156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Mainz
Mission Date: 1/02/1945
Mission Comments: 11 aircraft detailed to attack MAINZ. The marking appeared to be well placed and concentrated but the bombing was spread but not scattered. The flak here appeared to be aimed at shooting at the skymarkers.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB560  Lancaster  F/Lt JACKSON  16:54  19.29  18000  21:56  05:02    DSCF0198 
ME366  Lancaster III  F/O WALLACE  16:54  19.35  18000  22:12  05:18    DSCF0198 
PB403  Lancaster III  F/Lt SPINLEY  16:55  19.31  18000  21:59  05:04    DSCF0198 
PA966  Lancaster  S/L ROBERTSON  16:56  19.31  18000  22:01  05:05  Blind Sky Marker. Task, MAINZ. Target attacked at 1931.20 hrs from 18,000 ft. Three Red TI's seen before bombing, two below cloud and one cascading. One Reg/Green flares seen close to TI's. After bombing a few more Red/Green flares seen in a fair concentration. Some bombing was seen which was very concentrated. Fires could be seen burning from about 0400E on return. Moderate H/F in barrage form which became slight at end of attack. Flak appeared to be shooting at skymarkers. One photo attempted. Bomb load 1 x GP No.1 R/G Cap 6. 5 x 2,000 HC 60/40  DSCF0198 
PB505  Lancaster III  F/Lt KITSON  16:57  19.30  18400  22:05  05:08    DSCF0199 
PB507  Lancaster  F/Lt DERAMORE-DENVER  16:59  19.32  18000  22:03  05:04    DSCF0199 
PB611  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  17:01  19.36  18000  22:08  05:07    DSCF0199 
PB517  Lancaster III  F/Lt POPE  17:02  19.33  18000  22:15  05:13    DSCF0199 
PB593  Lancaster  F/Lt CLELAND              DSCF0200 
PB701  Lancaster III  F/Lt PELLY  16:52  19.28  18000  21:51  04:59    DSCF0200 
PB468  Lancaster III  F/O BOGGIANO  16:58  19.24    22:09  05:11    DSCF0200