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Sidney John Scott Wilde

Servicenumber : 76931
Rank : Pilot Officer (Air Gunner)
Regiment : Royal Air Force
Unit : 115 Squadron
Date of Death : 03-08-1940
Age : 31
Grave : Plot B. Row 2b. Row 21. Grave 285.
Sidney John Scott Wilde was a son of Sidney A. and Iris Scott Wilde. He was married to Ilda Wilde, of Howwood, Renfrewshire. He was an Air gunner on board of Wellington IC R3202. The bomber crashed in the North Sea off the Island of Rottum at 0200hrs. None of the 6 men crew survived. The body of Sidney Wilde and those of Pilot Gerry, Pilot Pryor and Air gunner Dempsey were also recovered. Gerry is buried in the Olderbroek General Cemetery, The Netherlands, Pryor is buried in the Uithuizen General Cemetery and Dempsey also in Delfzijl. The bodies of the other 2 crew members were never found.
The Wellington bomber took off from RAF Marham, Norfolk at 21:24hrs. Their mission was to bomb an oil refinery in Hamburg.
 Picture: 15-04-2018
 
Sources: Website CWGC,website https://aviation-safety.net  and website www.rafcommands.com

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