The weather, with snow in parts, curtailed many combat operations, and their were few encounters with enemy aircraft. Plenty of reconnaissance and photo work was also carried out. 41 Wing continued to attempt strategic bombing.
In their first big daylight raid on Germany for a while, 12 DH4s from 55 Squadron set off around 1015 to raid the munition factories and railway centre at Karlsruhe in Germany. During a round trip of four hours, 2752 pounds of bombs were dropped, four bursts being observed on the buildings and sidings of the main railway junction in the centre of the town, two on the railway workshops and two on the smaller junction in the town.
Fifty-two photographs were taken, which confirmed the bursts and also showed a very large fire in one of the workshops by the railway.
Pilots reported that anti-aircraft was very heavy and accurate over the objective. The formation was attacked by seven enemy scouts, but only three were able to attain the height of our machines and these were kept at a distance by the observers. All machines returned safely.