Lancaster DS667
Lancaster DS667 115 Squadron

2/3 January 1944

Lancaster Mk II - DS667 KO-G

Lancaster DS667
T/O Witchford 0030 - target Berlin, Germany.

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

383 aircraft - 362 Lancasters, 12 Mosquitos, 9 Halifaxes - return to Berlin.

German fighter controllers followed the bombers all the way to the target. Night fighters were sent to a radio beacon between Hannover and Bremen but these fighters missed the bomber stream and did not come into action until they were directed to Berlin. Most of the bomber casualties were in the Berlin area.

27 Lancasters were lost, 10 per cent of the force. The casualties included 10 Pathfinder aircraft; No 156 Squadron, from Warboys, lost 5 of its 14 aircraft taking part in the raid.

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

Hayes Robert Jeffrey Hayes Robert Jeffrey "Bob" - Pilot

F/S - Service No 1431388

Age: 22 - died of wounds on 26 Janaury 1944.

RAFVR

Son of Herbert Ridley Hayes and Mabel Catherine Hayes, of Handsworth, Birmingham.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - 6. K. 20.

Source: CWGC.

Weatherston J Weatherston J. - FE

Sgt - Service No 1567742

Age: - POW No Dulag Luft

RAFVR

Son of

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

Booth M. A Booth M. A. - Nav

Sgt - Service No 1606090

Age: - POW No 269829 Stalag 4B

RAFVR

Son of

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

Wardale F. Wardale F. - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1337743

Age: - POW No 269890 Luft 3

RAFVR

Son of

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

Bridgeman E. F Bridgeman E. F. - BA

F/O - Service No J23583

Age: - POW No 2985 Luft 4

RCAF

Son of

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

Pearson F Pearson F. - MUG

Sgt - Service No

Age: - POW No - repatriated

Son of

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

Dodds J. R Dodds J. R. - RG

Sgt - Service No

Age: - POW No repatriated

Son of

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