115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

5/6 October 1944

Lancaster Mk I - PD344 KO-M

T/O Witchford 1715 - target Saarbrucken, Germany. Collided with Lancaster ND904 (former 115 Sdn. KO-M) of 75 New Zealand Sqn. and crashed at Wolfsfeld, Germany. All 14 airmen were killed.

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

531 Lancasters and 20 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3 and 8 Groups.

The first major RAF raid to Saarbr├╝cken since September 1942. The raid was made at the request of the American Third Army which was advancing in this direction; the intention was to cut the railways and block supply routes generally through the town. The bombing was accurate and severe damage was caused in the main town area north of the River Saar, the area through which the main railway lines ran. Damage was particularly severe in the Altstadt and Malstatt districts.

3 Lancasters lost.

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

Henderson Kenneth Michael Henderson Kenneth Michael - Pilot

F/S - Service No 1092311

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 8. G. 4.

Source: CWGC.

Horridge Albert Horridge Albert - FE

Sgt - Service No 2211444

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of Frank and Emily Horridge, of York.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 8. G. 3.

Source: CWGC.

Blockley Maurice William Blockley Maurice William - Nav

F/S - Service No 1582340

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of John Thomas Blockley and Doris Annie Blockley.
Husband of Hylda Dorothea Joan Elizabeth Blockley, of Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 8. G. 6.

Source: CWGC.

Scougall Frank Stuart Burden Scougall Frank Stuart Burden - WOP

F/S - Service No 423485

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Dr. Stuart Seton Hammond Scougall, and Gwenyth Florence Scougall, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - collective grave 8. G. 10-14.

Source: CWGC.

Cuthbert Ross Walter Cuthbert Ross Walter - BA

F/S - Service No 424059

Age: 20

RNZAF

Son of Walter and Nora Cuthbert, of Cambridge, Auckland, New Zealand.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 8. G. 2.

Source: CWGC.

Blake Arthur William Blake Arthur William - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1263138

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Herbert and Minnie Blake, of Maidstone, Kent.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 8. G. 5.

Source: CWGC.

Coe Cecil Robert Coe Cecil Robert - RG

Sgt - Service No 1507583

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave collective grave 8. G. 10-14.

Source: CWGC.