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OPERATION "TONGA" - 6th Airborne Division

D-Day - Order of battle

Wave #1 - Operation "Coup de Main"
CN AC No. Pilot Co-Pilot Airfield Time LZ Tug Pilot Sqn
91 PF800 S/Sgt J.H. Wallwork S/Sgt J. Ainsworth Tarrant-Rushton 0020 LZ "X" W/Cdr Duder 298
92 LW943 S/Sgt O.F. Boland Sgt P. Hobbs " " " W/O Berry "
93 LH469 S/Sgt G. Barkway Sgt P. Boyle " " " W/O Herman 644
94 PF723 S/Sgt A. Lawrence S/Sgt H. Shorter " " LZ "Y" F/O Clapperton "
95 LJ326 S/Sgt S. Pearson S/Sgt L. Guthrie " " " W/O Bain 298
96 PF791 S/Sgt R.A. Howard S/Sgt F. Baacke " " " F/O Archibald 644
Wave #2
CN AC No. Pilot Co-Pilot Airfield Time LZ Tug Pilot Sqn
66 S/Sgt V. Ockwell S/Sgt T.R. Hellyer Harwell 0050 LZ "V" S/Ldr Grice 570
67 S/Sgt W.K. Marfleet Sgt V. Haines " " " F/O Lawson "
68 S/Sgt E. Thorpe Sgt R. Hardie " " " F/Lt Unwin 295
69 S/Sgt M. Bramah Sgt R. Bartley " " " P/O Yull "
218 Lt A.E. Pickwoad Sgt M. Watts Blakehill Farm " LZ "K" W/Cdr Morrison 233
219 S/Sgt W. Ridgeway Sgt P. Foster " " " W/O Bailey "
220 S/Sgt R. Banks Sgt B. Hebblethwaite " " " F/O Wood "
221 S/Sgt W. England Sgt J. Graham " " " F/Lt Barley "
222 S/Sgt J. Heron Sgt D.N. Davidson " " " F/O Fram "
223 S/Sgt L. Weeden Sgt S. Griffiths " " " F/O Hardimand "
261 Lt C.B. Dodwell Sgt B.S. Osborne Down Ampney " LZ "V" W.Cdr Booth 271
262 S/Sgt N. Andrews Sgt P. Senier " " " Maj Joubert "
263 S/Sgt J. Lovett Sgt J.L. Wilson " " " F/O Wilson "
264 S/Sgt A. Gardner Sgt A. Oliver " " " F/Lt Beddow "
265 S/Sgt H.A. Rancom Sgt E. Collard " " " F/Lt Edwards "
266 S/Sgt W.C. Herbert Sgt G.R. Moorcraft " " " P/O Williams "
267 S/Sgt V. Saunders Sgt J.H. Fuell " " " W/O Wood "
Wave #3
CN AC No. Pilot Co-Pilot Airfield Time LZ Tug Pilot Sqn
27 S/Sgt D.F. Kerr Sgt H. Walker Brize Norton 0430 Btry F/Lt Thompson 297
28 S/Sgt S. Bone Sgt L. Dean " " " F/O Garnett "
28a S/Sgt A. Baldwin Sgt J. Michie " " " F/Sgt Richards "
29 S/Sgt J. Bowen Capt J.F. Smellie " 0324 LZ "N" S/Ldr Trim 296
30 S/Sgt N. Jenkins Sgt E. Raspison " " " F/O Brott "
31 S/Sgt G.H. Nye Sgt A. Smith " " " P/O Nichols "
32 S/SGt H. Harris Sgt J. Nash " " " F/O Wharmby "
33 S/Sgt F. Stratup Sgt L. Worthingtn " " " F/Sgt Cunningham "
34 S/Sgt W. Apps Sgt G. Briggs " " " F/Lt Cowderoy "
35 S/Sgt C. Hopgood Sgt D. Phillips " " " F/O Halpin "
36 S/Sgt L. Hedgecock Sgt C. Jackson " " " F/Sgt Beetham "
37 S/Sgt A. Sepherd Sgt L. Bullivant " 0325 " P/O Jasper 297
38 S/Sgt F. Corry S/Sgt R. Wright " " " F/Sgt Littlemore "
39 S/Sgt B. Goodwin Sgt H. Beveridge " " " F/Sgt Flavell "
40 Lt H.M. Norton Sgt C. Waterhouse " " " F/Sgt Lee "
41 S/Sgt K.A. Evans Sgt J. Thompson " " " F/O Stewart "
42 S/Sgt J. Braham Sgt E. Lightowler " " " P/O Brydon "
43 S/Sgt R.F. Ashby Sgt J. Donalson " " " F/Lt Horn "
44 S/Sgt R. Steele Sgt J. Greene " " " F/O Onley "
45 S/Sgt W. Jones Sgt J. Potts " " " F/O Bull "
