||Berlin. 365 aircraft using the same route as the previous night. The Germans had predicted Berlin as the target and had gathered their night-fighters in the target area. Radio interceptions of the German radios from England and some spoof fighter flares depleted their numbers but even so, 20 Lancasters were Lost, representing 5.2% of the force. One positive result of the night-fighter presence was the restraint on the part of flak batteries- for fear of downing their own aircraft. Once again the target was cloud covered so PFF used sky-markers. In fact many of the previous night's fires were still ablaze and the glow showed through the cloud sufficiently to allow accurate bombing. Much further destruction was caused, although it is difficult to be specific since the two raids were so close together that the German authorities created only one report. Approximately 1500 deaths on the ground.