Sergeant Greig McCRACKEN

Service No: 401076
Born: Donald VIC, 12 June 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 December 1940
Unit: No. 2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit Anson aircraft DG841), Irish Sea, 27 February 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph Clarence and Grace Margaret McCracken, of Millicent, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Kaniva VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 126, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On an operational training flight on 27 February 1942 Anson DG841 was believed to have crashed into the sea about 25 miles south of the Isle of Man. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. In 1949 it was recorded that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of DG841 were:

Pilot Officer Hugh Basil Carleton (105140) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Alan Craig Lowe (401349) (Observer)
Sergeant Greig McCracken (401076) (Observer)
Sergeant Ralph Robinson (1121619) (RAFVR)


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, 163/141/480

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