Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
Frederick C
Flight Sergeant
Service Number
636449 (NCO) 50971 (Officer)
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting In
Posted in 10/42 and out 5/43 as P/O



This photograph of S/Ldr Cracknell (extreme right) and crew was taken at Fiskerton on 24-3-43 at the end of their tour.

Included (from right to left) are:
S/Ldr D.A. Cracknell (Pilot)
F/Lt M.D. Deloford (Nav)
Sgt W.J. Beesley (F/Eng)
Sgt W.C. White (B/A)
Sgt A.M. MacDiarmid (A/G)
Sgt H. Frost (A/G)
F/Sgt F.C Ball (W/Op)

Plus two 'A' Flt ground crew members.

Flight Lieutenant Ball flew tours of operations with 44 & 49Sqns.
He died in Harrogate in May 2016 aged 96.