156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Foret de Croc
Mission Date: 23/07/1944
Mission Comments: 8 aircraft detailed for a daylight raid on FORET DU CROC C/WORKS. All proceeded and returned. FLYING-BOMB SITES. 48 Lancasters and 12 Mosquitoes of 3 and 8 Group bombed sites at Foret de Croc and Mount Candon through thick cloud. No Aircraft Lost.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB186  Lancaster III  S/L ROBERTSON  07:33      10:30  02:57  Target attacked at 0917.30 hrs from 10.700 ft. Nothing seen of target, formation was rather loose. Defenses Nil. One photo attempted. Bomb load 2 x 500 GPLD, 16 x 500 MC TD .025  DSCF0258 
ND618  Lancaster III  P/O BRADSHAW  07:33  9.17  16600  10:28  02:55    DSCF0258 
PB209  Lancaster III  W/C BURROUGH  07:31  09.17  16900  10:25  02:54    DSCF0259 
ND882  Lancaster  F/O PEEDELL  07:32  09.17  16500  10:29  02:57    DSCF0259 
ND808  Lancaster  F/Lt KITSON  07:32  09.17  16600  10:27  02:55    DSCF0259 
ND340  Lancaster  F/Lt TEMPLE  07:33  09.17  16600  10:26  02:53  Possibly ND348?  DSCF0259 
PB114  Lancaster III  F/Lt WILLIAMS  07:33  09.17  16000  10:25  02:52    DSCF0259 
ND591  Lancaster  W/C LAWSON  07:32  09.17  16600  10:31  02:59    DSCF0260