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RAAF Form A.50

No. 18 Squadron, NEIAF - June 1942

4 June 1942 - CANBERRA
B-25 N5-134 & B-25 N5-132 were used during the day for Instructional Flights.
5 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Five Anti-Submarine Patrols were carried out with B-25 Aircraft.
6 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Two Anti-Submarine Patrols were carried out with B-25 Aircraft. N5-134 returned at 1600 hours from JERVIS BAY.
7 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Six Anti-Submarine Patrols were carried out with B-25 Aircraft.
8 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Seven Anti-Submarine Patrols were carried out with B-25 Aircraft.
9 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Eight Anti-Submarine Patrols were carried out with B-25 Aircraft.
10 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Three Anti-Submarine Patrols were carried out with B-25 Aircraft. Aircraft landed at MORUYA and stayed overnight.
11 June 1942 - CANBERRA
W/Cmdr. B.J. Fiedeldy, C.O. of No. 18 Squadron, proceeded by road to MELBOURNE for a conference. Aerodrome foggy until 1500 hours. Three B-25 Aircraft returned from MORUYA at 1700 hours.
12 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Convoy Duties carried out with B-25 Aircraft N5-134 and N5-151. Three Boston Aircraft arrived from RICHMOND at 1415 hours, and were placed on No. 18 Squadron establishment for use.
13 June 1942 - CANBERRA
No. 18 Squadron Maintenance Section moved into Hangar 46. O/C F/Lt. HOOGEVEEN - Actg. Adjt. (RAAF) P/O A.S. FOSTER, Actg. W.O.D. W/O INMAN, C.H. - Nine American Pilots arrived by Air to ferry B-25 Aircraft from this Squadron to CHARTERS TOWERS. Delivery of aircraft refused by C.O. of Squadron. W/Cmdr. B.J. FIEDELDY returned from MELBOURNE after conference with NEI Headquarters.
14 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Orders received from NEI Headquarters for 18 Squadron to retain B-25 and A-20A Aircraft.
15 June 1942 - CANBERRA
P/O D.S. COHEN appointed Adjutant for 18 Squadron RAAF Personnel as from 15 JUNE 1942. Raining and aerodrome U/S for heavy aircraft.
16 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Lt. ROSE and party of U.S. Pilots left CANBERRA at 1000 hours for BRISBANE with the following A-20A Aircraft - "45" 40-077 with bomb sight & case M6-103. "22" 40-101 with bomb sight & case M6-180. "15" 40-82 with bomb site and case M6-255.
17 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Two B-25 Aircraft standing by for Operational duties. Three B-25 Aircraft U/S. No flying training being processed with as no aircraft available.
18 June 1942 - CANBERRA
F/Lt. D.K. McDONALD (430) of No. 22 Squadron took delivery of A-20A 40-155 and ferried same to RICHMOND. S/Ldr. R.E. JESSURUN and party proceeded to MELBOURNE by Air on duty of re-organising 18 NEI Squadron personnel and equipment, Two B-25 Aircraft standing by for operational duties.
19 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Instructions received from Station Headquarters [???] Two B-25 Aircraft [unreadable]
20 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Aerodrome unserviceable for heavy aircraft. No training programme carried on.
21 June 1942 - CANBERRA
No training, Aerodrome unserviceable.
22 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Training programme resumed. Four B-25 and Six A-20A aircraft used for general training.
23 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Ten A-20A Aircraft handed over to F/Lt. BELL of No. 22 Squadron and ferried to MELBOURNE. B-25 N5-132 Pilots Lt. VEENSTRA, S/Mjr REIGNS, Crew - S/Ldr. R.E. JESSURUN, P/O D.S. COHEN, P/O BOLIN, SGT. DONK and B-25 N5-136, Pilots S/M SCHALK, SGT. BATES, Crew Sgt. De JONGH, Sgt. DAMWYG, Sgt. DOLDER proceeded to LAVERTON and return on training exercises.
24 June 1942 - CANBERRA
B-25 N5-134, P/O HAGERS, P/O MITCHELL (Pilots) Lt. v. d. SCHROEFF, P/O GALLAGER, Sgt. HOS, Sgt. VERANEL, Sgt. STELLEMA, S/Mjr. EYKELENBOOM, Brig. v. d. WEERT left CANBERRA at 0700 hours for CHARLEVILLE and return. 18 Squadron Dutch Officers held a Squadron party at Hotel Canberra and invited all RAAF Officers who were members of the Squadron.
25 June 1942 - CANBERRA
B-25 N5-132, Lt. VEENSTRA, S/Mjr. REIGNS (Pilots) S/Ldr. R.E. JESSURUN, P/O D.S. COHEN, P/O BOLIN, Sgt. DONK (Crew) returned from MELBOURNE at 1700 hours.
26 June 1942 - CANBERRA
B-25 N5-132, Lt. VEENSTRA, S/Mjr. REIJNS (Pilots) S/Ldr. R.E. JESSURUN, P/O D.S. COHEN Sgt. DONK (Crew) left CANBERRA on a secret mission.
27 June 1942 - CANBERRA
B-25 N5-134 proceeded on bombing exercise with 100-lb type practice bombs. Exercise unsatisfactory. Testing out new type equipment. Time out 1345 hours. Time in 1525 hours. F/Lt. v. d. BROEK F/Lt. D. WOLFE (Pilots) A. CLOCKSIN (USA) F/Lt. KUNEMAN F/Lt. OUDRAAD (Crew)
28 June 1942 - CANBERRA
B-25 N5-132, Lt. VEENSTRA, S/Mjr REIGNS (Pilots) S/Ldr. R.E. JESSURUN, P/O D.S. COHEN Sgt. DONK (Crew) arrived back from Secret mission.
29 June 1942 - CANBERRA
All RAAF Pilots and surplus Wireless Air Gunners personnel posted from this Squadron to various destinations. Flag parade was held commencing at 1000 hours to commemorate Prince Consort BERNHARD's birthday. Present were Baron Aerssen van. BEYEREN-VOSHOL Netherlands Minister and Rear Admiral F.W. COSTER, C/O of the Netherlands Forces in Australia. The Squadron personnel and equipment were inspected by the Rear Admiral.
30 June 1942 - CANBERRA
Quarterly muster of S & C Publications was carried out by 18 Squadron.
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