O V.F. McClung

 

"

"

 

"

KH 765

C.94015 F/L W.H. Dunne

 

"

"

 

"

KH 668

J.90979 P/O E.C. Baker

 

"

"

 

"

KH 659

J.18708 F/L G.H. Watkin

 

"

"

 

"

KH 709

J.38946 F/O D.J. Jeffrey

 

"

"

 

"

KH 647

J.10964 F/L J.E.G. Reade

 

"

"

 

"

KH 666

J.28182 F/O R.J. Robillard

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.14308 F/L R.K Trumley

 

"

"

 

"

KH 641

R.86617 WO1 R.L. Oliver

 

"

"

April 12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations.

April 13th

Mustang

KH 735

J.21907 F/L J.N.G. Dick

Bomber Escort

1235

1800

Escort to Lancasters bombing Swinemunde. Bombers were late at rendezvous and ten to fourteen minutes late over target. Bombing results not seen due to 10/10ths cloud over target. Slight flak over target was experienced but Squadron landed safely at 1800 hours. four early returns due to mechanical trouble (three) and one escort. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 665

R.115587 WO1 S.H. Lorenz

 

"

"

 

"

KH 765

J.98494 F/O R.K. MacRae

 

"

"

 

"

KH 747

C.94015 F/L W.H. Dunne

 

"

1325

 

"

KH 668

J.19145 F/O A.J. Nowlan

 

"

1800

 

"

KH 694

J.90979 P/O E.C. Baker

 

"

1425

 

"

KH 764

J.15621 S/L M. Johnston

 

"

1800

 

"

WH C

Lt. Col. W.H. Christie

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.15072 F/L W.V. Shenk

 

"

"

 

"

KH 680

J.15628 F/L K.K. Charman

 

"

"

 

"

KH 700

J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson

 

"

1440

 

"

KH 659

J.44064 F/O C.G. Anderson

 

"

1440

 

"

KH 666

J.39138 F/O P. Bremner

 

"

1800

April 14/45

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations

April 15/45

Mustang

KH 737

J.14308 F/L R.K. Trumley

Bomber Escort

0900

1100

Airborne at 0900 hours to escort Lancasters bombing Swinemunde, when within four minutes of rendezvous, the Squadron was recalled owing to the weather. F/L J.N.G Dick was heard when the Squadron turned back for home, but nothing has been heard of him since. He was last heard from in the Enschede-Munster area of Germany. Three early returns due to mechanical trouble. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 680

J.93835 F/O A.J. Mallandaine

(Abortive)

"

1220

 

"

KH 647

J.10964 F/L J.E.G. Reade

 

"

"

 

"

KH 729

J.15621 S/L M. Johnston

 

"

1015

 

"

KH 709

J.38946 F/O D.J. Jeffrey

 

"

1220

 

"

KH 735

J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson

 

"

1000

 

"

KH 700

J.89170 F/P J.T. Boulton

 

"

1205

 

"

KH 747

J.17292 F/L M.A. Perkins

 

"

1220

 

"

KH 665

J.98494 F/O R.K MacRae

 

"

"

 

"

KH 764

J.21907 F/L J.N.G. Dick

 

"

Missing

 

"

KH 765

J.90979 P/O E.C. Baker

 

"

1220

April 16/45

Mustang

KH 737

J.14308 F/L R.K. Trumley

Bomber Escort

1435

2035

Bomber escort to Lancasters bombing Swinemunde, rendezvous was made and the bombers escorted uneventfully to target. The Squadron then proceeded to sweep N.E. Berlin and here some FW 190s were bounced by the Squadron. In the ensuing combat one FW 190 was destroyed - shared by J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson and J.28182 F/O R.J. Robillard, and one FW 190 probably destroyed by J.15072 F/L W.V. Shenk. One early return due to mechanical trouble. Long range. tanks used

 

"

KH 709

J.44064 F/O C.G. Anderson

and Sweep

"

"

 

"

KH 647

J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson

 

"

"

 

"

KH 668

J.28182 F/O R.K. Robillard

 

"

"

 

"

KH 659

J.15072 F/L W.V. Shenk

 

"

"

 

"

KH 680

J.15628 F/L K.K. Charman

 

"

1555

 

"

KH 729

J.15621 S/L M. Johnston

 

"

2035

 

"

KH 747

C.94015 F/L W.H. Dunne

 

"

"

 

"

KH 694

J.37017 F/O V.F. McClung

 

"

"

 

"

KH 700

J.19145 F/O A.J. Nowlan

 

"

"

 

"

KH 735

R.137855 WO1 J.C. Greenman

 

"

"

 

"

KH 765

R.115587 WO1 S.H. Lorenz

 

"

"

April 17/45

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations.

