115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

16/17 August 1943

Lancaster Mk II - DS684 KO-M

T/O little Snoring 2025 - target Turin, northern Italy. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed at Alencon, France.

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

154 aircraft of 3 and No 8 Groups - 103 Stirlings, 37 Halifaxes, 14 Lancasters to Turin.

This raid concluded the Bomber Command attacks on Italian cities which had commenced in June 1940.

4 aircraft - 2 Halifaxes, 1 Lancaster, 1 Stirling - lost.

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

Watson John Russell Watson John Russell - Pilot

S/L - Service No 29029

Age:

RAF

Son of

Le Mans West Cemetery, Departement Sarthe, France - Plot 38. 1939-45 Row A. Grave 6.

Source: CWGC

Heyes Adrian Bernard Heyes Adrian Bernard - FE

Sgt - Service No 577141

Age: 19

RAF

Son of Wilfred John and Dagmar Heyes, of Stechford, Birmingham.

Le Mans West Cemetery, Departement Sarthe, France - Plot 38. 1939-45 Row A. Grave 4.

Source: CWGC.

Crawshaw Robert Asworth Crawshaw Robert Asworth - Nav

F/S - Service No 417270

Age: 29

RNZAF

Son of Ashworth Holmes Crawshaw and Viola Augustina Crawshaw, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Brother of Shirley Margaret Fraser +1990; Florence Martha Crawshaw +1989 en Ivan David Crawshaw +1995.

Le Mans West Cemetery, Departement Sarthe, France - Plot 38. 1939-45 Row A. Grave 8.

Source: CWGC - more info Geni com - Gail Ann Stapleton

Pettet Walter Bell Pettet Walter Bell - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1083351

Age: 31

RAFVR

Son of Cornelius and Margaret Ochiltree Stirling Pettet, of Edinburgh.
Husband of Jane Buist Pettet, of Edinburgh.

Le Mans West Cemetery, Departement Sarthe, France - Plot 38. 1939-45 Row A. Grave 5.

Source: CWGC.

Brook Charles Edward Brook Charles Edward - BA

Sgt - Service No 1549548

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Charles Edward and Annie Brook, of Boldon Colliery, Co. Durham.

Le Mans West Cemetery, Departement Sarthe, France - Plot 38. 1939-45 Row A. Grave 7.

Source: CWGC.

Clifford Richard Clifford Richard - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1272678

Age: 27

RAFVR

Son of Albert George and Kate Clifford.

Le Mans West Cemetery, Departement Sarthe, France - Plot 38. 1939-45 Row A. Grave 3.

Source: CWGC.

Eastwood Stanley Eastwood Stanley - RG

Sgt - Service No 1301034

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Le Mans West Cemetery, Departement Sarthe, France -Plot 38. 1939-45 Row A. Grave 2.

Source: CWGC.