Wellington X9673 29/30 September 1941

Wellington Mk IC - X9673 - KO-B

T/O Marham 1946. Target: Hamburg, Germany.
Shot down by Fw Kalinowski 6./NJG1.
Crashed at 0026, 500m SE of railway station Hittfelt, 10 km. S of Harburg, Germany

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

ORB. 29/9/1941.
13 aircraft (took off from 1937 hours to 2112 hours)
(5 from "A" Flight, 5 from "B" Flight and 3 Freshman) were detailed to attack target
towns STETTIN, and HAMBURG.

All aircraft attacking STETTIN successfully located and attacked the target, and bombs were dropped in
target area, but no results were observed owing to the haze prevailing at the time.
Several aircraft reported seeing a huge red fire just North of the town.
One Captain counted 17 small fires. (A/C. A.X.9751 - Captain F/S. EDWARDS).
A/C. Q.X.9877 (Captain Sgt. RUNGALL) was hit by light Flak in the main and tail planes, and
A/C. T.X.9888 (Captain Sgt. DUTTON) (electrical system failed) rear turret went U/S.
All aircraft on this target returned to base by 0640 hours.

3 aircraft attacked HAMBURG and bombs were dropped on CALAIS by A/C. E.X.9909 (Captain Sgt. BRUCE)
being unable to obtain sufficient height to reach HAMBURG, and started seven small fires.
A/C. Y.X.9910 (Captain Sgt. HULLS) Wellington Mk IC X9910 KO-Y 5 KIA, 1 POW, and
A/C. B.X.9673 (Captain Sgt. ELLIS) failed to return from this operation.
The remaining aircraft returned safely to base at 0232 hours.

Ellis Leonard HaroldEllis Leonard Harold Ellis Leonard Harold - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 921460

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Harold Francis Ellis and Fanny Ellis, of Fishponds, Bristol.

Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) - 14. C. 6.

Source: CWGC - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.

McKenzie Duncan JohnMcKenzie Duncan John McKenzie Duncan John - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 400283

Age: 24

RAAF

Son of Hector Thomas McKenzie and Mary Sinclair McKenzie,
of Echuca, Victoria, Australia.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 14. C. 1

Source: CWGC - Photo: Find a grave by Ron M.

Petherick Anthony WilliamPetherick Anthony William Petherick Anthony William - Observer

Sgt - Service No 1151181

Age:

RAFVR

Son of John Henry and Winifred May Petherick of Bude - Bude Haven (St. Michael) Churchyard

Becklingen War Cemetery - 14. C. 2

Source: CWGC - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.

Roberts Albert LionelRoberts Albert Lionel Roberts Albert Lionel - W.Op./Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 1254570

Age: 31

RAFVR

Son of Albert John Roberts, and of Florence M. Roberts, of Swansea.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 14. C. 3

Source: GWGC - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.

Cooper Alfred RichardCooper Alfred Richard Cooper Alfred Richard - W.Op./Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 1167421

Age: 25

RAFVR

Son of Ernest W. and Constance Kitty Cooper.
Husband of Elfreda Cooper, of Ketton, Rutland.

Becklingen War Cemetery - Joint grave 14. C. 4-5

Source: CWGC - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.

Keeble Jock Gordon ClementKeeble Jock Gordon Clement Keeble Jock Gordon Clement - Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 927368

Age:

RAFVR

Son of Louis Clement Keeble and of Dorothy Mary Keeble of Exmouth, Devon.

Becklingen War Cemetery - Joint grave 14. C. 4-5

Source: CWGC - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.