156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Soest
Mission Date: 5/12/1944
Mission Comments: 16 aircraft detailed for attack on SOEST. The built up area and marshalling yards were distinguished briefly in the flashes of bomb bursts. The marking was well kept up throughout the attack. From reports the bombing was considered intense and well concentrated.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB675  Lancaster III  S/L LETFORD  18:31  21.18  18000  23:19  04:48    DSCF0135 
PB611  Lancaster  S/L GRIFFIN  18:34  21.18  18000  00:06  05:32    DSCF0135 
PB517  Lancaster III  F/Lt TODD  18:36  21.17  18000  23:44  05:08    DSCF0135 
PB403  Lancaster III  S/L DWEN  18:30  21.17  18000  23:40  05:10    DSCF0136 
NE120  Lancaster  F/Lt NEAL  18:37  21.19  18000  00:16  05:39    DSCF0136 
ND929  Lancaster  F/Lt ROLLIN  18:39  21.18  18000  23:27  04:48  Primary Blind Markers  DSCF0136 
PB505  Lancaster III  F/Lt KITSON  18:41  21.24  18000  00:11  05:30    DSCF0136 
PB375  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  18:43  18.43  18000  00:12  05:29  Primary Blind Markers  DSCF0136 
ND875  Lancaster  F/O WALLACE  18:28  21.15  16500  00:24  05:56    DSCF0139 
ND591  Lancaster  F/O HOLLAWAY  18:35  21.21  18000  00:02  05:27    DSCF0139 
PB701  Lancaster III  F/Lt PELLY  18:38  21.29  18000  00:17  05:39    DSCF0139 
PB468  Lancaster III  F/Lt JAMES  18:42  21.26  18600  00:19  05:37    DSCF0139 
PB507  Lancaster  S/L CLAYTON  18:44  21.18  17500  23:23  04:39    DSCF0139 
NE119  Lancaster  F/O KEELER  18:26  21.17  18000  00:06  05:40    DSCF0140 
PB593  Lancaster  F/O CORNELIUS  18:32  21.17  17000  00:22  05:50    DSCF0140 
PB621  Lancaster III  F/Lt JACKSON  18:33  21.17  18500  00:03  05:30    DSCF0140