101 Squadron Log
Date Weekday Activity Target
1/08/1941  Friday  Weather:- Low cloud and Drizzle. Vis. 1-2 miles. Owing to unfavourable weather there was no flying today and the ground training programme was carried out, 1377620 Sgt. A.G. Cage posted from No 3 G.T.F. 755686 Sgt. W,OP.A.G. Gillard attached to RAF Depot Uxbridge. P/O. Todd appointed to the acting rank of Flight Lieutenant.           
2/08/1941  Saturday  Weather:- 10/10 cloud. 600/800' Drizzle. Vis. 2-3 miles except in rain, improving to fair. Vis: Mod. in afternoon. N.F.Ts were carried out during the day. Operations. Hamburg was successfully attacked by six aircraft at night. Captains, F/O. Robertson,F/L. Todd,P/O. Millson, Sgt. Gilbert, Sgt. Fooks,Sgt. Fisher,P/O. Bundey attacked Bremen and later crashed near Lympne, but none of the crew were injured. There was no news of Sgt Daveys crew after take-off , and the aircraft is posted as missing. 9329371 Sgt/P. Betts and 1006746 Sgt. W/A.G. Parkington. NZ403004 Sgt. W/A.G. Hickton 1378328 Sgt/A.G. Highfield posted from No. 22 O.T.U.  Hamburg  CHERBOURG       
3/08/1941  Sunday  Weather. Cloudy Mist in early morning. Vis 4/6 miles Limited flying. Training was carried out during the day. 936951 F/S. W/AG Johnson ceased to be attached to C.G.S. 1378696 Sgt/A.G. Hutton, 751783 Sgt. W/A.G. Dennie attached to Newmarket. 1253258 Sgt/P Davey, 1104630 Sgt/P Watson, 979240 Sgt/A.Obs Hill,974757 Sgt/ W. A.G. Smith, 982279 Sgt. W/A.G. Walker, 927098 Sgt./A.G. Quinlan posted missing from operations on night 2/3 August, 1941. F/O. Murphy posted to RAF Stn. Wattisham.           
4/08/1941  Monday  Weather:- 6/10 - 10/10 Cloud all day. Rain later in afternoon and evening. Visibility 4-6 miles. NFTs carried out but night operations were cancelled owing to unfavourable weather conditions. P/O. Imeson ans P/O Carroll posted from No 20 O.T.U. F/O. Ross posted from No 22 O.T.U..798521 Sgt/P House posted from No. 12 O.T.U. 746731 Sgt W/A.G. Williams, 992847 Sgt. W/A.G. Warburton ceased to be attached to Newmarket.            
5/08/1941  Tuesday  Weather:- Cloudy with showers in the early morning Vis. 12 miles. NFTs were carried out during the day. Operations. 6 aircraft successfully attacked Mannheim at night. Captains. P/O. Redmond,P/O Allen,Sgt. Fooks,P/O. Millson,Sgt. Fisher and P/O Hardie. F/L. Todd attacked Schifferstadt owing to aircraft icing up in cloud. All aircraft returned safely. F/O. Osborne appointed to the acting rank of Flight Lieutenant.   Mannheim         
6/08/1941  Wednesday  Weather: Cloudy, showers in the early morning. Vis. 6 miles. Flying training was carried out during the day including formation practice. 1378328 Sgt./A.G. Highfield and R,54891 Sgt/A.G. Merrill attached to RAF Polebrook for Oxygen Test.           