April 18/45

Mustang

KH 122

J.15072 F/L W.V. Shenk

Sweep

1030

1600

Airborne at 1030 hours with 611 Squadron to orbit enemy airfields in Northern Germany and Southern Denmark while Lancasters were bombing Heligoland. The Wing Leader, Lt. Col. Christie, flying with 611 Squadron had engine trouble and was forced to bale out 15 miles S.W. of Handorf. Seen to land safely, but presumably in German territory. No enemy opposition in the air but many twin engined aircraft seen on the airfields. Shipping was sighted in Plansburg harbour, Lubeck area and Eckernferder Bay. On the return journey results of the bombing were observed, it appeared to have been well concentrated with a large oil fire still burning. One early return due to mechanical trouble. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 735

R.86617 WO1 R.L. Oliver

 

"

"

 

"

KH 647

J.10964 F/L J.E.G. Reade

 

"

"

 

"

KH 680

J.93835 P/O A.J. Mallandaine

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.38946 F/O D.J. Jeffrey

 

"

"

 

"

KH 666

J.15628 F/L K.K. Charman

 

"

"

 

"

KH 729

J.17292 F/L M.A. Perkins

 

"

"

 

"

KH 747

C.94015 F/L W.H. Dunne

 

"

1140

 

"

KH 665

J.98494 F/O R.K. MacRae

 

"

1600

 

"

KH 694

J.37017 F/O V.F. McClung

 

"

"

 

"

KH 765

C.20469 F/L P.H. Bourgoin

 

"

"

 

"

KH 700

J.90979 P/O E.C. Baker

 

"

"

 

"

KH 709

J.89170 P/O J.T. Boulton

 

1030

1600

April 19/45

Mustang

KH 647

J.85103 F/O H.A. McKay

Bomber Escort

0945

1455

Escorting a force of Lancasters bombing Munich. The bombers were escorted uneventfully, only one enemy aircraft, a single engine unidentified one, was seen a few minutes before reaching target. J.28182 F/O R.J. Robillard crashed on take off - aircraft Cat. "E" pilot uninjured. On the return to base J.38946 F/O D.J. Jeffrey was forced to belly land his aircraft at Chiloham near Canterbury owing to engine trouble, but the pilot was uninjured. Aircraft Cat. "E". One early return due to mechanical trouble. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 694

J.37017 F/O V.F. McClung

 

"

"

 

"

KH 747

C.94015 F/L W.H. Dunne

 

"

"

 

"

KH 700

R.115587 WO1 S.H. Lorenz

 

"

1025

 

"

KH 659

J.89170 P/O J.T. Boulton

 

"

1455

 

"

KH 729

J.15621 S/L M. Johnston

 

"

"

 

"

KH 735

J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.14308 F/L R.K. Trumley

 

"

"

 

"

KH 122

J.38946 F/O D.J. Jeffrey

 

"

1430

 

"

KH 665

C.20469 F/L P.K Bourgoin

 

"

1140

April 20/45

Mustang

KH 218

J.17292 F/L M.A. Perkins

Ramrod 1547

1145

1645

This Squadron with 611 Squadron acted as target cover to Lancasters bombing the oil refinery at Regensburg. The mission was entirely uneventful. Two early returns due to mechanical trouble. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 694

R.115587 WO1 S.H. Lorenz

 

"

"

 

"

KH 735

J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson

 

"

"

 

"

KH 711

R.137855 WO1 J.C. Greenway

 

"

"

 

"

KH 747

J.85103 F/O H.A. McKay

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.14308 F/L R.K. Trumley

 

"

"

 

"

KH 709

J.44064 F/O C.G. Anderson

 

"

"

 

"

KH 659

R.86617 WO1 R.L. Oliver

 

"

1255

 

"

KH 668

J.28182 F/O R.J. Robillard

 

"

"

April 21/45

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations.

April 22/45

Mustang

KH 729

J.17292 F/L M.A. Perkins

Patrol

1600

2045

Patrolled a line from Cauxhaven to Zevern while Lancasters were bombing the marshaling yards at Bremen. Uneventful trip but fires were seen in target area. Two early returns due to mechanical trouble. Long range tanks used. F/Os Bremner and Robillard returned early acting as escorts to F/Os Nowlan and

MacRae.

