156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Kiel
Mission Date: 16/08/1944
Mission Comments: 16 aircraft detailed for night operations, 3 aircraft attacked STETTIN and the remainder on KIEL. 348 Aircraft - 195 Lancasters, 144 Halifaxes, 9 Mosquitoes. 3 Halifaxes and 2 Lancasters lost. This raid was only partially sucessful. The local report shows that serious damage was caused to the docks area and to many of the local shipbuilding firms, but it also stated that a large number of bombs fell outside the town, particularly in the Suchsdorf area to the north west.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB302  Lancaster III  W/C BURROUGH  21:13  0.03  18400  02:29  05:16    DSCF0320 
ND591  Lancaster  F/Lt HISCOCK  21:15  0.04  18000  02:15  05:00    DSCF0320 
NE132  Lancaster  F/Lt NEAL  21:09  0.10  17000  02:24  05:15    DSCF0321 
PB186  Lancaster III  S/L LAWSON  21:09  0.04  16500  02:24  05:15    DSCF0321 
ND168  Lancaster  W/C FALCONER  21:16  .06  18000  02:26  05:10    DSCF0321 
PB375  Lancaster  P/O CUTHILL  21:18  0.10  18500  02:28  05:10    DSCF0321 
PB177  Lancaster III  F/Lt CLELAND  21:19  0.03  18000  02:19  05:00    DSCF0321 
NE119  Lancaster  S/L COCHRANE  21:21  0.10  16500  02:41  05:20    DSCF0322 
ND875  Lancaster  W/C ISON  21:22  0.10  17500  02:32  05:10    DSCF0322 
ND978  Lancaster III  G/C BINGHAM-HALL  21:22  0.05  18000  02:22  05:00    DSCF0322 
ND422  Lancaster  F/Lt LEWIS  21:26  0.11  18500  02:40  05:14    DSCF0322 
ND929  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  21:18  0.19  16000  02:51  05:33    DSCF0323 
PA966  Lancaster  S/L ROBERTSON  21:26  0.12  16500  02:37  05:11  Task. KIEL. Target attacked at 0012.48 hrs from 16,500 ft. Red T.I. In a square. Green in port corner of square. No other scattered T.I.'s Greens seen. Bombing scattered. Electrical dummy fire seen to the S.W. One photo attempted. Bomb load 6 x 2,000 H.C. MINOL, 1 x 3 Flares R/T (4.5)  DSCF0323