25/26 July 1942|
Wellington Mk III - Z1606 - KO-J
Crashed at Krefeld - Baerlerbusch SE of Rheinberg.
Crew initially buried at Krefeld in the Houptfriedhof Central Cemetery.
Only Sgt Weston was identified at the time.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
313 aircraft - 177 Wellingtons, 48 Stirlings, 41 Halifaxes, 33 Lancasters, 14 Hampdens.
Thick cloud covered the target area.
Duisburg again reports property damage, though not as heavy as on the last two raids.
6 people were killed.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary July 1942.
ORB. 25th. July, 1942.
12 aircraft (7 from 'A' Flight and 5 from 'B' Flight)
took off between 2357 and 0022 hours to attack target DUISBERG.
10 of the aircraft successfully located and attacked target and bombing
from heights ranging between 14000 and 16000 feet on T.R. fix, dropped their bombs
without observing any results but fires were seen to be started probably South East of docks.
Leaflets were dropped and photographs attempted.
One aircraft (A/C. R.Z.1605 - Captain Sgt. GLAUSER - engine overheating) developed engine trouble
on the outward journey and was forced to abandon the sortie, jettisoning its bombs.
One aircraft failed to return.
0425. All the remaining aircraft had returned safely to Base after operations.
P/O - Service No J/7072
Only son of A Howard Felt, of Barrie, Ontario, Cananda
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - 28. D. 1
P/O - Service No 116705
Son of John and Elizabeth Walker Scott, of Glasgow. A.M.I.C.E.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - 28. D. 2.
Sgt - Service No 1187036
Son of Robert and Margaret Ellen Bowen, of Pant, Shropshire.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - 28. D. 3.
Sgt - Service No 1109648
Son of Stanley and Annie Weston, of Atherton, Lancashire.
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - 28. D. 4.