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115 Squadron (RAF)

No. 115 Sqn was originally formed on Dec 1, 1917 as a heavy bomber squadron and joined the Independent Air Force of the RAF in August 1918. It was disbanded in 1919, then re-formed in June 1937. It formed part of RAF Bomber Command No. 3 Group in WWII. Starting with Handley Page Harrow aircraft, it transferred to Vickers Wellingtons in 1939, which it flew until March 1943, when it transferred to Avro Lancaster B. Mk. II and later B. Mks I and III. Between April 1940 and September 1942 the squadron was seconded to Coastal Command and based at Kinloss, Scotland. It rejoined Bomber Command and flew from Mildenhall, East Wretham and Little Snoring in 1942 and 1943 before settling at Witchford, Cambridgeshire from November 1943 until the end of hostilities.

In April 1940 the squadron made the RAF's first bombing attack on the mainland of Europe, at Stavanger in Norway. In August of 1941 it participated in the service trials of the new navigational aid, GEE, and as a result of its report the device was put into mass production. Overall, in WWII the squadron flew 5392 sorties and dropped about 23,000 tons of bombs. This was the second-highest tonnage of bombs in Bomber Command. The squadron was 3rd in the number of raids in the course of the war. Since it was active over the whole span of WWI, it lost the greatest number of aircraft of any squadron in Bomber Command: it was the only squadron to lose more than 200 aircraft.

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WarStatus ⬆⬇
EventDate ⬆⬇
Aircraft ⬆⬇
 
Serial ⬆⬇
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑02
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK271
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑13
Wellington
Mk. IC
Z8835
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1944‑08‑26
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD274
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑10‑18
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS683
Flying Officer
Evader
1944‑06‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK550
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1943‑11‑18
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS680
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS604
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1944‑01‑22
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS777
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1944‑08‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB127
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑04‑19
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL667
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑08‑11
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS665
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1944‑09‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM693
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑03‑03
Wellington
Mk. III
Z1620
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑30
Wellington
IC
X9826
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1943‑10‑09
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS691
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1943‑08‑28
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS659
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑07‑22
Wellington
Mk. III
X3561
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑30
Wellington
IC
X9826
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1943‑03‑30
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS625
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK560
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1941‑10‑31
Wellington
IC
X9873
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1944‑01‑02
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS667
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑07‑22
Wellington
Mk. III
X3750
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑08‑18
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS630
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1943‑08‑28
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS659
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑12‑17
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK274
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB130
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1944‑08‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME718
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑01‑29
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL649
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1941‑10‑31
Wellington
IC
X9873
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑05‑30
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS627
Pilot Officer
KIA
1941‑09‑29
Wellington
IC
X9910
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB130
Flight Sergeant
KIFA
1942‑10‑06
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ879
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑03‑24
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL694
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑11‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
NN706
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑06‑26
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS666
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1944‑11‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
NN706
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑09‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM693
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑11‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK595
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑03‑24
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL694
Warrant Officer 1st Class
PoW
1942‑12‑10
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3393
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑06‑17
Wellington
IC
R1517
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑03‑02
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK495
KIA
1943‑03‑30
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS625
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑04‑21
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS728
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑11‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
NN706
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑08
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND761
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑08‑26
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD274
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑04‑19
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL667
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑07‑26
Wellington
Mk. III
Z1606
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1943‑11‑23
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS764
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS604
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑09‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM693
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑04‑27
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS609
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑04‑23
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND753
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑05‑23
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND745
Lieutenant
Survived
1918‑09‑16
 
 
D9689
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑13
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB127
KIA
1943‑03‑30
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS625
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑03‑25
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS678
Captain
Survived
1918‑09‑14
 
 
D4585
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1942‑08‑29
Wellington
Mk. III
X3647
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND805
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND805
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑07‑16
Wellington
IC
R1222
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑08‑29
Wellington
Mk. III
X3647
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑06‑08
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND790
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑19
Lancaster
Mk.I
LL943
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑11‑26
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD293
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑03‑08
Wellington
Mk. III
X3419
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS604
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK550
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑06‑03
Wellington
Mk. III
X3724
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB130
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB131
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑08‑29
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ688
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑12‑03
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK338
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑11‑16
Wellington
Mk. III
X3597
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑09‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM693
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑07‑21
Wellington
Mk. IC
Z8788
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND805
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1941‑09‑08
Wellington
IC
R1798
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑18
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM616
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME718
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1944‑08‑26
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD274
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS604
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK560
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1943‑07‑14
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS660
KIA
1943‑04‑27
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS609
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK550
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑04‑25
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS734
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1944‑01‑21
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL650
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB130
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑04‑04
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK555
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑04‑25
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS734
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑04‑19
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL667
KIA
1943‑03‑30
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS625
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑01‑15
Wellington
Mk. III
Z1563
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑01‑01
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG332
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑03‑25
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS678
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑06‑28
Wellington
 
