Lancaster HK595 27 November 1944

Lancaster Mk I - HK624 IL-J
C Flight

T/O Witchford 1226 - target Cologne, Germany.
This Lancaster was the sole casualty on this operation.
It crashed at Danzigerstrasse, Mulheim in an easters suburb of Cologne.

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

169 Lancasters of No 3 Group carried out a G-H raid on the Kalk Nord railway yards at Cologne.
Good results were observed.

1 Lancaster lost.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary November 1944.

ORB. 27th Nov., 1944.
20 aircraft were detailed for an attack on COLOGNE. All aicraft took off (between 12.14 and 12.34 hours)
carrying 20 x 4,000lb H.C., & 320 x 500lb G.P. bombs.
One aircraft failed to return from Operations - no news being received.
Crews reported moderate-heavy and accurate Flak. No enemy fighters were seen.

17.47. 19 aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

Lancaster HK624Ingham Eric Ingham Eric - Pilot

F/O - Service No 150115

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Harry and Amy Ingham, of Pudsey, Yorkshire.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 4. H. 21.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Des Philippet

Purvis GrahamPurvis Graham Purvis Graham - 2nd Pilot

P/O - Service No 408408

Age: 22

RAAF

Son of John Stewart Purvis and Hylda Purvis.
Husband of Jessie Purvis, of Busselton, Western Australia.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 4. H. 24.

Source: CWGC - photo Tasmanian War Casualties - Find a grave by Fred.

Lancaster HK624Leveritt Terence Leveritt Terence - FE

Sgt - Service No 2211822

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Frederick and Beatrice Leveritt, of Stretford, Lancashire.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 4. H. 20.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Des Philippet

Light Leslie Edward Light Leslie Edward - Nav

F/O - Service No 157334

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Thomas Edward and Gertie Frances Light, of Eastleigh, Hampshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 207

Source: CWGC.

Lancaster HK624Spotswood Eric Spotswood Eric - WOP

F/S - Service No 1522033

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 4. H. 25.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Des Philippet

Lancaster HK624Pope Henry Milton Pope Henry Milton - BA

P/O - Service No J36085

Age: 22

RCAF

Son of Albert Henry and Lily Etta Pope,
of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 4. H. 18.

Source: CWGC - Photo by Operation:PictureMe - Find a grave, and Des Philippet

Lancaster HK624McPake Henry McPake Henry - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1825964

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 4. H. 22.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Des Philippet

Lancaster HK624 Hogben Robert - Mid Under Gunner

F/S - Service No 1394176

Age: 22

RAFVR

Son of Robert and Hilda Hogben.
Husband of Bessie Hogben, of Bury, Lancashire.

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 4. H. 23.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Des Philippet

Lancaster HK624Hutchinson Daniel Hutchinson Daniel - RG

Sgt - Service No 1825513

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Rheinberg War Cemetery - grave 4. H. 19.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Des Philippet