Night of 29/30 August 1944.
Bomber Command (AIR14/3412+3421+2083+2679)
Total of 897 aircrafts were detailed for operation on this night. 41 were lost.
403 Lancasters and 1 Mosquito of 1, 3, 6 and 8 Groups.
23 Lancasters lost.
189 Lancasters of 5 Group.
15 Lancasters lost.
42/43 Lancasters and Halifaxes laid 183 mines off Pillau, Danzig, Gdynia and
Swinemünde and in the Cadet Channel.
The remaining aircraft was lost.
49 Mosquitos on Serrate and Intruder patrols. 26 heavies operated Josttle and
Mandrel and dropped windows and 125/133 aircrafts carried out a diversionary
sweep as far as 5430N 0600E.
2 Wellingtons of the diversionary force were lost.
16/17 Mosquitos bombed Hamburg. 19/21 bombed Berlin, 2/ 4 bombed Leverkusen. 2/2
OBOE Mosquitos bombed Cologne, 4/4 attacked Florennes and 3/5 attacked Le Culot.
8/12 aircrafts completed signals investigation patrols, and an aircraft carried
out a photo recce.
All returned safely.
Night of 29/30 August 1944
Lancaster I PA163 crashed into Lovns
Bredning bay 29/8 1944
Lancaster I LM184 crashed Aalestrup
Lancaster III PB202 crashed at Førby
Hede heath 30/8 1944
Lancaster X KB709 crashed in the sea
of Kattegat 6 miles off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944
Lancaster III PB143 crashed at
Ingerslev / Estruplund 30/8 1944
Lancaster III NE144 ditched in the
sea of Kattegat off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944
Lancaster III EE193 crashed in the
sea of Kattegat 30/8 1944
Lancaster I ME718 crashed at Ove
Lancaster III PB436 crashed Gunderup
Lancaster I LM116 crashed near Karup
Lancaster III LM479 crashed Dejbjerg
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