12/13 August 1941|
Wellington Mk IC - Z8835 - KO-U
Shot down by Fw Kalinowski Ernst II./NJG1.
Crashed 0049, 1 km. SW of Grafel, 16 km. SSE of Bremervorde, Germany.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
ORB. 12 August 1941. Target Essen and Hanover. Take of between 2125 hours and 2127 hours.
9 aircraft (7 from "A" Flight and 2 from "B" Flight).
Two of the above aircraft attacked HANOVER, and bombs were dropped in the target area.
No results were observed and A/C. U.Z. (Captain Sgt. WALLACE) failed to return to base after this operation.
7 aircraft attacked ESSEN and bombing from between 12.000 feet and 17.500 feet,
bombs were dropped in or near the target area. no results except fires observed.
One stick was dropped in a build up area and a large fire was seen directly afterwards.
On the return journey A/C. D.T.2563 (Captain P/O. WOOD) was (4 times by a J.U.) attacked and
shot down at SCOTTON, NORWICH by an enemy nights fighter.
All the crew escaped with slight bruises with the exception of Sgt. EVANS the Rear Gunner who was killed.
Wellington Mk IC T2563 KO-D, 1 KIA.
0340. (0354?) All other aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.
Sgt - Service No 40669
Son of Harry and Marianne Frances Wallace, of Auckland City, New Zealand.
Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. C. 6.
Brother, Utrick Watson Wallace, age 21, died on 28 January 1943 while
flying with 301 Ferry Training Unit, RAF.
Sgt - Service No 1058822
Son of John and Rose E. Keighley, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
Runnymede Memorial - Panel 46.
Sgt - Service No 937567
Son of John and Elizabeth Porthouse, of Raffles, Carlisle.
Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. C. 3.
Sgt - Service No R/69545
Son of George Henry and Myrtle Malvine Aldersley,
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 12.
Sgt - Service No 914113
Son of Horace and Alice Hilda Morgan, of Brixton, London.
Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. C. 1.