W/O W H S Ansell and Crew
W/O W H S Ansell and crew were posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S on 26.6.44:
- W/O W H S Ansell (P)
- F/Sgt G W Battersby (F/Eng)
- F/O C R Cameron (Nav)
- F/O I H R Hood (B/A)
- Sgt A Anderson (W/Op)
- Sgt E W Parker (MU/AG)
- Sgt O Tabuteau (R/AG)
The Ansell crew, in EE193, were lost on an operation to Stettin 29/30 August 1944.
Six, including Sgt Tabuteau who came from Banff in Alberta, are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, while F/Sgt Battersby is buried at Reerso Churchyard, 9 km WSW from Gorlev in Denmark.
The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour here.
Other information about the flight and the target available here.
See also the page about the loss of Lancaster EE193.
Log Book Sgt E W Parker (Air Gunner)
Below are pages from the 550 Squadron air-crew log book of Sgt E W Parker (MU/AG), showing various live and training operations of the Ansell crew.
Many thanks to the family of Sgt Parker for scanning these pages and making them available. The pages are PDF documents.