30 November 1944
Lancaster Mk I - PD367 KO-H
Crashed in the Nurmbergstrasse, Osterfeld
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
60 Lancasters of No 3 Group attacked a benzol plant at Osterfeld.
2 Lancasters lost.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary November 1944.
ORB. 30th Nov., 1944.
15 aircraft were detailed for an attack on OSTERFELD.
All aircraft took off (between 10.31 hours to 10.49 hours), carrying 15 x 4,000 lb H.C., & 240 x 500 lb. bombs.
14 aircraft returned safely to Base, one missing - no news being received.
Bombing was by G.H. formation and flares, no results being observed due to 10/10 cloud.
Crews reported moderate heavy Flak. No combats.
Two aircraft seen to crash to ground. Photographs were attempted.
One aircraft was seen to explode after 4,000 lb H.C. bomb left, and
the explosion set another aircraft on fire. Both crashed to ground.
F/L - Service No 132882 - DFM.
Son of Reuben George Young Holloway and Elsie Ellen Holloway.
Husband of Lilian Margaret Holloway, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - grave 25. A. 4.
W/O - Service No 576911
Son of Robert and Joan Milne, of Aberdeen.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - collective grave 25. A. 13-18.
His brother George Milne
died in Egypt from typhoid, age 21.
Photos thanks to Ann Woods.
F/O - Service No 148382
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - grave 25. B. 1.
W/O - Service No 1083693 - DFM.
Son of John W. and Annie Young, of Bedlington, Northumberland.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - grave 25. A. 12.
F/O - Service No 174949
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - grave 25. A. 10.
W/O - Service No 1022083
Son (adopted) of Arthur Edmond and Jane Standring, of Blackburn, Lancashire.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - grave 25. A. 3.