15 Halifaxes from 408 and 419 Squadrons were joined by 23 Wellingtons from 420, 424, 426, and 429 Squadrons on a mining operation to the Frisian Islands. The crews were over the garden at between 600 and 1,500 feet, sowing 83@1500 lb and 6@1000 lb mines.
P/O L. Ainsworth from 419 Squadron returned early as the stbd inner
was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
Sgt M. Gray RCAF and crew, flying Halifax II DT-615 coded VR-P, were hit by flak, seriously damaging their Halifax. They ditched in the North Sea.
F/Sgt C. Hancock RCAF
F/O W. McNicol RCAF
Sgt G. Low RCAF
Sgt M. Braniff RCAF
P/O R. Harling RCAF
Sgt L. Sutherland RCAF and crew from 426 Squadron, flying Wellington
III X-3364 coded OW-?, crashed after takeoff. The crew was not injured.