Bomber Ops in November 1944
Would someone with Chorley's BCL or similar sources please provide me with some summarised information on the following seven operations to the Ruhr area in November 1944, which 41 Squadron provided escort to?
I am seeking the operation name, e.g. Ramrod X, names of the participating bomber squadrons, aircraft types and numbers, and particularly information on the aircraft lost. I do not need names of crew, rather, for example, Ramrod No., 218 Squadron, Lanc., No. of aircraft participating, No. and ID of aircraft lost, e.g. AB123, XY-Z. I looked at Tony Wood's data first, but his databases don't appear to cover 1944.
The ops are:
2 November 1944 – 184 Halifaxes from 3 Group to Homberg-Meerbeck oil plant
4 November 1944 – 176 Lancasters from 3 Group to Solingen (target?), four bombers lost
6 November 1944 – 738 aircraft, thereunder 31 Oboe Mosquitoes, 383 Halifaxes and 324 Lancasters to the Nordstern synthetic-oil plant, two Halifaxes and three Lancasters lost
9 November 1944 – 256 Lancasters and 21 Mosquitoes to Wanne-Eickel oil refinery, two bombers lost
16 November 1944 – Bomber Command tasked with bombing Düren, Jülich and Heinsburg with just under 1,200 bombers. Düren was attacked by 485 Lancasters and 13 Mosquitoes, Heinsberg by 182 Lancasters, and Jülich by 413 Halifaxes, 78 Lancasters and 17 Mosquitoes of 4, 6 and 8 Groups. Three Lancasters lost over Düren, one over Heinsberg, but none over Jülich.
21 November 1944 – Ramrod to Homberg-Meerbeck oil plant by 160 Lancasters from 3 Group, three Lancasters lost, one of which I understand was 514 Sqn Lanc PD265 JI-G
30 November 1944 – Ramrod to the Ruhr, Oberhausen bombed (no further info)
Lastly, when referring to Mosquitoes of the aircraft type - as opposed to the annoying, buzzing type - is it Mosquitoes (with OES at the end) or Mosquitos (with only OS at the end), as I have seen both versions and my spelling checker tells me OS is incorrect?
41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946