Summary for March 1944

SUMMARY for MARCH

TOTAL BEAUFIGHTER DAY 3H40M
TOTAL MOSQUITO DAY 12H55M
TOTAL OXFORD DAY 4H10M
TOTAL TIGER MOTH DAY 1H30M
TOTAL DAY FLYING 22H15M
TOTAL MOSQUITO NIGHT 22H00M
TOTAL NIGHT OPERATIONS 22H15M

March 1944 was Broody’s busiest month to date. By comparison, during January and February, he only flew a combined total of  14 hours and 50 minutes of Night Operations. Indeed, March was a good month for the Squadron as a whole. The ORB summarises the month thus:

“This has been the most successful month in the Squadron’s history – 6 enemy aircraft destroyed – 3 by S/L E.N.Bunting, DFC, 2 by F/Sgt Vlotman. C.J and one by F/L J.A.S.Hall – ‘B’ Flight in each instance.

This makes 16 destroyed, 1 Probable & 1 Damaged since our arrival at Bradwell Bay, a very satisfactory score indeed.

We had two unfortunate losses, the crash of F/Sgt Anderson and the unexplained loss of the F/O’s Wilson.

The Squadron spirit remains high and the many congratulatory messages show that our efforts are appreciated in high places.”

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