156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Essen
Mission Date: 25/10/1944
Mission Comments: 16 further aircraft detailed for a daylight raid on ESSEN. W/C D.B. FALCONER DFC AFC was Master Bomber and F/L P.F. CLAYTON was Deputy Master Bomber. 9/10 ths cloud cover obscured the target which was bombed on skymarkers.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PA966  Lancaster  F/Lt LEWIS  13:32  15.39  19000  17:09      496 
PB468  Lancaster III  F/Lt HARRIS  13:33  15.37  19500  17:16      496 
PB486  Lancaster III  F/Lt POPE  13:37  15.44  19000  17:25      496 
PB611  Lancaster  F/Lt HISCOCK  13:43  15.43  18000  17:18      496 
PB609  Lancaster III  S/L CLAYTON  13:30  15.33  19000  17:15  03:45    DSCF0077 
PB507  Lancaster  F/Lt CLAYTON  13:34  15.37  19500  17:05  03:31    DSCF0077 
PB375  Lancaster  S/L ROBERTSON  13:35  15.34  19000  17:15  03:40  Target attacked at 1534 hrs from 19,000 ft. Saw three flares Red before bombing to south of target about half a mile. We bombed the centre one. One fire burning about quarter mile to S/B of aircraft. One photo attempted. Bomb Load 1 x 4 flares Red Cap 6. 1 x 4000 MC MINCE. 6 x 1000 65 DD 025  DSCF0079 
ND929  Lancaster  S/L GRIFFIN  13:36  15.44  19000  17:14  03:38    DSCF0079 
PB560  Lancaster  F/Lt TODD  13:39  15.48  18300  17:21  03:42    DSCF0079 
NE120  Lancaster  F/Lt EVANS  13:40  15.44  18000  17:22  03:42    DSCF0079 
PB517  Lancaster III  F/Lt WILLIAMS  13:41  15.47  18000  17:19  03:38    DSCF0079 
NE132  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  13:23  15.27  20000  16:11  02:48    DSCF0080 
ND808  Lancaster  F/Lt CANN  13:24  15.28  20600  16:56  03:32    DSCF0080 
PB403  Lancaster III  S/L DWEN  13:26  15.39  19000  17:13  03:47    DSCF0080 
ND875  Lancaster  F/Lt ROLLIN  13:39  15.41  18500  17:07  03:28    DSCF0080 
PB565  Lancaster  F/Lt PELLY  13:22  15.27  20,400  16:35  03:13    DSCF0081