156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Fort d'Englos
Mission Date: 9/08/1944
Mission Comments: 15 aircraft detailed for night operations on FORT D'ENGLOS. All proceeded and returned.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB177  Lancaster III  S/L ATTWATER  21:56  23.13  4500  00:27  02:31    DSCF0305 
ND978  Lancaster III  W/C BINGHAM-HALL  21:59  23.21  10600  00:37  02:38    DSCF0305 
ND444  Lancaster III  S/L HEMMINGS  22:04  23.18  11600  00:33  02:29    DSCF0305 
PB302  Lancaster III  F/Lt ETCHELLS  21:57  23.09  12000  00:34  02:37    DSCF0306 
ND618  Lancaster III  P/O CUTHILL  22:00  23.14  11500  00:36  02:36    DSCF0306 
NE132  Lancaster  F/Lt T'HART  22:04  23.13  13500  00:28  02:24    DSCF0306 
ND340  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  22:06  23.16  10000  00:21  02:15    DSCF0306 
NE120  Lancaster  W/C BURROUGH  21:57  23.08  12400  00:14  02:17    DSCF0307 
PB209  Lancaster III  F/Lt MCDONALD  22:01  23.08  12200  00:22  02:21    DSCF0307 
PA966  Lancaster  F/Lt CLELAND  22:01  23.14  10800  00:12  02:11    DSCF0307 
ND591  Lancaster  F/Lt DWEN  22:02  23.08  12800  00:15  02:13    DSCF0307 
PB186  Lancaster III  P/O L'ESTRANGE  21:58  23.15  12000  00:30  02:32    DSCF0308 
ND477  Lancaster  F/Lt NEAL  22:03  23.15  10500  00:24  02:21  Target attacked at 2315.36 hrs from 10,500 ft. Red TI's and some flares were seen when we arrived at 2311.24 hrs. We received no call for flares, so orbited for bombing, but while orbiting heard Master Bomber request flares to the right of the target area. We therefore dropped out flares as instructed. On first run we could see that the Red TI's were mainly in two groups, one about 50 yds and the other about 150 yds to the East with one or two on the target itself. By the time we bombed these reds were out, but yellows were visible and we bombed on these. Greens had been seen before we dropped our flares. Probably these were slight undershoots. Bombing appeared to be in the vicinity of the A/P. The Master Bomber was not heard satisfactorily. One photo attempted.  DSCF0308 
ND875  Lancaster  F/Lt KITSON  22:05  23.10  12000  00:39  02:34    DSCF0308 
NE119  Lancaster  F/Lt WILLIAMS  22:06  23.17  9000  00:26  02:20    DSCF0309