99 Halifaxes from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 429, and 433 squadrons were ordered to attack troop movements at Amaye sur Suelles and Villers Bocage in support of the U.S army. The crews were over the targets at between 1,500 and 4,000 feet, releasing 724,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, some of the aiming points were well hit.
W/O2 W. McAdam from 420 squadron landed at Horham on return.
P/O W. Bonar from 424 Squadron had the port inner go u/s after take off. They bombed the target on 3 engines. They were also hit by flak over the target, holes in the wings and fuselage. They safely landed at base on 3 engines.
Sgt. H. Collver from 427 squadron returned early as one engine was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
S/Ldr G. Arbuckle, F/O M. Sloski, F/O J. Wade and F/O D. Gillis from 429 Squadron landed at Lichfield on return.
P/O J. Major from 433 squadron return without bombing as there were