Lancaster PD293 25 November 1944

Lancaster Mk I - PD293 KO-O

T/O Witchford 1210 - non operational flight to test H2S.
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.

Crebbin William Donald Crebbin William Donald "Peter" - Pilot

P/O - Service No 188647

Age: 20


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.

Parkin John Edmund Parkin John Edmund - FE

Sgt - Service No 1678439

Age: 22


Son of John Edwin and Lily Parkin, of Sheffield.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 235

Source: CWGC.

Hooper Harry Donald Lancaster PD293Hooper 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 Tragheim Edward Alfred - WOP

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

Source: CWGC - info The Tragheim Family

Frank Thompson 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 Lancaster PD293McKinnon Ian - MUG

F/S - Service No R2296A

Age: 27


Son of John and Valentine McKinnon,
of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 255

Source: CWGC - Photo: Canadian virtual war memorial.

Blenkinsop Mathew Blenkinsop Mathew - RG

Sgt - Service No 1595390

Age: 22


Son of Matthew and Margaret Ann Blenkinsop, of Sunderland, Co. Durham.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 225

Source: CWGC.