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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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115 Squadron Crest
18/19.06.1940 No: 115 Squadron Wellington IA P9227 P/O. W.H.C. Hunkin

Operation: Bremen Germany

Date: 18/19th July 1940 (Thursday/Friday)

Unit: No. 115 Squadron

Type: Wellington MkIA

Serial: P9227

Code: KO-?

Base: RAF Marham

Location: Klein-Henstedt, a small village about 10 km NNE of Wildeshausen, Germany

Pilot: P/O. (Fl/Lt. at war end) William Henry Clement Hunkin 42231 RAF PoW No: 125 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Bellaria

Pilot 2: P/O. (Fl/Lt. at war end) Joseph Barker 40595 RAF PoW No: 1370 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria

Obs: Sgt. C. Clark (W/O. at war end) 751734 RAF PoW No: 143 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. (W/O. at war end) J.J. Macgregor 627720 RAF PoW No: 135 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. (Fl/Sgt. at war end) A.G.S Colley 643725 RAF PoW No: 142 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria

Ai/Gnr: Sgt. (W/O. at war end) H. Dickson 748612 RAF PoW No: 152 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug

REASON FOR LOSS:

Taking off from RAF Marham on an operation to Bremen. Thought to have been shot down by anti-aircraft fire crashing at Klein-Henstedt. All crew survived as PoW.

Note: P/O. Barker retired from the RAF as Sq/Ldr. on 23rd January 1949.

Burial details:

None - all crew survived as PoW.

Researcher: Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered December 2015. Photographs from Michel Beckers collection.

MB - 18.12.2015

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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