October 28/29 1944
6 Halifaxes from 424 squadron were ordered on a mining operation to
Oslo. The crews were over the garden at 11,000 feet, sowing 8@1500 lb mines.
F/O F. Pearson returned early as they were unable to raise the undercarriage.
F/Lt J. Partridge returned without mining after they were it by flak
and severe icing.
S/Ldr A. Fentiman returned without mining due to severe icing and they
were unable to find the pinpoint.
F/O W. Palidwar returned early due to severe icing. They landed safely
at Great Orton on return.