I am looking at the service of the bomb aimer who joined Wing Commander Marchbank crew upon his appointment in 1943. W/C Marchbank crewed up at the OTU and HCU in the normal way and commenced ops with 102 Squadron 1st Op to Peenemunde.

As CO he was not flying as many consistent ops as a regular crew, however it appears his crew were also experiencing long gaps between ops. Was this normal for a crew to be attached to the Commanding Officer.

Any thoughts most welcome.