 

"

KH 668

J.19145 F/O A.J Nowlan

 

"

1825

 

"

KH 694

J.37017 F/O V.F. McClung

 

"

2045

 

"

KH 665

J.98494 F/O R.K. MacRae

 

"

1825

 

"

KH 711

C.20469 F/L P.K. Bourgoin

 

"

2045

 

"

KH 659

J.15072 F/L W.V. Shenk

 

"

"

 

"

KH 680

J.93835 F/O A.J. Mallandaine

 

"

"

 

"

KH 765

J.89170 F/O J.T. Boulton

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.44064 F/O C.G. Anderson

 

"

"

 

"

KH 218

J.39138 F/O P. Bremner

 

"

1825

 

"

KH 700

J.28182 F/O R.J. Robillard

 

"

"

April 23/45

Mustang

KH 700

J.98494 F/O R.K. MacRae

Bomber Escort

1625

2125

Escort to Lancasters bombing Flensburg railway centre. Owing to 10/10ths cloud over the target no bombing results seen. No enemy aircraft seen and no flak was experienced over the target. One early return due to mechanical trouble. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 765

J.19145 F/O A.J. Nowlan

 

"

"

 

"

KH 694

R.137855 WO1 J.C. Greenman

 

"

"

 

"

KH 711

C.20469 F/L P.E. Bourgoin

 

"

"

 

"

KH 668

J.90979 P/O E.C. Baker

 

"

"

 

"

KH 659

J.15072 F/L W.V. Shenk

 

"

"

 

"

KH 661

J.39138 F/O P. Bremner

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.89170 P/O Boulton

 

"

"

 

"

KH 680

J.15628 F/L K.K. Charman

 

"

"

 

"

KH 729

J.15621 S/L M. Johnston

 

"

"

 

"

KH 647

R.86617 WO1 R.L. Oliver

 

"

1640

 

"

KH 210

J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson

 

"

2125

April 24/45

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations.

April 25/45

Mustang

KH 729

W/C J.A. Storrar

Bomber Escort

0650

1230

Together with 611 Squadron, and led by Wing Commander Flying, escort to Lancasters bombing Berchtesgaden. Bombing was observed to be accurate and concentrated. Small amounts of flak were encountered. Two aircraft landed at Manston due to petrol shortage, and later returned to base. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 661

J.28182 F/O R.J. Robillard

 

"

"

 

"

KH 737

J.14308 F/L R.K. Tremley

 

"

"

 

"

KH 659

J.18800 F/L W.A. Peters

 

"

"

 

"

KH 647

J.10964 F/L J.E.G. Reade

 

"

"

 

"

KH 680

J.23780 F/L J. Maday

 

"

"

 

"

KH 709

J.44064 F/O C.G. Anderson

(Manston)

"

1220

 

"

KH 218

J.17292 F/L M.A. Perkins

 

"

1230

 

"

KH 694

J.37017 F/O V.F. McClung

(Manston)

"

1220

 

"

KH 665

J.98494 F/O R.K. MacRae

 

"

1230

 

"

KH 735

C.20469 F/L P.E. Bourgoin

 

"

"

 

"

KH 668

J.17356 F/L H.H. Miller

 

"

"

April 26th to 30th inclusive

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations.

May 1st to 8th inclusive

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations.

May 9/45

Mustang

KH 661

J.391138 F/O P. Bremner

Patrol

1340

1600

Patrol over Channel Islands while army and naval task force landed to liberate the islands. Mission entirely uneventful. Three early returns due to mechanical trouble. Long range tanks used.

 

"

KH 729

J.15621 S/L M. Johnston

 

"

1440

 

"

KH 680

J.93835 P/O A.J. Mallandaine

 

"

1600

 

"

KH 647

J.15628 F/L K.K. Charman

 

"

1360

 

"

KH 709

J.38946 F/O D.J. Jeffrey

 

"

1600

 

"

KH 659

J.15072 F/L W.V. Shenk

 

"

1600

 

"

JA S

W/C J.A. Storrar

 

"

"

 

"

KH 747

C.94015 F/L W.H. Dunne

 

"

"

 

"

KH 765

J.23780 F/L J. Maday

 

"

"

 

"

KH 735

J.37856 F/O L.H. Wilson

 

"

"

 

"

KH 668

J.19145 F/O A.J. Nowlan

 

"

1360

 

"

KH 665

J.90494 F/O R.K. MacRae

 

"

1600

 

"

KH 711

J.85103 F/O H.A. McKay

 

"

"

 

"

KH 694

J.37017 F/O V.F. McClung

 

"

"

May 10th to May 31st inclusive

 

 

 

 

Nil Operations.

 

Updated: March 25, 2000