1940 - 1945
24/25 October 1942
Wellington Mk III - BK306 KO-K
|T/O Mildenhall Milan, Italy - Cashed in North Sea.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honur by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan. - RAF Bomber Command Losses - W R. Chorley.
71 aircraft of 1 and 3 Groups and the Pathfinders - 25 Halifaxes, 23 Stirlings, 23 Wellingtons - continued the attack on Milan.
Storms en route dispersed the bomber force; some aircraft flew over Switzerland and were 'warned' by anti-aircraft fire. Only 39 aircraft claimed to have bombed Milan and local reports say that little further damage was caused there.
4 Wellingtons and 2 Stirlings were lost, 8.5 per cent of the force.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary October 1942.
|Oldridge Donald Stuart - Pilot
Sgt - Service No 413988
Age: 21 - washed ashore near Kwadenhoek, Netherlands on 10 December 1942.
Son of Sidney Robert and Mabel Dawse Oldridge, of Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Rotterdam (Crooswijck) General Cemetery, Netherlands - grave LL. 2. 25
|McFarland Robert Louis Andrew - Observer
Sgt - Service No 411422
Age: 20 - washed ashore near Renesse, Netherlands on 23 November 1942.
Son of Charles Louis McFarland and of Letitia Trevarthen, of Auckland City, New Zealand.
Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 20. A. 2
Source: CWGC - photo Auckland War Memorial Museum
|Gardner Alan Francis - WOP
Sgt - Service No 1377610
Age: 21 - Buried on 12 November 1942
Son of Rodney Robert and Amy Kathleen Gardner; foster-son of Mrs. E. Wade, of North Harrow, Middlesex.
Hoek van Holland General Cemetery, Netherlands - grave 20.F.16
Source: CWGC. - Photo: Find a grave, the project, Operation: Picture Me
|Yeoman Kenneth Harry - BA
Sgt - Service No 41389
Son of Harry Bertram Yeoman and of Hildred Agnes Parker, of Wellington City, New Zealand.
Bergen op Zoom War Cemetary, Netherlands - grave 20.A.2
Source: CWGC - photo Stichting WO2 Goree-Overflakkee
|Couzens George Alfred Frederick - RG
Sgt - Service No 1383580
Son of George Frederick and Ellen Mary Couzens, of Battersea, London.
Runnymede Memorial - Panel 80