Air Force Log Book 1941


Reference AIR27/1501


Page No. 2

Place   Date   Time   Summary of Events   References to Appendices

L.G.109.   19.11.41   0600   12A/C on “readiness”

0730   12A/C in conjunction with R.N.F.S. on fighter sweep over our advancing Armoured Divns. – vicinity of Gabr Saleh. Again no E/A. Duration 2 hrs 30 mins.

1217   13 A/C on scramble over L.G.

1220   12 A/C again with R.N.F.S. covering Armrd. Divisions. No E/A. Duration 2 hrs.

1600   13 A/C left for L.G. 123. F/Lt. Bary and Sgt. Whittle returned to L.G.109 after having searched for and found a Hurricane and pilot of 229 Sdn.

L.G.123   20.11.41   No. 2 party came up to L.G.123. also F/Lt Bary and Sgt Whittle. On the road up Sgt. Coward was picked up and Sgt Nitschke force landed beside the convoy – his A/C shot up. He had got 2 – JU88’s and damaged a ME109.

1100   12 A/C led by C.O. went on an Offensive patrol to El Adem – ME109’s JU88’s and JU87’s were engaged. 3 JU87’s and 2 ME109’s probable and several JU87’s damaged. P/O8’s Swinnerton and Masters missing after this patrol. F/Lt. Rose’s A/C – shot up – would not release undercarriage and made a belly landing. Duration 2 hours.

21.11.41   0600   10 A/C on standby from dawn. The Army brought P/O Swinnerton back to us o.k.

1400   9 A/C led by C.O. in conjunction with R.N.F.S. on fighter sweep to Gambut and Bir El Baheire. 3 ME 109’s seen taking off at Gambut, also 6 unidentified A/C on “drome. P/O Cole sighted a lone ME109E and put good bursts into it as it was diving on another Tomahawk. Duration 1 hr. 5 min.


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Bob Masters died 20 November 1941 during air operations in the Western Desert, Middle East


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Royal Air Force

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19-21 November 1941

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