Date: 2nd November 1944
Target: Dusseldorf (Ruhr Valley)
Crew: AE Johnson, GB Thomas, H Coulton, RM Jenkins, R Neale, DF Hadland, CA Butler, J D Crombie (2nd A/B)
Take Off: 16.49 Landing: 21.05
35 Squadron ORB: 16 aircraft formed part of a force which carried out what appeared to be a heavy and well directed attack on Dusseldorf. All returned safely to base.
Aircraft Used: 992 aircraft – 561 Lancasters, 400 Halifaxes, 31 Mosquitos.
Losses: 11 Halifaxes and 8 Lancasters were lost, 4 of the losses being crashes behind Allied lines in France and Belgium.
Summary: This heavy attack fell mainly on the northern half of Düsseldorf. More than 5,000 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. 7 industrial premises were destroyed and 18 were seriously damaged, including some important steel firms. This was the last major Bomber Command raid of the war on Düsseldorf.