Wellington X3946 16/17 October 1942

Wellington Mk III - X3946 - KO-Q

T/O Mildenhall 1800 - minelaying operations off the western coast of France (Biscay ports).
Presumed crashed in the target area.

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 BK312 KO-G, 5 KIA.

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

Wellington X3946Gordon Douglas Huntly Gordon Douglas Huntly - Pilot

Sgt - Service No 413408

Age: 20

RNZAF

Son of William Sutton Gordon and Mary Katherine Gordon,
of Christ. church, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Nephew and ward of Ethel Styles, of Christchurch.

Le Bois-Plage-en-Re Communal Cemetery,
Departement Charente Maritime - Grave 5.

Source: CWGC - Photo via New Zealand War Graves Project - Find a Grave.

Wellington X3946Buchanan David Buchanan David - Observer

Sgt - Service No 1375544

Age:

RAFVR

Son of

Ste. Marie-de-Re Communel Cemetery,
Departement Charente Maritime - Joint grave 5

Source: CWGC - Photo via francecrashes39-45.net, by R. Biaux - Find a Grave.

Stoward Cyril Robert Stoward Cyril Robert - WOP

Sgt - Service No 1290986

Age: 30

RAFVR

Son of

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 94

Source: CWGC.

Wellington X3946Parr Cyril George Parr Cyril George - FG

Sgt - Service No 1189810

Age: 29

RAFVR

Son of George Thomas Parr and Eveline Parr,
husband of Gwyneth M. Parr, of Gravesend, Kent.

Ste. Marie-de-Re Communel Cemetery,
Departement Charente Maritime - Joint grave 5

Source: CWGC - Photo via francecrashes39-45.net, by R. Biaux - Find a Grave.

Port Edwin Thomas Port Edwin Thomas - RG

Sgt - Service No 655703

Age: 26

RAF

Son of

Runnymede Memorial - Panel 91

Source: CWGC.