Wellington P2524 7 April 1940

Wellington Mk IA - P2524 - KO-F

T/O Lossiemouth 1115 in company with aircraft from 9 Squadron to search for enemy shipping off Denmark.
Became separated from the main formation and shot down by Me 110s.

ORB. 7/4/40.
1105. The twelve aircraft took off one at a time.
1115. The last aircraft took off. They met 9 Sqdn. and set course.
The target, a cruiser and 6 destroyers, was not discovered.
'A' Flight got left behind on the return journey and was attacked by between two and four M.E.110's.
Two of our aircrafts were shot down, captains P/O WICKENKAMP and P/O GAYFORD.(Wellington Mk IA N2949 KO-H)
It is believed one enemy aircraft was shot down.
1825. First aircraft returned.
1855 The last aircraft returned

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

Estelles Arthur Wickenkamp Wickenkamp Estelles Arthur - Canada

P/O - Service No 41088 - Military MBE 06/04/40

Age: 27

RAF - Joined in 1938.

Son of Frank H. and Emma E. Wickenkamp, of Stenen, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 10

Source: CWGC - photo Via Find a grave, by Astrid & daglish.

Wardlaw David Herbert Wardlaw David Herbert

P/O - Service No 40157



Son of

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 10

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MacDonald William Livingstone MacDonald William Livingstone

Sgt - Service No 580877

Age: 19


Son of Stenhouse Boag Macdonald and Elizabeth Macdonald, of Bathgate, West Lothian.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 17

Source GWGC.

Ablett Henry George Ablett Henry George

Aircraftman 2nd Class - Service No 626935

Age: 19


Son of Henry George and Mary Ablett, of Dagenham, Essex.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 26

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Peel Robert Charles Peel Robert Charles

Aircraftman 2nd Class - Service No 629076

Age: 24


Son of Reginald and Alice Ellen Peel, of Chatham.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 27

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Chester-Master Julian PaulWellington P2524 Chester-Master Julian Paul

P/O - Service No 76006



Son of Reginald Francis and Bertha Maude Chester-Master, of Yateley, Hampshire.
Husband of Betty Chester-Master.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 7

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