115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

20 June 1943

Lancaster Mk II - DS652 KO-B

T/O East Wretham 2219 - minelating operations in the Gironde area. Homebound shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Ingrandes-sur-Loire, 34 km E of Angers, France.

The crew was forced to abondon, F/O Brown baled out but fell into the Loire and drowned.

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

4 Mosquitos to Berlin and 1 to Düsseldorf, 15 aircraft minelaying off La Pallice and in the River Gironde. 3 OTU sorties. No losses. (?)

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

Brown Derek Frank Paston Brown Derek Frank Paston - Pilot

F/O - Service No 124415

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Paston Charles and Florence May Brown, of Crowcombe, Somerset.

Ingrandes-sur-Loire Communal Cemetery, Departement Main-et-Loire, France.

Source: CWGC.

Trott C. Trott C. - FE

Sgt - Service No

Age: - EVA

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

Pitchford C. N. Pitchford C. N. - Nav

P/O - Service No 137108

Age: - POW No 1664 Luft 3.

RAFVR

Son of

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

Sheppard A. Sheppard A. - WOP

Sgt - Service No

Age: - EVA

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

Davidson A. Davidson A. - BA

Sgt - Service No 617634

Age: - POW No 222587 Stalag 4B

RAF

Son of

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

Gould R. Gould R. - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1520035

Age: - POW No 263585

RAFVR

Son of

? (158 Sqn. Halifax LW298 - 3/4 November 1943 - Air/Gnr. Sgt Richard John Gould 1520035 RAFVR POW No 263585 Stalag VI-B Mulhberg (Elbe). Source: Aircrew remembered)

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

King L. King L. - RG

Sgt - Service No

Age:

Son of

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