Jack Randall's aircraft was listed as missing on operations on the night of 7/8 December 1941.
L7494 had taken off at 17.42 from Woolfox Lodge. It was part of a force of 19 aircraft consisting of Manchesters, Wellingtons and Hampdens tasked to attack Boulogne. It was the only aircraft lost. The Avro Manchester aircraft exploded and crashed, cause not recorded, into the sea off of Boulogne.
The crew were
Squadron Leader John Lawrence RILEY 39620 age 26 of Sandyhills Glasgow ;
Sergeant Cyril Leslie WELLS 918373 age 22 ;
Pilot Officer Reginald ADCOCK 106142 age 30 of Redhill Surrey;
Sergeant John Victor RANDALL 974633 age 23 of Appley Bridge Lancashire;
Flight Sergeant John WILSON 747796 age 33 of Jordanhill Glasgow;
Sergeant James Benjamin LEIGH, RNZAF 40942 age 23 of Grey Lynn, Auckland New Zealand;
Sergeant James CRAWFORD 1379167 age 17 of Linton-on Ouse Yorkshire;