1940 - 1945
23 February 1941
Wellington Mk IC - R1221 - KO-F
|T/O Marham 0251. Target Hipper Class Cruiser, Brest, France.
29 Wellingtons were despatched to bomb warships, but only eleven aircraft bombed and four aircraft crashed in England on return.
At 0825 hours Sgt Milton piloting "F" for Freddie called for a bearing and this was acknowledged and orders giving to divert to Feldwell but nothing more was heard. Crashed 0830 and burst into flames after flying into a tree at East Winch, 5 miles SE of King's Lynn, Norfolk. The crew were in w/t contact with Marham until moments before the crash.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - The Wellington Bomber by Martin W Bowman
|Milton Edwin Joseph - Pilot
Sgt - Service No742851
Son of Joseph and Mary Elisabeth Townsend Milton, of Brixham.
Brixham Churchyard, St. Mary - Grave 60.
Source: CWGC -
|Thomas David William Montague - 2nd Pilot
Sgt - Service No 903395
Marham Churchyard, Holy Trinity - Grave 60.
|Eades John Henry (Jack) - Observer
Sgt - Service No 754504
Son of Herbert and Amy Jane Eades. of Salisbury.
Marham Churchyard, Holy Trinity - Grave 59
| Kennard Kenneth - W.Op./Air Gn.
Sgt - Service No 9423177
Son of Charles and Lilian Kathleen Kennard, grandson of Mrs. K. F. Monk, of Leicester. Husband of Edna Joyce Kennard, of Leicester; .
Leichester Cemetery, Belgrave - Sec. C. Grave 699.
|Simmonds Thomas Herbert Melvin - W.Op.
Sgt - Service No 553454
Son of Tom and Ada Simmonds, of Hasland.
Hasland Cemetery - Sec. F. Grave 260
|Gray Ronald Henry - Air Gnr.
Sgt - Service No 902902
Son of Henry Stephen and Alma Anna Gray, of Ilfracombe.
Berrynarbor Churchyard, St. Pieter - North of Church