Sergeant William Sydney CREBER

Service No: 429179
Born: Summer Hill NSW, 14 February 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 October 1942
Unit: No. 83 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 83 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft BK463), France, 20 May 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: St Pol War Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur William Stephen and Emily Creber, of Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

On the night of 19/20 May 1944, Wellington BK463 took off from Peplow detailed to attack Lille, France. The aircraft crashed at Eps, 13 kms north of St Pol, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of BK463 were:

Sergeant Geoffrey Douglas Cossins (1880733) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant William Sydney Creber (429179) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Dinnage (153261) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer William Eric Hemingway (152478) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Roger Singleton Knapp (J/37758) (RCAF) (Supernumerary)
Flying Officer William Norman (153934) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Harold John Walter Stevens (1388946) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/472
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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