156 Squadron Mission Details
Target: Trossy-St-Maxim
Mission Date: 4/08/1944
Mission Comments: 16 aircraft detailed for daylight operations, 12 were cancelled before takeoff. 4 aircraft proceeded and attacked TROSSY DUMP. FLYING BOMB STORAGE SITES. 291 Aircraft - 169 Halifaxes, 112 Lancasters and 10 Mosquitoes - of 6 and 8 Groups attacked the Bois de Cassan and Trossy-St Maxim sites in clear visibility. 2 Halifaxes of Group 6 were lost on the Bois de Cassan raid and 2 Lancasters on the Trossy St Maxim raid.
Rego Type Captain Departed Over Target Height Returned Flight Time Comments ORB Slide
PB302  Lancaster III  S/L ROBERTSON  11:19  13.15  13500  14:47  03:28  Task. TROSSY DUMP. Target attacked at 1315.24 hrs from 13,500 ft. 1314 hrs Master Bomber instructed to bomb Red TI. TI's appeared a little to port of aiming point. Bombing was very concentrated except for about 3 sticks which undershot. Moderate H/Flak, visual and accurate. One photo attempted.  DSCF0293 
ND618  Lancaster III  F/Lt LEWIS  11:19  13.16  14200  14:52  03:33    DSCF0293 
ND340  Lancaster  F/Lt TEMPLE  11:20  13.14  14600  14:38  03:18    DSCF0293 
PB177  Lancaster III  F/Lt CLELAND  11:21  13.15  14000  14:37  03:16    DSCF0293