1940 - 1945
3/4 June 1942
Wellington Mk III - X3635 - KO-J
T/O Marham 2300. Taget Bremen, Germany.
Shot down at 0406 hrs. by Ofw Georg Klever, flying ME110 Nightfighter, NJG/3 based at Laon/Athles airbase, Northern France. Its believed that the a/c had a full bomb load at the time.
Also Wellington Mk III X3724 KO-T was lost on the same mission.
170 aircraft of all standard types were dispatched on the first large raid to Bremen since October 1941.
11 aircraft - 4 Wellingtons, 2 Halifaxes, 2 Lancasters, 2 Stirlings, 1 Manchester - lost.
Source: .nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary June 1942.
|Wood Thomas Reader Russel - Pilot
F/O - Service No 67642 - posthumously DFC 3 June 1942.
Sunday Guardian 14 June 1942: P/O T. R. Wood, son of the Hon’ble B. R. Wood of British Guiana, reported missing after Bremen raid on night June 4/5 1942. Sometime during Oct/Nov last year (1941), he injured his shoulder when forced to bail out after petrol supply ran out.
Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. G. 12
Source: CWGC - www.caribbeanaircrew-ww2.com
|Chapman John Wynne - 2nd Pilot
F/S - Service No 41978
Runnymede Memorial - panel 117
|Howe Leonard John - Observer
Sgt - Service No 1375874
Son of John and Ellen Louise Howe, of Lower Edmonton, Middlesex.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 86
He served time in the Marines and had "The Flying Marine" chalked on the door of his flying locker.
Source: CWGC - 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan
| Davies Maurice John Morris - WOP
Sgt - Service No 905368
Son of Thomas Morris Davies and Catherine Anne Davies, of Barnes, Surrey.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 81
| Pearce H. B. - FG
P/O - Service No 106036
POW - No 556 Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Poland.
Try to escape. Ended up 3 years in a prison camp.
Source: More info on Aircrew Remebered
| Wisch(h)usen Benjamin Francis - RG
Sgt - Service No 751991
Son of Benjamin John and Francis Ellen (nee Ellam) Wisch(h)usen, of Boscombe, Hampshire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 97
Source: CWGC - Photo: aircrewremembered.com