2/3 March 1941
Wellington Mk IC - R3279 - KO-D
|T/O Marham 1828. Target Hipper Class Cruiser, Brest, France.
The first bombing raid of March 1941 was flown on the night of the 2/3rd when 54 aircraft attacked warships at Brest.
Wellington R3279 flown by Sgt. Pike crashed into the sea off Teignmouth in Devon, UK
Rescue craft was sent out and they found only the W/T operator alive. Two parachutes and the body of Sgt. Fenwick were also found.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - The Wellington Bomber by Martin W Bowman.
|Pike Geoffrey Rochfort - Pilot
Sgt - Service No 902481
Son of Lt. Col. Cuthbert Joseph Pike, C.B.E., D.L., and Dorothy Margaret Pike, of Hook, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 50
Source: CWGC -
|Elliott George Liddell - 2nd Pilot
Sgt - Service No 937772
Son of George William and Ethel Hannah Elliott, of Low Fell, Co. Durham.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 42
|Brockway Ronald Charles - Observer
Sgt - Service No 758014
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Runnymede Memorial - panel 40
| Green Herbert Walter - W.Op.
Sgt - Service No 939533
Son of Herbert George and Ethel Sarah Green, of Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 44
|White Albert Walter - FG
Sgt - Service No 903902
Son of Albert Micheal and Ellen Elizabeth White, of Chadwell Heath, Essex.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 54
|Fenwick Edward - W.Op./Air Gnr
Sgt - Service No 939539
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Fenwick,
Felton Cemetery - C. of E. plot, left of path from entrance.
Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by DIMITRIOS CORCODILOS