115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

27/28 August 1943

Lancaster Mk II - DS659 KO-T

T/O little Snoring 2143 - target Nuremberg, Germany. Shot down by a Me190 and crashed in the target area.

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

674 aircraft - 349 Lancasters, 221 Halifaxes, 104 Stirlings - to Nuremburg.

The marking for this raid was based mainly on H2S.
47 of the Pathfinder H2S aircraft were ordered to check their equipment by dropping a 1,000-lb bomb on Heilbronn while flying to Nuremberg.
28 Pathfinder aircraft were able to carry out this order. Nuremberg was found to be free of cloud but it was very dark. The initial Pathfinder markers were accurate but a creepback quickly developed which could not be stopped because so many Pathfinder aircraft had difficulties with their H2S sets. The Master Bomber could do little to persuade the Main Force to move their bombing forward; only a quarter of the crews could hear his broadcasts.

33 aircraft - 11 of each type on the raid - lost, 4.9 per cent of the force.

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

Mott Guy Leslie Mott Guy Leslie - Pilot

F/L - Service No 88428

Age: 24

RAFRV

Son of Percy Leslie and Marie Agatha Mott.
Husband of Marguerite Frances Mott.

Durnbach War Cemetery - grave 11. J. 28.

Source: CWGC.

Carpenter L. Carpenter L. - FE

Sgt - Service No 529844

Age: - POW No 222578 Luft 3

RAF

Son of

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

Boggild, Carl Clifford Bøggild, Carl Clifford - Nav

P/O - Service No J22440

Age: 20 - °22 November 1922, Randers, Denmark. - POW No 1635 Luft 3

RCAF

Son of Hans and Esther Bøggild (nee Fjerdingstad).

Source: more info Danish WW2 pilots

Kemm Jack Kemm Jack - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1315685

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of Tom and Florence Kemm, of Salisbury.

Durnbach War Cemetery - grave 11. J. 27.

Source: CWGC.

Blades W. Blades W. - BA

F/O - Service No 134696

Age: - POW No 2352 Luft 3

RAFVR

Son of

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

Buckak T. Buckak T. - MUG

Sgt - Service No R1788563

Age: - POW No 222806 Stalag 4B

RCAF

Son of

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

O'Neill P. O'Neill P. - RG

Sgt - Service No R1788563

Age: - POW No 222625 Stalag 4B

RCAF

Son of

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