Lancaster PD293 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 Crebbin William Donald - 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

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 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 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.
Mariage photo Aircrew Remembered

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

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 McKinnon 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.

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.