95 Squadron Coastal Command WW2

95 Squadron Crew List

Operations Records

August 1944

1st August 1944

Sunderland ML 847

F/O PJ White

P/O TD Campbell

F/L RA Clegg

W/O DW Helm

F/S RM Farquharson

Sgt JF Skilling

F/S WH Todd

Sgt HD Crowe

Sgt A Horsfall

Sgt P Drake

Escort to Convoys SL 166 & OS 83 - Met

Up 0422 - Down 1600


1st August 1944

Sunderland EJ 163

P/O DM Skinner

F/O WL Goldie

F/O ER Desborough

W/O A Hayden

W/O AF Snook

F/S DM Owen

F/S E Jefferson

Sgt PA Saunders

Sgt J Williamson

Escort to Convoy RS 19 - Met

Up 1048 - Down 2105


1st August 1944

Sunderland JM 677

F/O HAS Doughty

F/O EJ Collis - AUS 423644

F/O L Moss

F/S J Martin

F/S J Donelly

F/S WJ Denham

F/S CE Hoare

Sgt WC Grosse

Sgt RH Lewin

Sgt HA Hollis

Sgt JG Clark

Sgt T Gillott

Escort to Convoy SL 166- Met

Up 1244 - Down 2330


2nd August 1944

Sunderland DV 956

P/O FL Scargill

F/O EF Codd

P/O HT Douglass AUS 410520

W/O CN Palmer - NZ 413457

F/S WE Winter

F/S JW Paine

F/S HE Desmond

F/S L Panton

Sgt J Kendry

Sgt HG Barstow

Sgt E Davies

Sgt JRS Cook

Escort to Convoys SL 166- Met

Up 2305 (1st) Down 1105 (2nd)


2nd August 1944

Sunderland ML 847

F/O PJ White

F/L RA Clegg

F/O JWE Clutterbuck

P/O TD Campbell

W/O DW Helm

F/S JF Skilling

F/S WH Todd

F/S RH Farquharson

F/S F Poole

Sgt A Horsfell

Sgt HD Crowe

Sgt P Drake

C.L.A. Search and Escort -. Convoy not met, owing to bad weather conditions.

Aircraft waterborne Dakar 0500/3

Up 1730 (2nd)- Down 0500 (3rd)


2nd August 1944

Sunderland EJ 163

W/O JR Rixson - R 107961

F/O WL Goldie

F/O ER Deasboroug

W/O A Hayden

F/S E Jefferson

F/S DM Owen

Sgt RA Saunders

Sgt J Williamson

Sgt LR Lobb

Sgt EG Jordan

C.L.A. Search - After aircraft airborne 8 minutes, engine trouble developed.
Waterborne 1808

Up 1750 - Down 1808


7th August 1944

Sunderland EJ 144

P/O DM Skinner

W/O LE Smith

F/S TOL Graham - AUS 422497

F/S TRC Berrett

F/S EG Willams

F/S FH Beard

F/S N Boon

F/S RI Macdonald

Sgt SJ Reed

Sgt GA Merry

Sgt L Ford

Escort To "Lookout-Mountain" met at 1745.

Engine trouble developed, and after jettisoning all loose equipment aircraft was waterborne, Bakar at 0124 (8th)

Up 1350 - Down 0124 (8th)


7th August 1944

Sunderland JM 677

F/O H.A.S.Doughty

S/Ldr SG Baggott

F/O EJ Collis

P/O L Moss

F/S WH Denham

F/S J Donnelly

F/S J Martin

F/S CE Hoare

Sgt WC Grosse

Sgt RH Lewin

Sgt HA Hollis

Sgt JGClark

Sgt T Gillett

Escort - Escort to Convoy O.S.84 - Met

Up 2315 - Down 1215 (8th)