7/08/1941  Thursday  Weather. Cloudy, Vis 5/8 miles. NFTs were carried out during the day. Operations. 5 aircraft successfully attacked Hamm by night Captains P/O Millson F/L. Tood, P/O. Allen,P/O. Redmond,&.P/O. Cook.DFM. Sgt. Fooks was attacked, by two ME. ' 109 's and afterwards attacked the docks at Rotterdam. P/O. Rickinson was attacked by a night fighter and returned the second pilot Sgt. Elliot being wounded in the hand, and the rear gunner Sgt, Thompson having baled out over the sea. F/O. Robertson's aircraft was damaged on take-off and landed immediately. The rear gunner of P/O Cooks' machine Sgt. Lackie was wounded in the leg as a result of enemy action. All aircraft were accounted for. A/F/Sgt. Woodruff appointed to a commission in the G.D. Branch as a Pilot Officer on probation. 1379076 Sgt/A.G. Parry and 1202111-Sgt/A.G.-Spooner ceased to be attached to No.-3 G.T.F. having completed their refresher course.           
8/08/1941  Friday  Weather. Cloudy Rain and Drizzle in the morning and early evening. ' Vis ' 2/4 miles There was no flying today and operational crews stood down in the afternoon. 748054 Sgt/A.G. Thompson reported missing from operations on night 7/8th August, 1941. 507102 Sgt./A.G. Lackie admitted to Ely Hospital and 638031 Sgt/P. Elliot admitted to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge as a result of enemy action during operations.  HAMM         
9/08/1941  Saturday  Weather:- Fair but Cloudy Rain later in evening ' Vis ' 6/12 miles. NFTs were carried out during theday but operations were cancelled owing to unfavourable weather conditions. P/O. Grove attached to RAF Manby for Bombing Leaders Course. 998502 Sgt. A.Obs Fenwick posted from No. 12 O.T.U. 1378696 Sgt./AG Hutton and 751783 Sgt./ W/ A.G Dennis ceased to be attached to Newmarket.           
10/08/1941  Sunday  Weather. Small amounts of cloud in the morning increasing to 7/10 -9/10 in the afternoon rain in the early evenining with poor visibility NFTs were carried out during the day but operations were cancelled owing to unfavourable waether conditions 984424 Sgt. W/A.G. Pollock and 968044 Sgt/AG Bolshaw attached to No. 3 G.T.F. Newmarket, 930239 Sgt/P Williams attached RAF Wyton.            
11/08/1941  Monday  Weather:- 10/10 cloud below 1000feet with heavy showers visibility 4/6 mile except in showers. There was no flying owing to bad weather in the morning and ground training was carried out. Squadron stood down in the afternoon. P/O. Rickinson paosted to No. 11 O.T.U. 979980 Sgt./WAG. Ireland attached to RAF Uxbridge pending posting.745442 Sgt./P. K-Schonbach posted to No. 3 GTF. 1158537 Sgt./P Gilbert, R.546851 Sgt.P Hahn, 938234 Sgt./A.O. Fillingham,745944 Sgt./W.A.G. Saunders, 977538 Sgt.W.A.G. Froom 954768 Sgt/A.G. Pearse posted to RAF Harwell for ME Ferrying.            
12/08/1941  Tuesday  Weather: Cloudy with good visibility. NFTs were carried out during the day together with limited flying training. Operations 5 aircraft attacked Essen by night Captains P/O. Redmond,P/O Millson,P/O. Allen,P/O. Bundey and S/L. Colenso. Whilst S/L. Jones attacked Duisburg. All aircraft returned safely. 1378328 Sgt/A.G. Highfield ceasedto be attached to RAF Polebrook having taken oxygen test. 755686 Sgt/W.A.G. Gillard remustered to basic trade of AGH G.D. and reverted to rank of AC.2.   Essen         
13/08/1941  Wednesday  Weather. Very Windy-Half a gale- 10/10 Cloud. 1000' Vis 10/12 miles. Limited flying           
14/08/1941  Thursday  Weather. Cloudy with moderate visibility. NFTs Carried out during the day together with flying training. Operations. Four aircraft successfully attacked Hanover by night. Captains: S/L. Jones,Sgt, Fisher,P/O. Allen and P/O. Hardie. P/O Millson and P/O. Bundey abandoned the task owing to technical failures F/L. Todd set out to attack Dunkirk, but targer was obscured by 10/10 cloud so task was abandoned. P/O. Hardie crashed on landing but none of the crew are injured. P/O. Street attached to No. 3 GTF 759082 Sgt. W/A.G. Jinkinson posted to No. 27 O.T.U. Lichfield.            
