Nine aircraft were detailed to attack the submarine base at Lorient. The aircraft took off in two lots. These carrying incendiaries first. Eight of the aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned to England. P/O Parsons and his crew did not return from this operation and are listed as missing. Photographs showed that Sgts Johnson and Schmitt bombed directly on to the aiming point, the only squadron on the operation with two aircraft bombing directly onto the aiming point. Six aircraft 1anded at base - the other two landed at Longmanston and Church Honeybourne. P/S Higgins overshot at Long Manston but damage was very minor.