Mission Date: 18/03/1945
Mission Comments: 16 aircraft detailed for night operations against Hanau. Groundmarkers were extremely well concentrated in the built up area throughout the attack, and the bombing was reported good. One large explosion was reported, and good fires developed with smoke rising to 3/4000 feet. An engine in F/L W.E.B. Mason's aitcraft cut out 50 minutes from the target, and on the way back from the target he was attacked by an enemy aircraft, which he sucessfully evaded by corkscrewing. One crew reported two J.U. 88's coming out of the target area, and saw three combats take place. The raid appears to be a very sucessful one.