5 February 1944

Lancaster Mk II - DS827 KO-B

T/O Witchford ? - Night Bombing "BULLSEYE" Exercise.
A/c crashed at 2020 at Great Dunmow, Essex, killing all aboard.

ORB. 5th Feby. 1944.
4 Crews undertook a NIGHT "BULLSEYE" exercise, in which Lancaster II DS827 crashed at
GREAT DUNMOW in the County of ESSEX at 2020 hours - position 51.52 N. and 00.16 E.
Cause of accident unknown, but it is understood that the aircraft crashed at very high speed, burying engines in ground.
Accidents Branch Inquiry requested.

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

Bishop William John Barrie Bishop William John Barrie - Pilot

F/S - Service No 1337955

Age: 21


Son of George Ralph and Lillian Bishop, of Barry.
Husband of Patricia Edith Elizabeth Bishop, of Dudbridge, Gloucestershire.

Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground, Wales - grave F.160.

Source: CWGC - Find a Grave.

Green Ronald ErnestGreen Ronald Ernest Green Ronald Ernest - FE

Sgt - Service No 1581870

Age: 21


Son of Ernest and Nellie Green, of Clapham, London.

Cambridge City Cemetery - grave 13751.

Source: CWGC - Find a grave by Len.

Magness Charles GrahamLancaster DS827 Magness Charles Graham - Nav

Sgt - Service No 1579523

Age: 21


Son of Charles Arthur and Emily Dora Magness, of Mill Bank, Wellington.

Wellington General Cemetery, Shropshire - grave 0776A.

Source: CWGC - Find a Grave by Chris Ellis .

Lancaster DS827Carless John Carless John - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1501828

Age: 22


Son of Thomas and Charlotte Louisa Carless, of Newport.
Husband of Hilda G. Carless, of Newport.

Newport (St. Woollos) Cemetery - block 31 grave 108.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Papa

Speechly John CharlesSpeechly John Charles Speechly John Charles - BA

Sgt - Service No 1324131

Age: 29


Son of John Alfred and Minnie Louisa Speechly, of Camberwell, London.
Husband of Elsie Speechly.

Islington Cemetery, Finchley - Sec. K. Block 3. Grave 21289P.

Source: CWGC - Photo: Find a grave by Iain MacFarlaine

Palmer Philip Fred Palmer Philip Fred - MUG

Sgt - Service No 543152

Age: 26


Son of Fred and Annie Ethel Louisa Palmer, of Derby.
Husband of Edith Doris Palmer, of Allenton, Derby.

Boulton MoorDerby Unitary AuthorityDerbyshire - grave ?

Source: CWGC - Find a Grave.

Clough Henry DentonClough Henry Denton Clough Henry Denton - RG

Sgt - Service No 1671810

Age: 21


Son of Henry and Alice Maud Clough, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
Husband of Mary Clough, of Little Horton, Bradford.

Cambridge City Cemetery - grave 13750

Source: CWGC - Find a grave by Len.

Webber C. A Webber C. A.

1st Lt - Service No


Passenger - US.

Son of

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