April 17/18, 1944

    12 Halifaxes from 428 squadron were ordered on a mining operation to Kiel Bay. The crews were over the garden at 15,000 feet, sowing 24@1500 lb mines.

    All crews departed base at between 20:26 and 20:38, they were over the garden at betyween 23:32 and 23:38, returning to base at between 02:12 and 02:39.

    P/O G. Lillico, RCAF and crew, flying Halifax II JN-973 coded NA-U, failed to return from this operation. 

      Sgt. J. Doyle, RAF
      P/O W. Johnson, RCAF
      P/O T. Zbytnuik, RCAF
      F/O J. Westlake, RCAF
      P/O J. Manson, RCAF
      F/Sgt. W. Olmsted, RCAF
    All were lost without a trace.

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