I emailed the local historical society in Singleton, New South Wales asking if they had any information on Errol Crapp, ED559's navigator. Unfortunately, they informed my that Errol's father, the Rev. Arthur Frank Crapp, had only moved to the town in 1941 when he became a local Methodist minister. Due to this they surmised there would be relatively little about Errol in their records. They did send a small piece dated 10 January, 1944, from the local newspaper, the Argus, confirming that Errol Crapp was now presumed dead. The information from the same source did mention that Errol has two brothers in service, Bombardier Garth Crapp of the 7th Div (elder brother) and Gunner Alan G. Crapp (younger brother). The snippet also confirmed Errol Crapp's birthday as 17 February, 1919 in Grenfell, NSW.
As and when information is found I'll post to this blog.
|The last flight of Lancaster ED559|