115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

20/21 October 1943

Lancaster Mk II - DS725 KO-F

T/O little Snoring 1717 - target Leipzig, Germany. Believed to have come down at Engersen, 12 Km ESE of Klotze.

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

358 Lancasters of 1, 5, 6 and No 8 Groups.

This was the first serious attack on this distant German city. Weather conditions were very difficult - Bomber Command records describe them as 'appalling' - and the bombing was very scattered.

16 Lancasters lost, 4.5 per cent of the force.

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

Anderson John Thomas Anderson John Thomas - Pilot

F/L - Service No 127890

Age: 26

RAFVR

Son of Thomas Anderson, and of Agnes Anderson, of Shield Row, Stanley, Co. Durham.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - grave 9. E. 10.

Source: CWGC

Clements Ronald Cyril Saville Clements Ronald Cyril Saville "Ron"- 2nd Pilot

F/O - Service No 134106

Age: 27 - °1916

RAFVR

Son of Frank and Olive Clements.
Husband of Gertrude Muriel Kelly, of Sale, Cheshire x16 June 1983. Sister lived at The Avenue, Sale.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - grave 9. E. 11.

Source: CWGC.

Batten Gilbert Herbert McDonald Batten Gilbert Herbert McDonald - FE

Sgt - Service No 621459

Age: - °1919, Thanet, Surrey.

RAF

Son of Gilbert Batten, °January 1897, Bareneed, New foundland (+1985), Ipswich and Jessie Winifred Palmer, °1899, Islington, London.
Brother to Harold Roystan, +11th November 1943, age: 21 - Sgt - Serv. No 1333486 RAFVR 161 Squadron.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - grave 9. E. 5.

Source: CWGC - more info Ipswich War Memorial

Horn Derrick Leslie Walter Horn Derrick Leslie Walter - Nav

F/S - Service No 1387726

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Walter and Elsie May Horn, of Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - joint grave 9. E. 7-8.

Source: CWGC.

Boston Douglas James Boston Douglas James - WOP

F/O - Service No 132413

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Arthur Henry Eaton Boston, and of Florence Elizabeth Boston, of Greenford, Middlesex.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - grave 9. E. 9.

Source: CWGC.

Andrews Frank George Andrews Frank George - BA

F/O - Service No 134073

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Albert George and Louisa Marion Andrews, of Moordown, Bournemouth, Hampshire.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - grave 9. E. 4.

Source: CWGC.

Gibbs Ernest Alfred Gibbs Ernest Alfred - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1577754

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of William Thomas Gibbs and Maud Gibbs, of Winson Green, Birmingham.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - grave 9. E. 6.

Source: CWGC.

Cowie Frank Norman Simpson Cowie Frank Norman Simpson - RG

F/S - Service No 1252153

Age: 24

RAFVR

Son of William Anson Cowie and Ida Isobel Cowie.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - joint grave 9. E. 7-8.

Source: CWGC.