31 Wellingtons from 420, 424, 427, 428, 429, and 431 Squadrons were ordered on a mining operation to the Frisian Islands. The crews were over the garden at between 700 and 6,000 feet, sowing 50@1500 lb mines.
W/O G. Tubman from 420 Squadron returned early, as they were unable to find the pinpoint.
Sgt D. Rae from 427 Squadron landed at Acklington due to poor weather
F/Sgt H. MacPherson RCAF
Sgt R. Clark RAF
F/Sgt W. Drake RCAF
W/O2 T. Dutton RCAF
Sgt. K. Radcliffe and F/O D.Morgan from 428 Squadron returned early as they could not find the pinpoint. They both landed safely at Dalton.
Sgt A. Jameson from 429 Squadron returned early as they were unable
to find the pinpoint.
Sgt P. Rothena RAF
P/O F. Bartleet RAF
F/Sgt W. Billington RAF
S/Ldr. T. Marshall and Sgt. R. Barclay from 431 Squadron returned early because their navigation aids were u/s.