107 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 425, 426, and 432 Squadrons were ordered to attack the oil plant at Sterkrade. The crews were over the target at between 16,000 and 18,000 feet, releasing 847,000 lbs of high explosives. The target was cloud covered so the attack was scattered.
P/O R. Harlow from 408 Squadron returned early due to the port inner being u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
18 crews from 415 Squadron departed base between
09:47 and 10:04, they were over the target between 12:20 and 12:22, returning
to base between 14:28 and 15:11.
P/O J. Tease from 420 Squadron landed at Carnaby on return due to low brake pressure.
P/O A. Martel from 425 Squadron returned early
due to the port inner being u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
W/O2 M. Fraser from 426 Squadron was hit by flak,
F/Sgt. D. Turnquist, RCAF--POW
F/O A. Nicholson, RCAF--POW
P/O I Pelechaty, RCAF
P/O G. Ryan, RCAF
P/O V. McPhee, RCAF