156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: NuCourt
Mission Date: 10/07/1944
Mission Comments: 14 aircraft detailed for daylight operations on NUCOURT C/WORKS.All proceeded and returned. 213 Lancasters and 10 Mosquitoes of 1, 3 and 8 Group attacked a flying bomb storage dump but the target was covered by cloud and the bombing was not concentrated. No aircraft lost.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
ND978  Lancaster III  W/C SCOTT  04:28  05.59  9000  07:41  03:13    DSCF0232 
PB177  Lancaster III  S/L WISEMAN  04:34  06.01  16000  07:28  02:54    DSCF0232 
ND348  Lancaster  F/Lt MCDONALD  04:38  06.05  13000  07:44  03:06    DSCF0232 
PA984  Lancaster III  W/C ISON  04:38  05.57  8000  07:46  03:08    DSCF0232 
ND591  Lancaster  W/C BINGHAM-HALL  04:29  06.01  14000  07:36  03:07    DSCF0233 
ND444  Lancaster III  S/L GRIFFIN  04:33  06.05  14000  07:31  02:58    DSCF0233 
ND618  Lancaster III  S/L ROBERTSON  04:35  06.01  15000  07:38  03:03  NUCOURT C/WORKS. Target attacked at 0601.18 hrs from 15000 ft 0546hrs Master Bomber first heard saying 'Basement 14000ft', later on he said 'Maintain Height' and then 'Square Mile' which he repeated. Master Bomber said 'Bomb TI if you can see it' but nothing was seen through the cloud and we bombed blindly. One photo attempted. Bomb Load 11 x 1000 USA GP, 2 x 500 GP, 2 x 500 GPLD  DSCF0233 
PA966  Lancaster  S/L COCHRANE  04:37  06.04  13000  07:42  03:05    DSCF0233 
PB114  Lancaster III  S/L SLADE  04:40  06.05  14500  07:35  02:55    DSCF0233 
NE132  Lancaster  S/L DWEN  04:31  06.06  14000  07:49  03:18    DSCF0234 
ND340  Lancaster  S/L HEMMINGS  04:36  06.03  14000  07:33  02:57    DSCF0234 
ND477  Lancaster  P/O RIBBINS  04:39  06.07  13200  07:45  03:06    DSCF0234 
NE120  Lancaster  F/Lt NEAL  04:41  06.09  14000  07:39  02:58    DSCF0234 
ND882  Lancaster  F/Lt ETCHELLS  04:42  06.07  15000  07:26  02:44    DSCF0234