8th August 1944

Sunderland DV 956

P/O FL Scargill

F/O KA Witford

P/O HT Douglass - AUS 41052

F/S JW Paine

F/S WB Winter

F/S HE Desmond

F/S I Paton

Sgt JRS Cook

Sgt HG Barstow

Sgt R Davies

Sgt JL Armstrong

Escort to Convoy OS 84 - Met

Up 1050 - Down 2104


8th August 1944

Sunderland ML 847

F/O PJ White

F/O WL Goldie

P/O TD Campbell

W/O DW Holm

F/S RH Farquharson

F/S WH Todd

F/S F Poole

Sgt HD Crowe

Sgt P Drake

Sgt A Horsfall

Escort to Convoy OS 84 - Met

Up 2135 (8th) - Down 1010 (9th)


11th August 1944

Sunderland DV 963

F/O PJ Christopher

F/O C Bullock

F/O DRD Ellerton

F/L WEA Duff

F/O GCE Couper

F/S GA Moore

Sgt J Thornywork

Sgt ER Collins

Sgt JG Weir

Sgt D Ecrey

F/S HW Carrermull

Escort to Convoy SL 167 - Met

Up 1117 - Down 2237


12th August 1944

Sunderland DV 956

P/O FL Scargill

F/O HA Witford

P/O HT Douglass

W/O CN Palmer

F/S JW Paine

F/S WB Winter

F/S HE Desmond

F/S I Paton

F/S FF Duck

Sgt HG Barstow

Sgt R Davis

Sgt R Davies

Sgt JRS Cook

Escort to Convoy SL 167 - Me

Up 0110 Down 1316


12th August 1944

Sunderland DP 194

W/O JR Rixson - R 107961

F/L W Sprott - AUS 402887

P/O W Walker

F/S MW Hutton - AUS 418420

F/S AD Faulkner - AUS 418371

F/S NE Keene - AUS 33422

F/S VJ Veitch - AUS 423496

Sgt KC Harper

Sgt BW Watson

Sgt HV Neville

Sgt WK Rennie

Sgt K Trow

Escort to "VAN DER HUM" - Met

Up 1140 - Down 2240

16th August 2016

Sunderland DV963

F/O PJ Christopher

F/O C Bullock

F/L WEA Buff

F/O GCE Couper

F/O DRD Ellerton

F/S GA Moore

F/S HW Cattermull

Sgt H Thornywork

Sgt KR Collins

Sgt JG Weir

Sgt D Ehrey

Escort to MONSTER "MILK" - Met

Up 1230 - Down 1935


16th August 2016

Sunderland ML 847

F/O PJ White

W/O D Michell

P/O TU Campbell

F/O JWE Clutterbuck

W/O DW Helm

F/S RH Farquarson

F/S JF Skilling

F/S WH Todd

Sgt HD Crowe

Sgt A Horsfall

Sgt P Drake

Sgt W Gibson

Escort to "MONSTER MILK" - Met

Up 1635 Down 1450


18th August 2016

Sunderland DV 963

F/O PJ Christopher and crew as listed 16th

Escort to Convoy OS 85 - Met

Up 1042 Down 2147


18th August 2016

Sunderland JM 677

F/O HAS Doughty

F/O EJ Collis

F/O WL Goldie

F/S WJ Denham

F/S J Donelly

F/S J Martin

F/S CE Hoare

Sgt HA Hollis

Sgt JG Clark

Sgt T Gillet

Sgt WC Grosse

Sgt RH Lewin

Escort to "CAIRO CITY" - Met

Up 1100 - Down 2215


18th August 1944

Sunderland DP 194

W/O RJ Rixson - R 107961

P/O W Walker

F/S E Jefferson

F/S AD Faulkner - AUS 418420

F/S NE Keene - AUS 33422

F/S VJ Veitch - AUS 423496

Sgt KC Harper

Sgt RW Watson

Sgt MV Noville

Sgt K Trow

Escort to Convoy OS 85 - Met

Up 1518 - Down 1523


19th August 1944

Sunderland DV 956

P/O FL Scargill

P/O HT Douglass

W/O CN Palmer

F/S JH Paine

F/S TDL Graham - AUS 422497

