August 9, 1944

     37 Lancasters from 419 and 428 squadrons were joined by 91 Halifaxes from 424, 427, 429, 431, , and 434 squadrons on an attack of 6 V-1 sites in the Pas de Calais area. These sites were located at Acquet, Coulon Villiers, Foret du Croc, La Neuville, Prouville, and La Bretique. The crews were over the target at between 11,000 and 17,000 feet, releasing 1,035,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, all sites were accurately bombed.

    F/O R. Kent from 419 squadron had the port outer and stbd inner running poorly. They were still successful in bombing the target.

    F/O P. Kendrick from 424 squadron was hit by flak, the hydraulics were u/s. They landed safely at Carnaby.

    F/Lt G. Wyse RCAF and crew flying Halifax III MZ-363 coded ZL-Y from 427 squadron failed to return from this operation.

      Sgt A. MacKay RAF
      F/O J. Beresford RCAF
      P/O R. Grout RCAF
      P/O S. Levesque RCAF
      P/O J. Ringer RCAF
      P/O R. Ferguson RCAF
    All were killed.

    F/O W. Edmondson from 428 squadron was hit by flak, there were holes in the port wing.

    F/Lt D. Henrickson from 429 squadron was hit by flak, not serious.

    P/O D. Connor from 431 squadron returned early as they were late getting to the concentration point.

    F/O M. Harvie from 434 squadron returned early as they were late taking off and could not catch up.