"Picadilly Commando" caught fire and burned during take-off. The crew escaped injury and the co-pilot, 2/Lt Andy Lipsky, was awarded a Soldier's Medal for his actions in assuring that all crewmen were safe.
23: Orleans A/F
"Wee Willie" was lost when a malfunction caused the bombs to be dropped through the bomb bay doors. Debris from the doors hit the tail and caused extensive damage. The entire crew was lost.
"Banger" suffered engine trouble and was forced to drop out of formation. It later suffered severe damage in a flak barage, and all crewmen were forced to bail out. 5 of the crew became POW's while 5 others evaded capture.
Bombadier/nose turret gunner 2/Lt Henry Corley was one of the crewmen forced to bail out of "Banger" and was taken prisoner.