Departing 00:25 on the night of 6th/7th June, 14 #106Sqn #Avro #Lancaster’s armed with 500lb bombs set course for #Normandy. Over the target area thick smoke prevented a positive identification of the bridges but the Squadron bombs were observed to be bursting amongst the target markers.
Follow up aerial reconnaissance flights showed that the 2 bridges attacked by #106Sqn had been put out of action at the cost of 2 aircraft lost & one #Luftwaffe #ME110 was claimed by the gunners of Flying Officer #Mathers crew.
A message of congratulation & appreciation was subsequently received by #106Sqn, from the Commander in Chief Army group, Field Marshal Bernard #Montgomery.
As part of the attacking force on the night of 6th/7th June #Lancaster #NE150 was hit a few miles west of #Caen after being shot down by German Anti-aircraft fire and crashed on the edge of the village St-Jean-De-Daye.