115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

13/14 February 1943

Wellington Mk III - BK166 KO-C

T/O East Wretham 1726 - target Lorient.

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

466 aircraft - 164 Lancasters, 140 Wellingtons, 96 Halifaxes, 66 Stirlings - carried out Bomber Command's heaviest attack on Lorient during the war. The ordinary squadrons of Bomber Command, not reinforced for a 1,000-bomber type raid, dropped more than 1,000 tons of bombs on a target for the first time. The raid was carried out in clear visibility and considerable further damage was caused to the already battered town of Lorient.

7 aircraft - 3 Wellingtons, 2 Lancasters, 1 Halifax, 1 Stirling - were lost, 1.5 per cent of the force.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary February 1943.

Rait Thomas Gilmour Rait Thomas Gilmour - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1341342

Age:

RAFVR

Son of George Walker Rait and Edith Irvine Rait, of St. Pancras, London.

Guidel Communal Cemetery, Departement Morbihan, France - grave 5.10.

Source: CWGC.

Rose Desmond James Rose Desmond James - Observer

P/O - Service No 124400

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of James Leo and Winifred Edith Rose, of Branksome, Dorsetshire.

Guidel Communal Cemetery, Departement Morbihan, France - grave 5.9.

Source: CWGC.

Hooper L. Hooper L. - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1312120

Age: - POW No 1152 Stalag 357

RAFVR

Son of

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

Currie William Matthew Currie William Matthew - BA

F/O - Service No J22532

Age: 24

RCAF

Son of Matthew and Agnes Currie, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Guidel Communal Cemetery, Departement Morbihan, France - grave 5.8.

Source: CWGC.

Gray Sidney John Gray Sidney John - RG

Sgt - Service No 1263851

Age: 32

RAFVR

Son of William Henry and Amelia Gray, of Walthamstow, Essex.
Husband of Ann Lilian Gray, of Walthamstow.

Guidel Communal Cemetery, Departement Morbihan, France - grave 5.7.

Source: CWGC.