Wellington Z8835 12/13 August 1941

Wellington Mk IC - Z8835 - KO-U

T/O Marham 2127. Target: Essen, Germany.
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.

Wallace John TrevorWallace John Trevor Wallace John Trevor - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 40669

Age: 21


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.

Source: CWGC - Photo: Auckland Musem Portrait from The Weekly News; 3 September 1941. - Find a Grave by Flipside20.

Keighley Ralph Keighley Ralph - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1058822

Age: 19


Son of John and Rose E. Keighley, of Bradford, Yorkshire.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 46.

Source: CWGC.

Porthouse JohnPorthouse John Porthouse John - Observer

Sgt - Service No 937567

Age: 22


Son of John and Elizabeth Porthouse, of Raffles, Carlisle.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. C. 3.

Source: CWGC. - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.

Aldersley Richard George FaneAldersley Richard George Fane Aldersley Richard George Fane - W.Op./Air Gn.

Sgt - Service No R/69545

Age: 24


Son of George Henry and Myrtle Malvine Aldersley,
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. B. 12.

Source: GWGC. - more info on Canadian virtual war memorial. - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.

Morgan Arthur WilliamMorgan Arthur William Morgan Arthur William - W.Op./Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 914113

Age: 22


Son of Horace and Alice Hilda Morgan, of Brixton, London.

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. C. 1.

Source: CWGC. - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.

Nolan Desmond JosephNolan Desmond Joseph Nolan Desmond Joseph - Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 918570



Son of

Becklingen War Cemetery - 26. C. 4.

Source: CWGC. - photo Find a Grave by Flipside20.