HE150 Wellington X HD-A
11th June 1943
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Air Gunner 2nd Pilot  
  F/O F Mackelden Sgt T C Herbert F/O S Roxburgh Sgt E M Gold Sgt A G Rawlins Sgt R W Maroney  
  Take Off :- 23:16   Base :- RAF Leconfield Mission :- Dusseldorf  
          Modern overlay view of the target area  
  Details :- HE150 exploded in the air at Monchengladbach after being hit by Anti-Aircraft defences.  
  Raid by 783 aircraft which included 143 Wellington's of which 10 were lost including HE150 and HE154 both 466 squadron aircraft.  
  All were orginally buried in the City Cemetery at Monchengladbach, since 1947 five have been transferred to the Rheinberg War Cemetery but Sgt Herbert's remains could not be identified and so is perpetuated on the Runnymede Memorial.  
  Bomb load on-board HE150 was 2 x 500lb GP, 4 SBC 8 x 30 and 3 x SBC 19 x 4 and 750 gallons of fuel for 7 - 8hrs of flying.  
  FO S Roxburgh picture courtesy of Edward Roxburgh.  
  Sgt R W Maroney picture courtesy of Cress Corser via Robert Maroney's sister.  

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