156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Magdeburg
Mission Date: 21/01/1944
Mission Comments:
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
ND463  Lancaster  F/Sgt Cusick  20:04  23.15  21,000  02:56    Bomb load 1 x 4000 HC 56 x 30 INC 1230 X 4 INC 10 X 4 INC "A" filled. Magdeburg was attacked at 23.15 hrs from 21,000 ft. Target identified by TI greens, which were bombed. Large are of burning incendiaries, red glow developed later. Large red explosions with black smoke appx 23.15 to 23.30 hrs. On landing the Pilot said - "incendiaries took a long time to get the fires going but the attack was very promising".  cusick-1944-01-22