12 Lancasters from 419 Squadron were joined by 96 Halifaxes from 420, 425, 426, 427, 429, 431, and 432 Squadrons to attack the rail yards at Louvain. Bombing was accurate and severe damage was caused to the rail yards.
F/O A. De Breyne from 419 Squadron returned to base as there were no
F/O J. Moore RCAF
F/O W. Finlayson RCAF
F/O W. Price RCAF
P/O J. O'Connell RCAF
P/O S. Livingstone RCAF
P/O B. Edwards RCAF and crew, flying Lancaster X KB-713 coded VR-X, failed to return from this operation.
F/O R. Campbell RCAF
P/O P. Dewar RCAF
P/O R. Smith RCAF
P/O J. Webber RCAF
P/O H. Oddan RCAF
F/O W. Fenton, W/O2 J. Ward, and W/O2 L. Holoway from 420 Squadron returned without bombing as there were no T.I.s.
P/O C. Jones from 425 Squadron returned early as the port inner was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
S/Ldr R. Epps and F/Lt J. Hollingworth from 426 Squadron returned without
bombing as there were no T.I.s.
F/O R. Doubt RCAF--Evd
F/O J. van Maarion RCAF--Evd
P/O R. Fitzpatrick RCAF
P/O J. Jones RCAF
P/O K. Drumm RCAF
Sgt. A. Jones RAF
P/O W. Bentz RCAF and crew, flying Halifax III LW-682* coded OW-M, failed to return from this operation.
F/O T. Taylor RCAF
F/O C. Phillips RCAF
P/O J. McIntyre RCAF
P/O J. Arbour RCAF
P/O J. Summerhayes RCAF
P/O F. Roach RCAF
*This aircraft was recovered recently, with the remains of three Canadian crew members still aboard. Details of the recovery are available at the BAHA site.
P/O. J. Wood from 429 Squadron returned to base as they were unable to raise the undercarriage.
W/O2 J. Gustafson, P/O. E. Johnson, P/O M. McMillan, and F/O R. Harrison
from 431 Squadron returned without bombing as there were no T.I.s.
W/O2 C. Barzeele RCAF--Evd
F/O S. Preston RCAF
P/O A. Laturnus RCAF
P/O E. Empey RCAF
P/O A. Yarrington RCAF
P/O D. Maddock from 432 Squadron returned without bombing as there were
19 Halifaxes from 424 and 428 Squadron were ordered on a mining operation to the Frisian Islands. The crews were over the garden at between 8,000 and 15,000 feet sowing 36@1,500 lb mines.
F/Lt F. Lynch from 428 Squadron returned early as their navigation aids