115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

12/13 June 1941

Wellington Mk IC - R1721 - KO-R

T/O Marham 2342. Target: Hamm, Germany

Crashed 0305 after colliding with trees near the airfield due to engine failure.

This night saw a total of 339 sorties, mainly against railway yards; 91 Hampdens to Soest; 80 Whitleys and 4 Wellingtons to Schwerte; 82 Wellingtons to Hamm; 61 Wellingtons to Osnabrück and 11 Halifaxes and 7 Stirlings to a chemical works at Hüls with the balance of sorties being flown to Rotterdam and Emden.
The first two targets were obscured by cloud and haze but the crews sent to Hamm and Osnabrück reported good bombing.
The 4 Wellingtons despatched to Schwerte were from No 405 (Vancouver) Squadron and were the first operational flights by a Canadian squadron during the offensive.

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - Bomber Command Campaign Diary 1941

Robson - Pilot

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Keating - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Tilson - Observer

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Bennett - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Green - FG

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Aikenhead George Swinton Aikenhead George Swinton - rear Gnr

Sgt - Service No 632038

Age: 27 - Injured, he died of his injuries on 15th June.

RAF

Son of George and Marion Aikenhead.

Marham Churchyard, Holy Trinity - Grave 71

Source: CWGC - 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - photo: www.findagrave.com, Added by: Richard Gray