11/12 May 1944

Lancaster Mk III - ND923 KO-C

T/O Wtchford 2303 - Target Leuven, Belgium. Shot down by Oblt Herman Greiner II.NJG1 and crashed 0027 hrs at Wilsele, Belgium.

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

105 Lancasters and 5 Mosquitos of Nos 3 and 8 Groups attacked the railway yards at Louvain/Leuven but the main weight of the bombing hit the railway workshops and nearby storage buildings.

4 Lancasters lost.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary May 1944. - photo: Book, doelwit Leuven, uitgeverij De Krijger.
115 Squadron    Lancaster

Grant John Ritchie Grant John Ritchie - FE - Captain of a/c - Mentioned in dispatches.

Squadron Leader - Service No 40220 - Canadian - Mentioned in Despatches

Age: 29 - °13 January 1915 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Son of Colonel C. R. Grant and Beatrice L. Grant.
Husband of Ellena Vivienne Grant, of Oxford.

Wilsele Churchyard - grave B.5

CWGC - photo Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Jennings Herbert Maxwell Jennings Herbert Maxwell - Pilot

F/S - Service No 1579944

Age: 23


Son of Herbert and Maisie F. Jennings.
Husband of Doreen Jennings, of Alvaston, Derby.

Wilsele Churchyard - grave B.15

CWGC - photo via Bram Dermout - source www.findagrave.com

Clarke Ralph William Clarke Ralph William - Fe

F/S - Service No 1380159

Age: 22


Son of Harry Ralph and Lottie Clarke, of South Lambeth, London.

Wilsele Churchyard - grave B.10

CWGC - photo via Bram Dermout - source www.findagrave.com

Waller Stanley Waller Stanley - Nav

P/O - Service No 173892

Age: 21


Son of Jack and Minnie Waller.
Husband of Margaret Mary Waller, of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Wilsele Churchyard - grave B.12

CWGC - Photo via Elisabeth Brown

Parry William Grainger Parry William Grainger - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1086157

Age: 32 - °20 August 1911, Bolsover, Derbyshire.*

RAFVR - inlisted 15 January 1941.

Son of John (Jack) Parry and Isabel Carr.
Husband of Mrs Jane Parry of Platts Common near Barnsley, Yorkshire.*

Wilsele Churchyard - grave B.8

* Photo and info via Gillian Appleton.

Rodgerson Jack Rodgerson Jack - BA

P/O - Service No 173506

Age: 21


Son of Reginald and Edith Rodgerson, of Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Wilsele Churchyard - grave B.6

CWGC - Photo via D. Tyers.

Tabner Eric Edward Tabner Eric Edward - MUG

Sgt - Service No 1624500

Age: 20


Son of Albert Edward Tabner and of Sarah Ellen Sheward.

Wilsele Churchyard - grave B.1

CWGC - Photo via Bram Dermout - source www.findagrave.com

Koss C Koss C - RG

T/Sgt - Service No


USA Air Force

Wilsele Churchyard - The body was taken to his home for reburial.