156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Peenemunde
Mission Date: 17/08/1943
Mission Comments: 22 aircraft detailed for operations. All took off and returned safely, but one returned early.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
JA702  Lancaster III  P/O SLOPER  21:05  0.15  13000  03:45      198 
JA921  Lancaster III  P/O OVERTON  21:05  0.16  16000  03:45      198 
ED926  Lancaster III  F/O LUTZ  21:07  0.19  16000  03:52      198 
ED969  Lancaster III  W/C WHITE  21:03  0.12  13000  04:18      199 
JA858  Lancaster III  F/O PRICHARD  21:04  0.10  16000  03:38      199 
JA915  Lancaster III  F/Lt COOK  21:07  0.14  10400  04:16    Target attacked at 0014 hrs, from 10400 ft. On run in, flares lit up target, we made run down coast and then identified the A.P.
! x 4000 HC seen to fall on horseshoe building in the north of A.P. 3 large explosions seen at 0023 hrs and 0027 hrs.
Main force did not give visual markers enough time to identify and mark the target.
From the size of the target and weight of the attack, it should have been destroyed.
Moderate H.F. with no L.F. over the target and no S/L's. Window carried and dropped. 
199 
ED952  Lancaster  P/O COLDHAM  21:08  0.16  12000  04:00      199 
JA674  Lancaster III  S/L YOUNG  21:09  0.14  15500  03:43      199 
ED856  Lancaster  P/O STEWART  21:12  0.19  15500  03:41  06:35    199 
JA941  Lancaster III  F/Lt MANDENO  21:19  0.22  14500  04:07      199 
JA681  Lancaster III  W/O ROSE  21:22  0.25  15000  03:56      199 
JA909  Lancaster  F/O WRIGHT  21:25      23:22    Returned early owing to not being able to climb above 8000 ft. Reason unknown.  199 
JA698  Lancaster III  F/Lt VINCENT  21:36  0.38  12000  03:47      199 
JA673  Lancaster  F/Sgt FRY  21:14  0.25  16000  04:27      200 
ED841  Lancaster  F/Sgt STEPHENS  21:15  0.16  15000  04:27      200 
JA697  Lancaster III  F/Sgt STIMPSON  21:16  0.14  16000  04:51      200 
ED883  Lancaster  F/Lt MCGRATH  21:19  0.50  14800  04:07      200 
JA694  Lancaster III  F/Lt THOMSON  21:27  0.30  16000  04:23      200 
ED859  Lancaster  F/Lt ANSET  21:35  0.33  15500  05:02      200 
JA925  Lancaster III  F/Lt FAWCETT  21:38  0.41  16000  04:45      200 
EE177  Lancaster III  S/L MANSFIELD  21:41  0.42  14000  04:09      200 
JA714  Lancaster  F/Sgt SLADE  21:45  0.48  17000  04:36      200