February 25/26, 1945

    10 Halifaxes from 427 and 429 Squadrons were ordered on a mining operation to Oslo. The crews were over the garden at between 3,000 and 3,500 feet, sowing 20@1800 lb and 20@1500 lb mines.

    F/Lt I. Benson RCAF and crew from 429 Squadron, flying Halifax III MZ-452 coded ZL-E, borrowed from 427 Squadron failed to return from this operation.

      Sgt J. Baker RAF
      F/O V. Fleming RCAF
      F/Sgt J. Buchanan RCAF
      W/O2 W. Fields RCAF
      F/Sgt R. Piercy RCAF
      F/Sgt E. Alm RCAF
    All were lost without a trace.