115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

19 July 1944

Lancaster Mk I - LL943 KO-C

T/o Witchford 2228 - target Aulnoye, France. Crashed at Laplaigne, Belgium at 0300 hrs, 8 km N of St. Amand-les-Aux, France. 1 crewmember buried in Belgium.

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

253 Lancasters and 10 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3, 5 and 8 Groups attacked railway junctions at Aulnoye and Revigny.

Both targets were hit and the railway lines to the battle front were cut.

2 Lancasters were lost on the Aulnoye raid but the No 5 Group raid to Revigny was caught by German fighters and 24 Lancasters were shot down, nearly 22 per cent of the Lancasters involved.
No 619 Squadron, from Dunholme Lodge, lost 5 of its 13 aircraft taking part in the raid.

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

LL943 The book (only in French) is available directly from the author.

Information and orders at: +32 69 44 34 53

By mail: gabriel.bauters@skynet.be

Pellew Robert Everard Pellew Robert Everard - Pilot

F/O - Service No 417229

Age: 21

RAAF

Son of Clarence Everard and Inez Lander Pellew of Edwardstown, South Australia.

Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, France - Plot 1. Row A. Coll. grave 16-17.

Source: CWGC.

Morton Albert Edward Morton Albert Edward - FE

Sgt - Service No 2220632

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, France - grave Plot 1. Row A. Coll. grave 16-17.

Source: CWGC.

Tibbits Eric Ronald Tibbits Eric Ronald - Nav

P/O - Service No 426444

Age: 32

RAAF

Son of Richard and Mary Josephine Tibbits;.
Husband of Kathleen Theresa Tibbits, of Hampton, Victoria, Australia.

Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, France - grave Plot 1. Row A. Coll. grave 16-17.

Source: CWGC.

Wakeman Edward Vivian Wakeman Edward Vivian - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1579920

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of William and Rose Emily Wakeman of Netherton, Dudley, Worcestershire.

Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, France - grave Plot 1. Row A. Coll. grave 16-17.

Source: CWGC.

Hollenback Fraser Clarke Hollenback Fraser Clarke - BA

P/O - Service No J/92611

Age: 20

RCAF

Son of Harry Clarke Hollenback and Mary A. Hollenback of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery France - grave Plot 1. Row A. Grave 15.

Source: CWGC.

Simmonds Henry John William Simmonds Henry John William - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1605077

Age: 19

RAFVR

Son of Henry Joseph and Lily C. M. Simmonds of Morden, Surrey.

Laplaigne Communal Cemetery, Belgium - grave: South-east corner.

Source: CWGC

Allen Frederick Allen Frederick - RG.

Sgt - Service No 1853859

Age: 29

RAFVR

Son of John Henry and Bertha Allen of Newquay, Cornwall.

Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, France - Plot 1. Row A. Coll. grave 16-17.

Source: CWGC.