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.”