01.03.1943 No. 12 O.T.U. Wellington III BK467 JP-C Sgt. P.A. Thompson
Date: 1st March 1943 (Monday)
Unit: No. 12 O.T.U.
Type: Wellington III
Base: R.A.F. Turweston
Location: Turweston, Northamptonshire
Pilot: Sgt. P.A. Thompson. R.A.A.F. Injured
Air/Bmr: Sgt. Glanville Owen John 1498305. R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Ronald Crebbin 1090311 R.A.F.V.R. Age 22. Killed
Air/Gnr: Sgt. A.J. Abrahams. Injured
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Crompton. Injured
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took off from R.A.F. 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
Left: Wellington BK467 Wireless operator/Air gunner, Sgt. Ronald Crebbin
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.
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.