29 October 1942
Wellington Mk III - X3540 - KO-X
|T/O Mildenhall 1349 - target Essen, Germany. Cloud cover operation.
Shot down by a fighter and crashed in the North Sea W of Katwijk, Netherlands.Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III BJ660 KO-H, 5 KIA
Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III Z1738 KO-M, 5 KIA
The operation was a failure. These raids were only of nuisance value and losses were always high.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honur by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
7 Mosquitos to Holland and the German Frisian Islands, 6 Wellingtons on 'roving commissions' of the Ruhr. 6 Mosquitos and 1 Wellington bombed various targets, 3 Wellingtons (115 Squadron) and 2 Mosquitos were lost.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary October 1942.
|Urwin Reginald William - Pilot
F/S - Service No 405346
Age: - washed ashore near Wissenkerke, Netherlands on 25 November 1942.
Flushing (Northern) Cemetery, Vlissingen, Netherlands - Grave D. 15
Source: CWGC - 115 Squadron Roll of Honur by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
|McHenry Colin Shone - Observer
Sgt - Service No 1016740
Albert and Florence McHenry, of Bolton, Lancashire,
Runnymede Memorial - panel 88
Source: CWGC - photo and info Bolton Church Institute School War Memorial 1939 ~ 1945
|Meredith Richmond Lovett - WOP
F/O - Service No 411768
Son of Richmond D. Meredith and of Isabel Mary Corboy, of Otorohanga, Auckland, New Zealand.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 114
|Norcross Horace Pilling - BA
Sgt - Service No 1120097
Son of Herbert P. and Emma Norcross, of Haydock, Lancashire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 90
|Martin Leslie Hunter - RG
Sgt - Service No 412346
Runnymede Memorial - panel 117
Source: CWGC - photo Auckland War Memorial Museum - Online Cenotaph