September 28, 1944


    214 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 429, 431, 432, 433, and 434 Squadrons were joined by 38 Lancasters from 419 and 428 squadrons in an attack on the coastal guns at Cap Gris Nez. The crews were over the target at between 1,000 and 10,000 feet, releasing 1,794,000 lbs of high explosives. Due to worsening weather over the target, many crews were sent home by the master bomber.

    F/O R. Bowhay from 408 Squadron returned without bombing as the load hung up.
    F/O W. Shields returned early on the master bomberís orders.

    F/O W. Regimbal from 415 Squadron returned early due to the hydraulics being u/s.
    P/O D. McTaggart returned early as the electrical system was u/s.
    F/O C. Chartier rolled off the end of the runway on return. There were no damages or injuries.

    12 crews from 419 squadron released their loads. The rest were sent home by the master bomber.

    F/Lt. G. Jones from 420 squadron landed at Carnaby due to low brake pressure.
    6 crews were sent home by the master bomber due to poor weather over the target.

    All crews from 424 squadron were sent home by the master bomber due to poor weather over the target.

    F/O A. Hutcheon from 425 squadron landed at Woodbridge on return.
    6 crews were sent home by the master bomber due to poor weather over the target.

    All crews from 427 squadron were sent home by the master bomber due to poor weather over the target.

    5 crews from 428 squadron were sent home by the master bomber due to poor weather over the target.


     

    F/O J. Keslick from 429 squadron was the only crew to release his load over the target.

    12 crews from 433 squadron were sent home by the master bomber due to poor weather over the target.

    F/O C. Chapman from 434 squadron landed at Manston on return.
    F/O L. Coulter was hit by flak. Port fin and rudder were damaged, stbd inner and port inner were surging, and the port outer was cutting out. They landed safely at Carnaby.