April 11/12, 1943

    14 Wellingtons from 425, 426, and 431 Squadrons were ordered on a mining operation to Texel. The crews were over the garden at between 700 and 6,000 feet, sowing 26@1500 lb mines.

    F/Sgt E. Carvajal RCAF and crew from 425 Squadron, flying Wellington X HE-491 coded KW-U, failed to return from this operation.

      P/O G. Elliott RCAF
      P/O R. Howard RCAF
      Sgt B. Perry RAF
      P/O E. Kitt RCAF
    All were killed.

    Sgt J. Esdale from 431 Squadron returned early as the rear turret was u/s.