Wellington R1500 14/15 August 1941

Wellington Mk IC - R1500 - KO-K

T/O Marham 2110. Target: Osnabruck, Germany.
Crashed in the North Sea.

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

ORB. 14th. August 1941.
11 A/C took off from 20.59 hours to 21.49 hours.
9 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked their respective targets and bombing from between
12.000 feet to 16.000 feet, bombs were dropped and seen to bursts in the target area, causing a large number of fires.
Many fires were seen burning on arrival over the targets.
No other results were observed owing to cloud.
A/C. H.X.9753 (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) (Abandoned the primary target owing to Port engine failure)
returned to base early owing to engine trouble.
A/C. K.R.1500 (Captain Sgt. ALWAY) was forced to land in the sea.
A search was organized and the dinghy located, but was later lost owing to bad weather, before launch could arrive.
(The search continued for two days.)

04.30. All aircraft with exception of K.R.1500 (Captain Sgt. ALWAY) had returned safely to base after operations.

(A/C. X.Z.8799 - Captain Sgt. SMITH - Observed what appeared to be aircraft receive direct hit
and blow up while caught in a cone of searchlights.)

Alway Cecil George Alway Cecil George - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1053017

Age: 19 - washed ashore 17 September.


Son of the Revd. George William Alway and Lorna May Alway,
of Stallingborough, Lincolnshire.

Sage War Cemetery - 11. C. 3. - Initially buried in Wangerooge Island.

Source: CWGC, Find a Grave. - 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan

Wellington R1500Clabburn-Detrez Dennis Arthur Clabburn-Detrez Dennis Arthur - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 930774

Age: 20


Son of Ethel Clabburn-Detrez, of Buckland, Surrey.
Lived at Hillbrow on the main road, now called Pine Bank.
After Reigate Grammar School he joined the RAF and was posted to 115 Squadron

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 41.

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

Allan David Henry Allan David Henry - Observer

Sgt - Service No 904039

Age: 25


Son of Andrew Percival and Amy Maude Allan; husband of Denise Anne Allan.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 38.

Source: CWGC

Smalldon Ronald William John Smalldon Ronald William John - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No 649465



Son of James Henry and Minnie Smalldon, of Monmouth.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 52.

Source: GWGC.

Park James GibsonPark James Gibson Park James Gibson - FG

Sgt - Service No R/54368



Son of Mr and Mrs John Park of Cornwall

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 61.

Source: CWGC - more info on Canadian virtual war memorial.

Wellington R1500Duke Ronald Walter Duke Ronald Walter - RG

Sgt - Service No 1015615

Age: 21 - washed ashore 20 September.


Son of Walter and Lucy Duke, of Kimberworth, Rotherham, Yorkshire.

Sage War Cemetery - 13. A. 4. -
Initially buried in Wangerooge Island, Frisian Islands

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by dawntree1964