110 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 425, 426, 427, 429, and 432 Squadrons were ordered on an attack at Wesel. The crews were over the target at between 14,000 and 17,000 feet, releasing 12,000 lbs of high explosives. Bombing was halted after only a few crews bombed due to cloud over the target.
No crews from 408 Squadron bombed the target, all returned safely to Winfield and Charterhall due to poor weather at base.
F/O J. Hechter from 415 Squadron returned safely to Middleton St. George
on return, they did not bomb the target.
Only one crew from 420 squadron bombed the target, all crews returned
Winfield or East Fortune due to poor weather at base.
F/O R. Trout RCAF
F/O R. Floripe RCAF
P/O T. O’Kane RCAF
F/O D. Neil RCAF
F/Sgt J. Beasom RCAF
All aircraft from 425 Squadron did not bomb.
Only F/O A. Davies from 426 Squadron bombed, all crews landed at Charter Hall or Winfield on return due to poor weather at base.
All crews from 427 Squadron returned safely to Middleton St. George without bombing.
All crews from 429 Squadron returned safely to Middleton St. George without bombing.
F/O A. Potter, F/O C. Hemming, F/Lt W. Mennie, P/O R. Proud, P/O J.
Kinniburgh, P/O S. Allen, F/O J. Paul, F/O N. Patterson, F/Lt J. Wallace
and F/Lt A. Bews from 432 Squadron returned safely to East Fortune without
bombing due to poor weather at base.