British Airborne East of river Orne



 
 

 

6th Airborne - Operation Tonga

Wave N° 1 - Operation "Coup de Main"
CN
AC
Type
AC
number
Pilots
LZ
Tug Pilot
Sqn
Airfield
91
Horsa
PF800
S/Sgt J.H.Wallwork - S/Sgt J.Ainsworth
X
W/Cdr Duder
298
Tarrant-Rushton
92
"
LW943
S/Sgt O.F.Boland - Sgt P.Hobbs
X
W/O Berry
298
"
93
"
LH469
S/Sgt G.Barkway - Sgt P.Boyle
X
W/O Herman
644
"
94
"
PF723
S/Sgt A.Lawrence - S/Sgt H.Shorter
Y
F/O Clapperton
644
"
95
"
LJ326
S/Sgt S.Pearson - S/Sgt L.Guthrie
Y
W/O Bain
298
"
96
"
PF791
S/Sgt R.A.Howard - S/Sgt F.Baacke
Y
F/O Archibald
644
"

Wave N° 2
CN
AC
Type
AC
number
Pilots
LZ
Tug Pilot
Sqn
Airfield
66
Horsa
 
S/Sgt V.Ockwell - S/Sgt T.R.Hellyer
V
S/Ldr Grice
570
Harwell
67
"
 
S/Sgt W.K.Marfleet - Sgt V.Haines
V
F/O Lawson
570
"
68
"
 
S/Sgt E.Thorpe - Sgt R.Hardie
V
F/Lt Unwin
295
"
69
"
 
S/Sgt M.Bramah - Sgt R.Bartley
V
P/O Yull
295
"
218
Horsa
 
Lt A.E.Pickwoad - Sgt M.Watts
K
W/Cdr Morrison
233
Blakehill Farm
219
"
 
S/Sgt W.Ridgeway - Sgt P.Foster
K
W/O Bailey
233
"
220
"
 
S/Sgt R.Banks - Sgt B.Hebblethwaite
K
F/O Wood
233
"
221
"
 
S/Sgt W.England - Sgt J.Graham
K
F/Lt Barley
233
"
222
"
 
S/Sgt J.Heron - Sgt D.N.Davidson
K
F/O Fram
233
"
223
"
 
S/Sgt L.Weeden - Sgt S.Griffiths
K
F/O Hardimand
233
"
261
Horsa
 
Lt C.B.Dodwell - Sgt B.S.Osborne
V
W/Cdr Booth
271
Down Ampney
262
"
 
S/Sgt N.Andrews - Sgt P.Senier
V
Maj Joubert
271
"
263
"
 
S/Sgt J.Lovett - Sgt J.L.Wilson
V
F/O Wilson
271
"
264
"
 
S/Sgt A.Gardner - Sgt A.Oliver
V
F/Lt Beddow
271
"
265
"
 
S/Sgt H.A.Rancom - Sgt E.Collard
V
F/Lt Edwards
271
"
266
"
 
S/Sgt W.C.Herbert - Sgt G.R.Moorcraft
V
P/O Williams
271
"
267
"
 
S/Sgt V.Saunders - Sgt J.H.Fuell
V
W/O Wood
271
"

Wave N° 3
CN
AC
Type
AC
number
Pilots
LZ
Tug Pilot
Sqn
Airfield
27
Horsa
 
S/Sgt D.F.Kerr - Sgt H.Walker
Btry
F/Lt Thompson
297
Brize Norton
28
"
 
S/Sgt S.Bone - Sgt L.Dean
Btry
F/O Garnett
297
"
28A
"
 
S/Sgt A.Baldwin - Sgt J.Michie
Btry
F/Sgt Richards
297
"
29
"
 
S/Sgt J.Bowen - Capt J.F.Smellie
N
S/Ldr Trim
296
"
30
"
 
S/Sgt N.Jenkins - Sgt E.Raspison
N
F/O Brott
296
"
31
"
 
S/Sgt G.H.E.Nye - Sgt A.Smith
N
P/O Nichols
296
"
32
"
 
S/Sgt H.Harris - Sgt J.Nash
N
F/O Wharmby
296
"
33
"
 
S/Sgt F.Startup - Sgt L.Worthington
N
F/sgt Cunningham
296
"
34
"
 
S/Sgt W.Apps - Sgt G.Briggs
N
F/Lt Cowderoy
296
"
35
"
 
S/Sgt C.Hopgood - Sgt D.Phillips
N
F/O Halpin
296
"
36
"
 
S/Sgt L.Hedgecock - Sgt C.Jackson
N
F/Sgt Beetham
296
"
37
"
 
S/Sgt A.Shepherd - Sgt L.Bullivant
N
P/O Jasper
297
"
38
"
 
S/Sgt F.Corry - S/Sgt R.Wright
N
F/Sgt Littlemore
297
"
39
"
 
S/Sgt B.Goodwin - Sgt H.Beveridge
N
F/Sgt Flavell
297
"
40
"
 
Lt H.M.R.Norton - Sgt C.Waterhouse
N
F/Sgt Lee
297
"
41
"
 
S/Sgt K.A.Evans - Sgt J.Thompson
N
F/O Stewart
297
"
42
"
 
S/Sgt J.Braham - Sgt E.Lightowler
N
P/O Brydon
297
"
43
"
 
S/Sgt R.F.Ashby - Sgt J.Donaldson
N
F/Lt Horn
297
"
44
"
 
S/Sgt R.Steele - Sgt J.Greene
N
F/O Onley
297
"
45
"
 
S/Sgt W.Jones - Sgt J.Potts
N
F/O Bull
297
"
70
Horsa
 
Maj S.C.Griffiths - Ssm K.Mew
N
W/Cdr Macnamara
295
Harwell
71
"
 
