June 1st 1944, north of Crete. Beaufighters of 252 squadron attack a convoy consisting of 3 supply ships, 4 destroyers, several smaller motor vessels and air escort. The Commanding officer was hit on the first run in and crashed beyond the ships. ‘B’ with Flying Officer Haddon on board then attacked the ‘Sabine’ with a full salvo of 8 6lb rockets and cannon, sinking her. Meanwhile, escorting Beaus were dealing with the enemy fighters.
The results were 2 supply ships sunk, 1 damaged, 1 destroyer sunk, 3 damaged, 2 Ar196’s shot down, 1 damaged, 1 Bf109 shot down, for the loss of 1 Beaufighter.