Spitfire Vb , BL692 (AH-M)
12 aircraft of this Squadron led by Major Mohr W., D.F.C., took of from North Weald on a Fighter Roadstead operation and to act as rear support to Bostons in the Ostende-Flushing area. The English coast was crossed at sea level over Bradwell and course was set for Ostende. Outside Ostende, the Squadron turned left and followed the coast to Knocke, keeping approx. 3 miles off shore. Later they proceeded to Noorderhoofd where course was set for base. The English coast was recrossed at 1330 hours and the Squadron had landed ny 1345 hours. Lieut. Ullestad O. had to return to base almost as soon as he was airborne owing to engine overheating. There was no enemy reactions to this operation and no shipping was seen. Weather:- 10/10ths cloud at 1000 feet. Visibility very good.