Sortie 27

Date:  7th January 1945

Target:  Munich               

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

Aircraft:  PB364(N)

Role:  Blind Secondary Marker  

Take Off: 19.15  Landing: 02.09

Crew Report:

35 Squadron ORB: 15 aircraft took part in an attack on Munich. 10/10ths cloud prevailed over the target but it seemed that a good concentration of flares was laid. All aircraft returned safely.

Bomber Command:

Aircraft Used:  645 Lancasters and 9 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3, 5, 6 and 8 Groups

Losses:  11 Lancasters lost and 4 more crashed in France.

Summary: Bomber Command claimed a successful area raid, with the central and some industrial areas being severely damaged. This was the last major raid on Munich.