Operation Records

The war years diary

Please note the following information has been extracted from records obtained from the Public Records Office, Kew and is subject to crown copyright. Document reference AIR 27/2128 Operations Record Book.

Due to the quality of some of the documents, some information has been marked with a ? mark, I have also been informed by a well studied 617 Historian (Jim Shortland) that this set of documents contain a large amount of errors and must not be read as the truth all of the time. Corrections will be made when pointed out.

The Record Book relates to the day to day running of 617 Squadron from the 1st April 1943 to 16th April 1945.

Events of 1943Events of 1943

·The Dams raid 16th & 17th May 1943
·Training Accident 6th June 1943
·Aquata Scriva in Italy 15th to 17th July 1943
·San Polo D’Enza 15th to 17th July 1943
·Leghorn in Italy 24th July 1943
·Milan in Italy 29th July 1943
·Turin in Italy 29th July 1943
·Genoa in Italy 29th July 1943
·Bologna in Italy 19th July 1943
·Training Accident 5th August 1943
·
Dortmund Ems canal in Germany 15th September 1943
·
Antheor Railway Viaduct in Southern France 16th September 1943
·
Antheor Railway Viaduct in Southern France 11th November 1943
·In Transit Accident Bay of Biscay 17th November 1943
·Supply drop Incident 10th December 1943
·Flixecourt 16th December 1943
·
Liege Armaments factory20th December 1943
·Pas De Calais 22nd December 1943
·Flixecourt 31st December 1943

Events of 19444

·Pas De Calais 14th January 1944
·Training Accident 20th January 1944
·Pas De Calais 21st January 1944
·Pas De Calais 25th January 1944
·Limoges 8th February 1944
·
Antheor Railway Viaduct in Southern France 12th February 1944
·In Transit Accident 13th February 1944
·Albert 2nd March 1944
·St Etienne 4th March 1944
·St Etienne 10th March 1944
·Woippy 15th March 1944
·Clermont Ferrand 16th March 1944
·Bergerac 18th March 1944
·Angouleme 20th March 1944
·Lyons 23rd March 1944
·Lyons 25th March 1944
·Lyons 29th March 1944
·Toulouse 5th April 1944
·St Cyr 10th April 1944
·Juvisy 18th April 1944
·Juvisy 20 April 1944
·Brunswick 22nd April 1944
·Munich 24th April 1944
·Milan 24th April 1944
·Mailly camp 3rd May 1944
·Mock D-Day 5th June 1944
·
Saumar railway tunnel France 8th June 1944
·Le Harve 14th June 1944
·Boulogne 15th June 1944
·Watten 19th June 1944
·
Wizernes V2 rocket base 20th June 1944
·
Wizernes V2 rocket base 22nd June 1944
·
Wizernes V2 rocket base 24th June 1944
·Siracourt 25th June 1944
·Creil 4th July 1944
·Mimoyecques 6th July 1944
·In Transit Accident 14th July 1944
·
Wizernes V2 rocket base 17th July 1944
·
Wizernes V2 rocket base 20th July 1944
·Watten 25th July 1944
·Rilly La Montagne 31st July 1944
·Siracourt 1st August 1944
·Etaples 4th August 1944
·
Brest 5th August 1944
·Ships at Keroman 6th August 1944
·Lorient 7th August 1944
·Training Accident 7th August 1944
·La Pallice 9th August 1944
·La Pallice 11th August 1944
·
Brest 12th August 1944
·A ship the Gueydon 13th August 1944
·A ship the Gueydon 14th August 1944
·La Pallice 16th August 1944
·La Pallice 18th August 1944
·Ijmuiden u-boat pens 24th August 1944
·
Brest 27th August 1944
·In Transit Accident 11th September 1944
·(ship)
Tirpitz11th September 1944
·
Dortmund Ems canal 23rd September 1944
·Westkappel sea wall 3rd October 1944
·Kembs canal 7th October 1944
·(ship)
Tirpitz 29th October 1944
·(ship)
Tirpitz 12th November 1944
·Urft dam 8th December 1944
·Urft dam 11th December 1944
·Ijuiden u-boat pens 15th December 1944
·Politz 21st December 1944
·Rotterdam 29th December 1944
·Ijmuden u-boat pens 30th Decemebr 1944
·Ships at Oslo 31st December 1944

Events of 1945

·Ships at Oslo 1st January 1945
·
Bergen 12th January 1945
·Poortershaven 3rd February 1945
·
Bielefeld railway viaduct 6th February 1945
·Ijmuiden u-boat pens 8th February 1945
·
Bielefeld railway viaduct 14th February 1945
·
Bielefeld railway viaduct 22nd February 1945
·
Dortmund Ems canal  24th February 1945
·
Bielefeld railway viaduct 13th March 1945
·
Bielefeld railway viaduct 14th March 1945
·Arnsberg 15th March 1945
·Arnsberg 19th March 1945
·Dreys 21st March 1945
·Nienburg 23rd March 1945
·Farge 27th March 1945
·Training Accident 5th April 1945
·Ijmuiden u-boat pens 6th April 1945
·Ijmuiden u-boat pens 7th April 1945
·Hamburg U-Boat pens 9th April 1945
·Ships the
Lutzow & Prinz Eugen 13th April 1945
·(ship)
Lutzow 15th April 1945
·(ship)
Lutzow 16th April 1945
·Heligoland 19th April 1945
·Berchesgarden “Hitlers eagle nest” 25th April 1945
·Training Accident 16th May 1945

2 comments

  1. […] Operation Records | The Dambusters – ·Pas De Calais 14th January 1944 ·Training Accident 20th January 1944 ·Pas De Calais 21st January 1944 ·Pas De Calais 25th January 1944 ·Limoges 8th February 1944 […]

  2. […] Operation Records | The Dambusters – ·The Dams raid 16th & 17th May 1943 ·Training Accident 6th June 1943 ·Aquata Scriva in Italy 15th to 17th July 1943 ·San Polo D’Enza 15th to 17th … […]