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
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.
None - all crew survived as PoW.
Researcher: Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered December 2015. Photographs from Michel Beckers collection.