207 Squadron Royal Air Force Association

101 Squadron & The Wesseling Raid
21/22 June 1944

101 Sqn Lancaster I ME613 SR-M2
Op: Wesseling t/o 2314 Ludford Magna on ABC duties - F/O SW Cook RCAF

Crashed at Drunen (Noord-Brabant), a large village 3 km E of Waalwijk, Holland. F/O Cook RCAF, who came from Santa Fe in Tennessee, is buried in the Canadian section of Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery while the others who died rest at Jonkerbos War Cemetery. Sgt Jagger was the specialist operator.

Pilot F/O Spencer Waddy Cook RCAF age 34
F/E Sgt AC Peyton, pow
Sgt John Stevens Francis RAFVR age 20
B/A F/L WE Lockwood pow
Sgt Albert Ernest Holmes RAFVR age 20
Sgt Donald Jagger RAFVR age 19
M/U Sgt JM Starr RCAF pow
R/G F/O MG Gillespie RCAF pow
Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

Jonkerbos War Cemetery

Jonkerbos War Cemetery
Jonkerbos War Cemetery

101 Sqn Lancaster III LH508 SR-P
Op: Wesseling t/o 2317 Ludford Magna similarly tasked - P/O G Hingley

On the home leg, shot down by a night-fighter and crashed in the Biesbosch estuary near Werkendam (Noord-Brabant), 20 km NNE of Oosterhout. Of the two who died, F/S Duff rests in Werkendam Protestant Cemetery but Sgt Keogh has no known grave. P/O Hingley landed on a bridge and was admitted to hospital with a broken thigh bone.

Pilot P/O G Hingley pow
F/E Sgt SD Rogerson pow
Nav F/O TW Ball pow
F/S Thomas Handley Duff RAFVR age 22
W/Op Sgt LVH Horrigan pow
W/Op Sgt F Sheard pow
M/U Sgt J Gascoigne pow
Sgt John Edward Keogh RAFVR age 30