Wellington T2560 22/23 April 1941

Wellington Mk IC - T2560 - KO-E

T/O Marham 2004. Target: Brest, France.
Crashed 2 miles E of Chisledon, 4 miles SSE of Swindon, Wiltshire.

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

ORB. 22/4/1941. 10 aircraft took off between 19.58 hours and 20.14 hours,
(6 from 'A' Flight, and 4 from 'B' Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town. C.C.49 BREST.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked target, all bombs fell in the target area or alongside the ships.
No definite results could be observed owing to hazy conditions prevailing at the time.
Bombing height ranged from 10.000 feet to 11.000 feet.

A/C. E.T.2560. (Captain Sgt. PALMER) dropped one stick South West to North East over dock area.
No results were observed owing to searchlight dazzle.
A/C. crashed on the returns journey at WROUGHTON, and Sgt. SHAW the 2nd Pilot was killed,
and Sgt. PALMER the 1st Pilot and Sgt. BOWES the Front Gunner sustained injuries.

0238. All other aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

Palmer Palmer - Pilot

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

https://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=e12d84ce-e1af-4ed2-a73a-2fd4068f0f3a&IID=38bfccd4-a686-426f-a6b3-7c99d0b47a8bShaw Francis Elliott Shaw Francis Elliott - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1152490

Age: 24

RAFVR

Son of Francis Elliott Shaw and Edith Shaw, of Surbiton, Surrey.

Swindon Cemetery, Whitworth Road - Sec. L. Grave 708.

Source: CWGC - Photo: Find a grave by

Lewis E Lewis E. E. - Observer

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Webb Webb - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Bowes Bowes - FG

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Kerruish Robert William Ronald Kerruish Robert William Ronald - rear Gnr

Sgt - Service No 966033

Survived

He was killed on 7th July 1941, age 19. Wellington Mk IC X9672

Son of William Thomas Kerruish and Gertrude Kerruish, of Tarleton.

Source: More info: Liverpool Institute Old Boys' Ass. History Project -
115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan