29 March – 4 April 1943


The Battle of the Ruhr was still in full swing and 12 Sqn took part in 3 operations this week, to Berlin, Essen and Kiel. One aircraft was lost in the attack on Berlin. The account written by Sgt Pinkerton, the pilot of the aircraft lost, who managed to evade capture and reach Gibraltar, not only shows the determination and character of Bomber Command aircrew, but also the courage and ingenuity of ordinary members of the public in the occupied countries of Western Europe at that time. Also of note is that the operational records for 12 Sqn for the month of April are missing from the National Archives therefore some of the information is sparse for that month.

Extract from Station Diary

The grave of Sgt Frank Morton, the Wireless Operator/Air Gunner in Sgt Pinkerton’s crew. He was aged 20 and the son of William & Elsie May Morton of Sheffield

Extract from the Appendix to the 12 Sqn Operational Record Book

1 thought on “29 March – 4 April 1943”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s