01.03.1943 No. 12 O.T.U. Wellington III BK467 JP-C Sgt. Thompson
Date: 1st March 1943 (Monday)
Unit: No. 12 Operational Training Unit
Type: Wellington III
Base: RAF Turweston
Location: Turweston, Northamptonshire
Pilot: Sgt. Peter Angus Thompson AUS/415285 RAAF Injured
Air/Bmr: Sgt. Glanville Owen John 1498305 RAFVR Age 22. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Ronald Crebbin 1090311 RAFVR Age 22. Killed
Air/Gnr: Sgt. A.J. Abrahams RAFVR Injured
Air/Gnr: Sgt. A. Crompton RAFVR Injured
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took off from RAF Turweston for a bombing practice flight.
When returning to base the aircraft came in off-line to the flare path and while going around again an engine failed.
The pilot was unable to bring the aircraft under control and crashed at 12:06hrs in the airfield circuit and on impact the aircraft burst into flames.
Sgt. Glanville Owen John. St. Fagan Churchyard, Aberdare. S. E. Corner Chancel. Son of James and Elizabeth John of Trecynon, Aberdare, Wales.
Sgt. Ronald Crebbin. Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery. Sec. 29. C.of E. Grave 702. Son of Charles P. Crebbin and Betsy Crebbin of Liverpool, England. Grave inscription: 'He Lived To Give Happiness To Others And Died To Make It Secure'.
Researched by Aircrew Remembered, researcher and specialist genealogist Kate Tame for relatives of this crew. Acknowledgements, Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vol's. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Commonwealth War Graves Commission.