156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Nurnburg
Mission Date: 27/08/1943
Mission Comments: 22 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off, but 1 aircraft failed to return. (F/O NESDEN and crew)
Some aircraft on this mission first attacked HEILBRONN before the attack on NURNBERG
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
JA909  Lancaster  F/O WRIGHT  21:00  00.28  20,000  04:28      204 
JA673  Lancaster  F/Lt COOK  21:13  00.39  13,300  04:52      204 
JA919  Lancaster III  F/Lt VINCENT  21:01  0.29  20000  04:37      205 
JA694  Lancaster III  P/O RYAN  21:02  0.32  17400  03:50      205 
JA925  Lancaster III  F/Lt FAWCETT  21:15      23:57    This aircraft returned early owing to loss of power in S/B outer engine. Turning point 50.30 N 01.29 E at 22.29 hrs.  205 
JA698  Lancaster III  W/C DUIGAN  21:17  0.29  17500  03:57      205 
ED860  Lancaster  S/L YOUNG  21:20  0.31  18500  04:15    Our aircraft attacked a HE 111 at 0013 hrs with a 2 to 3 sec burst. Strikes were observed on the E/A which is claimed as damaged. The E/A did not open fire or take evasive action.  205 
JA697  Lancaster III  F/Lt THOMSON  21:22  0.33  20000  04:19    Our a/c was attacked by a JU88, 10 miles N.E. of MONS at 02.10 hrs, but after evasive action the E/A was lost.  205 
JA858  Lancaster III  F/O PRICHARD  21:30  0.14  18000  04:34      205 
ED926  Lancaster III  F/O LUTZ  21:36  0.20  20000  04:39      205 
JA702  Lancaster III  P/O SLOPER  21:40  0.26  19000  04:41      205 
JA921  Lancaster III  P/O OVERTON  21:50  1.05  19000  04:45      205 
ED969  Lancaster III  F/Lt MANIFOLD  21:03  00.29  17,000  04:00      206 
EE177  Lancaster III  F/O NESDEN  21:07          T/o 2107 Warboys. Crashed at Raincheval (Somme) 20 km NNEof Amiens, where all are buried in St-Pierre Cemetery See Recovery details of this aircraft at: http://www.redkitebooks.co.uk/AA/ex06_Lancaster_Raincheval.html  206 
JA674  Lancaster III  F/Sgt STIMPSON  21:08  00.26  20,000  04:25      206 
ED883  Lancaster  F/Sgt PALMER  21:09  00.13  18,500  04:04      206 
EE173  Lancaster  F/Sgt HEWITT  21:10  00.31  14,000  04:12      206 
JA941  Lancaster III  F/Lt MANDENO  21:25  0.38  17000  04:23      206 
JA915  Lancaster III  F/O FODERINGHAM  21:29  0.41  16500  04:30      206 
ED859  Lancaster  F/Lt ANSET  21:34  0.52  21000  04:09    [ED] - See DFC Commendation for F/Lt Anset regarding this mission.  206 
ED952  Lancaster  P/O TIMPERLEY  21:44  1.02  17500  05:03      206 
ED842  Lancaster  F/Lt MACLACHLAN  21:46  1.07  16000  05:25  08:00    206