On Thursday 30 September 1943, a member of the 158 Sqdn, Flight Sergeant H Robertson, took off from Lissett 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 18:12.
He flew with a Handley Page Halifax (type II, serial HR715, code NP-E).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
29/30 September 1943
352 aircraft - 213 Lancasters, 130 Halifaxes, 9 Mosquitos - ordered to Bochum. 9 aircraft - 5 Halifaxes and 4 Lancasters - lost, 2.6 per cent of the force. The Oboe-assisted Pathfinder plan worked perfectly and led to accurate and concentrated bombing.
11 Mosquitos to Gelsenkirchen, 14 Lancasters minelaying off Danzig, Gdynia and Pillau in the Baltic. No aircraft lost.
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