Dear all,

A Distill Operation was a code name for intercepting minesweeping Junkers Ju 52's (nicknamed Mausi) equiped with a electro magnetic ring to detonate magneting mines in the shipping lanes along the enemy coastline.

I'm looking for additional information about these operations. When did these kind of operations start and end in WW II and is there anything known about the successes? Also, which FC Squadrons or Groups were involved? As far as I know 611 Squadron carried out such a mission on 23rd August 1943.

Perhaps someone has seen a document in TNA covering this matter? If so I would be happy to learn the reference number.

Thanks in advance,
Hans Nauta