156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Munich
Mission Date: 7/01/1945
Mission Comments: The Squadron went further afield tonight when 15 aircraft attacked MUNICH. The attack was carried out in conditons of 10/10ths cloud, but the glow of a previous raid could be seen 50 miles away. Bombing appeared to start early and was good in general, but rather spread at first. Appeared to be a good raid.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB517  Lancaster III  F/Lt WILLIAMS  19:06  22.27  18000  02:19  07:13    DSCF0177 
PB468  Lancaster III  S/L LETFORD  19:07  22.26  18000  01:52  06:45    DSCF0177 
PB507  Lancaster  F/Lt CUTHILL  19:08  22.26  18500  02:13  07:05    DSCF0178 
NE120  Lancaster  F/Lt SPINLEY  19:09  22.24  18200  02:27  07:18    DSCF0178 
PB611  Lancaster  F/Lt HISCOCK  19:14  22.25  18000  02:05  06:51    DSCF0178 
PB560  Lancaster  F/Lt TODD  19:15  22.31  18500  02:39  07:24    DSCF0178 
PA966  Lancaster  S/L ROBERTSON  19:19  22.38  22500  02:48  07:29  Blind Sky Marker. Task MUNICH. Target attacked at 2238 from 22,500 ft Red TI's seen cascading, followed by 4 clusters of Red/Green flares in a very good concentration. Glow from fires could be seen under cloud. One photo attempted.  DSCF0178 
ND929  Lancaster  F/O WALLACE  19:01  22.25  18000  02:41  07:40    DSCF0179 
ME366  Lancaster III  F/Lt JAMES  19:12  22.32  19100  02:18  07:06    DSCF0179 
PB701  Lancaster III  F/Lt PELLY  19:13  22.26  18400  02:21  07:08    DSCF0179 
PB403  Lancaster III  F/Lt FREEMAN  19:17  22.30  19000  02:35  07:18    DSCF0179 
ND875  Lancaster  F/Lt JACKSON  19:18  22.28  18000  02:30  07:12    DSCF0179 
SW259  Lancaster  F/O EDGE  19:04  22.24  18500  02:31  07:27  Supporter ORB has this aircraft as NE119 - Investigate  DSCF0180 
PB375  Lancaster  F/O BOGGIANO  19:10  22.27  18000  02:08  06:58    DSCF0180 
PB593  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  19:37  22.25  18000  02:13  06:36    DSCF0180