95 Squadron

Alan Gardner - RAF 95 Squadron

Entry from the Log Book of Alan Gardner who flew D/95 with 95 Squadronin WW2, from July 1944 until June 1945.

The first entry in this page of the log book has always struck me as rather poignant: it's for an Air Sea Rescue search for H/95, and noted as unsuccessful.

On the opposite page, it's recorded as an 11hr 35m flight, 8hrs 35mins of which are recorded as being at night.

 

If "unsuccessful" means that H/95 was never found, then how tragic for its crew to have been lost just 7 days prior to VE Day. It is possible, though, that it means only that this sortie did not find it whilst there may have been another that did.

Another entry, in November 1944, reads: "AIR SEA RESCUE USAAF DAKOTA, WRECKAGE OFF C. BALD" That was a 7 hour 25 minute day time flight

 

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Log entry - Alan Gardner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alan Gardner D/95

Alan Gardner D/95

D/95

D/95

Painted by Charles Morton

Painted by Charles Morton
in 1999 for Alan Gardner
(Courtesy of his son Chris Gardner)