CORPUS NON ANIMUM MUTO
(I Change My Body Not My Spirit)
Returned form the Advanced Air Striking Force in France in May 1942 and flew Blenheims with 2 Group until June of that year. Transferred to Coastal Command from late June and remained until October 1940. Returned to Bomber Command in November 1940 and assigned to 3 Group, flying Wellingtons until September 1942, posted to 5 Group until the end of the war.
Blenheims, Wellingtons, Lancasters
Squadron Identity Code Letter(s): DX
Wyton, Gatwick, Feltwell, Scampton and East Kirkby
2 Group Blenheims – 34 offensive sweeps, 3 bombing
3 Group Wellingtons – 166 bombing, 7 minelaying
5 Group Lancasters – 313 bombing, 35 minelaying
Totals: 482 bombing, 42 minelaying, 34 sweeps
Sorties and Losses
2 Group Blenheims – 58 sorties, 10 aircraft lost (17.2 percent)
3 Group Wellingtons – 1056 sorties, 54 aircraft lost (5.1 percent)
5 Group Lancasters – 4037 sorties, 108 aircraft lost (2.7 percent)
Totals: 5151 bombing, 172 aircraft lost (3.3 percent)
An additioanl 31 Lancasters were destroyed in crashes.
Points Of Interest:
Served in three different Bomber Command Groups and suffered higher than average casualties.
Though with only a small number of sorties, suffered the highest loss percentage of all 2 Group squadrons.
Highest loss percentage in 3 Group Wellington squadrons.
Of all aircraft types combined, suffered the highest loss percentage in Bomber Command.