115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

18/19 April 1944

Lancaster Mk II - LL867 A4-J

T/O Witchford 2243 - target Rouen, France. Shot down by an intruder (Wolfgang Wenning, Messerschmitt Me 410?) at 0348 hours close to base.

Also shot down by an intruder: Lancaster Mk II LL667 KO-R, 7 KIA

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

273 Lancasters (26 a/c 115 Squadron) and 16 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3 and 8 Groups to Rouen.

Bomber Command claimed a concentrated attack on the railway yards, with much destruction.

No aircraft lost.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary April 1944.

Eddy Charly Eddy Charly - Pilot

F/L - Service No 39003 - MBE - more info on Royal Air Force Commands

Age: 29

RNZAF - 11th operation

Son of Matthew Ernest and Isabella Eddy, of Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

Cambridge City Cemetery - grave 13761

Source: CWGC - photo Auckland War Memorial Museum

Murphy William Leslie Murphy William Leslie - FE

Sgt - Service No 2206546



Son of William and Annie Murphy, of Liverpool.

Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery, Lancs. - Sec. C. C. of E. Grave 1359.

Source: CWGC.

Smith Albert Smith Albert - Nav

F/O - Service No 132712



Son of

Queensbury and Shelf (Queensbury) Cemetery, Yorks. - Sec. A. Grave 20.

Source: CWGC.

Maddox Peter John Edward Maddox Peter John Edward - WOP

F/S - Service No 1334594

Age: 22 - °1921, Forden, Montgomeryshire.


Son of Herbert William Maddox and Mary Morgan, of Cowes.

Cowes (Northwood) Cemetery, Isle of Wight - Cons. Sec. Grave 9504.

Source: CWGC.

Puch Harold Edward George Puch Harold Edward George - BA

F/S - Service No 658462

Age: 24


Son of Harold Bridger Pugh and Elsie Pugh.
Husband of Olive Edna Pugh, of Hindringham.

Hindringham (St. Martin) Churchyard, Norfolk - grave 95.

Source: CWGC.

Langridge Alfred Frank Langridge Alfred Frank - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1812710

Age: 32


Son of - Husband of Agnes May Langridge, of South Croydon.

Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery - Plot P.P. Grave 40031.

Source: CWGC.

Bennis Henry Bennis Henry - RG

W/O II - Service No R178351

Age: 22


Son of Jacob Bennis and of Nellie Overkleeft, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
Sister Nel + March 2005, Medicine Hat General Hospital, age 85.

Cambridge City Cemetery - grave 14161.

Source: CWGC.