44 Lancasters from 408 and 419 Squadron were joined by 204 Halifaxes from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 431, 432, 433, and 434 Squadrons on attacks of road and rail centres at Coutances and Conde sur Noireau. The crews were over the targets at between 2,000 and 4,000 feet, releasing 1,976,000 lbs of high explosives.
F/Lt F. Rader from 408 Squadron did not bomb as the load hung up over
the target. They landed safely at Enstone on return.
W/O2 R. Whitson RCAF
P/O A. Durnin RCAF
F/O G. Croucher RCAF
Sgt F. Ward RCAF
Sgt H. Truscott RCAF
Sgt J. Imrie RCAF
9 crews landed at Enstone, Marston Moor, and Honeybourne on return.
All crews from 419 Squadron landed at Colerne on return.
F/O S. Joplin from 420 Squadron had the stbd inner fail outbound. They
bombed and landed safely at Wellesbourne Mountford on 3 engines.
P/O C. Jones from 425 Squadron had the port inner u/s on return. They
landed safely at base on 3 engines.
F/Sgt C. Selfe RCAF and crew from 426 Squadron flying, Halifax III LW-377 coded OW-G, was hit by falling bombs over the target.
F/O C. Sowerby RCAF
F/O V. Paul RCAF
Sgt R. Bielby RCAF
Sgt A. Ashford RCAF
Sgt J. Turner RCAF
F/O R. Penrose from 427 Squadron had the stbd inner go u/s outbound. They bombed and returned safely to base on 3 engines.
P/O H. Gouthreau and F/Lt R. Anderson from 428 Squadron returned without
bombing on the master bomberís orders.
W/O2 N. Thompson from 429 Squadron returned without bombing on the master
Sgt W. Aldred from 431 Squadron returned early as the radios and navigation
aids were u/s.
F/O H. Morrow from 432 Squadron returned without bombing on the master
bomberís orders. They landed at Little Horwood on return.
F/O T. Ellison from 433 Squadron returned without bombing on the master