26/27 July 1942
Wellington Mk III - BJ615 - KO-G
|T/O Marham 2253. Target Hamburg, Germany. Shot down by Hptm Helmut Lent, IINJG1, crashed into the sea near the target at 0239.
Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III BJ670 KO-K - 2 KIA, 3 POW.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
403 aircraft - 181 Wellingtons, 77 Lancasters, 73 Halifaxes, 39 Stirlings, 33 Hampdens dispatched in what was probably a full 'maximum effort' for the regular Bomber Command squadrons.
Crews encountered a mixture of cloud and icing at some places on the route but clear weather at the target. Good bombing results were claimed. Hamburg reports show that severe and widespread damage was caused, mostly in housing and semi-commercial districts rather than in the docks and industrial areas.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary July 1942.
|Dixon-Wright Frank William - Pilot - Wing Comm.
W/C - Service No 32123 - DFC
Son of Henry and Louise Dixon-Wright.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 64
Source: CWGC - www.tolliss.com/webtrees/family
|Stock John Frederick - 2nd Pilot
F/O - Service No 101082
Son of Frederick Henry and Dorothy Mary Stock, of Trewarmett, Cornwall.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 67
|Kostyshyn William Martin - Observer
F/S - Service No R/75325
Son of John and Mary Kostyshyn, of Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 105
Source: CWGC - Photo: canadian-virtual-war-memorial – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
| Whittaker George - W.Op.
P/O - Service No 48422 - DFM.
Son of Joseph Whittaker, and of Sarah Whittaker, of Carlisle.
Hamburg (Ohlsdorf ) Cemetery - 6A. E. 6
| Ollar Alexander Johnston Stewart - FG
P/O - Service No 120067 - DFM (Gazetted 28 April 1942, page 1862).
Age: 31 - *Born in Calcutta in 1910, enlisted in 1939 as Observer but became an Air Gunner.
RAFVR - *Enlisted in 1939 as Observer but became an Air Gunner.
Son of Stewart Ollar and of Ethel Gertrude Ollar (nee Sherwood).
Runnymede Memorial - panel 71
Source: CWGC - *photo and info thanks to Ken Delve
thanks to Ken Delve
| Newbound Fred - RG
Sgt - Service No 1308926
Son of Richard and Mary Ann Newbound, of Harehills, Yorkshire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 90