|Crew||Sergeant Angus Hector MacGillivray|
|Service Number||J.19113 RCAF|
|Operational Squadrons||No.623 Squadron – No.90 Squadron-No.7 PFF Squadron|
|Known Movements||No.30.O.T.U : 28.08.1943 (Out)|
|No.1665 CU: 28.08.1943 (In) 27.09.1943 (Out)|
|No.623 Squadron 28.09.1943 (In) 06.12.1943 (Out)|
|No.90 Squadron : 06.12.1943 (In) 06.02.1944 (Out)|
|No.7 PFF Squadron : 06.02.1944 (In)|
|Flight Lieutenant 01.01.1944*|
|*Promoted from F/Sgt to F/Lt|
OPERATIONS FLOWN No.623 SQUADRON RAF DOWNHAM MARKET (Short Stirling Mk.III)
The target allotted was NECTARINES, six mines were planted in the garden area. The trip was without incident. Sergeant McGillivray planted his mines from a height of 5,000ft and returned safely to base
|Mining (Frisian Islands)|
Veg Planted. Duty carried out.
|Flight Lieutenant Nesbitt & Crew|
Flight Lieutenant Nesbitt return early to base due to “Coring”
|Flying Officer Wiseman & Crew|
Flying Officer Wiseman observed four very large explosion over the target area at around 20.20hrs Possible damage by H/F. Cloud 10/10th all the way Sky markers and green TI markers. Aircraft returned safely to base
OPERATIONS FLOWN WITH No.90 SQUADRON RAF TUDDENHAM (Short Stirling Mk.III)
|“Crossbow” Target ROBIN|
At 0411hrs from 10,000ft as ordered. Dropping 21 x 500lbMC & 2 x 500lb GP. Identified on red TI’s. Results of explosion in middle of markers. Successful effort.
|“Crossbow” Target BLACKBIRD “B”|
Attacked at 2119hrs from 12000ft (Cloud 5/7th up 75000ft) with 9 x 500MCTI & 2 x 500lbGP. Identified on red spot fires. Result two stick of bombs seen on red spot fires. Sustained damage by light flak.
OPERATIONS FLOWN WITH No.7 SQUADRON RAF OAKINGTON No.8 Group PFF
|Flight Lieutenant S Evans|
20 flares white, 2 Green TI, 2 Green TI L.B. 1 Flares green / red star. 1 x 4000lb + 3 x 1000lb MC. Bombs released on DR. Green and red TI’s and flares appeared well concentrated. Some fires started when leaving target.
5 x 2000lb HC. First TI’s seemed well concentrated but later seemed widen. Own bombs dropped by H2S. Many bomb flashes in target area and heavy explosions seen followed by increase glow of fires. Glow seen from a distanceof 100 miles on return
5 x2000lb. On approach saw first green / red flares fall followed by Red & Green TI’s which appeared to be in 3 main groups 5-6 miles apart. Own bombs released on H2S. Fires observed leaving target but n great concentration obtained.
6 x 2000lb HC. Good concentration of red and green TI’ at time of bombing on H2S. Scattered incendiaries seen but haze prevented observation of results after bombing.
Two TI Red, B.B 2 TI Red + 840 x 4lb + 60 x 4lb “X” Type + 1 x 4000lb. Bombed on cluster of red/yellow Flares. Raid generally scattered, no larger fires seen. Fires developed when aircraft left target and three large orange explosions seen.
1 x 4000lb + 6 x 1000lb + 540 x 4lb + 30 x 4 “X” type Incendiaries. Bombed glow on Red TI markers burning in cloud. Well concentrated cluster of green TI’s falling in cloud. No results seen.
2 x TI Red LB + 2 x Red TI + 1 x 4000lb + 4 x 1000lb MC + 1 x 500lb MC. Good concentration o 10-12 f Red/ yellow TI on run up and bombs released on centre. Cloud obscured observation of results. Crash landed Feltwell on return. Aircraft burnt out by crew escaped injury. .
4 x 1000lb MC + 1 x Red/Yellow flare + 6 x 500lb MC + 1 x4000lb. Bombs estimated to fall in centre of red/yellow flares. Glow of fires below cloud seen at 100 miles distance on return trip. TI’s brought back.
4 x TI Markers Green+1 x4000lb= 660 x 4lb + 60 x 4lb “X” Type incendiaries. MISSING
Six of the original crew were flying on this operation, three survived including Flight Lieutenant McGillivray to become Prisoners of War. It is believed but not confirmed that the crew were attacked by Lt Otto Schwamb of 8./JG302 a Wilde Sau FW190 equipped unit at 01.15hrs. There also a possibility that the aircraft was attacked and shot down by Hmpt Ernst- Modrow of 1./NJG1Wilhem at 01.10hrs
No. 16 Service Flying Training School Hagersville – Course 62: August 15 – December 4, 1942. Wife Mrs A. H. MacGillivray, Leighton, England
‘Flight-Lieutenant. MacGillivray attended Delta Collegiate and was employed by the Bank of Toronto and the Canada Life Insurance Company, Montreal, prior to his enlistment early in 1942. He graduated as a sergeant-pilot at Hagersville December, 1942, and was commissioned overseas. His wife, an English girl, is a member of the W.A.A.F.