Flight Sergeant Ronald Marlow
28 June 1943. No.11 Air Gunnery School at RAF Andreas.
20 September 1943. C-Flight 16 Operational Training Unit, RAF Barford St John
23 October 1943. C flight 16 OTU RAF Upper Heyford.
28 January 1944. 1485 Gunnery Flight at RAF Syerston.
16 February 1944. 1654 conversion unit RAF Wigsley.
9 April 1944. No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School. RAF Syerston.
5 May1944 Sergeant Ronald Marlow was posted in to 50 Squadron from 51 Base (RAF Syerston).
11 May 1944 was his first op with 50 squadron was in VN-B on a mission to "Bourg-Leopold Base" taking off at 22:10 and being in the air for 4 hours 25 mins. This aircraft was LL744 which subsequently failed to return from a raid to Braunschweig, whilst being flown by Fl/Lt G C Startin and crew.
He then completed 11 ops on VN-K before going back to a new VN-B, LM591 on 3 June 1944 and then between that date and 9 August 1944 he completed 34 operations, during that time he flew 5 ops in different lancasters as VN-B must of been US, He flew VN-H(2) VN-F(1) VN-C(1) VN-T(1)
Throughout his entire tour with 50 squadron his pilot was P/O (later F/O) Pethick.
he finished a tour with 50 squadron in 44, then went onto teaching gunnery to students/new gunners.
Sergent Ronald Marlow posted in to 50 Squadron on 5 May 1944 from 51 Base (RAF Swinderby).Crew were;
- P/O L W Pethick - Pilot.
- Sgt J Potter - Flight Engineer.
- F/O J D Bald - Navigator.
- Sgt W V Wallace - Wireless Operator.
- Sgt L Taylor - Bomb Aimer.
- Sgt R Marlow - Mid Upper Gunner.
- Sgt T R McKenley - Rear Gunner.
|11/12.5.44||Lanc.I LL744 "B"||22.18||02.40||Bombing attack on|
|Military Camp- Bourg Leopold|
|19/20.5.44||Lanc.I DV363 "K"||22.00||05.07||Bombing attack on|
|Marshall Yards- Tours|
|21/22.5.44||Lanc.I DV363 "K"||22.16||03.22||Bombing attack on|
|22/23.5.44||Lanc.I DV363 "K"||22.34||05.00||Bombing attack on|
|3/4.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||23.08||02.51||Bombing attack on|
|5/6.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||03.02||07.00||Bombing attack on|
|Coastal Battery. St. Pierre Du Mont|
|6/7.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||23.36||03.30||Bombing attack on|
|8/9.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||23.05||05.10||Bombing attack on|
|10/11.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.38||03.38||Bombing attack on|
|Marshalling Yards. Orleans|
|12/13.6.44||Lanc.III ED588 "G"||22.42||04.29||Bombing attack on|
|14/15.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.35||03.04||Bombing attack on|
|15/16.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||21.19||03.45||Bombing attack on|
|19/20.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.21||01.18||Bombing attack on|
|Constructional Works. Watten|
|21/22.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.55||04.12||Bombing attack on|
|23/24.6.44||Lanc.III ND987||22.28||05.15||Bombing attack on|
|Marshalling Yards. Limoges|
|24/25.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.38||02.23||Bombing attack on|
|27/28.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.02||05.32||Bombing attack on|
|29.6.44||Lanc.III LM591||12.11||15.56||Bombing attack on|
|Beauvoir (Day Light)|
|12/13.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||21.31||05.53||Bombing attack on|
|14/15.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.00||04.49||Bombing attack on|
|15/16.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.22||05.22||Bombing attack on|
|Railway Junction. Nevers|
|18.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||03.49||08.06||Bombing attack on|
|Caen (Day Light)|
|20/21.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.48||04.46||Bombing attack on|
|23/24.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.58||04.09||Bombing attack on|
|24/25.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||21.47||05.52||Bombing attack on|
|25.7.44||Lanc.III LL922 "T"||17.53||21.39||Bombing attack on|
|St. Cyr (Day Light)|
|28/29.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||22.12||05.50||Bombing attack on|
|30.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||05.58||11.07||Bombing attack on|
|Cahagnes (Day Light)|
|31.7.44||Lanc.III LM591||17.45||22.53||Bombing attack on|
|Joigny/La Rouche (Day Light)|
|1.8.44||Lanc.III LM591||16.54||21.29||Bombing attack on|
|Mont Candon. (Day Light).|
|2.8.44||Lanc.III LM591||14.35||19.05||Bombing attack on|
|Bois-de-Cassan. (Day light).|
|5.8.44||Lanc.III LM591||10.35||15.25||Bombing attack on|
|St. Leu D'Esserent|
|7/9.8.44||Lanc.III PA994 "H"||21.24||01.42||Bombing attack on|
|9/10.8.44||Lanc.III PA994 "H"||20.50||02.48||Bombing attack on|
|24.8.44||Posted to No.14 Operational Training Unit.|