21 Halifaxes from 408 and 419 Squadrons were ordered to attack Berlin. The crews were over the target at between 17,000 and 21,000 feet, releasing 36,000 lbs of high explosives and 58,000 lbs of incendiaries. According to reports, much damage was caused in the south-west sector, the rail sheds and industrial area were hard hit.
S/Ldr E. Gilmore from 408 Squadron returned early as the rear turret
W/O2 J. Higgins, RCAF
F/Sgt. R. Weiss, RCAF
Sgt. J. Ashmore, RCAF–POW
W/O2 I. Grice, RCAF
Sgt R. Harrison from 419 Squadron returned early when their Halifax
wouldn’t climb and they were burning too much fuel.
F/Sgt W. Francis, RCAF
Sgt W. Bateman, RCAF
Sgt J. Gray, RAF
Sgt J. Kowalski, RCAF
F/Sgt A. Woodhouse, RCAF
While some crews were over Berlin, 16 Wellingtons from 424 Squadron were ordered on a mining operation to the Frisian Islands. The crews were over the garden at between 700 and 900 feet, sowing 30@1500 lb mines.
F/Sgt G. Leddy returned early as they could not find the pinpoint.