25 November 1944|
Lancaster Mk I - PD293 KO-O
Lost without trace.
Source: 115 Squadron Roll of Honour by D. Bruce, W. R. Chorley, J. G. J. de Haan - Aircrew Remembered.
ORB. 25th Nov. 1944. NON-OPERATIONAL.
Four aircraft carried out H2S Exercises. One aircraft aircraft G.H. Bombing and one aircraft Air Test.
12.10 F/S. W. D. CREBBIN (Capt/Pilot) and under mentioned crew took off on an H2S Training flight,
from which they failed to return - no news being received.
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.
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
His brother F/O. Nav/WOP 136385 Alan Francis CREBBIN.
177 Squadron RAFVR died 8th May 1944, aged 22. Source.
Sgt - Service No 1678439
Son of John Edwin and Lily Parkin, of Sheffield.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 235
F/S - Service No R191599
Son of Harry Robert Hooper, and of Margaret Hooper,
of London, Ontario, Canada.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 254
F/O - Service No 160872
Age: 30 - °1914
Son of Alfred Tragheim and Elsie May Giles.
Husband of x1944 Christina Tulloch MacKenzie Tragheim, of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 209
Mariage photo Aircrew Remembered
F/S - Service No 652750
Son of William and Elizabeth Thompson of Kilnhurst, South Yorkshire.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 222
F/S - Service No R2296A
Son of John and Valentine McKinnon,
of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 255
Sgt - Service No 1595390
Son of Matthew and Margaret Ann Blenkinsop, of Sunderland, Co. Durham.
Runnymede Memorial - panel 225