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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
2901 CrawleyFrederick WilliamFlying Officer146012ObserverDFC

RAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1945-02-01MosquitoXXV KB498XD:?Upwood01:57BerlinOn return to base at 06:24 overshot the runway and crashed through a barbed wire fence. No injuries reported. DFC awarded whilst with 158 Sqn , Gazetted 14th January 1944
2902 CraydenBSergeant Air Gunner1131987RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ644DY-YRAF Pocklington2202 Railway yards, Blainville, France Crashed at Foret de Wassy {Haute-Marne} Evaded- Returned on RAF Dakota on 28th August 1944None Read Archive Report
2903 CraystonKerry MiltonFlight SergeantR26047919th May 1924 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-11-15LancasterINN706KO:BWitchford12:41DortmundShot down by flak at 15:40 hrs near the railway Station at Kirchderne, 3 km NE of DortmundKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 4.B.5
Son of Talbot R. (Deceased) and Georgena Mary (née Quinn) Crayston, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Commissioned and promoted to Plt Off. J95218 with effect 14th November 1944
2904 CreaserGSergeantBomber Command195 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIHK697A4-CWrattling Common1126WittenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2905 CreightonAlan DPilot OfficerMid Upper GunnerDFC

RCAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL900EA-TFiskerton2317WesselingCrashed at Julich-MerschKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseShot down by night fighter
2906 CreightonRichard D 2nd LtO-767134USAPilotUSAAF479th Fighter Group434th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2907 CreminsT DFlight SergeantBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-12-21LancasterIIIPB461OF-MConingsby1649PolitzCrashed at Eiken NorwayKilledFlekkefjord Civil Cemetery
2908 CrewE D Wing CommanderDFC

Fighter96 Sqd
1944-06-24MosquitoNFXIIIMM499VPatrolAbandoned near Worthing
2909 CribbH LWarrant OfficerBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-22HalifaxIIILW656MP-BHolme on Spalding Moor2301LaonCrashed at Montchalons {Aise}KilledMontchalons Churchyard
2910 CrightonJSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM514PH-QWickenby2139Maiily-le-CampCrashed la Belle Idee {Aube}Evader
2911 CrimminWilliam JohnFlying Officer157400PilotRAFVRBomber Command192 Sqn
1944-06-27MosquitoIVDK327DT:NFoulsham00:10BSOperations around Vitry-le-Francois. Badly shot about and crash-landed 02:53 at Friston airfield in Sussex. No inuries reportedUninjured
2912 CringleRobert MorrisonSergeant18643071924Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND650PH-YWickenby18:33BerlinOn the homeward journey, and well south of track over Duisburg, the aircrafts nose was hit by flak, setting it on fire. The crew abandoned the aircraft soon after, and the aircraft crashed at Geldern-Veert.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 1 Row D Grave 4Son of Harry and Rosalind Cringle; nephew of Mr. and Mrs. E. Sturmey, of Booker, Buckinghamshire
2913 CrippsBasil RobertSergeant1383133BritishW/Op/A/GRAFVRBomber Command49 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED584EA-UFiskerton2237BochumClaimed at 02.37hrs Hauptman August Geiger of 7./NJG1, his 29th night victory. Interception at 4,300 meters over Luttenberg, 7km ENE of Raalte. Crashed near Marienheem HollandKilledRaalte General Cemetery Holland

Fifteen aircraft were detailed for Bochum. Good Oboe skymarking led to heavy bombing in the town centre. Fourteen Lancasters and 10 Halifaxes were lost from the raid. Lancaster came down on farmland belonging to Mr J. Duteweert near Marienheem in Holland. The pilot’s body and that of his 19 year old mid upper gunner, Sgt Edward Pearson were never found. The rest of the crew are buried in Raalte Cemetery.
2914 CritchleyJ AFlight LieutenantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-29LancasterIME784AR-Binbrook1227SiracourtForce landed at Manston Kent on return
2915 CrockerMalcolmWing CommanderPilotDFC

Bomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL900EA-TFiskerton2317WesselingCrashed at Julich-MerschKilledRheinberg War CemeteryShot down by night fighter
2916 CrockerSherman N 1st LtO-441670USAPilotUSAAF404th Fighter Group507th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-47 Thunderbolt`1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2917 CrockettMurray BernardWarrant Officer410876AustraliaRAAF355 Sqd RAF
1944-10-06RAAF Honour Roll
2918 CroftC WWarrant OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM516PH-DWickenby2204Maiily-le-CampCrashed Poivres {Aube}KilledPoivres Churchyard
2919 CroftP FFlying OfficerBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-12-18LancasterINN726ZN-DMetheringham1708GdyniaKilledMalbork Commonwealth War Cemetery
2920 CroftBarry AlanFlight Sergeant420920AustraliaRAAF299 Sqd RAF
1944-06-06RAAF Honour Roll
2921 CrokerM RFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterIIIPB6499J-KBalderton1634PolitzCrash landed at Wick on return
2922 CrollJ MacGSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterILL953ZN-OMetheringham1630GravenhorstCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2923 CrombieMervyn CobbeSergeant404172AustraliaRAAF70 OTU RAF1941-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
2924 CrombieWilliam S JrCaptainO-417286USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-10-12P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2925 CrombieWilliam S JrCaptainO-417286USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-31P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2926 CromerJames A Ii2nd LtO-810321USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group394th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2927 CromptonFFlight SergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-12-24LancasterIIIND388HW-GGrimsby1450KolnCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2928 CronanTFlight SergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
2929 CroneRobert DuncanFlying OfficerJ2347428th April 1923 in Komoka, Middlesex, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-06-02LancasterIIIND651AS:GKirmington22:55Coastal Battery CalaisSee Archive Report for detailsKilledMarquise Communal Cemetery Plot 1 Row A Grave 6
Paradie Archive Database
2930 CroneyLeoFlight Lieutenant1672013NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-11-06LancasterIIILM742PG-SStrubby1629GravenhorstSee Archive ReportPoW
2931 CroninTimothy J 1st LtO-700231USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1944-12-25P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from mid 1944)1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2932 CronkGeorge EdwardPilot OfficerJ/1705617 Jan 1921AmericanPilotRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1942-12-06WellingtonIIIBJ657KW-GDishforth1659MannheimAt 0020 hrs an SOS message was received from the aircraft. Unfortunately nothing further was heard. The aircraft crashed Langonnet East of Plouray Near Brest (Flak/Shortage of Fuel/Equipment Failure?)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 100 Paradie Archive Database First French Canadian Sqn

