Wellington BK312 16/17 October 1942

Wellington Mk III - BK312 - KO-G

T/O Mildenhall 1800 - minelaying operations.

Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan. - RAF Bomber Command Losses - W R. Chorley.

23 Wellingtons and 11 Stirlings minelaying off Biscay ports, 5 OTU sorties.
2 Wellingtons and 2 Stirlings lost from the minelaying force.

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

ORB. 16th Oct., 1942.
11 aircraft (9 from "A" Flight & 2 from "B" Flight) took off on GARDENING OPERATION
between the hours of 18.00 and 19.15 hours.
5 aircraft dropped their mines in the allotted positions by T.R. and D.R. fixes from heights ranging between 700 and 800 feet.
One aircraft (A/C. H.B.J.660 - Captain Sgt. McCREA) attempted to bomb a bridge over the river at
NANTES without observing any results.
One aircraft (A/C. L.B.K.307 - Captain P/O. LARKINS) bombed a concentration of searchlights at
ST.AUBIN-SUR-MERE and the lights were doused.
2 aircraft brought back 3 500lb G.P.s as no suitable target was found.
2 aircraft failed to return from operations. Wellington Mk III X3946 KO-Q, 5 KIA.

0149. 9 aircraft had returned safely to base after operations.

Wright Claude Mandeville Wright Claude Mandeville - Pilot

S/L - Service No 33351

Age: 24


Son of Air Commodore Arthur Claude Wright and Elise Mary Wright, of Exmouth, Devon.

Sage War Cemetery, Germany - Grave 3. C. 2.

Source: CWGC - Find a Grave.

Wellington BK312Fitzgerald Desmond Francis Fitzgerald Desmond Francis - 2nd Pilot

P/O - Service No 121136

Age: 19


Son of Francis Gerald and Florence Maud Fitzgerald,
of South Harrow, Middlesex.

His brother Colin Gerald also died on service. 27/09/1945 age 20.

Sage War Cemetery, Germany - Grave 3. F. 10.

Source: CWGC - photo via Find a grave, by dawntree1964

Mollard William JohnWellington BK312 Mollard William John - WOP

F/Sgt - Service No R/106468

Age: 20


Son of Albert J. and Marion Mollard, of Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada.

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 105

Source: CWGC. - Photo: Canadian virtual war memorial.

Wellington BK312Daintith Edward Terence Daintith Edward Terence - BA

P/O - Service No 126790

Age: 27


Son of Terence Joseph and Gertrude Mary Daintit.,
Husband of Irene May Daintith, of Morden, Surrey.

Sage War Cemetery, Germany - Grave 3. C. 3.

Source: CWGC - Photo via Find a grave, by dawntree1964

Wilde Edward Wilde Edward - RG

Sgt - Service No 1204241

Age: 29


Son of Edward and Annie Wilde, of Oldham, Lancashire.
Husband of Ruth Wilde, of Glodwick, Oldham.

Sage War Cemetery, Germany - Grave 3. E. 3.

Source: CWGC - Find a Grave.