F/S WB Winter

F/S I Paton

F/S HE Desmond

SGT HG Barstow

Sgt H Rodger

Sgt R Davies

Sgt JRS Cook

ESCORT TO CONVOY 0S.85. - met

Up 1207 Down 1857


20th August 1944

Sunderland JM 677

F/O HAS Doughty

F/O EJ Collis

F/O KA Witford

F/O WL Goldie

F/S WJ Denham

F/S J Donnelly

F/S J Martin

F/S CE Hoare

Sgt WC Grosse

SGt RH Lewin

Sgt HA Hollis

Sgt JG Clark

Sgt T Gillett

ESCORT TO "CAIRO CITY" - not met. Sortie cancelled

Up 1310 Down 1500


21st August 1944

Sunderland ML 837

F/L HB Underhill

F/O TW Rowell - AUS 409853

F/O WR Gilchirst - J.13727

F/O AI Priest

F/S LE Stonzel - AUS 414965

F/S SRD Simmons - AUS 417727

F/S J Oxbarrow - AUS 422877

F/S AE Niven

Sgt R Scrimgeour

Sgt DES Cripps

Sgt W Randall

ESCORT TO CONVOY SL.168 - Met

Up 0340 Down 1420


2st August 1944

Sunderland JM677

F/O HAS Doughty and Crew

as listed on 18th

ESCORT TO "CAIRO CITY" - Met

Up 0425 Down 161


21st August 1944

Sunderland DV 963

F/O PJ Christopher

and crew as listed on 16th and

W/Cmdr EF Pippet

Escort to Convoy SL.168 - Met

UP 1130 - Down 2148


23rd August 1944

Sunderland ML 837

F/L LHB Underhill

and crew as listed on 21st

Escort to SL.168 & move to P.E. (Port Etienne) - Convoy Met

Up 0327 - Down 1610


24th August 1944

Sunderland JM 677

F/O HAS Doughty

and crew as listed on 21st

Escort to SR.16 - Met

Up 0300 - Down 1450


24th August 1944

Sunderland DP 194

W/O Rixson - R 107961

and crew as listed on 19th

A.S.R. For N/344. Search for survivors of Frenc Wellington.

Patrol area covered. Nil result.

Up 0436 - Down 1711


24th August 1944

Sunderland DW 107

F/L TO Davis - J 10518

F/O BW Haining

W/O SC Shaughnessy - R 106878

F/S KJ Monk

F/S RF Hattersley - A 426839

F/S RW Pearson - A 415823

F/S WF Stephen - A 415838

Sgt F Rigby

Sgt LM Dos-Remedios

Sgt J Kemright / Kennright

Sgt D Campbell

Escort to Convoy SL.168. & Move to Bathurst - Convoy met

Up 0435 - Down 1550


24th August 1944

Sunderland JM 671

F/L LW Sprott - A 402887

F/O EF Codd

F/O KA Witford - A 417256

F/O JWE Clutterbuck

F/S FE Duck

F/S F Poole

F/S GG Law - NZ 417216

F/S V Claxton

F/S L Robertson

F/S KW Rendall

Sgt G Muir

A.S.R. and move to Port Etienne via Dakar. Search for N/344
Search abandoned. Waterborne 17.25

Up 1015 - Down 1725

24th August 1944

Sunderland EJ 144

P/O DM Skinner

and crew as listed on 7th and

F/O ER Desborough

Escort to convoy SR.16 - Convoy met

Up 1101 - Down 2135


24th August 1944

Sunderland ML 847

F/O PJ White

P/O TD Campbell

W/O DW Helm

F/S RH Farquharson

F/S JF Skilling

F/S WH Todd

F/S DM Owen

Sgt P Drake

Sgt W Gibson

Sgt HD Crown

Sgt A Horsfall

A.S.R - Sunderland C/95 searched without success for survivors of N/344. As W/T was u/s it was decided to return to base.

