156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Mainz
Mission Date: 11/08/1942
Mission Comments: Ten aircraft detailed for operations. All aircraft operated on MAINZ and three failed to return, all experienced and first class crews. S/Ldr BEAVIS and crew, P/O TAYLOR and crew, Sgt HARKER and crew.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
DX666  Wellington  S/L COLLIER  22:30  1.02  6000  03:45      056 
X3728  Wellington III  F/Lt GILMOUR  22:30  1.13  14000  04:20      056 
BJ603  Wellington III  P/O TAYLOR  22:39          T/o 2239 Alconbury. Crashed 0330 at Lierop (Noord Brabant), 7km SE of Helmond, Holland. All are buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.  056 
Z1595  Wellington III  S/L BEAVIS  22:41          T/o 2241 Alconbury. Crashed 0155 at Coutisse (Namur), 18 km E of Namur, Belgium, bursting into flames on impact. All are buried in the Churchyard at Coutisse.  056 
BJ613  Wellington  P/O CASE  22:45  1.24  14000  04:30      056 
X3798  Wellington III  F/Sgt HARKER  22:45          T/o 2245 Alconbury. Crashed 0313 near Tildonk (Brabant), 10 km NNW of Leuven, Belgium. The two airmen who died lie in Tildonk Churchyard.  056 
BJ600  Wellington III  Sgt. BOWKER  22:50  1.33  13000  04:10      056 
X3367  Wellington III  F/Sgt SAVAGE  22:55  1.25  15000  04:35      056 
X3672  Wellington III  ?/? MAYHEW  23:00  1.20  15000  04:25      056 
Z1613  Wellington III  Sgt. BROUGH  23:05  1.25  15000  05:00      056