Wellington BK271 2/3 October 1942

Wellington Mk III - BK271 - KO-A

T/O Mildenhall 1336 - target Krefeld, Germany. Crashed at Halderloch near Haldern, Germany.

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

The Pathfinders encountered denze haze and their marking was late. The raid which developed was dispersed and not expected to couse much damage. Krefeld's rather general report on wartime bombing does not class it as a "Grossangriff" - a major raid; only 3 streets in the northern part of the town are mentioned as being hit but most of the 41 people recorded as being killed by raids in 1942 probably died on this night.

188 aircraft - 95 Wellingtons, 39 Halifaxes, 31 Lancasters, 23 Sterlings.
7 aircraft - 3 Halifaxes, 2 Wellingtons, 1 Lancaster, 1 Sterling Lost. 3.7% of the force.

Source: book, The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book  by Chris Everitt,Martin Middlebrook

Adsett Frederick Charles Adsett Frederick Charles - Pilot

F/S - Service No R/92747

Age: 22

RCAF

Son of Charles L. and Bertha M. Adsett, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Joint grave 8. E. 9-10.

Source: CWGC. - Photo and more info via CANADIAN VIRTUAL WAR MEMORIAL

Jones Rex Nigel Hugh Jones Rex Nigel Hugh - Observer

Sgt - Service No 411217

Age: 22

RNZAF

Son of Charles Jones and of Dagmar Constance Knipe, of Smethwick, Staffordshire, England.

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Joint grave 8. E. 7-8.

Source: CWGC. - Photo via WW2 Talk - more info on Wings over Cambridge

Martin George Wilfred Martin George Wilfred - WOP

Sgt - Service No 405302

Age: 23

RNZAF

Son of Charles Henry Martin and of Helen Mary Martin (nee Buchanan), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Grave 8. E. 11

Source: CWGC - photo via aucklandmuseum.com

Nelson George Nelson George - BA

Sgt - Service No 412476

Age: 21

RNZAF

Son of James and Margaret Baird Nelson, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Joint grave 8. E. 7-8.

Source: CWGC. - Photo via WW2 Talk

Turvey Kenneth Tempest Turvey Kenneth Tempest - RG

Sgt - Service No 925966

Age: 26

RAFVR

Son of Wallace and Alice Mary Louisa Turvey, of Slough, Buckinghamshire.

Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Joint grave 8. E. 9-10.

Source: CWGC - photo via online-begraafplaatsen.nl