115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

16/17 November 1940

Wellington Mk IC - T2606 - KO-H

T/O Marham 1907. Target Hamburg, Germany.  Attacked by four ME110's, crash landed at Bircham Newton, Uk.

During the nights of 15/16 and 16/17 November, a total of over 200 aircraft were despatched to Hamburg. (Curiously, in light of subsequent events, these were the second and third consecutive nights that the city had been targeted). One the first night, heavy damage was caused at the Blohm & Voss shipyard and over 60 fires started, but on the next raid, only 60 aircraft were able to find their target. A further 25 found alternatives, but the damage as far less severe.

On this mission 115 Squadron lost also
Wellington Mk Ic R3213 KO-S crashed in Germany, no survivors.
Wellington Mk Ic P9286 KO-K crashed at Winkel, Netherlands, no survivors.
Wellington Mk Ic P9299 flown by P/O Roy crashed at Wittering, Uk, but no injuries to the crew (P9299 moved on 05.12.1940 to Czech OTU and crashed on 6 April 1942)

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Tindall - Pilot

P/O - Service No

Age:

Son of

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

Hartland - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No

Age:

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

Bryant - Observer

F/S - Service No

Age:

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

Howard - W. Op./ Air Gn.

Sgt - Service No

Age:

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

Jervis Frederick Roy - W.OP./Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 936651

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of John William and Mary Ann Jervis, of Barwell.

Hinckley (Barwell) Cemetery - Sec B grave B.141

Source: CWGC

Hinxman - Air Gnr.

P/O - Service No

Age:

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