156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Duisberg
Mission Date: 20/12/1942
Mission Comments: 13 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off but 2 failed to return to base (W/O WATKINS and Sgt PROUDFOOT).
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
BK302  Wellington  S/L WOMERSLEY  17:15  19.44  12000  22:10      089 
X3677  Wellington  F/Lt LANG  17:55  19.43  15000  21:50      089 
BK386  Wellington III  F/Lt CYBULSKI  17:55  19.44  14000  21:50      089 
BK508  Wellington  F/O VERDON-ROE  18:00  19.51  14000  22:15      089 
Z1660  Wellington III  W/O WATKINS  18:02          T/o 1802 Warboys. Those who died are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

It's very likely that Wellington Z1660 (Watkins) came down in/near the target Duisburg. From microfilmed German POW cards I know that Sgt Harry Campbell Arbic and Sgt Murray Southey were taken prisoner in/near Duisburg. (courtesy Marcel Hogenhuis (www.fliegerhorst-venlo.net) 
089 
X3595  Wellington  F/Lt KEARNS  18:05  19.35  11,000  22:15    A/C seen to bust into flames and crash at 20.27 hrs.  089 
BK397  Wellington  F/Sgt CURR  18:05  20.12  8,000  22:25      089 
X3878  Wellington  W/O HORAN  18:10      22:25      089 
DF668  Wellington  W/O ANDERSEN  18:20  20.10  12000  22:40    Junkers 88 attacked at 20.42 hrs. E/A broke off with smoke coming from port engine.  089 
BJ589  Wellington III  F/Sgt PROUDFOOT  18:20          T/o 1820 Warboys. Shot down by a night fighter. (Hptm Werner Streib I./NJG1). Those who died rest in Jonkerbos War Cemetery at Nijmegen.

The other Wimpy, BJ589 (Proudfoot) came down near Heijen, a small village south of Nijmegen. (Courtesy of Marcel Hogenhuis (www.fliegerhorst-venlo.net)) 
089 
X3741  Wellington  F/Sgt LEWIN  18:15  20.00  12500  22:30    A/C seen to burst into flames over KERVENHEIM at 20.20 hrs.  090 
Z1723  Wellington  P/O GOODLEY  18:20  20.05  12000  22:20      090 
Z1690  Wellington  Sgt. WHITE  18:25  21.00  15000  22:00      090