156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Moerdijk
Mission Date: 16/09/1944
Mission Comments: 6 A/C detailed for operations on MOERDLIK BRIDGE.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB517  Lancaster III  F/Lt MASON  21:38  22.53  12000  00:31  02:53  ORB does not give aircraft rego.  DSCF0030 
PB177  Lancaster III  F/Lt CLELAND  21:44  22.52  12000  00:29  02:45  Moerdijk Bridge. Target attacked at 22.52.42 hrsfrom 12,000 ft. Red TI's cascaded at 2252 hrs and these were in two main groups which merged into one on the headland of the A/P. The illuminating flares were a slight overshoot and to the South a little, but lit up bridge well. Bombing seemed to be in the area of the TI's. Traffic seen going across the bridge. Defences 2 guns. One photo attempted. Bomb Load 6 x 1000 AN59. 8 x Cluster Projectiles No3/B  DSCF0030 
PB403  Lancaster III  S/L DWEN  21:33  22.52  12000  00:34  03:01    DSCF0031 
NE120  Lancaster  F/Lt NEAL  21:36  22.52  12000  00:28  02:52    DSCF0031 
ND929  Lancaster  F/Lt CANN  21:37  22.54  12000  00:38  03:01    DSCF0031 
ND591  Lancaster  F/Lt EVANS  21:39  22.52  11500  00:32  02:53    DSCF0031