Does anyone have any details on this attack on the naval dockyards in Venice? Carried out on the 21st March 1945 by 250 Sqn RAF and 450 Squ RAAF. It was run by Group Captain George Westlake flying P 40, and included several waves of aircraft including Mustangs. It was given the name of Bowler, I understand due to the fact that if any munitions went astray and hit the historic buildings of Venice then Westlake understood he would be "bowler hatted" ........ kicked out to civvy street. The operation was watched by many Venicians who stood on their roofs to get a good view. There was an aerial photo somewhere but I can't find it. Anyone help with more info?