F/O D. Lambroughton and crew from 419 Squadron, flying Lancaster X
KB-851 coded VR-W, were attacked twice by ME-262s, there was no claim or
F/O H. Hennessey RCAF
F/Sgt C. Ginter RCAF–Evd
P/O C. Vickery RCAF
F/Sgt T. Bristow RCAF–Evd
P/O M. Bredin RCAF
F/Lt M. McLaughlin RCAF and crew, flying Lancaster X KB-870 coded VR-K, was shot down over allied held territory.
F/O H. Garriock RCAF
F/O B. Saunders RCAF
P/O A. Sutherland RCAF
F/O E. Carleton RCAF
P/O J. Charbonneau RCAF
F/O J. Howard and crew from 420 Squadron, flying Halifax III NR-227 coded PT-V, were attacked by an unidentified single engine enemy aircraft, there was no claim or damage.
F/O J. Mould from 424 Squadron had the port inner go u/s over base. They went to the target and bombed from 13,500 feet and returned safely on 3 engines.
F/Lt J. Laporte RCAF and crew from 425 Squadron, flying Halifax III
PN-172 coded KW-G, was hit by flak over the target, the damage was not
serious. On the return flight they were attacked by an unidentified twin
engined enemy aircraft. The nose was blown off, stbd inner caught fire
and the fuselage. P/O J. Arcand RCAF, the flight engineer tried unsuccessfully
to put the fire out. On the second pass the stbd outer was on fire and
pieces started coming off the stbd wing and the crew was told to bail out.
F/O A. Fournier RCAF
Sgt J. Lanctot RCAF
W/O1 J. Paiement RCAF
F/Sgt C. Panneton RCAF
F/Sgt J. Goupil RCAF
F/O D. Weicker and crew from 426 Squadron, flying Halifax VII RG-456
coded OW-R, were attacked by an ME-163( flying wing), there was no claim
F/Lt W. Walker and crew from 427 Squadron, flying Lancaster I PA-271 coded ZL-W, were attacked by an ME-410, there was no claim or damage.
F/Lt J. Craton RCAF and crew from 428 Squadron, flying Lancaster X KB-846 coded NA-I, failed to return from this operation.
F/Lt R. Newton RCAF
F/Lt R. Hamill RCAF
F/O D. Graham RCAF
F/O E. Evans RCAF
F/O B. Gray RCAF
F/O P. Hurley from 431 Squadron was attacked by an FW-190, there was
no claim or damage.
F/Lt A. Edwards RCAF
F/O G. Davis RCAF
F/O J. Morin RCAF
P/O P. Repsys RCAF
P/O R. Horne RCAF
F/O J. Kinniburgh from 432 Squadron was hit by flak, the port aileron
F/O H. Vachon RCAF–POW
F/O A. Hinchcliffe RCAF–POW
W/O2 E. Anderson RCAF–POW
P/O D. Lawton RCAF
P/O T. Scott RCAF
F/Lt A. Strelchuk and crew from 433 Squadron, flying Lancaster I RA-511 coded BM-Q, were attacked by an ME-410, many strikes were seen and this aircraft dove vertically to the ground in flames. One minute later they were attacked again by an ME-410, it was claimed damaged.
F/O J. Wagman and crew from 434 Squadron, flying Lancaster I PA-226
coded WL-X, were attacked by an unidentified enemy aircraft, some strikes
were seen but there was no claim or damage.
F/O L. Armstrong RCAF
F/O J. Ball RCAF
P/O J. Whitehead RCAF
P/O W. White RCAF
F/O J. Ayotte RCAF