115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

3/4 April 1941

Wellington Mk IC - R1470 - KO-H

T/O Marham 1847. Target: Warships at Brest, France.

Shot down by a Ju 88c intruder, Lt. Heinz Volker I./NJG 2. Crashed 0120 on marshland at Ongar, Terrington St. Clement, 5 miles W of King's Lynn.

This Wellington was part of a large force of bombers despatched to attack the Scharnhorst ('Salmon') and Gneisenau ('Gluckstein') warships.

It was on this night that 4,000lb bombs were used operationally for the first time when they were dropped on Emden.

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - The Wellington Bomber by Martin W Bowman - No Place for Chivalry by Alastair Goodrum

Thompson Constantinos Marios - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 967101

Age: 26

RAFVR

Son of Demosthenes and Helene Tchaoussoglou (née Kevendjogl), of Fallowfield, Manchester. Husband of Eileen May Thompson.

Manchester Southern Cemetery - Sec. E. Nonconformist. Grave 1535

Source: CWGC -

Chard Humphrey Yule Chard Humphrey Yule - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 904176

Age: 21 - ° 1919 in Chelsea.

RAFVR

Son of Lt.-Col. William Wheaton Chard and Emily Maud Chard, of Brighton, Sussex.

Marham Churchyard, Holy Trinity - Grave 62

He previously attended Yardley Court School and Eastbourne College.

Source: CWGC - photo: www.tonbridgehistory.org.uk

Barnett Stewart Sidney Barnett Stewart Sidney - Observer

P/O - Service No 84726

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Harry and Lily Barnett of Paddington, London.

Marham Churchyard, Holy Trinity - Grave 61

Source: CWGC - photo: www.findagrave.com, added by Richard Gray

Sherman John Stephen Christopher Sherman John Stephen Christopher - W.Op./Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 942020

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Edith Elizabeth Sherman. of Coxtie Green.

Bentley Common Churchyard, St. Paul - Brentwood Brentwood Borough Essex

Source: GWGC - photo: www.findagrave.com, added by buttershap

Keetley Eric

Sgt - Service No 937434

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Joseph Henry and Emily Keetley, of Trowell, Nottinghamshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 46

Source: CWGC

Russel - rear Gnr

Sgt - Service No

Age:

Survived, badly injured and found several hours later. Died later of exposure.

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