115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

28 October 1944

Lancaster Mk I - NF960 KO-R

T/O Witchford 1305 - target Cologne, Germany.

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

733 aircraft - 28 Lancasters, 286 Halifaxes, 19 Mosquitos, attacked Cologne.

The bombing took place in 2 separate waves and the local report confirms that enormous damage was caused. The districts of Mülheim and Zollstock, north-east and south-west of the centre respectively, became the centre of the 2 raids and were both devastated. Much damage was caused to power-stations, railways and harbour installations on the Rhine.

4 Halifaxes and 3 Lancasters lost.

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

Hynes Brain Maurice Hynes Brain Maurice - Pilot

F/L - Service No 415971

Age: 26

RNZAF

Son of Thomas George Hynes and of Rosita Amelia Romero, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 31. G. 14.

Source: CWGC.

Gooch E. Gooch E. - FE

Sgt - Service No 1862966

Age: - POW No

RAFVR

Son of

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

Wiggin George Harold Wiggin George Harold - Nav

F/S - Service No 1582724

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of James Wiggin, and of Lillie Wiggin, of Oakengates, Shropshire.

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 6. D. 5.

Source: CWGC.

Brennan Arthur Benjamin Brennan Arthur Benjamin - WOP

W/O - Service No 426030

Age: 22

RAAF

Son of William and Johanna Mary Brennan, of East Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 259

Source: CWGC.

Bovill J. Bovill J. - BA

F/S - Service No 428015

Age: - POW No

RAAF

Son of

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

Taylor Percy Weston Taylor Percy Weston - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1084566

Age: 24

RAFVR

Son of Noel W. and Katharine Taylor, of Dyserth, Flintshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 238

Source: CWGC.

Raybould Charles Francis Raybould Charles Francis - RG

Sgt - Service No 2221557

Age: 36

RAFVR

Son of Francis Joseph Raybould, and Ann Elizabeth Raybould, of Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 236

Source: CWGC.