115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

1 April 1945

Lancaster Mk I - HK555 KO-E

T/o Witchford 1911 - target Merseberg, Leuna synthetic oil plant. Collided with Lancaster RA533 of 186 Sqn over Giesh. This was the last operational casualty of 11 Sqn.

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.

327 Lancasters and 14 Mosquitos of Nos 3, 6 and 8 Groups attacked the synthetic-oil plant at Leuna.

The target was cloud-covered, the bombing was scattered and only minor damage was caused.

2 Lancasters lost.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary April 1945.

O'Halloran Thomas Anthony O'Halloran Thomas Anthony - Pilot

F/L - Service No 183181

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 14. A. 17.

Source: CWGC.

O'Luxton Eric Laurence Luxton Eric Laurence - 2nd Pilot

P/O - Service No J94582

Age: 33

RCAF

Son of George Luxton and Mary Yemen, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 14. A. 12.

Source: CWGC.

Marchant Charles Edward Marchant Charles Edward - FE

F/S - Service No 1604373

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Charles and Florence Marchant.
Husband of Jennie Donkin Marchant, of Hendon, Sunderland, Co. Durham.

Nederweert War Cemetery, Netherlands - IV. C. 6.

Source: CWGC.

Carr Wilfred Gordon Carr Wilfred Gordon - Nav

F/S - Service No 1683518

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Wilfrid and Catherine Elizabeth Carr.
Husband of Georgina B. A. Carr, of Hallatrow, Somerset.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 14. A. 14.

Source: CWGC.

Saville Gordon Reginald Saville Gordon Reginald - WOP

W/O - Service No 428798

Age: 24

RAAF

Son of Ernest Saville and Edith Blanche Scoble.
Husband of Audrey Hilda Saville, of Punchbowl, New South Wales, Australia.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 14. A. 15.

Source: CWGC.

Adams Albert Edward Adams Albert Edward - BA

F/O - Service No 149989

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 14. A. 11.

Source: CWGC.

Sheavills Ernest Sheavills Ernest - MUG

Sgt - Service No 651465

Age: 24

RAF

Son of - Husband of Joyce Sheavills, of Bradford, Yorkshire.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 14. A. 13.

Source: CWGC.

Buckley John Thomas Buckley John Thomas - RG

Sgt - Service No 1690398

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 14. A. 16.

Source: CWGC.