115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

18/19 November 1943

Lancaster Mk II - DS 680 KO-L

T/o Little Snoring 1803 - target: Berlin, Germany. The 'Battle of Berlin' begins. Shot down by Oblt Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin of the II/NJG1 and crashed at Hermeé, Luik, 4 km Nw of Herstal, Belgium.

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

440 Lancasters and 4 Mosquitos were dispatched.

Few German fighters intercepted the force. Berlin was completely cloud-covered and both marking and bombing were carried out blindly; Bomber Command could make no assessment of the results.

9 Lancasters were lost, 2.0 per cent of the force.

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

Peate Raymond Ernest Lee Peate Raymond Ernest Lee - Pilot

P/O - Service No 414425

Age: 20

RAAF

Son of Ernest Roy and Margaret Mary Peate, of North Adelaide, South Australia.

Heverlee War Cemetery - collective grave 5.B.12-15

Source: CWGC - photo and digital record R S L. Virtual War Memorial

Mackay Neil Mackay Neil - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 659021

Age: 25

RAF

Son of Alexander and Adamina Stewart Mackay, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Heverlee War Cemetery - grave 5.B.9

Source: CWGC - Photo via Bram Dermout - www.findagrave.com

Bannister Hugh George Bannister Hugh George - FE

Sgt - Service No 578325

Age: 19

RAF

Son of George and May Florence Bannister; stepson and nephew of Constance Louise Bannister, of Romford, Essex.

Heverlee War Cemetery - grave 5.B.10.

Source: CWGC - photo Memoire 1944

Shaw Noel Reginald Shaw Noel Reginald - Nav

P/O - Service No 160842

Age: 27

RAFVR

Son of Walter and Susan Shaw, of Oldham, Lancashire.

Heverlee War Cemetery - collective grave 5.B.12-15

Source: CWGC - Photo via Bram Dermout - www.findagrave.com

Collenet François Benigne Collenet François Benigne - WOP

F/S - Service No 1286366

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Francois Benigne Collenet and Kate Collenet, of Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.

Heverlee War Cemetery - collective grave 5.B.12-15

Source: CWGC - Photo Lancaster verliezen in België 1941-1945 - Wim Govaerts)

Richardson Murray Lincoln Richardson Murray Lincoln - BA

P/O - Service No J/19279

Age:

RCAF

Son of

Heverlee War Cemetery - grave 5.B.11

Source: CWGC - Photo via Bram Dermout - www.findagrave.com

Anderson Sidney Andrew Anderson Sidney Andrew - MUG

W/O II - Service No R/70849

Age: 23

RCAF

Son of James Anderson, and of Sarah Anderson, of Radville, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Heverlee War Cemetery - grave 5.B.8

Source: CWGC - Photo via Bram Dermout - www.findagrave.com

Sharratt George Vivian Sharratt George Vivian - RG

Sgt - Service No 1234786

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Heverlee War Cemetery - collective grave 5.B.12-15

Source: CWGC - Photo via Bram Dermout - www.findagrave.com