Wellington R1772 7/8 September 1941

Wellington Mk IC - R1772 - KO-M

T/O Marham 2023. Target: Kiel, Germany.

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

ORB. 7/9/1941.
12 aircraft took off between 20.03 hours to 21.05. hours,
Targets, BERLIN, KIEL, BOULOGNE.
8 of the above aircraft successfully located and attacked their respective targets, and bombing from
between 12.000 feet and 16.000 feet many bombs were seen to fall in the target area.

3 aircraft attacked BERLIN and bombs were dropped in and around target area, but no definite results were observed.

One aircraft attacked a camouflaged factory, 20 miles South of BERLIN, and a tremendous fire was started which was
visibly for more than 100 miles.

One aircraft attacked MAGDEBURG and bombs in build up areas and on searchlights.
No results were observed.

2 aircraft attacked KIEL and bombs were across the target area. Some fairly large orange fires were started.

2 aircraft attacked BOULOGNE and bombs were dropped on the West side of Dock No. 4.
No results were observed, but a large fire was burning on arrival.

A/C. V.R.1332 (captain Sgt. BERNEY) was unable to reach BERLIN and bombs were brought back, owing to being attacked by E.A.
One M.E.110 was shot down by the gunners, and the aircraft sustained 5 holes in the starboard wing.
(Damage was sustained to the Starboard Wing, Pilot head(t), and IFF Aerial, and leading edge of Starboard Tail-plane.
One rear gun jammed after first burst of 15 rounds.)

Two aircraft B.R.1798 (Captain Sgt. KEATING) Wellington Mk IC R1798 KO-B and
M.R.1772 (Captain Sgt. HILL) failed to return from this operation.
A/C. H.X.9755 (Captain Sgt. THOMPSON) (due to port tank filling flap being left undone) crashed on the take off on the flare path,
and all the crew escaped uninjured.

0610. All aircraft with the exception of A/C. A.X.9751 (Captain F/S. EDWARDS), A/C. B.R.1798 (Captain Sgt. KEATING)
and A/C. M.R.1772, (Captain Sgt. HILL) had returned to Base.
A/C. A.X.9751 (Captain F/S. EDWARDS) landed safely at COTISHALL at 0610. hours.

Wellington R1772Hill Rowland Bertram Dunstan Hill Rowland Bertram Dunstan - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1167921

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Rowland Alfred Kirkman Hill and Daphne Muriel Hill,
of Suttun, Surrey.

Kiel War Cemetery, Stadtkreis Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein - 2. C. 14

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

Mutton T Mutton T. E. F. - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1191730

POW - No. 9565 Stalag 357

RAFVR

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

Finchnam P Finchnam P. - Observer

Sgt - Service No 929860

POW -

RAFVR

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

Mason E Mason E. E. - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No 964563

POW - No. 9564 Stalag 357

RAFVR

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

Squire K Squire K. E. - FG

Sgt - Service No 1250029

POW - No. 9566 Stalag 357

RAFVR

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

Williams J Williams J. A. - RG

Sgt - Service No 935452

POW - No. 9645 Stalag 357

RAFVR

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