115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

31 April - 1 June 1944

Lancaster Mk I - LL936 KO-V

T/O Witchford 0004 - target Trappes West Railway Yards, France. Crashed in the general vicinity of Dreux (E of Nogent-le-Roi.)

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

219 aircraft - 125 Lancasters, 86 Halifaxes, 8 Mosquitos - of all groups except No 5 Group successfully attacked the railway yards at Trappes to the west of Paris in 2 waves.

4 Lancasters lost.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary April 1944.

LL936 wing from LL936 photo Forced landing

McLachlan Alastair McRae McLachlan Alastair McRae - Pilot

F/S - Service No 422299

Age: 23

RNZAF

Son of Matthew McLachlan, and of Mary McLachlan, of Auckland City, New Zealand.

Dreux Communal Cemetery, Departement Eure-et-Loir, France - row 1 joint grave 1.7.

Source: CWGC - photo Auckland War Memorial Museum

Graham James Graham James - FE

Sgt - Service No 1825076

Age:

RAFVR

Son

Dreux Communal Cemetery, Departement Eure-et-Loir, France - row 1 grave 1.8.

Source: CWGC.

Partridge Alexander George Partridge Alexander George - Nav

F/S - Service No 427719

Age: 20

RNZAF

Son of Frederick Walter Partridge, and of Margaret Hyslop Partridge, of Wellington City, New Zealand.

Dreux Communal Cemetery, Departement Eure-et-Loir, France - row 1 joint grave 1.7.

Source: CWGC - photo Auckland War Memorial Museum

Crumpler George Edward Crumpler George Edward - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1464302

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Albert George and Beatrice Alice Crumpler.
Husband of Betty Winifred Crumpler, of St. Marylebone, London.

Dreux Communal Cemetery, Departement Eure-et-Loir, France - row 1 grave 1.10.

Source: CWGC.

Hamilton Paul Jameson Hamilton Paul Jameson - BA

F/S - Service No 1335338

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Dreux Communal Cemetery, Departement Eure-et-Loir, France - row 1 grave 1.9.

Source: CWGC.

Sorensen Neville Lloyd Sorensen Neville Lloyd - MUG

F/S - Service No 413678

Age: 21

RAAF

Son of Paul Edwin and Anna Ernestena Sorensen, of Leura, New South Wales, Australia.

Dreux Communal Cemetery, Departement Eure-et-Loir, France - row 1 grave 1.11.

Source: CWGC - The Cutting

O'Brien Brian O'Brien Brian - RG

F/S - Service No 426142

Age: 22 - °03 August 1921

RNZAF

Son of Denis H. O'Brien and of Margaret Casey, of Orepuki, Southland, New Zealand.

Dreux Communal Cemetery, Departement Eure-et-Loir, France - row 1 grave 1.12.

Source: CWGC - photo New Zealand War Graves Project