On Friday 20 November 1942, a member of the 305 Sqdn, Sergeant L Werschner, took off from Hemswell 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 16:20.
He flew with a Vickers Wellington (type IV, serial Z1496, code SM-S).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
19/20 November 1942
11 Wellingtons of 1 Group minelaying off Lorient and St Nazaire. 1 aircraft lost.
20/21 November 1942
232 aircraft - 86 Lancasters, 54 Wellingtons, 47 Halifaxes, 45 Stirlings - on the largest raid to Italy during this period. 3 aircraft - 1 Halifax, 1 Stirling, 1 Wellington - lost.
This was another successful attack, with large fires being started. Dense smoke prevented further observations of the effects of the bombing but the casualty roll in Turin, 117 dead and 120 injured, confirms that many bombs fell in the city.
Minor Operations: 4 Stirlings minelaying in the River Gironde, 4 OTU sorties. No losses.
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