90 Halifaxes from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 429, 432, and 433 squadrons were joined by 12 Lancasters from 408 squadron in an attack of the V-1 site at Oisemont-Neuville in the Pas de Calais area. The crews were over the target from between 9,000 to 13,000 feet, releasing 808,000 lbs of high explosives. The attack was made through thick cloud.
F/Lt. G. Latimer from 408 squadron was attacked
by an enemy aircraft. They received holes in the rudder and fuselage.
P/O W. MacNeil from 425 squadron was attacked by an ME-109. There was no claim or damage.
Sgt. P. Eagles from 426 squadron was attacked
by an enemy aircraft. There was no claim or damage.
F/O M. Marshall from 427 squadron returned early as they were late taking off.
F/O J. Lasek from 429 squadron landed at Skipton on Swale on return.
F/O V. Johnston from 432 squadron was fired at
by another Halifax. There was no damage.
As some of the group was attacking Oisemont-Neuville,
4 Halifaxes from 428 squadron were ordered on a mining operation to St.
Peters on Guernsey Island. The crews were over the garden at 12,000 feet,
sowing 16@1500 lb mines. All crews returned safely to base.