On Sunday 20 September 1942, a member of the 9 Sqdn, Sergeant E Wright, took off from Waddington in the United Kingdom. His mission is mentioned elsewhere on Back to Normandy. You can find the other details of this mission by searching here. Training and cargo flights are not separately mentioned as a mission. The plane left at an unknown time .
He flew with a Avro Lancaster (type I, serial W4184, code WS-A).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
19/20 September 1942
118 aircraft - 72 Wellingtons, 41 Halifaxes, 5 Stirlings. 3 Wellingtons and 2 Halifaxes lost, 4'2 per cent of the force.
The Pathfinders had to mark 2 targets on this night and the Pathfinder crews allocated to this raid experienced difficulties with ground haze. Bombing was scattered to the west of the target. Saarbrücken reports on 13 houses destroyed, 27 seriously damaged and 1 man killed.
68 Lancasters and 21 Stirlings, 3 Lancasters and 3 Stirlings lost, 6.7 per cent of the force.
Approximately 40 per cent of the crews dropped bombs within 3 miles of the centre of Munich but most of the bombs fell in the western, southern and eastern suburbs of the city. It has not been possible to obtain a report from Munich.
Total effort for the night: 207 sorties, 11 aircraft (5.3 per cent) lost.
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