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 - Pilot
F/L - Service No 39003 - MBE - more info on Royal Air Force Commands
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 - 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.
|Smith Albert - Nav
F/O - Service No 132712
Queensbury and Shelf (Queensbury) Cemetery, Yorks. - Sec. A. Grave 20.
|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.
|Puch Harold Edward George - BA
F/S - Service No 658462
Son of Harold Bridger Pugh and Elsie Pugh.
Hindringham (St. Martin) Churchyard, Norfolk - grave 95.
|Langridge Alfred Frank - MUG
Sgt - Service No 1812710
Son of - Husband of Agnes May Langridge, of South Croydon.
Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery - Plot P.P. Grave 40031.
|Bennis Henry - RG
W/O II - Service No R178351
Son of Jacob Bennis and of Nellie Overkleeft, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
Cambridge City Cemetery - grave 14161.