Lancaster DS668
Lancaster DS668 115 Squadron

20 June 1943

Lancaster Mk II - DS668 KO-R

Lancaster DS668
T/O East Wretham 2219 - minelating operations at La Palisse in the Gironde area. Shot down on homebound by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Erich Gollasch of the 11./NJG 5., 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. - (last update 30/11/2018).

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 - 7th operation.

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

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

Source: CWGC.

Trott Charles Frank Trott Charles Frank "Frank" - FE

Sgt - Service No

Age: 19 - °1 July 1924 - EVA

12th operation.

More info and photos thanks to Frank's daughter Jackie Trott, thanks.

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

Pitchford C. N. - Nav

P/O - Service No 137108

Age: - Wounded, in hospital - POW No 1664 Luft 3.

RAFVR - 7th operation.

Son of

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

Sheppard Alan Henry Sheppard Alan Henry - WOP

Sgt - Service No

Age: 27 - °4 November 1915 - EVA

- 7th operation.

Lancaster DS668 Photos and documents.

Info and photo via his daughter Valerie Redgate, thanks.

Davidson A. - BA

Sgt - Service No 617634

Age: - Wounded, in hospital -POW No 222587 Stalag 4B

RAF - 7th operation.

Son of

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

Gould R. - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1520035

Age: - POW No 263585

RAFVR - 7th operation.

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 Leonard Francis King Leonard Francis - RG

Sgt - Service No

Age:

- 7th operation.

Son of

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