Wellington X9888 15/16 November 1941

Wellington Mk IC - X9888 - KO-F

T/O Marham 1732. Target: Kiel, Germany. lost without trace.

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

15/16 November, 49 Wellingtons were sent to bomb Emden, while another 47 aircraft attacked Kiel.
On the Emden operation four Willingtons were lost.

P/O Stock, 115 Squadron ditched in the sea off Whitby,
he and his crew were rescued by a destroyer crewed by Norwegian sailors.

Source: The Wellington Bomber, Martin W Bowman - page 131

ORB. 15th. November, 1941.
8 aircraft (5from "A" Flight and 3 from "B" Flight)
were detailed to attack target KIEL.
4 of the aircraft bombing on E.T.A. and from heights ranging between 13000 and 16300 feet
dropped their bombs but no results were observed owing to cloud.
3 aircraft were unable to pinpoint target and so attacked FLENBERG and SCRIVERIN
but again owing to bad weather no results were observed.
A/C. F.X.9888 (Captain Sgt. HORSLEY) Failed to return to Base after Operations.
A/C. H.Z.8848 (Captain P/O. STOCK) was forced down into the sea near WHITBY due to petrol shortage.
All the crew were picked up by a Norwegian destroyer.

0727. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

Homes Alan Christopher Homes Alan Christopher - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1376306

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Charles Christopher and Gertrude Caroline Homes, of South Norwood Hill, Surrey.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 45.

Source: CWGC.

Horsley John Miller Horsley John Miller - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1177136

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of William and Louisa Ann Horsley.
Husband of Lilah Sybil Horsley, of West Hallam, Derbyshire.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 45.

Source: CWGC.

Huckett Richard Henry Huckett Richard Henry - Observer

Sgt - Service No 960339

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of Frederick James Huckett and Minnie Louisa Huckett.
Husband of Betty Huckett, of Sidcup, Kent.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 45.

Source: CWGC.

Platten Ralph William Platten Ralph William - WOP

Sgt - Service No 846567

Age: 29

RAF (Auxiliary Air Force)

Son of Henry William and Harriet Platten.
Husband of Eileen Iris Muriel Platten, of Woodford, Essex.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 50.

Source: GWGC.

Ruscoe George Reginald Ruscoe George Reginald - FG.

Sgt - Service No 1198669

Age: 21

RAFVR

Son of George Frederick and Margaret Amelia Ruscoe, of Bradmore, Wolverhampton.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 51.

Source: CWGC.

Thomas Frank Seeley Thomas Frank Seeley

Sgt - Service No 1253304

Age: 29

RAFVR

Son of Henry William and Leonora Gertrude Thomas.
Husband of Christina Ellen Thomas, of Croxley Green, Hertfordshire.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 53.

Source: CWGC.