115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

26 June 1943

Lancaster Mk II - DS663 KO-C

T/O East Wretham 2250 - minelying operations in the Lorient area. Crashed at Vern d'Anjou. All crew buried in Collective Grave.

Also lost on this mission: Lancaster Mk II DS666 KO-J, 7 KIA

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

33 aircraft were sent minelaying in the Frisians and off French ports. 1 Lancaster lost.

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

Whitehead Frederick Alan Whitehead Frederick Alan - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1317727

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of Fred and Florence A. Whitehead, of Southsea, Hampshire.

Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Departement Loire Atlantique, France - Plot L. Row C. collective grave 2-6.

Source: CWGC.

Price Leslie Frederick Price Leslie Frederick - FE

Sgt - Service No 1454385

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Departement Loire Atlantique, France - Plot L. Row C. collective grave 2-6.

Source: CWGC.

Glover Patrick Edward Glover Patrick Edward (Paddy) - Nav

Sgt - Service No 1321791

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Eric Arthur and Sarah Frances Glover, of Purley, Surrey.

Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Departement Loire Atlantique, France - Plot L. Row C. collective grave 2-6.

Source: CWGC - photo Aircrew Remembered courtesy Chris Sibbald.

Richardson Eric Ryder Richardson Eric Ryder - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1387194

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of William Dormer Richardson and Lizzie Richardson, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Departement Loire Atlantique, France - Plot L. Row C. collective grave 2-6.

Source: CWGC.

Parry Frederick Parry Frederick - BA

F/O - Service No 131560

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Departement Loire Atlantique, France - Plot L. Row C. collective grave 2-6.

Source: CWGC.

Baker Edward Gordon Baker Edward Gordon - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1177976

Age: 26

RAFVR

Husband of Frances Mary Baker, of Crayford, Kent.

Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Departement Loire Atlantique, France - Plot L. Row C. collective grave 2-6.

Source: CWGC.

McGowan William LcIlwee McGowan William McIlwee - RG

Sgt - Service No 1551754

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of Charles and Jane McGowan, of Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire.

Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Departement Loire Atlantique, France - Plot L. Row C. collective grave 2-6.

Source: CWGC.