On Friday 29 September 1944, a member of the 161 Sqdn, Flight Lieutenant C P Clark, took off from le Bourget in the France. 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 13:15.
He flew with a Westland Lysander (type IIIA, serial V9749, code MA-M).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
(Eighth Air Force): Mission 654: 5 B-17s and 5 B-24s drop leaflets on the Netherlands, France and Germany during the night.
(Ninth Air Force): In Germany, 400+ B-26s and A-20s hit marshalling yards and rail sidings at Prum, Euskirchen, and Bingen, dragon's teeth antitank defenses near Webenheim, and marshalling yards, rail sidings, warehouses and barracks at Julich and Bitburg; 1,500+ fighters escort the bombers, hit railroads, fly sweeps and armed reconnaissance over wide areas of the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, E France, and in W Germany as far E as Frankfurt/Main.
In France, the 10th, 81st and 313th Fighter Squadrons, 50th Fighter Group move from Laon to Lyon/Bron with P-47s; the 411th Fighter Squadron, 373d Fighter Group, moves from St-James to Reims with P-47s; the 452d Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 322d Bombardment Group (Medium), moves from Great Saling, England to Beauvais/Tille with B-26s.
Campaign report of the RAF:
28/29 September 1944
44 Mosquitos to Brunswick, 5 to Heilbronn and 4 to Aschaffenburg, 43 RCM sorties, 52 Mosquito patrols. 1 Mosquito Intruder lost.
29 September 1944
3 Liberators and 2 Wellingtons on RCM sorties, 3 Lysanders on Resistance operations, 72 Halifaxes on petrol-carrying flights. 1 Lysander lost.
29/30 September 1944
40 Mosquitos to Karlsruhe, 25 RCM sorties, 42 Mosquito patrols, 15 Lancasters minelaying in the Kattegat and off Heligoland. No aircraft lost.
With thanks to the RAF and USAAF.net!
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