156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Bremen
Mission Date: 27/06/1942
Mission Comments: Twelve aircraft operated of which one (Capt. SGT OWEN, 19th sortie) failed to return.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
X3422  Wellington III  W/C PRICE  23:00  1.34  10000  04:35      037 
X3741  Wellington  F/Sgt HARKER  23:00  1.30  15000  04:20    Task Bremen 'D'. Bombed on TR fix from 15,000' 0130 hrs.
Heavily engaged after bombed by ME110 which made three attacks scoring several hits.
Believed enemy aircraft also suffered damage.
0137 hrs. a/c seen shot down in flames from 6,000'. 
038 
Z1660  Wellington III  F/Lt GREENUP  23:00  1.38  17000  04:30      038 
Z1622  Wellington III  P/O WOOF  23:00  1.36  16000  04:50      038 
X3728  Wellington III  F/Lt GILMOUR  23:10  1.31  14000  04:29      038 
X3710  Wellington III  P/O BRIGHT  23:10  1.30  15000  05:10      038 
Z1619  Wellington III  Sgt. OWEN  23:13          T/o 2313 Alconbury. Crashed at Westrum Kreis Meppen. All were taken to the Evangelical Freidhof at Quackenbruck, but their graves are now in Rheinburg War Cemetery.  038 
Z1763  Wellington  F/Lt WILSON  23:15  1.20  16000  03:45      038 
Z1659  Wellington III  F/Sgt CASE  23:00  1.40  15000  05:00      039 
Z1595  Wellington III  Sgt. TAYLOR  23:20  1.39  17000  04:50      039 
Z1630  Wellington  Sgt. LONGHURST  23:25  1.55  16000  04:50    Task Bremen 'B'. Bombed on TR fix from 16,000' at 0155 hrs. and bursts believed seen. Town area appeared to be well alight. No photo taken.
This a/c hit by heavy flak while over target area, causing considerable damage to Port tailplane, Stbd engine nacelle, fuselage geodetics and ariel. No casualty. 
039 
Z1876  Wellington  F/Sgt MUNDAY  23:45  2.07  18000  05:30      039