SUMMARY for JULY
|TOTAL MOSQUITO DAY||8H05M|
|TOTAL OXFORD DAY||1H05M|
|TOTAL DAY FLYING||9H10M|
|TOTAL MOSQUITO NIGHT||21H35M|
|TOTAL NIGHT OPERATIONS||21H35M|
As reflected in Broody’s flying hours for the month, Squadron activity increased in July after a lull in June on account of poor weather. In the early part of the month, many crews were forced to land at either Hurn or Ford on account of poor visibility at Zeals.
On 28/vii/44, the Squadron moved some 25 miles north to RAF Colerne. Aircrew were billeted in tented accommodation.
July also saw the Squadron’s longest period of “no activity” – it was not until 29/vii/44 that any success was recorded. In all, 7 enemy aircraft were destroyed by 488(NZ) Squadron in July:
Peter Hall & Dick Marriott – 2 Kills
“Robbie” Robinson & Terry Clark – 1 Kill
Norman Crookes & Jamie Jameson – 4 Kills