Wellington X9826 29/30 August 1941

Wellington Mk IC - X9826 - KO-D

T/O Marham 2014. Target: Mannheim, Germany.

94 Wellingtons were despatched by Bomber Command.

Believed shot down by a intruder.
Crashed at 0212 while attempting a landing at Martlesham Heath airfield.

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

ORB. 29th. August 1941.
9 aircraft (took off between 2013 and 2022 hours)
(5 from "A" Flight and 4 from "B" Flight) were detailed to attack Target Town MANNHEIM.
6 of the above successfully located and attacked target and bombing from between 9000 and 17500 feet,
bombs were dropped on target area, but ne results were observed owing to cloud.
A/C. V.Z.8848 (Captain S/L. KNIGHT) turned back from primary target due to severe icing and electrical storms
and attacked a wharf on the HOOK OF HOLLAND from a height of 4000 feet, bursts were seen but no results were observed.
One can of incendiaries hung up and were brought back.
A/C. W.Z.8802 (Captain P/O. DUFF) abandoned sortie owing to complete W/T. failure.
A/C. B.R.1798 (Captain Sgt. KEATING) also abandoned sortie due to severe icing and electrical storms.
A/C. D.X.9826 (Captain Sgt. MURDOCH) was observed over MARTLESHAM being followed by E/A and was then seen crash.

0345. All aircraft had returned safely to Base after operations with the exception of A/C. D.X.9826 (Captain MURDOCH).

Murdoch John KempMurdoch John Kemp Murdoch John Kemp - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 930728

Age: 20


Son of William Murdoch, and Isabella Murdoch, of Upminster.

Canvey Island Churchyard, St. Katherine, Essex - Grave S.S.2.

Source: CWGC. - Photo: Find a grave by geoffrey gillon.

Wellington X9826McGaw Francis James McGaw Francis James - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1052301

Age: 19


Son of Thomas C. McGaw and Agnes McGaw, of Auchencairn.

Auchencairn Cemetery - Sec. 5D. Grave 13.

Source: CWGC - photo monument, Find a Grave.

Forse AlfredForse Alfred Forse Alfred - Observer

F/S - Service No 562549

Age: 28


Son of William John and Blanche Matilda Forse.
Husband of Muriel Forse, of Dawden, Seaham.

Seaham Cemetery, Princess Road - Plot 3. Grave 2004

Source: CWGC - photo Find a Grave by Emam.

Wellington X9826Blades William Henry Blades William Henry - W.Op.

Sgt - Service No R/60725

Age: 21


Son of James °1886 - +1968 and Emily °1882 - +1961 Blades,
of Delburne, Alberta, Canada.

Marham Cemetery, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk -
War Graves Plot. Grave 5.

Source: GWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Richard Gray

Boyce John WilliamBoyce John William Boyce John William - FG

F/S - Service No R/62091

Age: 25 - Died of his injuries in Ipswich Hospital on 1 September 1941.


Son of Albert William and Amy Isabel Boyce;
nephew of Dorothy A. Daniels, of Belton.

Blundeston Churchyard, St. Mary, Suffolk - Grave 21 L

Source: CWGC - Photo via Canadian virtual war memorial. - Find a grave by LindaB.

Wellington X9826Cowell Wilfred John Cowell Wilfred John - RG

Sgt - Service No 1068173



Son of William and Agnes Cowell, of Eccles.

Wardley Roman Catholic Cemetery,
St. Mary's, Lancashire - Sec. O. Grave 719.

Source: CWGC - photo: salfordwarmemorials - Find a Grave.