115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

12/13 June 1943

Lancaster Mk II - DS652 KO-B

T/O East Wretham 0002 - Target Bochum, Germany. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed in the Waddenzee 15 km NE of Den Oever, Netherlands, at 0211.

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

503 aircraft - 323 Lancasters, 167 Halifaxes, 11 Mosquitos to Bochum. 

This raid took place over a completely cloud-covered target but accurate Oboe skymarking enabled the all Lancaster/Halifax Main Force to cause severe damage to the centre of Bochum. 

14 Lancasters and 10 Halifaxes lost, 4.8 per cent of the force.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary June 1943.

Ruff Ian Richard Victor Ruff Ian Richard Victor - Pilot

F/S - Service No 411046

Age: 27 - washed ashore 23 June 1943.

RNZAF

Son of Alfred Whitman Ruff and Annie Ruff, of Opotiki, Auckland, New Zealand.

Nes (Ameland) General Cemetery - Plot D. Row 13. Grave 9.

Source: CWGC - photo WikiTree

Mustchin John Frederick Mustchin John Frederick - FE

Sgt - Service No 578264

Age: 19

RAF

Son of Mrs. E. Mustchin, of Worthing, Sussex.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 160

Source: CWGC.

Procter Norman William Procter Norman William - Nav

Sgt - Service No 1320356

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of William J. and Alice P. Procter, of Hendon, Middlesex.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 162

Source: CWGC.

Glendinning John Renwick Glendinning John Renwick - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1367274

Age: 23 - washed ashore 24 June 1943.

RAFVR

Son of Walter and and Margaret Glendinning, of Hawick, Roxburghshire.

Nes (Ameland) General Cemetery - Plot D. Row 13. Grave 10.

Source: CWGC.

Deck Paul Dalralph Deck Paul Dalralph - BA

Sgt - Service No 1394588

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Edward Dalralph Deck and Rose Ethel Taylor, of Ipswich, Suffolk

Runnymede Memorial - panel 147

Source: CWGC.

Rush Arthur Anthony Rush Arthur Anthony - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1697335

Age: 30

RAFVR

Son of Arthur and Jessie Rush, of Prescot, Lancashire.
Husband of Cynthia Margaret Rush, of Prescott.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 163

Source: CWGC.

Cuffey Frederick Cuffey Frederick - RG

F/S - Service No 1386752

Age: 21 - washed ashore 26 June 1943.

RAFVR

Son of Jonathan Charles and Annie Celia Cuffey, of Tottenham, Middlesex.

Makkum Protestant Churchyard - Row M. Grave 42.
His brother Jonathan "John" died on 26 June 1944, age 23, Service no 1896078, RAF 10 squadron on Halifax LV870, buried at Perles Churchyard, Aisne, France.

Source: CWGC.