15/08/1941  Friday  Weather: continuous rain, and low cloud all day. No flying owing to adverse weather conditions. ground training was carried out during the day including a morse test.            
16/08/1941  Saturday  Weather: Fine with high winds, some fair weather cumulus increasing during the day Vis. 20 miles. Intensive flying training was carried out during the day including fighter afilliation at Duxford. NFTs were also carried out by night. Operations were cancelled.           
17/08/1941  Sunday  Weather:- Fine at first with cummulus cloud increasing during the morning NFTs and flying training were carried out during the day. Operations. Seven aircraft successfully attacked Duisburg by night. Captains. S/L. Colenso P/O. Millson Sgt. Fisher,F/L Todd, P/O. Bundey, P/O. Allen and P/O Hardie. P/O. Redmond abandoned the task owing to engine trouble. P/O. Ashton attacked a flare path near Dunkirk all aircraft returned safely. 984442 Sgt/W.A.G. Pollock and, 968044 Sgt/A.G. Bolshaw ceased to be attached to Newmarket.            
18/08/1941  Monday  Weather: Mainly fine but some thundery showers limited ground and flying training carried out during the morning and in the afternoon the squadron stood down. 970980 Sgt./W>A>G> Ireland remustered to basic trade of ACH/G.D. and reverted to the rank of AC.2.  Duisberg  DUNKIRK       
19/08/1941  Tuesday  Weather: Cloudy with a little rain visibility 12 miles. NFTs and limited flying training carried out during the day. Operations. Two aircraft successfully attacked Le Havre by night. Captains. P/O Ashton and P/O. Polmore. Five aircraft successfully attacked Kiel by night. Captains P/O. Bundey,Sgt. Fooks,F/L. Todd, P/O Allen and S/L. Jones. Sgt. Fisher set out to attack Kiel but did not return and aircraft is posted as missing.   Kiel         
20/08/1941  Wednesday  Weather: Fine at first Tthundery showers during afternoon Vis. 6/12 miles. Ground training carried out durin the day. F/Sgt. Johnson appointed to a commission in the G.D. Branch as Pilot Officer on Probation. 1152881 Sgt/A.G. Lane and R.6473 Sgt./A.O. Fowler posted from 11 O.Y.U. and 1250528 Sgt/P. Fisher, 1254013 Sgt/P. Richardson, 985867 Sgt/A.O Nichols, 942468 Sgt/W.A.G. Bainbridge 948150 Sgt/W.A.G. Willis, 534062 Sgt/ A.G. MacIntyre posted missing from operations            
21/08/1941  Thursday  Weather:-6/10 - 8/10 cloud base 4000 ft Vis. 6/8 miles. Fighter affilliation practice was carried out all day together with other flying training.            
22/08/1941  Friday  Weather: Cloudy: Visibility 6/12 miles. NFTs and limited training carried out during the day. Operations. Two aircraft successfully attacked Le Havre by night. Captains. P/O. Ashton and F/O. Robertson, five aircraft successfully attacked Mannheim by night. Captains. F/O. Bundey,P/O Allen,P/O. Hardie,F/L. Todd and Sgt. Fooks. S/L. Colenso abandoned task owing to late take off and attacked communications at Trier            
23/08/1941  Saturday  Weather: continuous rain, vis. 2 miles Stand down for squadron during afternoon. A.40731.Sgt/A.O. Bridget,posted to No. 11 O.T.U.            