70 Maj S.C. Griffiths Ssm K. Mew Harwell 0320 " W/Cdr Macnamara 295
71 Maj J.P. Royle Lt R. Smith " " " S/Ldr Stewart 570
72 T/Cap R.K. Cross S/Sgt C.W. Bishop " " " S/Ldr Potter 295
73 " " " F/Lt Cooil "
74 S/Sgt D. Wright Sgt B. Powell " " " P/O Peel "
75 " " " F/O Wheatley "
76 S/Sgt W. Bradshaw " " " P/O Proctor "
77 S/Sgt P.J. Wilsn Sgt H. Harris " " " P/O Scott "
78 " " " F/Lt Byrom "
79 " " " F/Lt Wood "
80 " " " F/O Churchill "
81 " " " F/O Bowman "
82 " " " F/Lt Gay 570
83 S/Sgt K. Hannan Sgt B. Spencer " " " F/O Maunder "
84 " " " P/O Fisher "
85 " " " F/Sgt Hincks "
86 " " " F/Sgt Marshall "
87 S/Sgt A. Hunter Sgt C. Collins " " " F/O Matheson "
88 " " " F/O Spafford "
89 " " " P/O Robson "
90 S/Sgt R. Luff Lt J.L. Bromley " " " P/O Hougate "
97 LG725 Maj J.F. Lyne S/Sgt W. Bridgewater Tarrant-Rushton 0327 " S/Ldr Norman 644
98 PN665 S/Sgt W. Goodwin S/Sgt E.W. Woodrow " " " W/Cdr Pope "
99 LH402 S/Sgt R.G. New Sgt J.R. Gibbons " " " F/Lt Hobbs "
100 LH405 S/Sgt A.R. Dow Sgt R. Chadwick " " " F/O Nickel "
101 LH440 Capt B. Murdoch Sgt T. Page " " " F/O Bretherton "
102 PW662 Capt J.M. Walker Sgt F. Carpenter " " " F/O Rampling "
103 PF690 S/Sgt W. Higgs S/Sgt W. Oliver " " " S/Ldr Rymills "
104 LH339 S/Sgt G.A. Rickwood Sgt J. Gray " " " W/O Woodward "
105 LH554 S/Sgt D. Thompson Sgt R. Crawley " " " F/O Richards "
106 LH353 S/Sgt G. Browne Sgt L. Jones " " " F/O Calverley "
107 LH431 S/Sgt F. Stevenson LT S.J. Moorwood " " " F/O Blake "
108 LG936 LT I.C. Muir Sgt H Stone " " " F/Lt Cumberworth "
109 LG992 S/Sgt A.H. Smith Sgt J. Stepenson " " " F/Sgt McConville "
110 LH435 S/Sgt J.G. Hunter Sgt W.H. Stonebanks " " " W/O Shapley "
111 LH373 S/Sgt W. Dodd Sgt J. Keeley " " " F/Sgt Wells "
112 LH406 S/Sgt W.J. Statham Sgt C. Boswell " " " S/Ldr Briggs 298
113 LH442 S/Sgt A.L. Bashforth Sgt R.F. Dray " " " F/O Northmore "
114 LH570 S/Sgt A. Johnson Sgt J. D'Eath " " " P/ODougill "
115 LH378 S/Sgt R.E. White Sgt F. Eason " " " F/Lt Imber "
116 LH375 S/Sgt E.B. Helme Sgt N. Hornsby " " " S/Ldr Brownrigg "
117 LG831 S/Sgt A. Coombes Sgt R. Usher " " " F/O Brown "
118 PF790 S/Sgt R.C. Downing Sgt D. Elliott " " " W/O Smith "
119 PF803 S/Sgt W. Musitano Sgt S.W. Perry " " " F/O Stark "
120 LH380 S/Sgt R. Jolliffe Sgt A. Prentice " " " F/O Carpenter "
121 LH568 S/Sgt E. Stocker Sgt S. Allan " " " F/Sgt Griffiths "
122 PW732 S/Sgt E. England Sgt J. Plant " " " F/Sgt Davies "
123 PF715 S/Sgt W.R. Howe Sgt W.A. Shannon " " " F/Sgt Cunliffe "
124 LF912 S/Sgt V. Daves Sgt L. Cavalli " " " F/O Andreson "
125 LH145 S/Sgt G.E. Phillpott Sgt E.M. Taylor " " " F/Sgt Mutton "
126 LH236 S/Sgt J. Mackenzie Sgt M. Argyle " " " F/Sgt Smith "
500 HH932 2lt T.W. Taylorson Sgt R.J. Simpson " " " F/O Baird 644
501 LA670 S/Sgt L. Ridingq Sgt R.A. Harris " " " F/LT Sizmur 298
502 HH934 S/Sgt H. Dent Sgt P. Rodgers " " " F/Lt Enson 298
503 LA671 S/Sgt E. England Sgt J. Hill " " " F/O Fisher 644