156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Duisberg
Mission Date: 26/04/1943
Mission Comments: 15 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off, but one failed to return. Sgt WAUGH and crew (missing)
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
ED822  Lancaster III  W/C DONALDSON  00:11  2.22  19000  04:22      135 
ED841  Lancaster  S/L WHITE  00:15  2.20  18000  04:19      135 
ED857  Lancaster III  S/L GRANT  00:19  2.23  19000  04:27      135 
ED877  Lancaster III  F/Lt LANG  00:31  2.24  20000  04:10      135 
ED860  Lancaster  P/O HORAN  00:35  2.32  18900  04:35  04:00    135 
ED837  Lancaster III  Sgt. WENDON  00:39  2.25  16000  04:29      135 
W4140  Lancaster I  Sgt. WAUGH  00:43          T/O Warboys at 0043. Crashed in the target area. Funerals were held on 27 April at Dusseldorf in the city's Nordfreidhof, though their graves are now in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.  136 
ED863  Lancaster III  W/O BUSBY  00:46  2.32  20000  04:55      136 
W4933  Lancaster  F/O CRAMPTON  00:50  2.51  18,500  04:50      136 
W4851  Lancaster I  Sgt. LAY  00:50          Bomb sights were u/s so aimed our bombs as near as possible to the centre of the markers. Large fire were seen on leaving the target although they were rather widespread. Moderate to intense heavy flak experienced over DUISBERG and a/c was hit and S/B inner engine out. Large numbers of S/L's were seen in 3 big cones round the town  136 
ED842  Lancaster  F/Sgt HUDSON  00:53  2.34  14500  04:44      136 
ED734  Lancaster III  Sgt. STEWART  00:56  2.43  20000  05:00      136 
W4937  Lancaster  Sgt. SULLIVAN  01:01  02.52  17,500  05:00      136 
W4947  Lancaster  Sgt. MILLER  01:05  02.51  16,500  05:10      136 
ED395  Lancaster I  P/O MACLACHLAN  01:09  2.57  17000  05:20    ED:  137