70 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 425, 426, 429, and 432 squadrons were ordered to attack oil facilities at Castrop-Rauxel. The crews were over the target at between 17,000 and 19,000 feet, releasing 531,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, some damage was caused.
F/O E. Wilkinson from 415 squadron was hit by flak, there was holes
in the port elevator.
P/O R. Bagnell from 420 squadron was hit by flak, there were holes in the tail plane.
P/O A. Belanger from 425 squadron was hit by flak, not serious.
F/Lt K. Powell from 429 squadron was hit by flak, not serious.
F/Sgt D. Jamer from 432 squadron was hit by flak, not serious.