156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Gennevilliers
Mission Date: 29/05/1942
Mission Comments: two crews operated on Paris
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
X3710  Wellington III  Sgt. BRIGHT  00:20      05:20    Low cloud and strong concentration of flak made pinpointing impossible.
Three attempts made in 35 minutes under 2000' and three times hit by flak.
Damage to stbd wing and petrol tank. rear turret shot up and holed A.S.I. severed.
Task abandoned. 
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X3706  Wellington III  W/C HEATH  00:27          This aircraft failed to return and nothing was heard of it after take-off.

The crew included the Squadron Commander, Squadron Bombing Leader, and Squadron Gunnery Leader.

T/o 0027 Alconbury. Crashed at Dugny in the northern outskirts of Paris, and some 6km NW of Bobigny. The crew were initially buried at Dugny, but since the liberation, their remains have been taken to Viroflay New Communal Cemetery. 
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