115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

29/30 June 1941

Wellington Mk IC - R1509 - KO-P

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.

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

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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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