From "My Diary of Ops" - the notebook of Flight Sergeant E. Burnett, 419 Squadron R.C.A.F.
(part of a series)
Mon June 8/42
Took off from base in own A/C with own crew
Target:- Essen again this target is surely taking a beating as this is the fourth time this Sqdn has raided it in a week It is one of Germany's largest gun manufacturing centres. The night was good 5/10 clouds no moon visibility clear over target as usual lots of oposition
We dropped our load of incendaries and got the hell out fast got caught in search lights but got away, came down south and out between Brussels & Cologne, crossed french coast between Dunkirk & Ostend received a little opposition of flak.
Saw a Ju 88 skimming along on top of clouds as we were doing the same he never saw us.
Landed at Base 0430 hrs
No damage to A/C