Sortie 22


Date:  28th December 1944


Target:  Bonn


Crew:  AE Johnson, GB Thomas, H Coulton, RM Jenkins, R Neale, DF Hadland, CA Butler


Aircraft:  PB364(N)


Role:  Blind Secondary Marker  


Take Off: 16.16  Landing: 20.54


Crew Report:


35 Squadron ORB: 13 aircraft set out to carry out a night attack against Bonn. Despite 10/10ths cloud, the glow of markers could be seen. Concentrated sky markers were also laid; results of the attack could not be observed.


Bomber Command:

Aircraft Used: 162 Lancasters and 16 Mosquitos of Nos 1 and 8 Groups.

Losses: 1 Lancaster lost.

Summary:  The intention again was to bomb the railway installations. Bomber Command’s report states that the main weight of the attack fell on the railway yards, causing ‘considerable damage’.