Sergeant G W Jackson (105 Sqdn) left from Marham at 1942-10-09 at 5:25.
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.
Campaign report of the USAAF:
(Eighth Air Force:) Mission 14: 108 bombers are dispatched to bomb the steel and engineering works of the Compagnie de Fives at Lille, France and the locomotive and freight car works of Ateliers d'Hellemmes at Lille; 59 B-17s and 10 B-24s hit the primary targets; 2 B-17s hit the secondary target, Courtrai Airfield; other targets hit are Longuenesse Airfield (6) and Roubaix (2); the bombers claim 25-38-44 Luftwaffe aircraft; 4 bombers are lost, 2 damaged beyond repair and 46 damaged; 10 airmen are WIA and 29 MIA.
Campaign report of the RAF:
8/9 October 1942
Minelaying: 57 aircraft to Lorient, St Nazaire, Brest, Ostend, Texel and the Frisians. 2 Wellingtons lost.
9 October 1942
5 Mosquitos to scattered targets in Germany. 1 aircraft lost.
9/10 October 1942
14 Wellingtons laid mines in the Frisian Islands without loss.
With thanks to the RAF and USAAF.net!
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