115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

22 October 1942

Wellington Mk III - Z1657 - KO-R

T/O Mildenhall 1220. Target, daylight cloud cover operation to Lingen, Germany.

F/S Prendergast was killed by cannon fire from a fighter.

A/c landed safely at base at 1730.

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

22 Wellingtons on cloud-cover raids to Essen, the Ruhr and the Dortmund-Ems Canal at Lingen. 13 aircraft bombed estimated positions through cloud. One of the Wellington's came down low and machine-gunned a train near Lingen, setting some of the carriages alight. No aircraft were lost.

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

Fox D. P. Fox D. P. - Pilot

F/L

Age:

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

Scott John Walker Sisley A. F. M. - 2nd Pilot

W/C

Age:

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

Bowen Alwyne Robert Spring K. - Observer

Sgt

Age:

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

Bourke Cyril Wellesley Prendergast Albert "Bert" Edward - WOP/Air Gunner

F/S - Service No R82744

Age: 27

RCAF

Son of James Henry and Sarah Anne Prendergast, of Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada.

Beck Row (St. John Churhyard), Mildenhall, Suffolk - Grave C.8

Source: CWGC - more info on Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Bourke Cyril Wellesley Austin B. A.- BA

Sgt

Age:

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

Bourke Cyril Wellesley Spires A. - RG

Sgt

Age:

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