Spitfire IX L.F. (FN-J)
D.D.787. Operation in sections of 2 a/c, 10 Spitfires of 331 Sqdr. took part in this operation. Special attention was paid to to roads XANTON-KESKL-RHEINBERG-ISSUM. A train of 25 plus waggons was attacked near DUINBERG (?) and the loco. and 10 waggons were left damaged. A large explosion was observed when a flakpost was attacked and strafed near MARIENBAUM indicating that an ammunition dump was hit. Aport from this the section bagged a fair amount of Met found retired (?) round the area. 4 lorries and a staff car were destroyed and 2 other Met. damaged. No enemy aircraft were seen and the opposition met on the ground was maegre. All our a/c returned safely to base and the last section landed at 16.50 hrs.