100 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 425, 426, 431, and 432 squadrons were ordered on an attack at Osnabruck. The crews were over the target at between 16,000 and 19,500 feet, releasing 851,000 lbs of high explosives and 105,000 lbs. of incendiaries. According to reports, bombing was accurate and damage was caused to the rail system.
F/Lt J. Hovey from 415 squadron was hit by flak, the port tail plane, fuselage and rear turret were damaged.
F/O G. Jones from 420 squadron was hit by flak, the rear gunner was injured. they landed at Rackheath.
F/O H. Gregson and F/O N. Streight from 425 squadron were hit by flak,
7 Halifaxes from 429 squadron were sent on a sea search for F/O R. Kingsland.
F/Lt D. Hendrickson returned early, unsuccessful.
Photo: Sheridan crew over the rail yards at Osnabruck. Graciously supplied by N. Bodnar