66 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 425, 426, 427, 429, and 432 Squadrons were joined by 52 Lancasters from 419, 424, 428, 431, and 434 Squadrons on an attack at Chemnitz. The crews were over the target at between 18,000 and 20,000 feet, releasing 431,000 lbs on incendiaries and 291,000 lbs of high explosives. According to reports, the target was cloud covered with some damage caused.
P/O A. Brown from 408 Squadron was attacked by an enemy
was no claim or damage.
P/O J. McKenzie from 415 Squadron returned early as they
to raise the under carriage.
F/O C. Widdecombe and crew from 419 Squadron, flying Lancaster X KB-814 coded VR-N, were attacked by an unidentified twin engine enemy aircraft, strikes were seen and shortly after a aircraft was seen to crash to the ground, it was claimed as a probable.
F/O W. Anderson RCAF and crew from 420 squadron flying Halifax III NA-179 coded PT-B had the stbd outer engine fail shortly after takeoff. On return while turning on final approach the Halifax stalled and spun to earth.
F/O J. Sinden RCAF
F/O L. Jones RCAF
F/O S. Hay RCAF
F/Sgt W. Giles RCAF
P/O E. Sills RCAF
P/O E. Cole and crew, flying Halifax III NP-951 coded PT-Y,
by flak, stbd inner was damaged and u/s. They were also attacked by an
FW-190, there was no additional damage or claim. The landed at
France on 3 engines due to a fuel shortage.
F/O V. Roy RCAF and crew from 427 Squadron flying Halifax III MZ-422 coded ZL-N failed to return from this operation.
F/Sgt A. Williams RCAF–POW
Sgt A. Morrison RCAF–POW
F/Sgt A. Scorah RCAF
F/Sgt A. Cybulskie RCAF
F/Sgt H. Gallagher RCAF
F/O D. Payne and crew from 428 Squadron, flying Lancaster X KB-757 coded NA-C, were attacked by a JU-88, there was no claim or damage.
F/O D. Murray from 431 Squadron returned early as 3 engines
P/O J. Durand from 432 Squadron landed at Halesworth on
F/O J. Serne RCAF–POW
F/O A. Borland RCAF–POW
F/O S. Harrison RCAF–POW
F/Sgt R. Stringer RCAF–POW
P/O R. Thomson RCAF–POW
F/Lt R. Fern and crew from 434 Squadron, flying Lancaster X
WL-E, were attacked by an unidentified enemy aircraft, there was no
F/O G. Barlow RCAF
F/O J. McElhone RCAF
F/O L. Medynski RCAF
P/O G. Robertson RCAF
Sgt G. McLarty RCAF–POW
While some crews were attacking Chemnitz, 10 Lancasters from 424 and 433 Squadrons were joined by 10 Halifaxes from 427 and 429 Squadrons on a mining operation to the Kattegat. The crews were over the garden at 15,000 feet, sowing 90@1500 lb mines.
F/Lt C. Lundeen from 424 Squadron returned early as the
F/O E. Reaney RCAF
F/Sgt K. Miller RCAF
P/O G. Guthrie RCAF
P/O V. Smith RCAF
F/Sgt K. McMurchy RCAF
F/O J. Mulholland from 427 Squadron returned early as the
aids were u/s.
F/O C. Driscoll RCAF–POW
F/O H. McKay RCAF–POW
F/O R. Dallin RCAF–POW
P/O E. Ford RCAF
P/O J. Peak RCAF
F/Lt R. Charlton RCAF and crew from 429 Squadron, flying Halifax III MZ-865 coded AL-V, failed to return from this operation.
F/O R. Thorne RCAF
P/O R. McCallum RCAF
F/O K. Rainford RCAF
F/Sgt G. Barnes RCAF
F/Sgt S. Bostwick RCAF