115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

19 March 1940

Wellington Mk IA - N2987 - KO-O

T/o Marham 11u.00 - Ferry flight to Vickers Weybridge. While flying in turbulences, aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located near Wyton, Huntingdonshire.
Three crew were killed and three others seriously injured. Three weeks later, on 14 APR 1940, one of the survivor died of his severe injuries. Crew was flying to Weybridge so the aircraft could follow a modification program by Vickers Armstrong facilities.
Lynch Desmond Hugh - groundcrew

Aircraftman 1st Class - Service No 644738

Age: 20

Royal Air force

Desmond was born 12 November 1919 son of Michael and Amelia nee Colegate of 39 Hunters Road Croydon. After leaving Selhurst he joined the LPTB. He served in the TA (4 Queens) and then volunteered for the RAF in May 1939 and joined 115 Squadron.
Desmond was Killed in a plane crash near Ely on 20 March 1940. He was brought back to Croydon and was buried in the family grave in Mitcham Road cemetery.

Croydon Cemetery - Mitcham Road - Plot R.R. Grave 35056

Source http://www.theoldcroydonians.org.uk/

Rose George Thomas - AG

Aircraftman 2nd Class - Service No 630965

Age:

Royal Air force

Son of George and May Louise Rose, of Deal.

Deal Cemetery - Plot C. Block 8. Grave 4718

Source GWGC

Fanshawe Basil Verney - 2nd Pilot

F/O - Service No 39311

Age : 28

Royal Air force

Son of the Revd. Canon Gerald Charles Fanshawe and Morforwyn Fanshawe, of Chelsea, London. M.A.

Winchester Cemetery - Magdalen Hill - Row E. 3. Grave 42. (St. Morris Plot).

Source GWGC

Statham B. - Pilot

F/O - Service No 552111

Age:

Royal Air force

Additional information: injured

Sinclair -

Sgt - Service No

Age:

Royal Air force

Additional information: injured

Carter George Walter Dennis - Leading Aircraftsman

Service No 568628

Age: 20

Royal Air force

died on 14 April 1940 of his injuries.

Son of George Robert and May Carter, of Twickenham, Middlesex.

Marham Churchyard - Holy Trinity - grave 45.

Source GWGC