August 22/23, 1943

55 Halifaxes from 419, 427, 428, and 434 squadrons were joined by 8 Lancasters from 426 squadron on an attack at Leverkusen. The crews were over the target at between 17,000 and 21,000 feet, releasing 154,000 lbs of high explosives and 185,000 lbs of incendiaries. According to reports, the target was cloud covered and bombing was scattered.

Sgt K. White from 419 squadron returned early as the stbd outer was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
F/O H. Brown returned early as the port inner was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
F/Sgt R. Stewart returned early as the radios were u/s.

F/Lt A. Hughes from 426 squadron was attacked twice by a JU-88, there was no claim or damage.
S/Ldr J. Millward was attacked by an ME-109, which was shot down. 

Sgt H. Holland from 427 squadron returned early, as the rear guns were u/s.
F/Lt C. Tubman had the stbd inner quit over the target. They returned safely to base on 3 engines.

P/O R. Eaton from 428 squadron returned early with a technical problem.
F/Lt A. Reilander returned early as the stbd outer was u/s. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
F/O K. Jones returned early as Sgt V. Moore RAF, mid upper gunner, and Sgt E. Bartram RAF, the rear gunner, were unconscious due to an oxygen problem.

Sgt O. Lytle from 434 squadron returned early as the port outer was u/s due to a glycol leak. They landed safely at base on 3 engines.
Sgt A. Austin returned early as the compasses, intercom and rear turret were u/s.
P/O R. Harrison RCAF and crew, flying Halifax V EB-255 coded WL-P, failed to return from this operation.

F/Sgt N. Betts RCAF
F/Sgt H. Ebbers RCAF
W/O1 W. Ledford RCAF
F/Sgt E. Ford RAF
Sgt D. Walshaw RAF
F/Sgt W. Climie RCAF
P/O E. Morgans RCAF

All were killed after being shot down by a Nightfighter.