12/13 June 1943
Lancaster Mk II - DS652 KO-B
|T/O East Wretham 0002 - Target Bochum, Germany. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed in the Waddenzee 15 km NE of Den Oever, Netherlands, at 0211.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
503 aircraft - 323 Lancasters, 167 Halifaxes, 11 Mosquitos to Bochum.
This raid took place over a completely cloud-covered target but accurate Oboe skymarking enabled the all Lancaster/Halifax Main Force to cause severe damage to the centre of Bochum.
14 Lancasters and 10 Halifaxes lost, 4.8 per cent of the force.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary June 1943.
|Ruff Ian Richard Victor - Pilot
F/S - Service No 411046
Age: 27 - washed ashore 23 June 1943.
Son of Alfred Whitman Ruff and Annie Ruff, of Opotiki, Auckland, New Zealand.
Nes (Ameland) General Cemetery - Plot D. Row 13. Grave 9.
Source: CWGC - photo from Faye (Stent) Whitfield. WikiTree
|Mustchin John Frederick - FE
Sgt - Service No 578264
Son of Mrs. E. Mustchin, of Worthing, Sussex.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 160
|Procter Norman William - Nav
Sgt - Service No 1320356
Son of William J. and Alice P. Procter, of Hendon, Middlesex.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 162
|Glendinning John Renwick - WOP
Sgt - Service No 1367274
Age: 23 - washed ashore 24 June 1943.
Son of Walter and and Margaret Glendinning, of Hawick, Roxburghshire.
Nes (Ameland) General Cemetery - Plot D. Row 13. Grave 10.
|Deck Paul Dalralph - BA
Sgt - Service No 1394588
Son of Edward Dalralph Deck and Rose Ethel Taylor, of Ipswich, Suffolk
Runnymede Memorial - panel 147
|Rush Arthur Anthony - MUG
Sgt - Service No 1697335
Son of Arthur and Jessie Rush, of Prescot, Lancashire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 163
|Cuffey Frederick - RG
F/S - Service No 1386752
Age: 21 - washed ashore 26 June 1943.
Son of Jonathan Charles and Annie Celia Cuffey, of Tottenham, Middlesex.
Makkum Protestant Churchyard - Row M. Grave 42.