156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Harburg
Mission Date: 4/04/1945
Mission Comments: 16 aircraft detailed for night operations on TWO targets. 4 aircraft attacked the oil plant at HARBURG, near HAMBURG. The Master Bomber's instructions were clearly heard. Bombing was well concentrated on the TI's, which were well placed in a tight cluster. Two large explosions were reported. 12 aircraft attacked the oil plant at LUTZKENDORF, near LEIPZIG. Bombing was a little scattered at first but soon became concentrated under the Master Bomber's instructions. Several minor explosions were seen and some fires started with thick black smoke rising,
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
SW259  Lancaster  F/O EDGE  20:01  22.30  18000  01:17      DSCF0303 
PB631    S/L HAGUE  20:03  22.28  18000  01:03      DSCF0303 
PB149  Lancaster  F/Lt MASON  20:05  22.32  18000  01:00      DSCF0303 
PB593  Lancaster  F/Lt WALLACE  20:06  22.32  18000  01:07      DSCF0303