Wellington BJ724 6/7 September 1942

Wellington Mk III - BJ724 KO-P

T/O Marham 2014 - target Duisburg, Germany.
Photoflash exploded causing a/c to crash at Blofield 6 miles E of Norwich.
F/S Lanceley survived the crash but died 48 hours later.

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

207 aircraft of 6 types. 8 aircraft - 5 Wellingtons, 2 Halifaxes, 1 Stirling - lost, 3.9 per cent of the force.

Cloud and haze were present and the bombing was not concentrated.
But Duisburg reports its heaviest raid to date, with 114 buildings destroyed and 316 seriously damaged; 86 people were killed.

Minor Operations: 9 aircraft minelaying off Heligoland and in the Frisians, 5 aircraft on leaflet flights. No losses.

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary August 1942.

OBR. 6th. September, 1942.
9 aircraft (3 from "A" Flight and 6 from "B" Flight) took off for operations between the hours of 2014 and 0122,
One aircraft (A/C. H.B.J.660 - Captain Sgt. BARKER) was detailed for GARDENING OPERATIONS
and dropped its mines in the allotted position by T.R. and D.R. fixes from a height of 2,800 feet.

Eight aircraft successfully located the target DUISBERG and bombing from heights ranging between 12,000 and 15,000 feet,
dropped their bombs in the marshalling yards causing fires, some of them apparently oil fires.
Many fires were also started in the build up area and on and around the aiming point.
one aircraft crashed near NORWICH on the return trip, four of the crew dying as a result of the crash.

0510. All remaining aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.

Lanceley Charles HenryWellington BJ724 Lanceley Charles Henry - Pilot

F/S - Service No R86614

Age: +11 September

RCAF

Son of Captain Thomas Lanceley (19th Alberta Dragoons) and Edith Dalgarno, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Marham Cemetery - Grave 22.

Source: CWGC - Photo: Find a grave by Richard Gray, more info on Canadian virtual war memorial.

Wellington BJ724Scott Stanley Walter Scott Stanley Walter - Observer

Sgt - Service No R77223

Age: 25

RCAF

Son of Walter Kingston Scott and Mabel Elizabeth Scott, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Marham Cemetery, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk BoroughNorfol - Grave 25.

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

Constable Melvyn Ralph Constable Melvyn Ralph Constable Melvyn Ralph - WOP

Sgt - Service No R72553

Age: 24

RCAF

Son of Bruce (+) and Carrie Constable, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Marham Cemetery - Grave 24.

Source: CWGC - Photo: Find a grave by Richard gray, more info on Canadian virtual war memorial.

Story by Hal Constable.
Mystery surrounding a watch once owned by Sgt. Ralph ConstableWellington BJ724

Colbran Lester OwenWellington BJ742 Colbran Lester Owen - BA

F/S - Service No R96163

Age: 23

RCAF

Son of Simon J. Colbran and M. Violet Colbran, of Maxville, Ontario, Canada.

Marham Cemetery - Grave 23.

Source: CWGC - photo: Find a grave by Richard Gray, more on via Canadian virtual war memorial.

Hands N Hands N. - RG

Sgt - Service No

Age: Inj.

RCAF

Son of

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