On Thursday 29 January 1942, a member of the 138 Sqdn, Squadron Leader J Nesbitt-Dufort, took off from Stradishall 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 seperately mentioned as a mission. The plane left at an unknown time .
He flew with a Westland Lysander (type III, serial T1508, code NF-).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
28/29 January 1942
55 Wellingtons and 29 Hampdens. Visibility was very poor and no aircraft positively identified the target though many believed that they had bombed in the target area. Local records show that no bombs fell in Munster. 4 Hampdens and 1 Wellington lost.
48 aircraft. 1 Whitley was shot down into the sea by a British ship; there were no survivors.
Minor Operations: 29 Whitleys to Rotterdam, 16 Blenheim Intruders to French and Dutch airfields, 2 aircraft on leaflet flights to France. 1 Intruder lost.
29/30 January 1942
9 Halifaxes and 7 Stirlings to bomb the battleship Tirpitz in Trondheim. Only 2 aircraft reached the Norwegian coast and bombed ships seen there. 1 Stirling lost.
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