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19:29 A 4 Group Halifax is the last RAF bomber to take off

At 19:29 the last of the RAF bombers takes off.   Delayed by an electrical problem in their usual Halifax J-Jig pilot Flight Sergeant Roy Crockett and crewof 640 squadron had to switch to the spare Halifax S-Sugar  LW650.  The switch delays them by 20 minutes and they are the last of the bombers to take off.  This would not be last of the bad luck they would get on this operation.