On Friday 28 May 1943, a member of the 10 Sqdn, Sergeant W K Warren, took off from Melbourne 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 23:06.
He flew with a Handley Page Halifax (type II, serial JB958, code ZA-W).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
27/28 May 1943
518 aircraft - 274 Lancasters, 151 Halifaxes, 81 Wellingtons, 12 Mosquitos dispatched to Essen. 23 aircraft - 11 Halifaxes, 6 Lancasters, 5 Wellingtons, 1 Mosquito - lost, 4.4 per cent of the force. The weather was cloudy and skymarking had to be used. The main bombing was scattered, with many aircraft undershooting. The limited damage caused in Essen was mainly in the central and northern districts.Bombs fell in 10 surrounding Ruhr towns.
23 aircraft minelaying in the Frisians, 19 OTU sorties. 1 Stirling minelayer lost.
28 May 1943
12 Venturas bombed a power-station at Zeebrugge. 1 Ventura lost.
28/29 May 1943
34 aircraft minelaying in the Frisians, off Brittany ports and in the River Gironde, 5 OTU sorties. No aircraft lost.
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