19 Halifaxes from 408 and 419 Squadrons were ordered on an attack to Nurnberg. The crews were over the target at between 17,000 and 18,000 feet, releasing 27,000 lbs of high explosives and 60,000 lbs of incendiaries. According to reports, there was some damage to some important industrial complexes.
Sgt E. Troy from 408 Squadron landed at Langar on return due to a fuel
P/O L. Ainsworth and crew from 419 Squadron flying Halifax II DT-798
coded VR-T returned early after they were attacked twice by an ME-110,
there was no damage or claim but they jettisoned the load.
17 Wellingtons from 420, 424, 426, and 428 Squadrons were also ordered out on a mining operation to the Frisian Islands. The crews were over the garden at between 500 and 900 feet, sowing 22@1500 lb mines.
Sgt G. Cooke, Sgt P. Cozens, and F/Sgt R. Taylor from 420 Squadron returned early as they could not find the pinpoint.
W/O2 P. Maries from 426 Squadron returned early, as one engine was u/s.
Sgt W. Harris from 428 Squadron returned early as they were unable to
find the pinpoint. They landed safely at Dalton.