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Old 29th October 2022, 03:07
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John Crabb, observer, 49 Sq., Mosquitos

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Please join us in paying respects to Bomber Command Veteran, John Crabb, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 101.
John originally enlisted with the Army but transferred to the Royal Air Force to begin training as a pilot, later becoming an Observer. He served with 49 Squadron.
After 13 operations he and the bomb aimer became ill and were unable to fly. That night their crew left for an operation and were killed in action.
After completing his first tour, John went on to serve with Mosquito Squadron based at RAF Bourn. He completed a total of 73 operations during his service.
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Sad to report the passing of John Crabb on Wednesday 19th October, just 6 weeks before his 102nd birthday.
John was an Observer serving with 49 Squadron. He completed his first tour and then went on his second tour on Mosquitos flying from RAF Bourn. He completed 73 ops in total.
John was interviewed in 2017 by IBCC Volunteer Brenda Jones. You can hear that interview here https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.a...document/10754

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