115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

14/15 September 1942

Wellington Mk III - BJ693 KO-J

T/O Marham 1958 - target Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Base received message "Engine trouble, returning to base". Presumed crashed in the North Sea.

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

202 aircraft of 5 types.
The Pathfinder marker was accurate and Wilhelshaven reports its worst raid to date. Housing and city-centre type buildings are listed as being hit hardest. 77 people were killed and more than 50 injured.

2 Wellingtons were the only aircraft lost.

Source: book, The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book by Chris Everitt, Martin Middlebrook.

Boaden Frank Bruce Boaden Frank Bruce - Pilot

P/O - Service No 411852

Age: 24

RNZAF

Son of Richard James Boaden and of Agnes Hood Findlay, of Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 115

Source: CWGC.

Warner Kenneth John Warner Kenneth John - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 413162

Age: 25 - was buried 13 October.

RNZAF

Son of Hugh Douglas and Florence Warner, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Esbjerg (Fourfeld) Cemetery, Denmark - Grave AIII. 9. 13.

Source: CWGC. - 115 Squadron Roll of Honur by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - Photo New Zealand War graves project

Jeffries Frank Gordon Roy Jeffries Frank Gordon Roy - Observer

P/O - Service No 118894

Age: 25

RAFVR

Son of Frank and Florence Rose Jeffries
husband of Edna Agnes Jeffries, of Crayford, Kent.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 70

Source: CWGC.

Sears Frank John Sears Frank John - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1260920

Age: 25 - washed ashore on 12 October.

RAFVR

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Sears
husband of Daisy M. Sears, of Highbury, London.

Kiel War Cemetery, Germany - Grave 4. H. 2.

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

Shepherd Laurence Arthur Shepherd Laurence Arthur - BA

Sgt - Service No 1430261

Age: 20 - washed ashore near Hjerpsted and buried 20 October.

RAFVR

Son of Sidney and Elizabeth L. Shepherd, of Sheffield; nephew and ward of Ethel Shepherd, of Pitsmoor, Sheffield.

Esbjerg (Fourfeld) Cemetery, Denmark - Grave AIII. 9. 18.

Source: CWGC. - 115 Squadron Roll of Honur by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan. - Photo: Air crew remembered

Roberts Herbert Arthur Roberts Herbert Arthur - RG

Sgt - Service No 1336016

Age:

RAFVR

Son of Herbert John and Dorothy Mabel Roberts, of Crowhurst, Surrey.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 92

Source: CWGC.