37 Halifaxes from 419, 428, and 434 Squadrons were ordered on a mining operation the Kadet Channel and Rugen Island. The crews were over the gardens at 15,000 feet, sowing 74@1500 lb mines.
F/O W. Blake RCAF
and crew from 428 Squadron, flying Halifax II LW-285 coded NA-Z, failed
to return from this operation.
P/O A. Doran from 434 squadron was attacked by a JU-88, it was claimed