Last Whirlwind operational sortie

Baker, Mogg, Snalam and Blacklock of 263 Sqn flew a patrol looking for Ju 52 MS (mine destroying) from 1/Minensuchgruppe I believed to be operating in the channel off Normandy and Brittany. The patrol is aborted due to cloud and rainstorms down to sea level and they return to Warmwell by 11:00.

The Ju 52/3m MS (Magnetspule) was equipped with a ring that generated a magnetic field that set off mines when flown at 120km/h at 30m.

Ju 52 MS