Wellington X3718 18/19 September 1942

Wellington Mk III - X3718 - KO-Q

T/O Marham 1941 - minelaying operations.
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.

Owen Richard David Owen Richard David - Pilot

P/O - Service No 110644

Age: 27


Son of John and Magdalen Owen, of Treharris, Glamorgan
husband of Margaret Lloyd Owen, of Treharris.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 71

Source: CWGC.

Allan James Calderwood Allan James Calderwood - Observer

Sgt - Service No 1553931

Age: 20


Son of James and Kate Frances Allan, of Ayr, Scotland.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 77

Source: CWGC.

Ellis Frank Henry Ellis Frank Henry - WOP

P/O - Service No 118619

Age: 29


Son of Harry Oswald Ellis and Daisy Ellis, of Painswick, Gloucestershire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 69

Source: CWGC.

Williams Herbert MarmadukeWilliams Herbert Marmaduke Williams Herbert Marmaduke - FG

Sgt - Service No 798632

Age: 23

RAFVR - Canada

Son of Nathaniel and Agnes Williams,
of St. John'S, (Pouch Cove) Newfoundland.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 98

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

Hunter Jack Arthur Hunter Jack Arthur - RG

Sgt - Service No 646348

Age: 20


Son of Arthur William and Kathleen Maude Hunter, of Edmonton, Middlesex.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 86

Source: CWGC.