Date: 5th December 1944
Crew: AE Johnson, GB Thomas, H Coulton, RM Jenkins, R Neale, DF Hadland, CA Butler
Aircraft: PB366 (N)
Take Off: 18.40 Landing: 23.36
35 Squadron ORB: 15 aircraft set out to attack the town of Soest. Ground haze prevailed over the target with the result that bombing, although heavy, had a tendency to be scattered.
Aircraft Used: 497 aircraft – 385 Halifaxes, 100 Lancasters, 12 Mosquitos – of Nos 1, 4, 6 and 8 Groups
Losses: 2 Halifaxes lost.
Summary: This was a successful raid, with the local report confirming that most of the bombing was in the northern part of the town where the railway installations were situated.