|Crew||Pilot Officer Douglas Hartley Petch|
|Known Movements (Postings)||No.30 O.T.U 28.08.1943 (Out)|
|No.1665 Con Unit 28.08.1943 (In) 27.09.1943 (Out)|
|No.623 Squadron 28.09.1943 (In)|
Operations Flown with No.623 Squadron RAF Downham Market (Short Stirling Mk.III)
Arrived over the garden area at 21.04hrs. This aircraft dropped 6 mines in garden from a height of 5000ft. Visibility was reported as good, but very bumpy. Pilots report no incidents during operation.
Mines Planted Duty Carried
|Pilot F/Lt Wallace RAAF|
Failed to Return.
The now pilotless crew were posted to No.115 Squadron based at RAF Witchford. Five of the original crew were killed on operations with Flying Officer R F Nice RAFVR while attacking Schweinfurt on February 24th 1944 while flying Avro Lancaster Mk.II LL644 KO-N ( F/O Hornby was also lost on this raid ). Sergeant Adams the original rear gunner was killed on February 15th 1944 against Berlin with Flight Sergeant A C Whyte in Avro Lancaster Mk.II LL651 A4-A .