Ronald Gordon Creber
Ronald was born at Strand Cottage, South Petherwin and was one of seven brothers and one sister. Ronald was a Sergeant in RAF Volunteer Reserve and served with Bomber Command (Service No 1354856) in 103 Squadron and was a rear gunner on an Avro Lancaster. The Lancaster (JB747) was lost while engaged in night operations over Berlin, Germany, crashing at Zehrensdorf on January 3rd 1944, killing all the crew. It is believed it collided with JB114 of 83 Sqn south of the target. Ronald is buried at Britischer Soldatenfriedhof, Berlin. He left a widow in Lily (nee Spence) Creber whom Ronald had married in 1943 at Hendon, Middlesex. He is commemorated on the South Petherwin War Memorial.
103 Squadron Townsend with air and ground crew and WAAF MT Driver Peggy. Photo courtesy of David William Fell.