115 Squadron
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.

RNZAF

Son of Sidney Robert and Mabel Dawse Oldridge, of Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Rotterdam (Crooswijck) General Cemetery, Netherlands - grave LL. 2. 25

Source: CWGC - Photo and info New Zealand War Graves Project and Contributed by Stella Fraser Milne (niece)

McFarland Robert Louis Andrew - Observer

Sgt - Service No 411422

Age: 20 - washed ashore near Renesse, Netherlands on 23 November 1942.

RNZAF

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

RAFVR

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

Age: 25

RNZAF

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

Wilde Edward Couzens George Alfred Frederick - RG

Sgt - Service No 1383580

Age: 24

RAFVR

Son of George Frederick and Ellen Mary Couzens, of Battersea, London.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 80

Source: CWGC.