156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Misburg
Mission Date: 15/03/1945
Mission Comments: 16 aircraft detailed for a night attack on the Synthetic Oil Plant at Misburg, Hanover. The attack was directed by S/L P.F. Clayton DSO DFC as Master Bomber and F/L T.S. Harris was Deputy. The Main force bombing was directed on the Reds and Greens, accurately placed by the Deputy. The marking and bombing was well placed and several large explosions were recorded. Dense clouds of smoke rose to 11,000 feet at the end of the attack, and the glow of fires were clearly visible 100 miles away on the homeward journey. Flak was predicted and accurate, 25 to 30 searchlights were clueless. A very successful raid.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB468  Lancaster III  F/Lt HARRIS  17:39  21.12  13000  00:34  06:55    DSCF0268 
PB507  Lancaster  S/L CLAYTON  17:43  21.22  11500  00:44  07:01    DSCF0268 
PB403  Lancaster III  F/Lt WILSON  17:36  21.09  15000  00:22  06:46    DSCF0269 
PB593  Lancaster  F/Lt WALLACE  17:37  21.08  14500  00:37  07:00    DSCF0269 
SW259  Lancaster  F/O EDGE  17:40  21.10  14600  00:31  06:51    DSCF0269 
PB611  Lancaster  F/Lt GRANT  17:42  21.16  15000  00:42  07:00    DSCF0269 
ND591  Lancaster  F/O WALLACE  17:34  21.09  14000  00:46  07:12    DSCF0270 
ME378  Lancaster  F/Lt ROWE  17:35  21.11  15000  00:27  06:52    DSCF0270 
ME368  Lancaster  F/Lt DOWNES  17:38  21.11  15000  00:44  07:06    DSCF0270 
ND875  Lancaster  F/Lt PAULL  17:41  21.10  15000  00:18  06:37    DSCF0270 
NE120  Lancaster  F/Lt NEAL  17:44  21.12  14900  00:03  06:19    DSCF0271 
PB560  Lancaster  F/Lt JACKSON  17:45  21.13  15000  00:24  06:39    DSCF0271 
PB375  Lancaster  F/O TAYLOR (SERVED AS BENSON)  17:45  21.15  15000  00:36  06:51    DSCF0271 
ME377  Lancaster  S/L LETFORD  17:46  21.15  13000  00:04  06:18    DSCF0271 
PA966  Lancaster  F/Lt MASON  17:47  21.16  15000  00:32  06:45    DSCF0272 
ND929  Lancaster  F/O KEELER  17:48  21.18  15000  00:36  06:48    DSCF0272