156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Bios de Cassan
Mission Date: 3/08/1944
Mission Comments: 10 aircraft detailed for daylight operations on BOIS DE CASSAN DUMP. All proceeded and returned. FLYING-BOMB STORAGE SITES. 1,114 Aircraft - 601 Lancasters, 492 Halifaxes, 21 Mosquitoes - carried out major raids on the Bois de Cassan, Foret de Nieppe and Trossy-St-Maxim flying bomb stores. The weather was clear and all raids sucessful. 6 Lancasters lost, 5 from the Trossy-St-Maxim raid and 1 from the Bois de Cassan raid.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
ND808  Lancaster  W/C LAWSON  12:06  14.01  13700  15:23  03:17    DSCF0291 
ND477  Lancaster  F/O PEEDELL  12:09  14.01  14000  15:22  03:13    DSCF0291 
PB177  Lancaster III  F/Lt CLELAND  12:10  14.04  15000  15:21  03:11    DSCF0291 
PB186  Lancaster III  P/O L'ESTRANGE  12:11  14.02  14000  15:45  03:34    DSCF0291 
ND618  Lancaster III  F/O LEWIS  12:16  14.08  15800  15:32  03:16    DSCF0291 
ND340  Lancaster  F/Lt TEMPLE  12:12  14.06  14400  15:29  03:17    DSCF0292 
NE132  Lancaster  S/L DWEN  12:13  14.12  12000  15:48  03:35    DSCF0292 
PB302  Lancaster III  S/L ROBERTSON  12:14  14.00  13500  15:35  03:21  Task. BOIS DE CASSAN DUMP. Target attacked at 1400.30 hrs from 13,500 ft. One lot of Red TI's seen at 1358 hrs, smoke trails seen first, confirmed that TI red overshot A/P slightly. Bombing well on TI. Some bombs actually undershooting across the river. One photo attempted  DSCF0292 
NE120  Lancaster  F/Lt NEAL  12:15  14.09  13800  15:50  03:35    DSCF0292 
ND882  Lancaster  F/Lt ETCHELLS  12:17  14.10  14000  15:25  03:08    DSCF0292