October 20/21, 1943

    27 Lancasters from 408 and 426 squadrons were ordered on an attack at Leipzig. The crews were over the target at between 19,000 and 21,000 feet, releasing 65,000 lbs of incendiaries and 84,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, weather was poor to and from the target and bombing was scattered.

    P/O J. White, S/Ldr H. Miles, and F/Sgt J. Harvey from 408 squadron returned early due to severe icing.
    F/Sgt R. Lloyd was hit by flak, there were holes in the stbd wing and fuselage. They landed at East Moor on return.
    W/Cdr W. Ferris landed at Swanton Morley on return due to a fuel shortage.
    Sgt H. Sherlock landed at Bungay on return.
    P/O A. Grubert landed at East Moor on return.
    W/O2 J. Mill had a collision on the ground after landing, the stbd outer and stbd wing tip were damaged.

    Sgt J. Coulombe and F/Sgt C. Griffiths from 426 squadron returned early due to frozen guns and severe icing.
    F/Sgt A. Davis returned early as the port outer was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
    F/Lt L. McCaig, P/O D. De Bloeme and W/O1 A. Olsson landed at East Moor on return.
    F/Sgt F. Stuart was attacked 7 times by a JU-88 and an ME-109. The Lancaster was heavily damaged. The mid upper turret was u/s, hydraulics u/s, many holes in the fuselage and wings. The windscreen was holed and many instruments were damaged. They landed safely at East Moor.
    F/Sgt L. Archibald was hit by flak before the target. They bombed Wiltenberg from 13,000 feet and returned home.

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