Pilot Officer Edward Goad - 431 Squadron  
 

 

Pilot Officer Edward Goad - RAFVR

 

 Pilot Officer Edward J. Goad RAFVR, known as "Ted" from Liverpool, England, was a Flight Engineer in 431 squadron. He was posted to the squadron as part of the Harrison crew on April 30, 1944.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

F/O R.Harrison

RCAF

Pilot

P/O Edward Goad

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

F/O W.K.McKinnell

RCAF

Navigator

F/O G.R.Dickson

RCAF

Bomb Aimer

P/O W.Pinneger

RCAF

W/Op/AG

F/Sgt J.Trout

RCAF

M/U Gunner

F/Sgt H.J.Esler

RCAF

Rear Gunner

 

 He was commissioned on September 5, 1944 and was screend from operations along with his crew on December 3, 1944. He was posted to the Aircrew Allocation Centre on the 25th of February.

His log of operatons:

Date

Operation

Aircraft

Serial #

Code

Time Up

Time Down

5/12/1944

Louvain

Halifax Mk. BIII

LK833

SE-R

2150

0242

5/27/1944

Le Clipon

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ656

SE-X

2233

0232

6/5/1944

Calais

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ656

SE-X

0113

0508

6/6/1944

Merville Franceville

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ656

SE-X

2217

0258

6/7/1944

Conde Sur Noireau

Halifax Mk. BIII

LK828

SE-S

2331

0427

6/9/1944

Le Mans

Halifax Mk. BIII

LW576

SE-O

2129

0321

6/12/1944

Arras

Halifax Mk. BIII

LW432

SE-P

2251

0340

6/14/1944

Cambrai

Halifax Mk. BIII

LW432

SE-P

2257

0325

6/21/1944

Oiosemont/Neuville

Halifax Mk. BIII

LW432

SE-P

1741

2106

6/24/1944

Bonnetot

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ600

SE-N

1508

1846

6/25/1944

Gorenflos

Halifax Mk. BIII

LW432

SE-P

0705

1102

7/28/1944

Hamburg

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ861

SE-Q

2221

0341

8/5/1944

St. Leu D'Esserent

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ863

SE-P

1037

1541

8/15/1944

Soesterberg

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ378

SE-H

0955

1335

8/16/1944

Kiel

Halifax Mk. BIII

HX346

SE-R

2146

0251

8/18/1944

Bremen

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

2126

0330

8/25/1944

Brest

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

2311

n/a

10/9/1944

Le Havre

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

1420

1819

12/9/1944

Wanne Eickel

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

1127

1618

9/25/1944

Calais

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

0944

1425

9/26/1944

Calais

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

0920

1245

9/27/1944

Duisberg

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

0735

1234

9/28/1944

Cap Gris Nez

Halifax Mk. BIII

NP959

SE-N

1724

2117

10/6/1944

Dortmund

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

1654

1859

10/9/1944

Bochum

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

N/A

N/A

10/14/1944

Duisberg

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

0556

1114

10/14/1944

Duisberg

Halifax Mk. BIII

MZ860

SE-P

2206

0423

10/23/1944

Essen

Halifax Mk. BIII

NP959

SE-D

1618

2126

11/27/1944

Neuss

Lancaster Mk. X

KB803

SE-N

1639

2255

11/30/1944

Duisberg

Lancaster Mk. X

KB803

SE-N

1627

2236

12/2/1944

Hagen

Lancaster Mk. X

KB803

SE-N

1728

0006

 The entry for the crew's last operation reads:

"Take off was at 16.27 hours with a bright moon. Primary 2007.2 hours,17,000 feet,078 degrees TIAS 160 mph,10/10ths cloud with tops 6/7,000 feet. The target was identified by T.I.ís red and red flares with yellow stars. We bombed the centre of the concentration of red flares. All that could be seen was a red glow through the clouds. If markers were on, the effort should have been good."

 

 

  Photo courtesy of Terence Goad  research by Linda Ibrom. Special thanks to Bill Heron.