156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Politz
Mission Date: 8/02/1945
Mission Comments: 14 further aircraft detailed for night operation on the synthetic oil plant at POLITZ near STETTIN. Two aircraft did not proceed owing to technical failures. S/L J.A. Wilson was Master Bomber and F/L G. Lewis DFC was Deputy. The marking appeared to be well placed and the bombing was well concentrated. Numerous explosions were reported.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB375  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  19:25  23.17  11500  03:48  08:23    DSCF0209 
SW259  Lancaster  F/Lt LEWIS  19:31  23.09  14600  03:24  07:53    DSCF0209 
ME378  Lancaster  F/O EDGE  19:20  23.08  15000  03:34  08:14    DSCF0210 
PB403  Lancaster III  F/Lt WILSON  19:21  23.07  15000  03:26  08:05    DSCF0210 
NG438  Lancaster  F/Lt WALLACE  19:24  23.08  15600  03:55  08:31    DSCF0210 
PB611  Lancaster  F/Lt HISCOCK  19:30  23.12  15000  03:18  07:48    DSCF0210 
PB507  Lancaster  F/Lt MASON  19:36  23.08  15000  03:35  07:59    DSCF0210 
PB468  Lancaster III  F/Lt NEAL  19:21  23.13  15200  03:28  08:07    DSCF0211 
PB560  Lancaster  F/Lt JACKSON  19:26  23.12  15000  03:30  08:04    DSCF0211 
ME377  Lancaster  S/L GRIFFIN  19:29  23.12  15000  03:22  07:53    DSCF0211 
PB593  Lancaster  F/Lt CLELAND  19:37  23.17  15000  03:51  08:05    DSCF0211 
ND591  Lancaster  F/O BOGGIANO  19:26  23.13  15000  03:31  08:05    DSCF0212