115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

17 September 1944

Lancaster Mk III - LM693 KO-T

T/O Witchford 2128 - target flak batteries at Moerdijk in support of operation "Market Garden". Mid air collision with Lancaster LM169 of 90Sqn (Pilot P. W. Tooley) and crashed at Strijen - Maria Polder. Crew baled out too low to employ parachutes. Crew on 29th operation.

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

54 Lancaster's

LM693 Crew taken on the afternoon of the operation - just hours before they were sadly lost.

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Aircrew Remembered.

Bickford Peter William Bickford Peter William - Pilot

F/L - Service No J25920

Age: 24 - °16 July 1920.

RVAF - USA

Son of William Colston Spence Bickford and Elsie Chapman.
Brother of Barrie Spence °6 November , 1925, and Barbara °20 November, 1929.

Strijen Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 5.

Source: CWGC - photo Aircrew Remembered - info Vuren 1944

Dooley Peter Lawrence Dooley Peter Lawrence - FE

P/O - Service No 189628

Age: 19

RAFVR

Son of Albert Dooley and Frances Sybil Wass (Frankie) McKiernan, of Stoneleigh, Epsom, Surrey.

Strijen Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 8.

Source: CWGC - photo Aircrew Remembered

Johnston Arnold Ney Johnston Arnold Ney - Nav

F/O - Service No J28771

Age: 28 - °16 May 1916.

RCAF

Son of John Alexander (Alex) Johnston °1882 +1967 and Edith (May) Ferguson °1888 +1975 from Cartwright, Ontario.
Brother of Ferga °1914, and Keith °1920.

Strijen Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 6.

Source: CWGC - photo Aircrew Remembered - info Vuren 1944

Butters Uriah Bernard Butters Uriah Bernard - WOP

F/S - Service No 1622660

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of William Bernard Butters and Emily Horton Clark, of Hull.

Strijen Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 4.

Source: CWGC.

Scanlan Wilfred George Scanlan Wilfred George - BA

F/O - Service No J25351

Age: 22

RCAF

Son of John Joseph Scanlan °1888 +1964 and Bridget Ethel Herlehey °1891 +1974 of Westport, Ontario.
Brother of Mary, Cecile, Terance, John, Joseph, James, Gerald, Kevin and Eugene.

Strijen Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 7.

Source: CWGC - Photo Canadian Virtual War Memorial - info Vuren 1944

Dawson Douglas Dawson Douglas - MUG

P/O - Service No J90321

Age: 19 - °Cookstown

RCAF

Son of Thomas James Dowson and Isabel Caroline Forbes, of Cookstown, Ontario.
Douglas had three brothers, Gordon °1922, Grant °1929, and Alan °1935).

Strijen Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 2.

Source: CWGC - photo and info Vuren 1944

Flood Donald George Flood Donald George - RG

P/O - Service No J90719 (R205815)

Age: 20 - °4 April, 1924.

RCAF

Son of George Flood (1895-1988) and Lila Katherine Reed (1897-1985), of Oakville, Ontario.
One brother, William Northcutt Flood °1931 +1984, and one sister, Catherine °1916.

Strijen Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 3.

Source: CWGC - photo and info Vuren 1944