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RAAF Form A.50

No. 6 Squadron, RAAF - January 1943

1 January 1943 to 7 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
Squadron engaged in finalising Camping Area, and Sections for essential maintenance. Routine maintenance carried out during this period. Flight Lieutenant H.A. Robertson (667) posted RAAF Hospital non-effective WEF 1 JAN 43 Auth : PZ.931 2 JAN 1943.
1 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
STRENGTH: Officers, 59. Airmen, 417. Aircraft, 19.
8 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
Squadron Leader D.W. Colquhoun (284) Flying Officer A.V. Jones (401021), Flying Officer C.F. Drew (403385) proceeded on posting to No. 5 OTU WEF 10 JAN 1943 Auth: PZ.609 dated 10 JAN 1943.
17 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
Flight Lieutenant L.W. Manning (489) and crew proceeded posting to No. 1 OTU WEF 18 JAN 1943 Auth : PZ.300 dated 23 DEC 1942.
Raid by 24 Betty Bombers escorted by 20 Zekes. Estimated 230 x 100 Kilos bombs dropped on dispersal bays, runway and camp area. Nil casualties.
18 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
Flying Officer R.W. Shore (411199) arrived from No. 1 RPP for flying duties WEF 18 JAN 1943 Auth : BP.428 8 JAN 43. At 2100 hours three (3) Bombers dropped nine (9) bombs the only casualty being one (1) AIF slightly injured.
19 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
Flying Officer N.J. Kelly (3662) arrived on posting to take over duties as Squadron R.D.F. Officer. Auth BP.244 9 JAN 1943.
20 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
At 2110 hours 6-9 bombers made 5 runs, bombs being dropped at Turnbull Field and other places - direct hit on A16-239.
F/O W.L. Crush (4149) proceeded on posting to No. 9 Squadron to take up duty as Ops Officer.
21 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
At 0114 hours two (2) bombers dropped bombs on Route 7.
Flying Officer D. Sheehy (402884) posted to No. 2 ED non-effective WEF Date of arrival. Auth : P.626 dated 21 JAN 1943. Flying Officer J.A. Michael (4736) proceeded on posting to No. 9 Operational Group WEF 22 JAN 1943 Auth : BP.244 9 JAN 1943.
Pilot Officer G ALLAN (7051) arrived on posting to take up duties as Squadron Engineer Officer. WEF 21 JAN 1943. Auth : BP.433 dated 11 JAN 1943. Flight Lieutenant J. Lower (654) arrived from No. RPP for flying duties. WEF 21 JAN 1943 AUTH: BP.435 dated 11 JAN 1943.
22 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
Flying Officer (405961) C.R. Carvosso, Pilot Officers D.K. ALLEN (401875) and J. Le Maitre (412547) proceeded on posting to No. 1 RPP to join their Captain Squadron Leader W.G. Leer (AFC). Flying Officer W.G. Gardner (405731) Pilot Officer R.A. Kelly (415152) Pilot Officer E.V. Hickey (411784) Pilot Officer Le Maitre (412547) and Pilot Officer C.R. Carvosso (405901) probationary appointments confirmed and they were promoted to Flying Officers WEF 2 OCTOBER 1942.
At 2118 hours 3-4 Bombers dropped 12 bombs behind 100 Squadrons Area and in Provost Camping Area.
23 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
At 0001 2-3 Bombers dropped bombs causing fatal casualties to Provost Corps. One P-38 was sent up to attempt interception.
Flying Officer R. Ayre (4246) proceeded on posting to No. 1 AD. Auth: E.414 dated 7th, January 1943.
25 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
At 0300 hours 2 Bombers dropped 9-120 lb. bombs in the vicinity of runway, dispersals and wharf area.
28 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
Visit of Chief of Air Staff and Air Commodore De La Rue to Unit. Probationary appointment Pilot Officer K.S. Smalley (5263) unit Intelligence Officer confirmed and promoted to rank of Flying Officer WEF 2 NOVEMBER 1942. No. 408175 Sgt. Allen D.H. (Air Observer) No. 404164 Sgt. Arnold R.E.D. (Air Observer) and No. 402199 FSgt. Carter, S.W. (WAG) granted commission with the rank of Pilot Officer WEF 1 OCT 1942.
31 January 1943 - TURNBULL STRIP
STRENGTH: Officers 49. Airmen 382. Aircraft 8.
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