1940 - 1945
17/18 December 1942
Wellington Mk III - BK274 KO-T
|T/O East Wretham 1733 - target Fallersleben, Germany. A/c crashed at Wettbergen, 20.01, cause of loss: flak. Germany.
Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III BK336 KO-D, 5 KIA
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
Minor Operations: 27 Lancasters of 5 Group were sent on raids to 8 small German towns and 16 Stirlings and 6 Wellingtons of 3 Group attempted to attack the Opel works at Fallersleben.
This type of limited operation proved to be a costly failure.
Total losses for the night: 18 aircraft out of 104 dispatched, 1.3 per cent.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary December 1942.
|Campbell Alexander Bruce - Pilot
F/O - Service No J10769
Son of Alexander Bruce Campbell and Dora Helen Campbell, of Willowdale, Ontario, Canada.
Hanover War Cemetery - grave 12. F. 3.
|Bugden Eric Theodore - Observer
F/O - Service No 128029
Age: °1920 Burgeo, Newfoundland, Canada
Hanover War Cemetery - grave 12. D. 16.
Source: CWGC - more info Our Family History
|Sotkowy Stanley Walter - WOP
F/S - Service No R102246
Son of Walter and Tillie Sotkowy, of Summerberry, Saskatchewan. Canada.
Hanover War Cemetery - grave 12. F. 6.
Source: CWGC - photo Find a grave project, Operation: Picture Me
|Woodman James Donald - BA
F/O - Service No J11232
Son of Samuel Edward Leslie and Minnie Ellen Woodman, of Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada.
Hanover War Cemetery - grave 12. F. 2.
Source: CWGC - photo Canadian Virtual War Memorial
|Emery Trevor George - RG
Sgt - Service No 1321172
Son of George William and Georgina Lily Emery, of Shirrell Heath, Hampshire.
Hanover War Cemetery - grave 12. D. 12.