Wellington R3279 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 Pike Geoffrey Rochfort - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 902481

Age: 26


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 Elliott George Liddell - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 937772

Age: 27


Son of George William and Ethel Hannah Elliott, of Low Fell, Co. Durham.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 42

Source: CWGC

Brockway Ronald Charles Brockway Ronald Charles - Observer

Sgt - Service No 758014



Son of

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Runnymede Memorial - panel 40

Source: CWGC

Green Herbert Walter Green Herbert Walter - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No 939533

Age: 21


Son of Herbert George and Ethel Sarah Green, of Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 44

Source: GWGC

White Albert Walter White Albert Walter - FG

Sgt - Service No 903902

Age: 23


Son of Albert Micheal and Ellen Elizabeth White, of Chadwell Heath, Essex.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 54

Source: CWGC

Fenwick Edward Fenwick Edward - W.Op./Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 939539

Age: 23


Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Fenwick,
stepson of Rachel S. Fenwick, of Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Felton Cemetery - C. of E. plot, left of path from entrance.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by DIMITRIOS CORCODILOS