115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

29/30 June 1941

Wellington Mk IC - R1509 - KO-P

Wellington R1509
T/O Marham 2306. Target: Bremen, Germany.

An engine was lost to flak over the target. The aircraft was attacked by a Bf109 wich was shot down. A Bf110 then intercepted the bomber and shot it down in flames. All baled out.
*Claim by Uffz Herbert Ludwig 5/NJG1 - 700m East of Deinstedt SSE Bremervorde (2C): 4,500m at 02:50.
Coned by 1 Res Flakscheinw Abt 258 (Armstrong Deinstedt 02:50).
Ref:-Nachtjagd Combat Archives Part 1 1941 - Theo Boiten

Also Wellington MK II W5459 KO-L, was lost on a mission to Hamburg, Germany. No survivors

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - *info via John Jones, thanks - last update 12/11/2018

McSweyn Allan Fank McSweyn Allan Fank - Pilot

P/O - Service No 402005 - Military Cross - AFC

POW - evaded for three days. Stole a bicycle at a farmhouse and reached a military airfield. He got into the cockpit of a Bf110 but was apprehended while trying to start the engines.
Subsequently he escaped from captivity and got back to the UK.
His escape story Source: conscript-heroes.com/escapelines.  

RAAF

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

Wild S W Wild S W (Bill) - 2nd Pilot

P/O - Service No 86682

POW - was wounded in the thigt. No. 108263 Luft III

RAFVR

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

Hetherington W Hetherington W (Wilf) - Observer

P/O - Service No 89321

POW No. 1383 Luft III

RAFVR

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

Davidson T L Davidson T L (Frank) - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No 916932

POW - No 39175 Luft 6

RAFVR

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

Gibbs E A Gibbs E A (Laddy) - FG

Sgt - Service No 908879

POW - No 39179 Stalag 357

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

Gill James Vivian Gill James (Jimmy) Vivian - RG

Sgt - Service No 759007 - Shot down (probably) a Bf109.

Age: 19 - Was hit in the shoulder and upper body. Landed in a tree, dazed by the shock of his wounds he undid his parachute harnes and fell forty feet breaking his back. He died in a German hospital the following day.

RAFVR

Son of Dennis and Eva Beardsall Gill, of Bawtry, Yorkshire.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 5.

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