Lancaster NN706 15 November 1944

Lancaster Mk I - NN706 KO-B

T/O Witchford 1240 - target Dortmund, Germany.
Collided with Lancaster MK I HK595 KO-A in a mid air collision over Leverkusen, 9 KIA.

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

177 Lancasters of No 3 Group carried out a G-H attack on the oil plant at Dortmund.
The raid, through thick cloud, was believed to have been accurate.
2 Lancasters lost.

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

ORB. 15th Nov., 1944.
19 aircraft took off to attack synthetic oil plant at DORTMUND. (Take off between 12.52 hours to 12.47 hours.)
2 aircraft failed to return - no news being received.
Bombing was carried out by the remainder in 10/10 cloud by special apparatus from heights ranging between 16,500 feet and 19,500 feet.
It was impossible to access results but bombing appeared to be well concentrated. Photographs were attempted.
2 aircraft (flying in formation) were seen to explode in the air.

17.37. 17 aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

Davidson John WilliamDavidson John William Davidson John William "Jack" - Pilot

F/L - Service No J26633

Age: 21

RCAF

Son of William and Helen Davidson, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 4. B. 7.

Source: CWGC - Photos and more info on Canadian Virtual War Memorial - online-begraafplaatsen.nl

Lancaster NN706Gillibrand Arthur Douglas Gillibrand Arthur Douglas - FE

Sgt - Service No 572714

Age: 23

RAF

Son of Douglas Edwin and Kathleen Margaret Gillibrand,
of Whitley Bay, Northumberland.

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 4. B. 4.

Source: CWGC - Photo via online-begraafplaatsen.nl

Lancaster NN706Powner James Henry Powner James Henry - Nav

F/O - Service No 153204

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of William Henry and Florence Daisy Powner, of Stafford.

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 4. B. 2.

Source: CWGC - Photo via online-begraafplaatsen.nl

Dunford Joseph ReginaldDunford Joseph Reginald Dunford Joseph Reginald - WOP

F/O - Service No J38266

Age: 22

RCAF

Son of Eli and Eliza Dunford, of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 4. B. 8.

Source: CWGC - photos and more info on Canadian Virtual War Memorial. - online-begraafplaatsen.nl

Lancaster NN706Dowse Charles Douglas Dowse Charles Douglas - BA

F/O - Service No 153656

Age: 23

RAFVR

Son of Charles William and Annie Laura Dowse, of Lincoln.

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 4. B. 3.

Source: CWGC - Photo via online-begraafplaatsen.nl

Lancaster NN706Page Donald Nelson Page Donald Nelson - MUG

P/O - Service No J95462

Age:

RCAF

Son of

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 4. B. 6.

Source: CWGC - Photo via online-begraafplaatsen.nl

Crayston Kerry Milton Crayston Kerry Milton Crayston Kerry Milton - RG

P/O - Service No J95218

Age: 20

RCAF

Son of Georgena M. Crayston, of 2183 Bloor Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
One brother also serving in the RCAF.

Reichswald Forest war Cemetery - grave 4. B. 6.

Source: CWGC - Photos and more info on Canadian Virtual War Memorial - online-begraafplaatsen.nl