115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

22/23 November 1942

Wellington Mk III - BK206 KO-R

T/O East Wretham 1840 - target Stuttgard, Germany. Crashed at Chalandry (Aisne), 15 km N of Laon, France.

Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III BJ842 KO-W, 1 evd - 3 POW - 2 KIA

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

222 aircraft - 97 Lancasters, 59 Wellingtons, 39 Halifaxes, 27 Stirlings.

A thin layer of cloud and some ground haze concealed Stuttgart and the Pathfinders were not able to identify the centre of the city. Heavy bombing developed to the south-west and south and the outlying residential districts of Vaihingen, Rohr, Mohringen and Plieningen, all about 5 miles from the centre, were hit. 88 houses were destroyed and 334 seriously damaged; 28 people were killed and 71 injured.

10 aircraft - 5 Lancasters, 3 Wellingtons, 2 Halifaxes - lost, 4.5 per cent of the force.

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

Robertson Alexander Winton Robertson Alexander Winton - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 657056

Age: 26

RAFVR

Son of James and May Robertson, of Ipswich, Suffolk,
husband of Evelyn May Britton Robertson, of Ipswich.

Chalandry Churchyard, Departement Aisne, France - Grave 2

Source: CWGC.

Wager Leonard Richard Wood Alfred Leonard - Observer

Sgt - Service No 1208568

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Chalandry Churchyard, Departement Aisne, France - Grave 3

Source: CWGC.

Wallace George Ernest Texter John Ashburner - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1287689

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Harry and Ellen Texter; husband of Lilian Texter, of Penrith, Cumberland.

Chalandry Churchyard, Departement Aisne, France - Grave 1

Source: CWGC.

Devenish-Meares Jack Gosney K. A. - BA

Sgt - Service No 1380364

Age:

RAFVR - POW No 926 Stalag Luft 6.

Son of

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

Watson Ronald Morris Royston Delmare - RG

Sgt - Service No 1037412

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Thomas John and Ann Morris, of Morriston, Glamorgan.

Chalandry Churchyard, Departement Aisne, France - Grave 4

Source: CWGC.