29 October 1942
Wellington Mk III - Z1738 - KO-M
|T/O Mildenhall 1349 - target Essen, Germany. Cloud cover operation.
Shot down by a fighter and crashed in the North Sea W of Katwijk, Netherlands.Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III BJ660 KO-H, 5 KIA
Also lost on this mission: Wellington Mk III X3540 KO-X, 5 KIA
The operation was a failure. These raids were only of nuisance value and losses were always high.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honur by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan.
7 Mosquitos to Holland and the German Frisian Islands, 6 Wellingtons on 'roving commissions' of the Ruhr. 6 Mosquitos and 1 Wellington bombed various targets, 3 Wellingtons (115 Squadron) and 2 Mosquitos were lost.
Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk - Bomber Command - Campaign Diary October 1942.
|Rawlings Robert - Pilot
F/O - Service No 116058 - DFC
Son of John Robert and Annie Rawlings, of Sunderland, Co. Durham.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 67
|Merrony Henry Arthur - Observer
Sgt - Service No 1260396
Son of Henry Alfred and Rosina Emily Merrony, of Hornsey, Middlesex.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 89
|Murphy William Morgan - WOP
Sgt - Service No R79506
Son of ,
Runnymede Memorial - panel 105
Source: CWGC - photo and info Canadian Virtual War Memorial
|Coltman John - BA
Sgt - Service No 1151281
Son of Howard and Chryssie Coltman, of Loughborough, Leicestershire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 80
|Rathe Donald Stewart - RG
F/S - Service No R104129
Son of Lewis R. and Marguerite D. Rathe.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 106
Source: CWGC - photo Canadian Virtual War Memorial