W7657 TL-L from 35 Squadron

On 27th April 1942, the crew of Halifax W7657 TL-L from 35 Squadron took off at 2020 hrs from RAF Kinloss on the North East coast of Scotland to participate in an attack on the German Battleship Tirpitz which was moored at the time in Fættenfjord in Norway.

This aircraft was flown by Wing Commander J H Marks who lead the 35 Squadron aircraft in the attack.

On arriving in the target area they found that Tirpitz was obscured by a smoke screen. The aircraft dropped its load of mines through the smoke where they believed the target to be lying.

The aircraft and crew returned safely to RAF Kinloss landing at 0515 hrs on 28th April 1942.

Force Crew Position Age
Home Town
W/C MARKS J H Pilot Returned
F/O ABELS A Navigator Returned
Sgt FLINT W/Op Air Gunner Returned
Sgt PROSSER W/Op Air Gunner Returned
F/Sgt RUSSELL Tail Gunner Returned
Sgt MORRIS Flight Engineer Returned

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