1940 - 1945
2/3 March 1943
Wellington Mk III - BK495 KO-N
|T/O East Wretham 1921 - minelaying operations in the West Frisian area. Shot down by Lt Heinz Grimm (+ 13 October 1943) of the IV./NJG1. Crashed at 2042 in the North Sea off the island of Ameland, Netherlands.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
Minelaying: 60 aircraft to coastal areas between Texel and the River Gironde. 2 Wellingtons and 1 Lancaster lost.
6 Mosquitos to the Ruhr without loss. The aircraft which bombed Essen scored direct hits in the middle of the main Krupps factory.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary March 1943.
|Hunt Stanley Gordon - Pilot
Sgt - Service No 1384991
Son of Dennis and Mary Ethel Louisa Hunt, of Kintbury, Berkshire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 154
Source: CWGC - photo and more info Ameland Graves
|Battram Arthur - Observer
Sgt - Service No 1439459
Son of John and Rose Battram, of Bury, Lancashire. One sister Ivy (1919-99), one brother Ronald (1925-79).
Runnymede Memorial - panel 142
Source: CWGC - more info Ameland Graves
|Astin Herbert Whitaker - WOP
P/O - Service No 130527
Son of Rowland and Jessie Astin, of Colne, Lancashire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 130
|Bartholomew Kenneth Frederick - BA
Sgt - Service No 1322036
Son of Frederick George and Winifred Ellen Hyde, of Thatcham, Berkshire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 141
Source: CWGC - - more info Ameland Graves
|Down Alfred James - RG
F/S - Service No R109725
Age: 20 - washed ashore on 23 June 1943.
Son of Walter Alfred William and Charlotte Harper Down, of Chatham, Ontario, Canada.
Nes (Ameland) General Cemetery - grave D.13.11.