Operations on this day
Year Date Weekday Activity Target
1942  22/04/1942  Wednesday  P/O HOOD posted to 11 O.T.U. on completion of operational tour. P/O VALENTINE reported for duty on Commissioning. Seven aircraft were employed on operations.  Koln  Le Havre       
1943  22/04/1943  Thursday  No operations. 1 Flight from WYTON. 3 Air Tests. 1 Beam Test. F/S COLDHAM and crew reported for flying duties from 460 Squadron. Also F/O CRAMPTON and crew from 103 Squadron.           
1944  22/04/1944  Saturday  14 aircraft detailed for operations. all proceeded, 1 aircraft missing W/O J.A. Higgs and crew 15 non operational flights  Laon  Dusseldorf       
1945  22/04/1945  Sunday  14 Aircraft detailed for a Daylight attack on Bremen. F/L T.S. Harris detailed as Master Bomber and W/C R.F. Griffin, DSO, DFC as Deputy. S/L K.H. Letford, DSO, DFC and S/L R.F. Clayton DSO, DFC were detailed as Long Stops. The A/P was obscured by 10/10ths cloud and positive identification was impossible. In view of the proximity of our own troops the Master Bomber aborted the mission. F/O L.W. Rodger and crew arrived from PFF.NTU ex 101 Squadron.  Bremen         
Casualties on this day
Year Rank Init Surname Decoration Unit Target Date Desig Type Cemetery CWGRef Grave Pic
1944  F/Sgt  D J  CHASE    RAF  Dusseldorf  22/04/1944  ND349  Lancaster III  REICHSWALD FOREST   2035581  ** YES **
1944  Sgt.  FOWLER    RAF  Dusseldorf  22/04/1944  ND349  Lancaster III  REICHSWALD FOREST   2031424  ** YES **
1944  W/O  A E  THOMAS    RAAF  Dusseldorf  22/04/1944  ND349  Lancaster III  REICHSWALD FOREST   2046391  ** YES **
1944  Sgt.  W A  WEBB    RAF  Dusseldorf  22/04/1944  ND349  Lancaster III  REICHSWALD FOREST   2046798  ** YES **