Wellington X3593 29/30 April 1942

Wellington Mk III - X3593 - KO-C

T/O Marham 2118. Target: Gennevilliers, France.
Crashed at Bievres (Seine et Oise), 12 km SE Versailles, France.

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

88 aircraft - 73 Wellingtons, 9 Hampdens, 6 Stirlings -
to the Gnome & Rhone aero-engine factory.
The main factory was not hit but other industrial buildings in the nearby Port de Paris on the Seine were.
The local report says that 1 industrial building was destroyed and 3 more damaged with no casualties
being suffered by French people.

3 Wellingtons lost.

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

ORB. 29th. April, 1942.
15 aircraft including 1 freshman (7 from "A" Flight and 9 from "B" Flight)
took off between 2114 and 2221 hours to attack target GENNEVILLIERS
and found weather over the target to be good.
The target was identified visually and bombing from heights ranging between 6000
and 10500 feet dropped their bombs and observed many bursts in target area all factories receiving hits.
Several good fires were started, one of these being reported on the opposite bank of the river.
Leaflets were dropped in the PARIS area and many photographs attempted.

The aircraft (A/C. Z.X.3344 - Captain Sgt. WILLIAMS) attacking OSTEND
brought all its bombs back as they hung up.

A/C. C.X.3593 - Captain Sgt. REYNOLDS) failed to return from Operations.

0341. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after Operations.

Wellington X3593Reynolds Walter Frank Reynolds Walter Frank - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1190187

Age: 25

RAFVR

Son of Walter Reynolds, and of Winnifred Adelaide Reynolds,
of Burbage, Wiltshire.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

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

Wellington X3593Male David Tawelfryn Male David Tawelfryn - 2nd Pilot

Sgt - Service No 1204858

Age:

RAFVR

Son of David Arnold and Elizabeth Ann Male.
Husband of Novello Male, of Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

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

McGrath Dennis BrienMcGrath Dennis Brien McGrath Dennis Brien - Observer

W/O Class I - Service No R/59351

Age: 25

RCAF

Son of John and Isabella McGrath, of Long Lake, Manitoba, Canada.
Four brothers.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

Source: CWGC - photo and more info on Canadian virtual war memorial -
Find a grave by freerob.

Wellington X3593Wilkes Bernard Wilkes Bernard - W.Op./Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 1150279

Age: 26

RAFVR

Son of Bernard Charles and Florence Wilkes.
Husband of Lola Mary Wilkes, of Dorking, Surrey.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

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

Wellington X3593Harries John Howard Harries John Howard - Air Gnr

Sgt - Service No 1258385

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Sydney Hermann Harries and Daisy Harries.
Husband of Mary Josephine Harries, of Cowley, Middlesex.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

Source: GWGC - photo via Find a grave, by Freerob

Wellington X3593Jones Eric Hampton Jones Eric Hampton - Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 1062370

Age: 20

RAFVR

Son of Thomas George Jones, and of Annie Jones,
of Burchetts Green, Berkshire.

Bievres Communal Churchyard, Essonne - Coll. grave 1-11.

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