DescriptionFebruary 17, 1945 110 Halifaxes from 408, 415, 420, 425, 426, 427, 429, and 432 Squadrons were ordered on an attack at Wesel, Germany. The crews were over the target at between 14,000 and 17,000 feet, releasing 12,000 lbs of high explosives. Bombing was halted after only a few crews bombed due to cloud over the target. Only one crew from 420 Squadron bombed the target. 6 killed, 1 aircraft lost (Halifax III NR-126 coded PT-X from 420 Squadron crashed on return at Shillmoor in the Cheviot Hills, Northumberland, England) 1 aircraft hit by flak.
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