June 25, 1944

    101 Halifaxes from 424, 427, 429, 431, 433, and 434 squadrons were ordered on an attack of a V-1 launching site at Gorenflos. The crews were over the target at between 12,000 and 13,000 feet, releasing 776,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, the weather was clear and the target, accurately bombed.

    F/Sgt J. Kicak from 427 squadron returned early as the stbd outer was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
    F/Lt C. Higgins was hit by flak, the crew dove down to deck height. The flak followed the Halifax down where they were fired upon by rifles and machine guns. The crew fired back and landed safely at base.

    F/O D. McNaughton from 429 squadron was hit by flak, not serious.

    F/O T. Prescott from 433 Squadron returned early after they were hit by flak, the bomb aimer, F/O E. Harris RCAF, was seriously injured. They landed at Chailey to attend to the injured bomb aimer.

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