June 23/24, 1944

    65 Halifaxes from 420, 425, 426, and 432 squadrons were joined by 39 Lancasters from 408, 419, and 428 squadrons on an attack of a V-1 site at Bientques. The crews were over the target at between 10,000 and 14,000 feet, releasing 865,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, the target was well hit.

    W/O2 J. Ryan from 425 squadron returned early as they were unable to raise the under carriage.
    F/O H. Gregson had the port inner go u/s outbound. Crew bombed and returned safely to base on 3 engines.

    While some crews were going to Bientques, 4 Halifaxes from 428 squadron were ordered on a mining operation to Lorient and St.Nazaire. The crews were over the garden at 15,000 feet, sowing 16@1500 lb mines.

    All crews returned safely to base.

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