18/19 April 1944

Lancaster Mk II - LL667 KO-R

T/O Witchford 2252 - target Rouen, France. Shot down by an intruder at 0210 hours and crashed near Common Farm, Witchford.

¨* Claim by Hptm Dietrich Puttarken 5/KG51 30km South of King's Lynn (033) at 02:25. Shot down on approach to landing.

Also shot down by an intruder: Lancaster Mk II - LL867 A4-J, 7 KIA

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan. * Info via John Jones.

273 Lancasters (26 a/c 115 Squadron) and 16 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3 and 8 Groups to Rouen.

Bomber Command claimed a concentrated attack on the railway yards, with much destruction.

No aircraft lost.

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

Birnie John Birnie (Jock) John - Pilot

P/O - Service No 173326

Age: 20


Son of Walter and Bessie Birnie, of Gosforth.
One sister Lorna.

Gosforth (St. Mary) Churchyard, Cumberland

Source: CWGC - photo: Memories of RAF Witchford

Ferguson Jack Ferguson Jack - FE

Sgt - Service No 1591340

Age: 19


Son of John H. Ferguson and Mary Ferguson, of Kendal.

Kendal (Parkside) Cemetery, Westmorland - Sec. C. Cons. Grave 816.

Source: CWGC - photo: Memories of RAF Witchford

Jones David Lloyd - Nav

F/S - Service No 975131

Age: 30


Son of John William and Elizabeth Ann Jones, of Aberystwyth.
Husband of Gwendoline Eva Jones.

Aberystwyth Cemetery, Wales - Sec. 3 Extn. Cons. Grave 124.

Source: CWGC - photo: Memories of RAF Witchford

Kerwin Ernest Kerwin Ernest - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1540856

Age: 30


Son of Thomas Harold and Jane Kerwin.
Hhusband of Martha Annie Kerwin, of Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Cambridge City Cemetery - grave 13961

Source: CWGC.

Feldman Arnold Lepine Feldman Arnold Lepine - BA

P/O - Service No J92605 - his medals findagrave.com

Age: 27 - °21 November 1916


Son of Samuel Feldman + and Beatrice Lepine Sabel, of Norwalk, Connecticut. U.S.A.

Cambridge City Cemetery - grave 14361

Source: CWGC - photo and more info Canadian Virtual War Memorial

MacMillan William James MacMillan William James - MUG

Sgt - Service No R209012

Age: 19


Son of James and Catherine Macmillan, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey - grave 48. G. 10.

Source: CWGC - photo's and more info Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Bailey George Edward Bailey George Edward - RG

Sgt - Service No 1868473

Age: 23


Son of John Edward and Doris Evelyn Bailey, of Rainham, Gillingham.

Rainham (St. Margaret) Churchyard, Gillingham, Kent - gravr 399

Source: CWGC.