115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

14/15 November 1940

Wellington Mk IC - T2509 - KO-W

T/O Marham 1850 - target Schlesischer Station, Berlin, Germany. Now known as the Ostbahnhof.
Hit by flak over Hamburg on the return journey and ditched in the North Sea.

12 Wellingtons attacked the Station. Incendiaries were seen to burst in and around the station and marshalling yards, with 12 explosions alongside a train. 3 large explosions caused red fires which in turn caused green explosions. 3 fires on the S.W. edge of the target were seen for 20 minutes by circling aircraft.

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - Coventry: November 14, 1940 by Frederick Taylor

Morson Harry Jenson Morson Harry Jenson - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 754197 - Awarded DFM on 17 December 1940

Rescued

RAFVR

He was badly burned on 22 May 1943 in the force landing with Typhoon IB - EK216 - 18 MU, and became one of Sir Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pigs', receiving an honourable discharge in 1944 on medical grounds. He died in 1987. Source www.rafcommands.com/

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

Dean Edgar Albert Dean Edgar Albert - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 754574

Age: 25 - Drowned

RAFVR

Son of Albert Dean, and of Ada Dean, of Thatcham, Berkshire.

Runnemede Memorial - panel 13

Source CWGC

Bury F. G. Bury F. G. - Observer

Sgt - Service No

Rescued

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

Cleverley Desmond Hubert Howard Cleverley Desmond Hubert Howard - W.Op./Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 644695 - Awarded DFM

Believed to survived the war.

RAF

7058 THE LONDON GAZETTE, 17 DECEMBER, 1940

644695, Sergeant Desmond Hubert Howard Cleverley, No. 115 Squadron.
In November, 1940, Sergeant Morson was the captain and Sergeant Gleverley the wireless operator of an aircraft which successfully attacked a target in the vicinity of Berlin.
On the return journey, intense anti-aircraft fire was encountered over Hamburg which caused damage to the aircraft and set the starboard engine on fire.
In spite of this, Sergeant Morson set a direct course for base, which necessitated flying across the Heligoland Bight and, although many difficulties were overcome, he was unable to maintain height and was finally forced down into the sea.
With great skill and devotion to duty Sergeant Cleverley maintained full wireless communication, keeping his base constantly informed of the position.
He was undoubtedly responsible for the successful rescue action, which was subsequently taken.
Sergeant Morson has completed 13 and Sergeant Cleverley 23 successful operational flights and both have displayed great skill, courage and determination.

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

Iles R. G. Iles R. G. - W.Op/Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No

Age:

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

Marshall J. Marshall J. - Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No

Age:

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