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[Home] [Profiles 103 Sqn A to M] [J T A Marsden DFC and crew 103 Sqn]

F/L John Trevor Armitage Marsden DFC RAFVR and crew – 103 Squadron - 1944

The Marsden crew were posted to 103 Squadron at RAF Elsham Wolds from 11 Base. Date unknown

The crew consisted of :-

F/L J T A Marsden

Sgt J Cavell

Sgt A Anstruthers

P/O P Brown

Sgt K D M Topliss

Sgt C T Thomson RCAF

Sgt W A Pengelly RCAF

John Marsden then captained his crew on the following operations :-

03-Jun-44 - Wimereaux - Coastal gun batteries - Lancaster - NE136 - F/L JTA Marsden - Landed at Killingholme

05-Jun-44 - St-Martin-de-Varreville/Crisbec - Coastal gun batteries - Lancaster -  NE136 - F/L JTA Marsden

06-Jun-44 - Vire - Railway communications - Lancaster - ND990 - F/L JTA Marsden

09-Jun-44 - Flers - Airfield - Lancaster - JB746 - F/L JTA Marsden

12-Jun-44 - Gelsenkirchen - Point of Aim - Lancaster - JB746 - F/L JTA Marsden

16-Jun-44 - Sterkrade - Oil - Lancaster - ME799 - F/L JTA  Marsden

22-Jun-44 - Mimoyecques - V weapon - Lancaster - ME674 - F/L JTA Marsden

23-Jun-44 - Saintes - Railway yards - Lancaster - ME674 - F/L JTA Marsden

25-Jun-44 - Flers - V weapon  - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

28-Jun-44 - Chateau Benapres - V weapon - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

29-Jun-44 - Domleger - V weapon - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

30-Jun-44 - Oisemont Neuville au Bois - Army support - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

02-Jul-44 - Domleger - V weapon - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

04-Jul-44 - Orleans-les-Aubrais - Railway yards - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

07-Jul-44 - Caen - Army support - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

18-Jul-44 - Scholven Buer - Oil - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

20-Jul-44 - Wizernes - V weapon - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

23-Jul-44 - Kiel - Point of Aim - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden – Early return - Engine unserviceable.

24-Jul-44 - Stuttgart - Point of Aim - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

25-Jul-44 - Stuttgart - Point of Aim - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

28-Jul-44 - Stuttgart - Point of Aim - Lancaster - ND632 - F/L JTA Marsden

01-Aug-44 - Belle-Croix-Les-Bruyeres - V weapon - Lancaster - JA962 - F/L JTA Marsden

04-Aug-44 - Pauillac - Oil - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

07-Aug-44 - Fontenay-le-Marmion - Army support - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

09-Aug-44 - Biscay ports - Mine laying - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

11-Aug-44 - Douai - Railway yards - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

12-Aug-44 - Brunswick - Point of Aim - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

14-Aug-44 - Fontaine-le-Pin - Army support - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

15-Aug-44 - Le Culot - Airfield - Lancaster - LM272 - F/L JTA Marsden

16-Aug-44 - Pomeranian Bay - Mine laying - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

18-Aug-44 - Ertvelde Rieme - Oil - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

25-Aug-44 - Russelheim - Factory - Lancaster - LM295 - F/L JTA Marsden

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F/L J T A Marsden RAFVR

At the conclusion of his tour Marsden was posted to 1667 HCU on the 23 September 1944

He was awarded a DFC which was gazetted in December 1944. Exact date unknown

P/O Peter Brown RAFVR.

Formerly London Metropolitan Police Officer

Posted out 10 Sept 43 to 1 LFS. Awarded DFC gazetted 8 December 1944.

Compiled by David Fell

 

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