115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

3 December 1942

Wellington Mk III - BK338 KO-A

T/O East Wretham 0141 - target Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Crashing near Monzernheim, 14km NW of Worms.

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

112 aircraft - 48 Halifaxes, 27 Lancasters, 22 Stirlings, 15 Wellingtons.

There was thick haze and the Pathfinders were unable to establish the location of Frankfurt. Most of the bombing fell in country areas south-west of the city; it is possible that a decoy fire site was operating.

6 aircraft - 3 Halifaxes, 1 each of the other types - lost, 5.4 per cent of the force.

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

Robertson Alexander Winton McCrae Athol Malver William - Pilot

Warrant Officer Class II - Service No R93497

Age:

RCAF

Son of Thomas McCrae of Toronto, Ontario

Rheinberg War Cemetery - Collective grave 8. D. 2-4

Source: CWGC.

Wager Leonard Richard Simbalist Eugene - Observer

Sgt - Service No R76610

Age:

RCAF

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - Collective grave 8. D. 5

Source: CWGC.

Garland John Francis Garland John Francis - WOP

F/S - Service No 403440

Age: 21

RNZAF

Son of William Garland, and of Brenda Pugh, of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - Collective grave 8. D. 2-4

Source: CWGC - photo Auckland War Memorial Museum

Devenish-Meares Jack Johnson Albert Morse Borden - BA

F/S - Service No R84820

Age: 31

RCAF

Son of Allan and Alberta Johnson.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - Collective grave 8. D. 1

Source: CWGC.

Watson Ronald Swarbrick Joseph Cecil - RG

Warrant Officer Class II - Service No R77417

Age:

RCAF

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - Collective grave 8. D. 2-4

Source: CWGC.