Wellington X9672 7 July 1941

Wellington Mk IC - X9672 - KO-U

T/O Marham 2323. Target: Munster, Germany.
The aircraft returned to base early. It was attacked by a night fighter and jettisoned its bombs in the sea.

ORB. 6th July. 9 A/C. took off between 0001 hours and 0030 hours.
All aircraft successfully located and attacked the target area, and bombing from heights ranging
from 12.500 feet to 14.000 feet, and bombs were dropped in target area,
causing a large no. of fires, and adding to those already burning.
One stick of bombs (A/C. Q.R.1468 - Captain P/O. DUFF) were observed to fall among railway
buildings and junction causing large fires.
A/C. F.X.9671 (Captain Sgt. WALLACE) was attacked by an enemy aircraft (J.U.88),
but was driven off after 8 minutes combat, the only damage being a row holes in the aircraft.
A/C. U.X.9672 (Captain Sgt. BERNEY) was attacked by an enemy fighter and the
Rear Gunner Sgt. KERRUISH was killed,
and the bombs were jettisoned in the sea, and aircraft returned to base.
A/C D.R.1063 (Captain Sgt. MATTHEWS) (Wellington MK IC R1063 KO-D) failed to return to base after operations,
but a message was received stating that the aircraft was landing in the sea.
All attempts at resure by aircraft and surface vessels was of no aveil.

(A/C. Y.W.5449 - Captain P/O. FOSTER - this operations was cancelled and aircraft did not take off.)

0459. All other aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.

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

Berney Berney - Pilot

Sgt - Service No

Age:

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

Cook Cook - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No

Age:

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

Lewis Lewis - Observer

Sgt - Service No

Age:

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

MacKay MacKay - WOP

Sgt - Service No

Age:

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

White White - FG

Sgt - Service No

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

Kerruish Robert William RonaldKerruish Robert William Ronald Kerruish Robert William Ronald - RG

Sgt - Service No 966033

Age: 19

RAFVR

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

Tarleton Churhyard, Holy trinity, Lancashire - Grave 508.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Peter Lucas