Flight Sergeant Colin Eric TREBILCOCK

Service No: 417678
Born: Woodville SA, 20 September 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1942
Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAF), RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 10 Squadron Halifax II aircraft HR952), Germany, 29 January 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Lancelot Eric and Ida Rose Ann Trebilcock; husband of Eileen Mary Trebilcock, of Waikerie, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Waikerie SA
Remembered: Panel 262, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 131, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 29 January 1944, Halifax HR952 took off at 0016 to attack Berlin and crashed near Friedrichshafen later that morning. Six of the crew members were killed and one became a Prisoner of War.

The crew members of HR952 were:

Sergeant George Armstrong (1570702) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Kenneth Raymond Corbett (1582857) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant John Gordon Hodgkinson (1313633) (RAFVR)
Flying Officer Cyril Large (151473) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Reuben Martin (1579977) (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant J B Spark (R/157607) (RCAF) PoW
Flight Sergeant Colin Eric Trebilcock (417678)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War – Volume 5 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1944, Midland Counties Publications, 1997
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/40/133

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