89 Halifaxes from 420, 424, 425, 431, 433, and 434 squadrons were joined by 39 Lancasters from 419 and 428 squadrons, on an attack on the U-boat pens and dock area of Bergen. The crews were over the target at between 12,000 and 14,000 feet, releasing 1,315,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, the harbour and dock area were well hit with some loads creeping into the built up area.
F/Lt. W. Cameron of 419 squadron returned with
his bombs as the load hung up over the target.
F/O W. Layng, RCAF
F/O A. Gaddess, RCAF
P/O W. Karstens, RCAF
P/O D. Trott, RCAF
P/O T. Tierney, RCAF
F/O R. Field from 420 squadron was hit by flak,
not serious. They landed safely at Lossiemouth.
F/O W. Whetham from 424 squadron returned early
due to a technical malfunction.
P/O A. Martel from 425 squadron returned early,
port outer was u/s. Landed safely at base on 3 engines.
F/O H. Williamson from 431 squadron landed at Carnaby due to low brake pressure.
F/O M. Harvie from 434 squadron returned with
his bombs as they hung up over the target.