24/08/1941  Sunday  Weather: Rain at Mist at first but clearing dusring afternoon. Vis. 4/8 miles. NFTs were carried out during the day and alsosome flying training. Night Operations cancelled owing to adverse weather conditions           
25/08/1941  Monday  Weather: Low 10/10 cloud rain and mist in the morning clearing during the afternoon. NFTs carried out during the day. Operations. Six aircraft successfully attacked Karlsruhe by night. Captains. F/O. Roberstson,P/O. Bundey,P/O. Allen,F/L. Todd,P/O. Ashton, and P/O. Hardie. S/L. Colenso and Sgt. Fooks abandoned task owing to trouble with aircraft. S/L. Colenso attacking a flarepath near Ostend,and Sgt. Fooks the docks at Dunkirk. All aircraft returned safely. P/O. Redmond posted to N0. 21 O.T.U. 1150761 Sgt/W.A.G. Williiamson posted from No. 74 Signals Wing.            
26/08/1941  Tuesday  Weather. Fine at first but low cloud and drizzle during the afternoon. No flying today. But extensive ground training was carried out. P/O. Crichton posted from No. 27 O.T.U.            
27/08/1941  Wednesday  Weather. Fine at first but 5/10 - 7/10 cloud in afternoon visibility 10/12 miles. Intensive flying training was carried out during the day. R.71601 Sgt/P. Wilson R.67594 Sgt/P. Wood, R.65221 Sgt/W.A.G. Reddon and 951991 Sgt/W.A.G. Morris posted from No. 12 O.T.U. NZ 403434 Sgt/P. Dil NZ 403422 Sgt/P. Callender 1180063 Sgt/W.A.G. La Nauze 1381373 Sgt/W. A.G. Barlow and 968439 Sgt/A.G. Myers posted from No. 27 O.T.U.            
28/08/1941  Thursday  Weather. Very High and gusty wind low cloud during showers becoming fine and clear during afternoon and evening. NFTs were carried out during the day. Operations. Two aircraft successfully attacked Ostend by night. Captains P/O. Imeson and Sgt. Luin. Five aircraft successfully attacked Duisburg by night. Captains. P/O Bundey, Sgt. Fooks, F/L. Todd, P/O. Roberston and P/O. Hardie. P/O. Ashton.attacked a flarepath near the Hague after his bombs failed to release over Duisburg. All aircraft returned safely. P/O. Street posted to No 75 Squadron.           
29/08/1941  Friday  Weather Cloudy. Vis Mod. Rain and thunder during the afternoon. Stand down for operational crews. P/O. Cook DFM posted to No. 21 O.T.U.            
30/08/1941  Saturday  Weather. Fair with moderate visibility NFTs carried out during the day. Operations Two aircraft successfully attacked the docks at Cherbourg by night. Captains Sgt. Luin and P/O. Imeson. P/O. Reynolds set out for Cherbourg but crashed soon after take off and the aircraft burnt out. Killing one of the crew and severely injuring three and slightly injuring one. P/O. Reynolds and P/O. Crichton were admitted to Addenbrookes hospital, as a result of this accident, together with 988639 Sgt./A.G. Myers 1180063 Sgt. W/A.G. La Nauze admitted to S.S.Q. Oakington, and 1381373 Sgt/W.AG Barlow was killed, 987184 Sgt. A.G. Lamont posted from No. 11 O.T.U.   CHERBOURG         
31/08/1941  Sunday  Weather. Cloudy with moderate visibility N.F.Ts were carried out duringthe day Operations. Five aircraft successfully attacked Cologne by night. Captains. P/O. Hardie,F/L. Todd,Sgt. Fooks,P/O. Bundey and P/O. Millson. P/O. Pelmore abondoned task owing to technical failure and jettisoned bombs safe in sea. Nothing was heard from P/O. Ashton after take off and aircraft is posted as missing. P/O. Grove ceased to be attached to RAF Station, M anby after completing Bombing Leaders course. [Signed ] Wing Commander, Commanding, No. 101 Squadron, R.A.F.   Koln