Sortie 9


Date:  28th October 1944


Target:  Walcheren Island


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


Aircraft:  ND933(N)


Role:  Supporter              


Take Off: 09.38  Landing: 11.51


Crew Report:


35 Squadron ORB: In the morning 6 aircraft carried out an attack on Walcheren and returned safely to base.


Bomber Command:

Aircraft Used: 277 aircraft – 155 Halifaxes, 86 Lancasters, 36 Mosquitos – of 4 and 8 Groups carried out raids on gun positions at 5 places on the rim of the newly flooded island of Walcheren.

Losses: 1 Halifax and 1 Lancaster lost.

Summary: Most of the bombing appeared to be successful.