Wellington T2963 24 June 1941

Wellington Mk IC - T2963 - KO-A

T/O Marham 2259. Target: Kiel.
On return the pilot tried to land by aid of a Lorenz Beam but due to faulty equipment and low fuel reserves
an emergency landing was made at Debach, 3 miles NW of Woodbridge, Suffolk.
The aircraft collided with Moat House council dwellings.

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

ORB. 24/6/1941.
10 aircraft (took off between 22.57 hours and 23.49 hours) were detailed to attack Target KIEL and COLOGNE
(5 from 'A' Flight, and 'B' Flight).

A/C. L.W.5409. (Captain Sgt. BELSEY) bombing from 15.000 feet, dropped his bomb about 200 yards East of target.
Much debris was thrown into the air, and all Flak and searchlight stopped for 30 seconds.
A/C. sustained damage to starboard wing fuselage and bomb aimers panel from Flak.

A/C. A.T.2963. on the return journey had to force land at MOAT HOUSE FARM, MARTLESHAM,
injuring all the Crew except the Rear Gunner Sgt. STEELE.

All A/C. had returned to Base after Operations by 0541. hours.

Sharpe Sharpe - Pilot

P/O - Service No

Survived

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

Tingley Frederick ErnestTingley Frederick Ernest Tingley Frederick Ernest - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 919073

Age: 23 - injured, Died on 25 June of this injuries.

RAFVR

Son of Frederick Ernest and Elizabeth Tingley.
Husband of Phyllis Tingley, of Walthamstow.

City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park - East Ham, Essex.
- Square 285. Grave 109687

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Andy Baker

Brittan Brittan - Observer

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

TaylorTaylor - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Steele Steele - FG

Sgt - Service No

Survived

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

Chandler Chandler - RG

Sgt - Service No

Serious leg, head and arm injuries. Survived.

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan -
The Wellington Bomber, Martin W Bowman - page 100.)