115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

29/30 June 1941

Wellington Mk II - W5459 - KO-L

T/O 2314. Target: Hamburg, Germany.

One of four modified Wellington's to carry a 4000lb bomb (blockbuster bomb or cookie.) Shot down by night fighter Hptm Walter Ehle, II./NJG1. Crashed at Altenwarder, 3,5 km. SW of Hamburg.

Also Wellington MK IC R1509 KO-P, was lost on a mission to Bremen, Germany. 5 POW, 1 escaped.

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

Bailey Jack Alexander James - Pilot

F/Lt - Service No 86371 - DFC

Age: 23

RAF

Son of Harry Alexander Bailey and Ethel Constance Bailey, of Manchester.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 11.

Source: CWGC

Tetlow George Walter - 2nd Pilot

P/O - Service No 60757

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of Rupert and Winifred Tetlow, of Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 10.

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

Purser John Henry - Observer

P/O - Service No J/2832

Age: 21

RCAF

Son of John Frederick and Daisy Purser.
Husband of Margaret Laird Purser, of London, Ontario, Canada.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 8.

Source: CWGC

Panes Elton Talbot - W.Op./Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 975770

Age:

RAFVR

Son of Reginald Ballie Panes and Alice Florence Panes, of Long Ashton, Somerset.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 7.

Source: CWGC

Nichols Frederick Robert - W.Op./Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 975787

Age: 30

RAFVR

Son of Frederic Claude and Cleva Nichols, of Southbourne, Bournemouth, Hampshire.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 6.

Source: CWGC

Gray Raymond Marshall - RG

F/Sgt - Service No 808255- DFM

Age:

RAF - (Auxiliary Air Force)

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 9.

Source: CWGC