115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

29 October 1942

Wellington Mk III - BJ660 KO-H

T/O Mildenhall 1349 - target Essen, Germany. Cloud cover operation.

Shot down by a fighter and crashed in the North Sea W of Katwijk, Netherlands.

Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III X3540 KO-X, 5 KIA
Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III Z1738 KO-M, 5 KIA

The operation was a failure. These raids were only of nuisance value and losses were always high.

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

7 Mosquitos to Holland and the German Frisian Islands, 6 Wellingtons on 'roving commissions' of the Ruhr. 6 Mosquitos and 1 Wellington bombed various targets.

3 Wellingtons (115 Squadron) and 2 Mosquitos were lost.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary October 1942.

Barker Frederick Barker Frederick - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1049813

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Runnymede Memorial - panel 77

Source: CWGC.

Walker Robert Henry Walker Robert Henry - Observer

Sgt - Service No 1029511

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Robert Henry and Isobel Girdwood Walker, of Sale, Cheshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 95

Source: CWGC.

Wildish James Alfred David Wildish James Alfred David - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1209081

Age: 28

RAFVR

Son of James and Ann Mary Wildish,
husband of Connie Florence Wildish, of Sittingbourne, Kent.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 96

Source: CWGC.

Milner Jack - FG

Sgt - Service No 1264477

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of James John and Florence Milner,
husband of Joan Margaret Milner, of Eltham, London.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 96

Source: CWGC.

Smith Alexander Munro Smith Alexander Munro - RG

Sgt - Service No 1373320

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Alexander Smith, and of Jean Smith, of Larbert, Stirlingshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 93

Source: CWGC.