156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Saarbrucken
Mission Date: 14/01/1945
Mission Comments: 10 aircraft detailed for daylight operations on SAARBRUCKEN. The Master Bomber was S/L P.F. Clayton DFC and his Deputy was F/L M.W. Kitson. When the M/B arrived on target he found the main force had arrived and were starting to bomb., they had arrived three minutes early. He took control and ordered aircraft to orbit, as they were overshooting. Marking was pulled back to the A/P and the M/B was able to direct the attack sucessfully. Bombing for the last part of the attack was good.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB507  Lancaster  S/L CLAYTON  11:48  14.57  16800  16:44  04:56    DSCF0180 
PB505  Lancaster III  F/Lt KITSON  11:42  14.58  18800  16:39  04:57    DSCF0181 
PB593  Lancaster  F/Lt CLELAND  11:47  15.03  18000  17:19  05:32    DSCF0181 
ME366  Lancaster III  F/Lt JAMES  11:52  15.01  18500  16:36  04:44    DSCF0181 
PB611  Lancaster  F/Lt WILSON  11:43  14.58  18000  16:41  04:58    DSCF0182 
PB375  Lancaster  F/Lt WALLACE  11:49  15.01  17600  16:43  04:54    DSCF0182 
PB468  Lancaster III  F/Lt NICHOLLS  11:50  15.04  17000  16:46  04:56    DSCF0182 
PB560  Lancaster  F/Lt TODD  11:51  15.05  18000  16:51  05:00    DSCF0182 
ND929  Lancaster  F/O WALLACE  11:53  15.03  17600  16:48  04:55    DSCF0182 
PB403  Lancaster III  F/O BOGGIANO  11:46  15.03  19000  16:37  04:51    DSCF0183