Maj J.P.Royle - Lt S.R.Smith
N
S/Ldr Stewart
570
"
72
"
 
T/Capt R.K.Cross - S/Sgt C.W.Bishop
N
S/Ldr Potter
295
"
73
"
 
 
N
F/Lt Cooil
295
"
74
"
 
S/Sgt D.Wright - Sgt B.Powell
N
P/O Peel
295
"
75
"
 
 
N
F/O Wheatley
295
"
76
"
 
S/Sgt W.Bradshaw - Lt H.K.Chapman
N
P/O Proctor
295
"
77
"
 
S/Sgt P.J.Wilson - Sgt H.Harris
N
P/O Scott
295
"
78
"
 
 
N
F/Lt Byrom
295
"
79
"
 
 
N
F/Lt Wood
295
"
80
"
 
 
N
F/O Churchill
295
"
81
"
 
 
N
F/O Bowman
295
"
82
"
 
 
N
F/Lt Gay
570
"
83
"
 
S/Sgt K.Hannan - Sgt B.Spencer
N
F/O Maunder
570
"
84
"
 
 
N
P/O Fisher
570
"
85
"
 
 
N
F/Sgt Hincks
570
"
86
"
 
 
N
F/Sgt Marshall
570
"
87
"
 
S/Sgt A.Hunter - Sgt C.Collins
N
F/O Matheson
570
"
88
"
 
 
N
F/O Spafford
570
"
89
"
 
 
N
P/O Robson
570
"
90
"
 
S/Sgt R.Luff - Lt J.L.Bromley
N
P/O Houlgate
570
"
97
Horsa
LG725
Maj J.F.Lyne - S/Sgt W.Bridgewater
N
S/Ldr Norman
644
Tarrant-Rushton
98
"
PN665
S/Sgt W.Goodwin - Sgt E.W.Woodrow
N
W/Cdr Pope
644
"
99
"
LH402
S/Sgt R.G.New - Sgt J.R.Gibbons
N
F/Lt Hobbs
644
"
100
"
LH405
S/Sgt A.R.Dow - Sgt R.Chadwick
N
F/O Nickel
644
"
101
"
LH440
Capt B.Murdoch - Sgt T.Page
N
F/O Bretherton
644
"
102
"
PW662
Capt J.M.Walker - Sgt F.Carpenter
N
F/O Rampling
644
"
103
"
PF690
S/Sgt W.Higgs - S/Sgt W.Oliver
N
S/Ldr Rymills
644
"
104
"
LH339
S/Sgt G.A.Rickwood - Sgt J.Gray
N
W/O Woodward
644
"
105
"
LH554
S/Sgt D.Thompson - Sgt R.Crawley
N
F/O Richards
644
"
106
"
LH353
S/Sgt G.Browne - Sgt L.Jones
N
F/O Calverley
644
"
107
"
LH431
S/Sgt F.Stevenson - Lt S.J.D.Moorwood
N
F/O Blake
644
"
108
"
LG936
Lt I.C.Muir - Sgt H.Stones
N
F/Lt Cumberworth
644
"
109
"
LG992
S/Sgt A.H.Smith - Sgt J.Stephenson
N
F/Sgt McConville
644
"
110
"
LH435
S/Sgt J.G.Hunter - Sgt W.H.Stonebanks
N
W/O Shapley
644
"
111
"
LH373
S/Sgt W.Dodd - Sgt J.Keeley
N
F/Sgt Wells
644
"
112
"
LH406
S/Sgt W.J.G.Statham - Sgt C.Boswell
N
S/Ldr Briggs
298
"
113
"
LH442
S/Sgt A.L.Bashforth - Sgt R.F.Dray
N
F/O Northmore
298
"
114
"
LH570
S/Sgt A.Johnson - Sgt J.D'Eath
N
P/O Dougill
298
"
115
"
LH378
S/Sgt R.E.White - Sgt F.Eason
N
F/Lt Imber
298
"
116
"
LH375
S/Sgt E.B.M.Helme - Sgt N.Hornsby
N
S:Ldr Brownrigg
298
"
117
"
LG831
S/Sgt A.Coombes - Sgt R.Usher
N
F/O Brown
298
"
118
"
PF790
S/Sgt R.C.Downing - Sgt D.Elliott
N
W/O Smith
298
"
119
"
PF803
S/Sgt W.Musitano - Sgt S.W.Perry
N
F/O Stark
298
"
120
"
LH380
S/Sgt R.Jolliffe - Sgt A.Prentice
N
F/O Carpenter
298
"
121
"
LH568
S/Sgt E.Stocker - Sgt S.Allan
N
F/Sgt Griffiths
298
"
122
"
PW732
S/Sgt E.England - Sgt J.Plant
N
F/Sgt Davies
298
"
123
"
PF715
S/Sgt W.R.Howe - Sgt W.A.Shannon
N
F/Sgt Cunliffe
298
"
124
"
LF912
S/Sgt V.Davies - Sgt L.Cavalli
N
F/O Anderson
298
"
125
"
LH145
S/Sgt G.E.Phillpott - Sgt E.M.Taylor
N
F/Sgt Mutton
298
"
126
"
LH236
S/Sgt J.Mackenzie - Sgt M.Argyle
N
F/Sgt Smith
298
"
500
Hamilcar
HH932
2Lt T.W.Taylorson - Sgt R.J.Simpson
N
F/O Baird
644
"
501
"
LA670
S/Sgt L.Ridings - Sgt R.A.Harris
N
F/Lt Sizmur
298
"
502
"
HH934
S/Sgt H.Dent - Sgt P.Rodgers
N
F/Lt Enson
298
"
503
"
LA671
S/Sgt E.England - Sgt J.Hill
N
F/O Fisher
644
"
Source : One night in June