On Sunday 07 June 1942, a member of the 7 Sqdn, Flight Lieutenant E J Earngey, took off from Oakington 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 23:59.
He flew with a Short Stirling (type I, serial W7471, code MG-J).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
6/7 June 1942
233 aircraft - 124 Wellingtons, 40 Stirlings, 27 Halifaxes, 20 Lancasters, 15 Hampdens, 7 Manchesters - on the first large raid on this target since November 1941. 9 aircraft - 3 Manchesters, 3 Wellingtons, 2 Stirlings, 1 Halifax - lost.
Crews reported good bombing results and this was confirmed by later photographic reconnaissance. Emden reports briefly that approximately 300 houses were destroyed and 200 seriously damaged and that 17 people were killed and 49 injured. Some unspecified damage was also experienced in the docks area. 6 Blenheims on Intruder operations to airfields without loss.
7/8 June 1942
Minor Operations: 43 aircraft minelaying to unnamed locations, 3 aircraft on leaflet flights to France. No losses.
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