18/19 September 1942|
Wellington Mk III - X3718 - KO-Q
Lost without a trace.
Believed engine failure.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
115 aircraft to many locations between Lorient and Danzig.
5 Aircraft - 2 Lancasters, 2 Stirlings and 1 Wellington was lost.
Source: book, The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book by Chris Everitt, Martin Middlebrook.
ORB. 18th September, 1942.
Two aircraft took off for GARDENING OPERATION at 19.41 hours.
One aircraft located its position by a series of pinpoints and dropped its mines in the allotted position.
A message was received from the other aircraft that one engine had stopped.
The key was then clamped down and ditching followed.
No trace of the crew was found.
0253. The remaining aircraft had returned to base after operations.
19th September, 1942.
5 crews undertook LOCAL FLYING TRAINING.
2 aircraft went out on a dinghy search.
P/O - Service No 110644
Son of John and Magdalen Owen, of Treharris, Glamorgan
husband of Margaret Lloyd Owen, of Treharris.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 71
Sgt - Service No 1553931
Son of James and Kate Frances Allan, of Ayr, Scotland.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 77
P/O - Service No 118619
Son of Harry Oswald Ellis and Daisy Ellis, of Painswick, Gloucestershire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 69
Sgt - Service No 798632
RAFVR - Canada
Son of Nathaniel and Agnes Williams,
of St. John'S, (Pouch Cove) Newfoundland.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 98
Sgt - Service No 646348
Son of Arthur William and Kathleen Maude Hunter, of Edmonton, Middlesex.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 86