August 31, 1944

    165 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 429, 431, 432, 433, and 434 squadrons were ordered to attack the coastal gun battery at Ile de Cezembre. The crews were over the target at between 2,000 and 3,000 feet, releasing 1,793,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, the gun battery was hit.

    F/O C. Gue and P/O D. McTaggart from 415 squadron landed at Kingscliffe on return.

    F/O J. Lasek from 429 squadron returned early due to technical difficulties.

    F/O J. Beveridge, RCAF and crew from 433 squadron failed to return from this operation. 

      Sgt. C. Garrett, RAF
      P/O. F. Harman, RCAF
      P/O W. Long, RCAF
      P/O L. Guernsey, RCAF
      P/O G. Pharis, RCAF
      P/O J. Hawkins, RCAF
    Crews saw this aircraft go into a stall and slam into the ocean. There were no survivors.