On Friday 13 November 1942, a member of the 142 Sqdn, Sergeant I S Taylor, took off from Davidstow Moor 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 11:30.
He flew with a Vickers Wellington (type III, serial BK280, code QT-F).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
(Eighth Air Force): HQ VIII AF Composite Command moves from the temporary station at Long Kesh to Kirkassock House, Ireland.
Campaign report of the RAF:
13 November 1942
6 Wellingtons to Emden but only 1 aircraft dropped bombs, which hit fields. No losses.
2 Mosquitos of 105 Squadron set out to Flushing to attack a damaged merchant ship (see 7 and 9 November) but did not return. It is believed, however, that they did hit the ship again. 2 more Mosquitos and 6 Bostons then took off to carry out a sea search for the crews of the 2 lost Mosquitos. These were not found and 1 of the Bostons was then lost.
13/14 November 1942
67 Lancasters and 9 Stirlings of the Pathfinder Force and 5 Group. More successful bombing was carried out but no details are available. No aircraft lost.
12 Wellingtons minelaying off Lorient and St Nazaire without loss.
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