June 14/15, 1944

    37 Lancasters from 408, 419, and 428 squadrons were joined by 155 Halifaxes from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 429, 431, 432, 433, and 434 squadrons on an attack of the rail yards at St. Pol and Cambrai. The crews were over the target at between 6,000 and 13,000 feet, releasing 1,518,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, there was some haze and cloud over the targets and bombing was scattered.

    F/Lt P. Hamilton RCAF–POW and crew, flying Halifax III LW-121 coded QB-X, from 424 squadron failed to return from this operation.

      Sgt W. Cousins RAF–POW
      F/O D. McCormick RCAF–Evd
      F/Sgt R. McCubbin RCAF–Evd
      W/O2 C. Pallett RCAF–POW
      Sgt C. Cornelius RCAF–POW
      F/Sgt G. Compton RCAF–POW
    2 crew evaded and 5 were POWs after being shot down by a Nightfighter.

    P/O L. Terroux from 425 squadron was attacked by a JU-88, there was no claim or damage.

    F/Lt J. May from 426 squadron returned early as the port inner was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.

    F/O J. Lasek from 429 squadron was attacked by an ME-109, there was not claim or damage.

    F/Sgt F. Longstaff from 431 squadron returned early, as the generators were u/s.
    W/O2 F. Skeaff crashed on the runway on return. There were no injuries to the crew.

    F/Sgt J. Kicak from 432 squadron returned early as they were unable to raise the under carriage.

    P/O R. Porter RCAF and crew, flying Halifax III LV-966 coded BM-P from 433, squadron failed to return from this operation.

      Sgt D. Wood RAF
      F/Sgt J. Rathbone RAF
      F/O C. Ramsdell USAAF
      P/O L. Bonnett RCAF
      P/O D. Wallbank RCAF
      F/Sgt J. Buckingham RCAF
    All were killed.

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