Wellington X9910 29 September 1941

Wellington Mk IC - X9910 - KO-Y

T/O Marham 1931. Target: Hamburg, Germany.
Shot down near Groningen by Oblt Ludwig Becker 4./NJG1.
Crashed at 2252 at Blijham - 5 km SE of Winschoten, Holland, Netherlands.

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 maine 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), and
A/C. B.X.9673 (Captain Sgt. ELLIS) Wellington Mk IC X9673 KO-B, failed to return from this operation.
The remaining aircraft returned safely to base at 0232 hours.

Since May 2020, a permanent memorial has been placed at the church in Blijham on the Oosteinde
for the five crew members. Photos see Traces of War.

Wellington X9910Hulls Arthur Robert Hulls Arthur Robert - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1110718

Age: 26

RAFVR

Son of Archibald Arthur Hulls and of Marguerite Evelyn Hulls (nee Coleman),
of Kew, Richmond, Surrey.

Wedde (Blijham) Protestant Churchyard,
Bellingwedde Municipality, Groningen - Row 18. Grave 1.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Wia Swijgman

Wellington X9910Goodey James Henry Goodey James Henry - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 402656

Age: 23

RAAF

Son of John Henry and Caroline Margaret Goodey
Husband of Valerie Olivetta Goodey, of Rosebery,
New South Wales, Australia.

Wedde (Blijham) Protestant Churchyard - Row 18. Grave 2.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Wia Swijgman

Colfe William KennethColfe William Kenneth Colfe William Kenneth "Ken"- Observer

P/O - Service No J/6156

Age: 25

RCAF

Son of Henry Albert and Estella Colfe, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Wedde (Blijham) Protestant Churchyard - Row 18. Grave 5.

Source: CWGC - Photo en more info on Canadian virtual war memorial -
Find a Grave by Wia Swijgman.

Wellington X9910Griffiths Thomas Douglas Griffiths Thomas Douglas - W.Op./Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 1282592

Age: 19

RAFVR

Son of Thomas James Griffiths and Ethel Griffiths,
of Isleworth, Middlesex.

Wedde (Blijham) Protestant Churchyard - Row 18. Grave 3.

Source: GWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by Wia Swijgman

Bull Thomas WilliamBull Thomas William Bull Thomas William - W.Op./Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 1198667

Age:19

RAFVR

Son of Harry Byard Bull and Elsie Bull, of Wigston, Leicestershire.

Wedde (Blijham) Protestant Churchyard - Row 18. Grave 4.

Source: CWGC - Photo thanks to Ian Mason and Find a grave by Wia Swijgman.

Shuttleworth Norman Robertson Shuttleworth Norman Robertson - RG

P/O - Service No 82969

Age:

RAFVR

POW - No. 3816 Luft 3

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