110 Lancasters from 419, 424, 427, 428, 431, 433, and 434 Squadrons were ordered to attack the oil refinery at Hemmingstedt. The crews were over the target at between 8,000 and 10,000 feet, releasing 1,169,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, this target was accurately bombed with severe damage.
F/O R. Millar RCAF and crew from 419 Squadron, flying Lancaster X KB-786 coded VR-P, failed to return from this operation.
F/Lt H. Rubin RCAF
F/O A. Palanek RCAF
F/Sgt C. Elliott RCAF
F/O L. Croucher RCAF
F/Sgt J. Aitken RCAF–POW
P/O J. Keates and crew from 431 Squadron, flying Lancaster X KB-827
coded SE-M, were attacked by a JU-88, there was no claim or damage.
F/O J. Dawson from 434 Squadron was attacked by a enemy aircraft, there
was no claim or damage.