Pilot Officer Edwin Holbourn  -  106 Squadron  


Pilot Officer Edwin Holbourn - RAFVR


 Pilot Officer Edwin Holbourn was piloting Lancaster Mk.III JB645 coded ZN-F on January 1/2, 1944 when it left its base at Metherington at 0005 hours for an operation to Berlin.

This Lancaster failed to return, the entire crew was lost.

All of the crew rest in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.

The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
P/O Edwin Holbourn  RAFVR Pilot Worthing, Sussex 27
Sgt Herbert Walmsley  RAFVR Flight Engineer Morecambe, Lancs. 21
Sgt Edward Burton  RAFVR Navigator Folkestone, Kent 20
Sgt Thomas Powell  RAFVR Bomb Aimer Woodside, Surrey 21
Sgt John Dyer  RAFVR W/Op/AG Stathern, Leicestershire 21
Sgt Thomas Mallett  RAFVR M/U Gunner Sunderland, Co.Durham 20
F/Sgt Stanley Mattick, DFM RAFVR Rear Gunner - -

 Pilot Officer Edwin Cecil Holbourn was the son of Cecil and Mabel Holbourn and husband of Hilda May Holbourn of Worthing, Sussex.

Photo courtesy of Chris Dyer, research by Linda Ibrom.