156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Nurnburg
Mission Date: 10/08/1943
Mission Comments: 20 aircraft detailed for operations. 19 took off and all returned safely.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
JA694  Lancaster III  P/O RYAN  21:24  0.59    04:27      192 
EE118  Lancaster III  F/Lt SULLIVAN  21:28      04:44      192 
JA681  Lancaster III  F/O SHANAHAN  21:30      05:46      193 
ED860  Lancaster  W/O DENWOOD  21:35  1.04  20000  05:03  07:28    193 
ED915  Lancaster  F/Lt COOK  21:37  1.02  17000  05:13    [ED] - See DFC commendation to F/L Cook regarding this mission  193 
JA702  Lancaster III  P/O SLOPER  21:38  0.57  19000  04:56      193 
JA909  Lancaster  F/O WRIGHT  21:41  1.17  20000  05:16      193 
EE173  Lancaster  W/O ROSE  21:42  1.01  19000  04:54    A/C seen shot down over MANNHEIM  193 
JA919  Lancaster III  F/Lt MCGRATH  21:44  1.04  20000  05:10      193 
JA858  Lancaster III  F/Lt THOMSON  21:46  1.08  16000  04:39      193 
JA698  Lancaster III  F/O LUTZ  21:50  1.07  18000  04:32      193 
ED969  Lancaster III  W/C WHITE  21:53  1.22  19000  05:13    A/C seen shot down over MANNHEIM area at 0.04 hrs at 13000 ft.  193 
JA697  Lancaster III  P/O COLDHAM  21:25  1.02  16400  04:42      194 
W4950  Lancaster  F/Sgt SLADE  21:34  1.04  19000  04:59      194 
ED829  Lancaster III  F/Sgt STEPHENS  21:41  1.06  19000  05:07      194 
ED856  Lancaster  P/O STEWART  21:52      00:05    Returned early owing to Rear Turret and bomb sight being U/S.  194 
JA714  Lancaster  F/Sgt WISHART  21:54  1.28  12000  05:29      194 
W4924  Lancaster  F/Lt VINCENT  21:56      05:18    A/C seen to blow up over target at 0126 hrs  194 
EE177  Lancaster III  F/Lt ANSET  22:00  1.37  19000  05:40    DFC Citation as a result of this raid.

This captain of aircraft has participated in many operational sorties, always displaying determination, skill and great devotion to duty.

In August 1943 he was detailed to attack Nuremberg. On the flight to the target the starboard outer engine failed, but Squadron Leader Anset with great determination flew to the target and attacked it from a reduced altitude.

Immediately following the attack a further engine failed and had to be feathered. By skillful airmanship he controlled his loss of height and managed to return safely to this country.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
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