115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

28/29 January 1944

Lancaster Mk II - LL649 A4-G

T/O Witchford 0027 - target Berlin, Germany.

Also lost on this mission: Lancaster Mk II DS833 KO-S, 7 KIA

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

Berlin: 677 aircraft - 432 Lancasters, 241 Halifaxes, 4 Mosquitos.

Part of the German fighter force was drawn up by the early diversions and the bomber approach route over Northern Denmark proved too distant for some of the other German fighters. The German controller was, however, able to concentrate his fighters over the target and many aircraft were shot down there.
The cloud over Berlin was broken and some ground-marking was possible but the Bomber Command claim that this was the most concentrated attack of this period is not quite fully confirmed by German records. The western and southern districts were hit but so too were 77 places outside the city. *Damage was inflicted to destroy the houses of 180.000 people.

46 aircraft - 26 Halifaxes, 20 Lancasters - lost, 6.8 per cent of the force.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary January 1944 - *3 Group Bomber Command, Book by Chris Ward.

Tinn Farquhar Gray George Tinn Farquhar Gray George - Pilot

P/O - Service No 156693

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Berlin War Cemetery - collective grave 5.G.30-34.

Source: CWGC.

Roberts Harry Roberts Harry - FE

Sgt - Service No 1106717

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Robert and Agnes Roberts; nephew of Lily Wilson, of Blackpool, Lancashire.

Berlin War Cemetery - collective grave 5.G.30-34.

Source: CWGC.

Prince Allen Leslie Prince Allen Leslie - Nav

P/O - Service No 31459

Age: 28

RAF

Son of Stanley Leonard and Laura Anne Prince.
Husband of Mary Pamela Prince, of Harrogate, Yorkshire.

Berlin War Cemetery - collective grave 5.G.30-34.

Source: CWGC.

Todd Cyril Robert Leslie Todd Cyril Robert Leslie - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1332783

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of George Robert and Florence Eliza Todd, of Great Wakering, Essex.

Berlin War Cemetery - collective grave 5.G.30-34.

Source: CWGC.

Adamson G. R. Adamson G. R. - BA

Sgt - Service No 1576387

Age: - POW No 39977 Luft 3.

RAFVR

Son of

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

Copping Peter Copping Peter - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1335846

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of George Douglas and Hilda Mary Copping, of Beckenham, Kent.

Berlin War Cemetery - grave 5.G.29.

Source: CWGC.

Chaulk Artillus Chaulk Artillus "Ted"- RG

P/O - Service No 162870

Age: - °8 November 1920*

RAFVR - Canadian

Son of Charles and Sophia Chaulk*, of Charlottetown, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland

Berlin War Cemetery - collective grave 5.G.30-34.

Source: CWGC and *Megan Simmonds (great great nice) - photo Canadian Vertual War Memorial