156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Calais Defence Area
Mission Date: 20/09/1944
Mission Comments: 14 A/C detailed for operations against CALAIS defence area. S/L T. E. ISON was Master Bomber.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB507  Lancaster  W/C BINGHAM-HALL  15:21  19.40    17:40  02:19  Calais Defence Area A/P 6B,6A,6C,6E. Target attacked at 1720 hrs to 1830 hrs from 7/8000 ft. We were not called upon to drop our TI's as all attacks were good and bombing was well concetrated on the A/P. Area was heavily cratered. Three large forts seen damaged. All Masters heard directing their attacks. Four runs made one for each A/P to obtain photographs of results of main force bombing. One Photo attempted. Bomb Load 12 TI Yellow/Smoke 896 A2  DSCF0034 
PB186  Lancaster III  W/C LAWSON  15:33  16.24  2800  17:50  02:17    DSCF0034 
ND875  Lancaster  W/C ISON  15:20  16.20  9000  17:34  02:14    DSCF0035 
PB177  Lancaster III  P/O DOYLE  15:25  16.18  3000  17:55  02:30    DSCF0035 
PB486  Lancaster III  S/L COCHRANE  15:29  16.21  3000  17:43  02:14    DSCF0035 
ND808  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  15:20  16.18  3000  17:36  02:16    DSCF0036 
ND591  Lancaster  F/Lt HISCOCK  15:21  16.13  2600  17:27  02:06    DSCF0036 
NE120  Lancaster  F/Lt NEAL  15:23  16.17  2700  17:31  02:08    DSCF0036 
PB403  Lancaster III  S/L DWEN  15:23  16.25  3000  17:36  02:13    DSCF0036 
ND422  Lancaster  F/Lt LEWIS  15:32  16.22  3500  17:43  02:11    DSCF0036 
NE132  Lancaster  F/Lt CLELAND  16:02  17.01  3000  18:27  02:25    DSCF0037 
ND340  Lancaster  F/O DERAMORE-DENVER  16:07  16.57  3000  18:28  02:21    DSCF0037 
PB505  Lancaster III  F/Lt FREEMAN  16:09  17.01  3300  18:50  02:41    DSCF0037 
ND929  Lancaster  F/O MOSELEY  16:20  16.56  2500  18:26  02:06    DSCF0037