BJ589
Warrant Officer 1st Class
PoW
1942‑12‑10
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3393
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1942‑12‑03
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK338
Warrant Officer 1st Class
KIA
1942‑04‑29
Wellington
Mk. III
X3593
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑02‑25
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL644
Flying Officer
PoW
1943‑01‑01
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3351
KIA
1943‑03‑30
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS625
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑08‑18
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS630
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑11‑26
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD293
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑01‑01
Lancaster
Mk.I
NG332
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑04‑27
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS609
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑11‑26
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS793
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑03‑13
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ756
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑08
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND790
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑10‑18
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS769
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1942‑07‑14
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3560
Flying Officer
Evader
1944‑06‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK550
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK560
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑29
Wellington
Mk. III
Z1738
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑08‑20
Wellington
Mk. III
X3989
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1943‑08‑28
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS659
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑09‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK579
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑09‑01
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ893
Sergeant
Evader
1944‑09‑08
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK579
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑08‑29
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ688
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑11‑15
Lancaster
Mk.I
NN706
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑11‑22
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ842
Pilot Officer
PoW
1942‑12‑31
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3351
Flying Officer
PoW
1942‑07‑29
Wellington
Mk. III
Z1624
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑11‑11
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3394
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑11‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK624
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND805
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑02‑25
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL644
Flying Officer
PoW
1943‑10‑08
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS691
Pilot Officer
KIA
1941‑06‑30
Wellington
Mk. II
W5459
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑12‑06
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK513
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑29
Wellington
Mk. III
Z1738
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑14
Lancaster
Mk.III
ND805
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I
ME718
Sergeant
Evader
1942‑12‑10
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3393
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑11‑18
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS680
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑16
Lancaster
Mk.I
LL944
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑02‑25
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL644
Flying Officer
PoW
1942‑07‑29
Wellington
Mk. III
Z1624
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑07‑22
Wellington
Mk. III
X3750
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑03‑30
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS625
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑09‑01
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ893
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑03‑08
Wellington
Mk. III
X3419
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑09‑17
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM693
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑08‑03
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS673
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1943‑11‑23
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS764
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑09‑07
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ724
KIA
1943‑03‑30
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS625
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑09‑01
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ893
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑12‑03
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK338
Warrant Officer
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS604
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑10‑06
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK313
Sergeant
Evader
1942‑12‑10
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3393
KIA
1943‑04‑27
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS609
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑12‑17
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK274
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1943‑06‑12
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS647
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑12‑06
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ898
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑07‑07
Wellington
IC
R1063
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1942‑12‑03
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK338
 Sergeant
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS604
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑30
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
PB130
KIA
1943‑04‑27
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS609
KIA
1943‑04‑27
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS609
Warrant Officer 1st Class
PoW
1942‑12‑10
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3393
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1944‑02‑16
Lancaster
Mk.II
LL689
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑09‑01
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ893
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑08‑26
Lancaster
Mk.I
PD274
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑11‑22
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ842
Warrant Officer 1st Class
PoW
1942‑12‑31
Wellington
Mk. lll
X3351
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑11‑16
Wellington
Mk. III
X3597
KIA
1943‑04‑27
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS609
Lieutenant
Survived
1918‑09‑14
 
 
D4585
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑07‑18
Lancaster
Mk.I/III
LM616
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑12‑29
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS834
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑12‑06
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ898
KIA
1943‑04‑11
Lancaster
Mk.II
DS604
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1942‑09‑05
Wellington
Mk. lll
BJ771
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑12‑17
Wellington
Mk. lll
BK274
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1941‑10‑31
Wellington
IC
X9873
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑08‑27
Lancaster
Mk.I
LM127
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑04‑25
Lancaster
Mk.I
HK542

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