115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

29 October 1942

Wellington Mk III - X3540 KO-X

T/O Mildenhall 1349 - target Essen, Germany. Cloud cover operation.

Shot down by a fighter and crashed in the North Sea W of Katwijk, Netherlands.

Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III BJ660 KO-H, 5 KIA
Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III Z1738 KO-M, 5 KIA

The operation was a failure. These raids were only of nuisance value and losses were always high.

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

7 Mosquitos to Holland and the German Frisian Islands, 6 Wellingtons on 'roving commissions' of the Ruhr. 6 Mosquitos and 1 Wellington bombed various targets, 3 Wellingtons (115 Squadron) and 2 Mosquitos were lost.

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

Urwin Reginald William Urwin Reginald William - Pilot

F/S - Service No 405346

Age: - washed ashore near Wissenkerke, Netherlands on 25 November 1942.

RNZAF

Son of

Flushing (Northern) Cemetery, Vlissingen, Netherlands - Grave D. 15

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

McHenry Colin Shone McHenry Colin Shone - Observer

Sgt - Service No 1016740

Age:

RAFVR

Son of Albert and Florence McHenry, of Bolton, Lancashire,
husband of Rhoda Fitzharris, of Bolton. They had one daughter, Marilyn J McHenry, born in 1942.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 88

Source: CWGC - photo and info Bolton Church Institute School War Memorial 1939 ~ 1945

Meredith Richmond Lovett Meredith Richmond Lovett - WOP

F/O - Service No 411768

Age: 22

RNZAF

Son of Richmond D. Meredith and of Isabel Mary Corboy, of Otorohanga, Auckland, New Zealand.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 114

Source: CWGC.

Norcross Horace Pilling Norcross Horace Pilling - BA

Sgt - Service No 1120097

Age: 28

RAFVR

Son of Herbert P. and Emma Norcross, of Haydock, Lancashire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 90

Source: CWGC.

Martin Leslie Hunter Martin Leslie Hunter - RG

Sgt - Service No 412346

Age:

RNZAF

Son of

Runnymede Memorial - panel 117

Source: CWGC - photo Auckland War Memorial Museum - Online Cenotaph