On Friday 16 January 1942, a member of the 106 Sqdn, Sergeant C O R Rousseau, took off from Coningsby 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 17:10.
He flew with a Handley Page Hampden (type I, serial P1341, code ZN-).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
15/16 January 1942
96 aircraft. 52 of them claimed to have bombed in difficult visibility. Hamburg reports 36 fires - 3 large, 3 people killed and 25 injured - but no major incidents. 3 Wellingtons and 1 Hampden were lost and 8 further aircraft crashed in England.
50 aircraft; claimed many fires. 1 Wellington and 1 Whitley lost.
Minor Operations: 5 Blenheims and 4 Wellingtons Intruding and bombing Dutch airfields, 3 Hampdens minelaying in the Frisians. No losses.
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