Air Force Log Book 1941

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE

Reference AIR27/1501

COPYRIGHT – NOT TO BE REPRODUCED PHOTOGRAPHICALLY WITHOUT PERMISSION

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.

 

Original digital file

HardingRA1035_RNZAF_042.jpg

Description

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

Tags

Business / Organisation

Royal Air Force

Date published

19-21 November 1941

Format of the original

Handwritten log book

Accession number

378873

Do you know something about this record?

Please note we cannot verify the accuracy of any information posted by the community.

Supporters and sponsors

We sincerely thank the following businesses and organisations for their support.