Pilot 1: F/O. Ian Stuart Henderson 33406 R.A.F. Age 23. Missing
Pilot 2: Sgt. William Pryce Jinks 745105 R.A.F.V.R. Age 20. Missing
Obs: Sgt. William Holland Macleod 904361 R.A.F.V.R. Age 23. Missing
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Fred May 754677 R.A.F.V.R. Age 25. Missing
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. James Patrick Redmond 975988 R.A.F.V.R. Age ? Missing
Air/Gnr (mid upper): Sgt. James Stewart 945565 R.A.F.V.R. Age 27. Missing
Took off from R.A.F. Mildenhall at 18.25 hrs to attack the “U” Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven. The aircraft was lost without trace and no claims have been established for any of the losses on this raid. It is probable that it was brought down by the heavy flak defences in the area.
Mid-upper gunner of Wellington R1045 Sgt. James Stewart (courtesy Jo Graham)
This was one of two aircraft lost on this raid – the other a Wellington IC T2503 OJM
from 75 squadron flown by P/O. Arthur Falconer was also lost without trace, together with all six crew.
Another Wellington IC T2547 crashed on landing, colliding with a fence near the airfield perimeter – all crew survived.
None, classed as missing.
F/O. Ian Stuart Henderson. Runnymede Memorial Panel 30. Son of Randall Walter and Annie Maude Henderson, of Herne Bay, Kent, England.
Sgt. William Pryce Jinks. Runnymede Memorial Panel 46. Son of Frederick Henry and Elizabeth Jinks, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Sgt. William Holland Macleod. Runnymede Memorial Panel 47. Son of William and Christina Macleod, of Brora, Sutherlandshire, Scotland.
Sgt. Fred May. Runnymede Memorial Panel 48.Son of Fred and Sarah Jane May, of Oldham, Lancashire, England.
Sgt. James Patrick Redmond. Runnymede Memorial Panel 51. N.o.K details not currently available.
Sgt. James Stewart. Runnymede Memorial Panel 52. Son of James Cameron Stewart and Janet Christian (nee Hardie) Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
Researched for Jo Graham and for other relatives / friends of the crew. With thanks to the following, Bill Chorley – “Bomber Command Losses Vol 2”, the C.W.G.C.