June 15/16, 1944

    130 Halifaxes from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 429, 431, 432, 433, and 434 squadrons were joined by 32 Lancasters from 408, 419, and 428 squadrons on an attack of the dock and harbour area of Boulogne. Crews were over the target at between 9,000 and 17,000 feet, releasing 1,623,000 lbs of high explosives.

    F/O J. Faulder from 408 squadron was hit by flak, there was damage to the fuselage.

    F/O W. Barclay and F/O W. Anderson from 419 squadron returned without bombing as no T. I.'s were seen.

    F/O K. Kidd from 420 squadron was hit by flak, was not serious.

    W/Cdr. J. Blane and F/O E. Debow from 424 squadron returned early without bombing as no T. I.'s were seen.
    F/O P. Cronin was hit twice by flak, stbd inner, wing and fuselage were damaged. They returned safely to base on 3 engines.

    S/Ldr. J. Lecomte of 425 squadron was hit by flak, was not serious.
    F/Sgt. J. Landry was hit by flak, stbd outer u/s and holes in the fuel tanks. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
    F/Sgt. J. Irvine had the stbd outer go u/s on return. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
    F/O E. Kirk, RCAF (Evd), and crew failed to return from this operation. 

      Sgt. C. Adams, RAF
      F/O H. Facey, RCAF--POW
      F/O D. Stubbs, RCAF--POW
      F/O F. Hagen, RCAF--Evd
      P/O D. McEvoy, RCAF
      F/Sgt. J. Furneaux, RCAF--Evd
      P/O O. Collins, RCAF--Evd
    2 of the crew were killed, 2 were POWs and 4 evaded capture.

    F/O J. Wilding from 426 squadron returned early as the navigation aids were u/s.
    F/Lt. B. Hughes returned early without bombing as no T. I.'s were seen.

    P/O M. Tracey of 429 squadron landed at Hethel on return.

    F/O N. MacLeod from 431 squadron had the port outer go u/s outbound. Crew bombed and landed safely on 3 engines.

    F/O R. Lawrenson of 432 squadron returned without bombing. Crew was late over the target and no T. Iís were seen.
    P/O J. J. Cooper landed at Manston on return.

    P/O V. Smith from 433 squadron landed at Halesworth on return.
    F/Lt E. Van Slyck landed at Wombleton on return.
     


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