156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Duisberg
Mission Date: 8/04/1943
Mission Comments: 11 aircraft detailed for operations but only 8 took off. Of these Sgt YOUNGER failed to return.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
W4930  Lancaster I  S/L COOK  21:30  23.16  17000  02:10    2 x 1000 G.P. long delay hung up over the target and were jettisoned over MUNCHEN GLADBACH at 2322 hrs. Intense accurate flak and our A/C was hit by a burst of heavy which blew off the S/B observation blister.  124 
W4902  Lancaster  Sgt. LAY  21:10  23.26  20000  02:35      125 
W4245  Lancaster  Sgt. MILLER  21:15  23.26  18000  02:10      125 
W4943  Lancaster I  Sgt. GONCE  21:26  23.24  20000  02:14      125 
W4937  Lancaster  Sgt. SULLIVAN  21:30  23.39  20000  02:25      125 
W4851  Lancaster I  P/O THOMSON  21:30  23.34  20000  02:35      125 
W4849  Lancaster I  Sgt. OVERTON  21:35      02:55    No sky or ground markers seen so bomberd on DR run about 2 miles NE of ESSEN. No results seen due to 10/10 cloud. Intense heavy flak, our A/C was hit by a burst at 2343 hrs at 13,000 ft.  125 
ED622  Lancaster I  F/Sgt YOUNGER  21:42          T/o 2142 Warboys. Crashed near Koln, where funerals were held on 13 April in Koln-Sud. All now rest in Rheinberg War Cemetery. Sgt Grace RAAF was a Canadian from Montreal; it is believed his skipper , too, was a Canadian birth.  125