115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

29/30 April 1942

Wellington Mk III - X3593 - KO-C

T/O Marham 2118. Target: Gennevilliers, France.
Crashed at Bievres (Seine et Oise), 12 km SE Versailles, France.

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

88 aircraft - 73 Wellingtons, 9 Hampdens, 6 Stirlings - to the Gnome & Rhone aero-engine factory.
The main factory was not hit but other industrial buildings in the nearby Port de Paris on the Seine were. The local report says that 1 industrial building was destroyed and 3 more damaged with no casualties being suffered by French people.

3 Wellingtons lost.

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

Reynolds Walter Frank Reynolds Walter Frank - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 11900187

Age: 25

RAFVR

Son of Walter Reynolds, and of Winnifred Adelaide Reynolds, of Burbage, Wiltshire.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

Source: CWGC

Male David Tawelfryn Male David Tawelfryn - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1204858

Age:

RAFVR

Son of David Arnold and Elizabeth Ann Male.
Husband of Novello Male, of Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

Source: CWGC

McGrath Dennis Brien McGrath Dennis Brien - Observer

W/O Class I - Service No R/59351

Age: 25

RCAF

Son of John and Isabella McGrath, of Long Lake, Manitoba, Canada.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

Source: CWGC

Wilkes Bernard Wilkes Bernard - W.Op./Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 1150279

Age: 26

RAFVR

Son of Bernard Charles and Florence Wilkes.
Husband of Lola Mary Wilkes, of Dorking, Surrey.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

Source: CWGC

Harries John Howard Harries John Howard - Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 1258385

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Sydney Hermann Harries and Daisy Harries.
Husband of Mary Josephine Harries, of Cowley, Middlesex.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

Source: GWGC

Jones Eric Hampton Jones Eric Hampton - Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 1062370

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Thomas George Jones, and of Annie Jones, of Burchetts Green, Berkshire.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

Source: CWGC