On Thursday 23 January 1941, a member of the 115 Sqdn, an unknown crew member, took off from Marham in the United Kingdom. His mission is mentioned elsewhere on Back to Normandy. You can find the other details of this mission by searching here. Training and cargo flights are not separately mentioned as a mission. The plane left at an unknown time .
He flew with a Vickers Wellington (type Ic, serial T2511, code P).
Campaign report of the USAAF:
Campaign report of the RAF:
The year started with a raid by 141 aircraft on the very first night of the month. Bremen, the main target for the night reports very accurate bombing, especially by the first waves of aircraft against the Focke Wulf aircraft factory in the south of the city. Smaller attacks are made against the city on the following two nights. In the following nights the bombers are used in piecemeal attacks on shipping in both German and Channel ports as well as Gardening. Indeed, the 8th/9th January saw the RAF bomb Wilhelmshaven where the battleship Tirpitz was berthed - the first of many attempts in the war to sink the vessel. On the following night, synthetic oil plants at Gelsenkirchen are raided by less than half of the 135 aircraft despatched. The 10th saw the first Circus operation. 6 Blenheims of No 114 Squadron, escorted by 72 fighters, bombed an ammunition depot south of Calais. Two more large-scale raids were made on Wilhelmshaven on the nights of 15th/16th and 16th/17th involving 96 and 81 aircraft respectively. The success of the first night is not repeated in the second mission.
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