Up 1645 - Down 1936


25th August 1944

Sunderland JM 677

F/O HAS Doughty

and crew as listed on 21st and

F/O HW Haininig

A.S.R. S/95 commenced search 11.11. Instructed to return to base due to thunderstorms. Impossible to land due to weather conditions. Instructed to land DAKAR. Shortage of fuel. Aircract ditched. o damage. No casualties. Towed to DAKAR, and moored at 0445

Up 0847 - Down 0445


25th August 1944

Sunderland ML 847

F/O PJ White

and crew as listed 24th

Escort to Convoy SR 16 - met, owing to bad weather conditions aircraft was instructed to proceed to DAKAR where it was waterborne at 22.15.

Up 1130 - Down 2215


26th August 1944

Sunderland DP 194

W/O Rixson - R 107961

F/O W Walker

F/S RF Hattersley - A 426839

F/SAD Faulkner - A 418371

F/S MW Hutton - A 418420

F/S VJ Veitch - A 423496

F/S NE Keene - A 33422

Sgt BW Watson

Sgt WK Rennie

Sgt K Trow

Sgt NV Neville

Escort to Convoy met.

Up 0715 - Down 1615


27th August 1944

Sunderland DV 956

P/O FL Scargill

P/O DM Skinner

P/O HT Douglass - A 410520

P/O HG Barstow

W/O CN Palmer - NZ 413457

F/S JW Paine

F/S WB Winter

F/S HE Desmond

F/S I Paton

Sgt H Rodger

Sgt R Davies

Sgt JRS Cook

Escort to Convoy FSD. 10. - met

Up 0410 - 1535


27th August 1944

Sunderland DW 107

F/Lt TO Davis - J 10518

F/O BW Haining

P/O WF Stephen - A 415838

W/O SG Shaughnessy - R 106878

F/S KJ Monk

F/S D Campbell

F/S F Rigby

F/S RW Pearson - A 415823

Sgt J Kennright

Sgt LM Dos-Remedios

Escort to Convoy FSD. 10 - met.

Up 1137 - Down 1747


28th August 1944

Sunderland DV 956

P/O Fl Scargill

P/O HT Douglass

P/O HG Barstow

W/O CN Palmer

F/S JW Paine

F/S I Paton

F/S WB Winter

F/S HE Desmond

Sgt H Roger

Sgt R Davies

Sgt JRS Cook

Escort to Convoy FSD 10. - met. FREETOWN ordered aircraft discontinue patrol and search for Spanish M.V. "PLUS ULTRA"

The search was without result. Waterborne 16.27.

Up 0512 - Down 1627


28th August 1944

Sunderland DV 963

F/O PJ Christopher and crew as listed on 18th

Escort to Convoy OS 86. - met.

Up 0454 - Down 1610


29th August 1944

Sunderland DV 956

P/O FL Scargill

W/O D Michell

F/O HAS Doughty

P/O HG Barstow

P/O HT Douglass

W/O CN Palmer

F/S JW Paine

F/S WB Winter

F/S HE Desmond

F/S I Paton

Sgt H Roger

Sgt R Davies

Sgt JRS Cook

Escort to Convoy OS 86. - met.

Up 1212 - Down 1213


31st August 1944

Sunderland DV 963

S/L SG Baggott

FL WEA Duff

F/O PJ Christopher

F/O DRD Ellerton

F/O GCE Couper

F/S GA Moore

F/S HW Cattermill

Sgt JG Weir

Sgt D Ebrey

Sgt KR Collins

Sgt H Thornywork

Escort to Convoy SL 169. - met.

Up 0304 - Down 1504


31st August 1944

Sunderland DW 107

F/L TO Davis

and crew a listed on 27th

Escort to Convoy SL 169 - met. As artificial horizon was U/S aircraft asked permission to land before last light. Permission granted. Waterborne 19.13.

Up 1112 - Down 1913


31st August 1944

Sunderland DV 956

P/O FL Scargill

and F/O HAS Doughty

and crew as listed on 28th

Escort to Convoy SL 169. - met.

Up 1615 - Down 0310 (1st Sept)