26 November 1944
Lancaster Mk I - PD293 KO-O
|T/O Witchford 1210 - non operational flight to test H2S. Lost without trace.
H2S was the first airborne, ground scanning radar system. It was developed in Britain in World war II for the RAF and was used in various RAF bomber aircraft from 1943 to the 1990s. It was designed to identify targets on the ground for night and all-weather bombing.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - Aircrew Remembered.
|Crebbin William Donald - Pilot
P/O - Service No 188647
Son of Frank Crebbin, and of Catherine Elizabeth Crebbin, of Port St. Mary, Isle of Man.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 210
Source: CWGC - photo Memories of RAF Witchford
|Parkin John Edmund - FE
Sgt - Service No 1678439
Son of John Edwin and Lily Parkin, of Sheffield.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 235
|Hooper Harry Donald - Nav
F/S - Service No R191599
Son of Harry Robert Hooper, and of Margaret Hooper, of London, Ontario, Canada.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 254
Source: CWGC - photo Canadian Virtual War Memorial
|Tragheim Edward Alfred - WOP
F/O - Service No 160872
Age: 30 - °1914
Son of Alfred Tragheim and Elsie May Giles.
Lost his older brother on 8 May 1944. F/O. Alan Francis Crebbin, Age: 22, Serv. No. 136385 RAFVR - 177 Squadron, India.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 209
Source: CWGC - info The Tragheim Family
|Thompson Frank - BA
F/S - Service No 652750
Son of William and Elizabeth Thompson of Kilnhurst, South Yorkshire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 222
Source: CWGC - photo thanks to Richard Thompson.
|McKinnon Ian - MUG
F/S - Service No R2296A
Son of John and Valentine McKinnon, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 255
|Blenkinsop Mathew - RG
Sgt - Service No 1595390
Son of Matthew and Margaret Ann Blenkinsop, of Sunderland, Co. Durham.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 225