115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

16 October 1944

Lancaster Mk I - ME692 A4-G

T/O Witchford 1745 - target Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Lost without trace.

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

506 aircraft - 257 Halifaxes, 241 Lancasters, 8 Mosquitos - from all groups except No 5 Group,

on the last of 14 major Bomber Command raids on Wilhelmshaven that began in early 1941. Bomber Command claimed 'severe damage' to the business and residential areas.

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

Perry James Percival Perry James Percival - Pilot

F/O - Service No 183588

Age: 24

RAFVR

Son of Albert and Mary Perry, of Coventry.
Husband of Winifred Elsie Perry, of Coventry.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 208

Source: CWGC.

Franklin Robert Harcourt Franklin Robert Harcourt - 2nd Pilot

S/L - Service No 41009

Age: - 28 - °24 July 1916, Little Easton, Essex.

RAF

Son of Harcourt and M. E. Franklin.
Husband of Joyce Muriel Howard, of Felpham, Sussex.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 200

Source: CWGC.

Clarke Harold William Clarke Harold William - FE

Sgt - Service No 940365

Age: 32

RAFVR

Son of William Josiah and May Beatrice Clarke, of Birmingham.
Husband of Maud May Clarke, of Hall Green, Birmingham.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 227

Source: CWGC.

Bennett Edmund Bennett Edmund - Nav

F/S - Service No 1602216

Age: 24

RAFVR

Son of Florence Bennett, of Portsmouth.
Husband of Iris Nora Bennett, of Fratton, Portsmouth.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 215

Source: CWGC.

Lynch John Patrick Lynch John Patrick - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1832292

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of John and Rose Edith Lynch, of Adamsdown, Cardiff.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 233

Source: CWGC.

Wood Edwin Ernest Wood Edwin Ernest - BA

F/S - Service No 1576342

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Ernest E. and Rose Wood.
Husband of Ilma Constance Wood, of Lozells, Birmingham.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 223

Source: CWGC.

Elvish Norman Elvish Norman - MUG

Sgt - Service No 543937

Age: 28

RAF

Son of John and Elizabeth Elvish.
Husband of Vera Elvish, of Pantygasseg, Monmouthshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 229

Source: CWGC.

Atkins Norman Arthur Atkins Norman Arthur - RG

Sgt - Service No 1895451

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Annie Lucy E. Atkins, of South Norwood, Surrey.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 224

Source: CWGC.