115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

22/23 May 1944

Lancaster Mk III - ND745 A4-D

T/O Witchford 2259 - target Dortmund, Germany.

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

361 Lancasters and 14 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3, 6 and 8 Groups carried out the first large raid on Dortmund for a year.

The attack fell mainly in the south-eastern districts of Dortmund, mostly in residential areas.

18 Lancasters were lost, 4.8 per cent of the force.

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

Ward John Halliday Ward John Halliday - Pilot

F/O - Service No 126716

Age: 30

RAFVR

Son of Albert Halliday Ward and Hilda Ward.
Husband of Marjorie Eileen Ward, of Thornbury, Bradford, Yorkshire.

Schoonselhof Cemetery Antwerp - grave 4a.E.14

Source: CWGC.

Snowdon John Atherstone Snowdon John Atherstone - FE

P/O - Service No 177959

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Snowdon, of Notting Hill Gate, London.

Schoonselhof Cemetery Antwerp - joint grave 4a.E.12-13

Source: CWGC.

Hedgecock H. E. Hedgecock H. E. - Nav

Sgt - Service No 1394818

Age: - *captured near Brussels May 1944 - POW No 25 Luft 7

RAFVR

Son of

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - *info Conscript Heroes

Gillespie I. M. Gillespie I. M. - WOP

Sgt - Service No 979940

Age: - POW No

RAFVR

Son of

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

Steele P. J. R. Steele P. J. R. - BA

P/O - Service No 418986

Age: - POW No 6290 Luft 3

RAAF

Son of

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

Davies Reginald Ivor Havard Davies Reginald Ivor Havard - MUG

F/O - Service No 156998

Age: 41

RAFVR

Son of John Havard Davies and Maria Davies.

Schoonselhof Cemetery Antwerp - Joint grave 4a.E.12-13

Source: CWGC.

Fullum Walter Joseph - RG

F/S - Service No R189530

Age: 20

RCAF

Son of

Schoonselhof Cemetery Antwerp - grave 4a.E.11

Source: CWGC.