156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Sterkrade
Mission Date: 21/11/1944
Mission Comments: 16 aircraft detailed for night operations against three targets. 6 aircraft proceeded to attack STERKRADE, but one returned early, being very much off track with an U/S DR compass. Marking was well grouped, and the main concentration of TI's very well bombed.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB468  Lancaster III  F/Lt HARRIS  18:22  21.02  20000  22:53      513 
NE119  Lancaster  F/Lt LEWIS  18:26  21.06  18000  22:48    ABORTIVE. O.E.T. Sterkrade area 2106 hours at 18000 ft. Release gear failure.  513 
PB805  Lancaster  F/Lt JACKSON  13:24  21.00  18000  22:44  09:20  Check Aircraft Rego - indistinct on slide  DSCF0111 
PB505  Lancaster III  F/Lt KITSON  18:21      21:53  03:32  Abortive DR Compass U/S  DSCF0111 
ND929  Lancaster  F/Lt MASON  18:23  20.59  18000  22:37  04:14    DSCF0111 
ND808  Lancaster  F/Lt NICHOLLS  18:25  21.00  18000  22:57  04:32    DSCF0111