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22:10 Last of the main force bomb the target

22:10 101 Sqn. Lancaster SR-X2 (DV275) piloted by Flying Officer Hall bombs the target from 22,000ft on bearing 100 with an indicated air speed of 155 mph.

22:12 100 Sqn. Lancaster HW-T (JB289) piloted by Sergeant Fairbairn is the last to bomb.
He bombs the centre of a group of red target indicators and reports that the target area is well ablaze and building could be distinguished.

20:10 ND458 abandons

At 20:10 Sergeant E.R. BELBIN pilot of 100  squadron Lancaster HW-A abandons the operation.  They record their position as 53:55N 02:50E.  They are over the North Sea 95km South West of the first turning point.   Sergeant J.R. TRUEMAN, the rear gunner, reports that his electrically heated suit has failed.