March 8/9, 1943

    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 shortage.
    Sgt R. Blackhall and crew flying Halifax II DT-790 coded EQ-S were attacked by an ME-109, there was no damage, but some strikes were seen on the ME-109.

    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.
    S/Ldr D. Kenney had one engine u/s on return. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
    F/Sgt A. Bell landed at Middle Wallop on return due to a fuel shortage.

    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.
    F/Lt J. Millward returned early, as the rear turret was u/s.

    Sgt W. Harris from 428 Squadron returned early as they were unable to find the pinpoint. They landed safely at Dalton.
    Sgt J. Cartier and Sgt K. Radcliffe landed at Dalton on return.