156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Hazebrouck
Mission Date: 6/08/1944
Mission Comments: 6 aircraft detailed for daylight operations on the HAZEBROUK M/YARDS. All proceeded and returned. S/L J.A. Robertson returned early owing to deafness. 62 Aircraft - 51 Halifaxes, 6 Lancasters, 5 Mosquitoes of 4 and 8 Group bombed the railway centre. The attack opened well but the target became obscured by smoke. 1 Halifax lost
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB177  Lancaster III  F/Lt DOYLE  19:43      22:01      433 
ND978  Lancaster III  F/Lt T'HART  19:44      21:48      433 
ND591  Lancaster  S/L HEMMINGS  19:46      21:57      433 
ND534  Lancaster III  F/O WILLIAMS  19:48      21:55      433 
ND808  Lancaster  F/Lt KITSON  19:45  21.02  12700  21:54  02:09    DSCF0300 
PA966  Lancaster  S/L ROBERTSON  19:47      20:56  01:09  Task. HAZEBROUCK M/YARDS. Abortive. Captain of aircraft deaf.  DSCF0300