Operations on this day
Year Date Weekday Activity Target
1942  18/03/1942  Wednesday  Four aircraft carried out local flying practice and one did T.R. training. One air firing exercise was abandoned owing to sea fog, and one bombing practice flight was carried out in Holkham Bay area. A/W/Cdr. P.G. HEATH, was promoted to Temp W/Cdr. w.e.f. 1.3.42. P/O GRIFFITH reported for duty on commissioning.           
1943  18/03/1943  Thursday  11 a/c detailed for operations, scrubbed at 1330 hrs. 6 practice bombing flights at RUSHFORD bombin range. 1 air test, 1 cross country, 1 local flight and 2 fighter affiliations carried out. SGT HADDEN killed on perimeter by a blow on back of the head from a Spitfire a/c  Accidentally Killed         
1944  18/03/1944  Saturday  24 aircraft detailed for operations all proceeded and returned. 13 non operational flights.  Frankfurt         
1945  18/03/1945  Sunday  16 aircraft detailed for night operations against Hanau. Groundmarkers were extremely well concentrated in the nuilt up area throughout the attack, and the bombing was reported good. One large explosion was reported, and good fires developed with smoke rising to 3/4000 feet. An engine in F/L W.E.B. Mason's aitcraft cut out 50 minutes from the target, and on the way back from the target he was attacked by an enemy aircraft, which he sucessfully evaded by corkscrewing. One crew reported two J.U. 88's coming out of the target area, and saw three combats take place. The raid appears to be a very sucessful one. 16 non operational flights.  Hannau         
Casualties on this day
Year Rank Init Surname Decoration Unit Target Date Desig Type Cemetery CWGRef Grave Pic
1943  W/O2  E B  HADDEN    RCAF  Accidentally Killed  18/03/1943  43_03_18  Unknown  WYTON (ST. MARGARE  2949907  ** YES **