115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

29/30 June 1942

Wellington Mk III - BJ796 - KO-H

T/O Marham 2325. Target Bremen, Germany. (4000lb High Capacity Bomb).

Ditched 40 miles E of Lowestoft, Suffolk. F/S Linwood drowned, it was his first operational flight with the Squadron. The survivors were picked up by ASRS - Air Sea Rescue Services.

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

253 aircraft - 108 Wellingtons, 64 Lancasters, 47 Stirlings, 34 Halifaxes - dispatched, the first time that 4-engined bombers provided more than half of the force on a major raid.

The Bremen report shows that 48 houses were destroyed and 934 damaged, mostly lightly. Extensive damage occured in 5 important war industries, including the Focke-Wulf factory and the A.G. Weser U-boat construction yard, and at the local gasworks, a museum and a merchant-navy college. Most of this damage was caused by fire.

11 aircraft - 4 Stirlings, 4 Wellingtons, 3 Halifaxes - were lost.

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

Stanford K. J. Stanford K. J. - Pilot

P/O - Service No - DFM.

RNZAF

Son of

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

Darlington L. F. G. Darlington L. F. G. - Observer

Sgt - Service No

RAFVR

Son of

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

Cooper F. Cooper F. - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No

RAFVR

Son of

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

Linwood William Linwood William - W.Op.

F/S - Service No R/62095

Age: 20 - °January 13, 1922 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

RCAF

Son of Alexander and Helen (nee Kerr) Linwood, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Brother of Alan and Marjorie.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 105

Source: CWGC - Canadian Virtual War Memorial

McIver D. McIver D. - FG

Sgt - Service No R/

RCAF

Son of

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

Gardiner D. Gardiner D. - RG

Sgt - Service No

RAFVR

Son of

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