26 Halifaxes from 408 and 419 Squadrons were joined by 66 Wellingtons from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, and 428 Squadrons on an attack at Wilhelmshaven. The crews were over the target at between 11,000 and 19,000 feet, releasing 172,000 lbs of high explosives and 165,000 lbs incendiaries. According to reports, little damage was caused. This was the last attack until October 1944 on this city.
F/Sgt A. Bell and crew from 419 Squadron flying Halifax II BB_283 coded VR-O were attacked by an ME-109. There were 2 cannon holes in the fuselage.
F/Sgt L. Forbes, P/O G. Bain, Sgt A. Grout, and Sgt L. Wilson from 424
Squadron landed at Leeming on return.
P/O R. Worley, RCAF
Sgt A. Wiles, RAF
Sgt W. Sparrow, RAF–injured
Sgt F. Trowbridge, RAF-injured
Sgt J. Michaud from 425 Squadron returned early as the port engine was
u/s. They landed safely at base on one engine.
F/O J. Millward from 426 Squadron returned early as they were late taking
Sgt L. Straight from 428 Squadron returned early, they were late taking
off. They landed at Dalton on return.