156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Coulonvilles
Mission Date: 22/07/1944
Mission Comments: 8 aircraft detailed for daylight operations on COULONVILLES C/WORKS. All proceeded and returned. FLYING-BOMB SITES. 48 Lancasters and 12 Mosquitoes of 8 Group carried out "OBOE" Leader bombing of 4 sites through 10/10 cloud. No Aircraft Lost.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
ND348  Lancaster  F/O PEEDELL  15:29  17.33  15800  18:49  03:20    DSCF0257 
PA966  Lancaster  S/L ROBERTSON  15:34  17.33  15700  18:36  03:02  Target attacked at 1733.58hrs from 15.700 ft. Dropped as Lancaster ahead. Formation good at time of bombing. Defences Nil. One photo attempted. Bomb Load 16 x 500 GP .025, 2 x 500 GPLD  DSCF0257 
ND618  Lancaster III  P/O BRADSHAW  15:35  17.34  15600  18:54  03:19    DSCF0257 
ND534  Lancaster III  F/Lt WILLIAMS  15:36  17.34  15500  18:48  03:12    DSCF0257 
ND340  Lancaster  F/Lt TEMPLE  15:37  17.33  15500  18:52  03:15    DSCF0257 
ND591  Lancaster  S/L LAWSON  15:32  17.34  15800  18:50  03:18    DSCF0258 
ND808  Lancaster  F/Lt KITSON  15:37  17.34  10000  18:53  03:16    DSCF0258 
ND422  Lancaster  W/C BURROUGH  15:38  17.33  16000  18:47  03:09    DSCF0258