Wellington R1502 13/14 July 1941

Wellington Mk IC - R1502 - KO-W

T/O Marham 2303. Target: Bremen, Germany.
Shot down by night fighter, Oblt Egmont Prinz zur Lippe Wiessenfeld, 4./NJG1.
Crashed 0028 between Abbekerke and Onderdijk, 5 km. of Medenblik, North Holland, Netherlands.

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

The Jinx By Don Bruce

ORB. 13/7/1941. 7 A/C. took off between 2300. hours to 2317. hours.

Two of the above aircraft located and attacked the primary target and bombs were dropped on E.T.A.
No results were seen owing to haze, which was prevalent over target area.
A/C. J.5710. (Captain S/L. SINDALL) dropped his bombs on the apparent drome lighting or dummy aerodrome, causing two fires.
A/C. A.1469. (Captain Sgt. PRIOR) owing to (port) engine trouble, turned back and jettisoned his bombs in the sea.
A/C. Q.1468. (Captain F/L. LITCHFIELD) attacked BORKHUM from 10.000 feet and saw his bombs fall on island.
A/C. B.1798. (Captain Sgt. COOK) attacked a convoy of 6 vessels (Much machine gun and pom pom fire.)
as his primary target EMDEN was enshrouded in cloud. He obtained a near miss between two vessels 5.000 tons each.
The I.F.F. in this aircraft went U/S shortly afterwards probably due to low level attack.

All aircraft with exception of W.1502. had returned safely to Base by 0450. hours after Operations.

Reid W Reid W J - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 969495

POW - No. 6426 - Luft 6. 

RAFVR

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

Tipper Frederick BirkettTipper Frederick Birkett Tipper Frederick Birkett - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 928888

Age: 27

RAFVR

Son of Frederick Herbert and Louie Tipper, of Barkingside, Ilford, Essex

Bergen General Cemetery - Plot L. Row E. Grave 13.

Source: CWGC - photo: Oorlogsgravenstichting.nl - Find a grave by Fulco Seegers

Buckingham Geoffrey Buckingham Geoffrey - Observer

Sgt - Service No 1251742

POW - Injured - No. 6425 - Stalag 357.

RAFVR

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

Wallis M Wallis M B - W.Op./Air Gn.

Sgt - Service No 975832

POW - Injured - No. 6428 - Stalag 344.

RAFVR

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

Dunne M Dunne M G - FG

Sgt - Service No 976145

POW - No. 39288 - Luft 6.

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

Oliver T Oliver T W - RG

Sgt - Service No 539158

POW -No. 39254 - Stalag 357.

RAF

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