26 Lancasters from 419 and 428 squadron were joined by 81 Halifaxes from 424, 427, 429, 431, 433, and 434 squadrons on an attack of gun emplacements and troops at Calais. The crews were over the target at between 6,000 and 10,000 feet, releasing 1,225,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, the weather was clear and accurate bombing took place.
W/O2 L. McDonald from 419 Squadron landed at Carnaby on return due to
poor weather at base.
P/O C. Walker from 424 Squadron had the port outer go u/s on return.
They landed safely at Tangmere on 3 engines.
F/Lt A. Sherlock, F/O J. Hardy, F/O G. Tegerdine, F/Lt E. Sherlock, F/O C. Ganley, F/O J. Smart, F/O G. Archer, P/O G. Kirby, F/O E. Mayo, F/O W. Britton, P/O H. Collver, and F/O W. Mackeracher from 427 Squadron landed at Odiham on return due to poor weather at base.
F/Lt D. Lamont and F/O D. Berry from 428 Squadron landed at Westcott
on return due to poor weather at base.
F/Lt D. Henrickson from 429 Squadron returned early as the bomb release
was u/s. They landed at Wing on return due to poor weather at base.
F/O J. Morton, P/O A. Pitzek, F/Lt H. McVicar, F/O A. Huchala, F/O E. Reesor, F/Lt D. Borland, P/O G. Quinlan, F/O B. Kaplansky, F/O H. Williamson, F/O J. Patterson, F/O J. Lightbown, F/O D. Connor, P/O D. Rombough and F/O G. Kercher from 431 Squadron landed at Silverstone on return due to poor weather at base.
F/O R. Patterson from 433 Squadron did not bomb as the bomb sight was
u/s. On landing at Ford, the stbd under carriage collapsed damaging the
propellors and wing. The crew was not injured.
F/O A. Kiehlbauch, F/O R. Henry, Sgt F. Hart, F/Lt W. Dumas, P/O H.
Hawley, P/O R. Telford, F/O J. Wagman, F/Lt G. Nickerson, F/O J. Moffatt,
P/O B. Peterson, P/O C. Alger, P/O J. Badgley, F/Lt D. Wood and F/O K.
Magrath from 434 Squadron landed at Silverstone on return due to poor weather