Son of John Benjamin and Esther Cronk, of Hollywood, California, U.S.A
2933 CronynP HFlight LieutenantDFC

RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILV821ZL-NLeeming2115BraunschweigCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2934 CrookW MPilot OfficerBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM592KM-QDunholme Lodge2257WesselingExploded over Riethoven {Noord-Brabant}KilledEindhoven {Woensel}
2935 CrookesNorman1920-12-03 Chesterfield UKUKNavigator/ObserverDFC & 2 Bars


RAFVR488 Sqd
1944-07-29MosquitoNight Intruder4 enemy destroyed in 20 minutesSurvived
Pilot George Edward 'Jamie' Jameson
2936 CrosbyVincent BrianWarrant Officer179049Flight EngineerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command582 Sqn
1944-06-14LancasterIIIND714 (some sources state NE172)6O:TRAF Little Staughton, Cambridgeshire00:24DouaiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCoxyde Military Cemetery
2937 CrossR HFlight Sergeant3031311Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterILM137UM-G2RAF Wickenby1825Frankfurt1.5 miles North of PlittersdorfPoW No: 1099 Stalag Luft Bankau, near KreulbergNone - survived the warInformation courtesy Traugott Vitz
2938 CrossASergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterIIIND447PH-CWickenby1840StuttgartCrashed HartheemKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2939 CrossC WSergeantBomber Command150 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterINN743IQ-ZHemswell1557EssenCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2940 CrossL PSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-06LancasterIIIJB700AR-JBinbrook2202VireCrashed at Cerisy-la-SalleKilledBayeaux War Cemetery France
2941 CrosslandH RSergeantRCAFBomber Command12 OTU
1942-06-01WellingtonICX3203Chipping WardenEssenHit by flak over EssenKilled Paradie Archive Database
2942 CrossleyJ LFlying OfficerPilotFighter137 Sqd
1944-12-29TyphoonIbRB194Crashed near SulingenPoW
2943 CrotteauDonald CStaff Sergeant36292455Born Portage County, WisconsinUSAGunnerUSAAF90th Bomber Group321st Bomber Squadron Heavy
1944-04-10B-24D Liberator#42-41188 'Hot Garters'Nazdab Air Base, Papua New GuineaAttack AA site Hansa Bay, Papua New GuineaShot down by AA fire over Madang. Papua New GuineaKilledTablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines

pacificwrecks.comFour of the 12-member crew exited the aircraft after it had been hit and those captured by the Japanese were murdered. Donald Crotteau was one of the men who bailed out, along with fellow crew members Hyler and Handleman. They were likely injured and managed to evade capture for two days. On April 12, 1944, however, they were captured and ultimately were murdered or died of their injuries. The other crew members went down with the plane and the entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Donald Greenman was another of the four who bailed out. He was likely captured on April 10, 1944 by a Japanese Army patrol sent to investigate a report of an enemy aircraft being shot down. Japanese records say a patrol captured an 'American pilot' (likely Greenman) and the next day took him to Diri and later he was walked or transported to Hansa Bay. The Japanese report says on April 16, 1944 four PoWs from the crash were transported to Bogia. According to the Japanese, two of the prisoners - Greenman and Handleman - 'died on route'. Possibly, this was a Japanese euphemism meaning they were murdered or otherwise killed. The fact is when Leading Private Oshina returned to Hansa Bay he had only two prisoners with him and Greenman was not one of them. William Hyler was reportedly captured by Japanese troops and murdered about 2 weeks later. Paulsen's remains were recovered and identified by American authorities on July 16, 2014 and he and the others identified were interred on March 18, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honours.
2944 CrouchAlan JohnFlying Officer149983Flight EngineerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-05-12HalifaxIIIMZ575MP-W RAF Holme-On-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire 2225Hassett See archive report for further information KilledSchoonselhof Cemetery Collective grave IVa.E. 36-42 Read Archive Report
2945 CrouchR C APilot Officer171936PilotFighter198 Sqd
1944-06-14TyphoonIbMN649RRecceCrashed near MontebourgKilledBayeux War Cemetery France
2946 CroucherGFlying OfficerBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-06LancasterIIDS768EQ-JLinton on Ouse2132CoutancesLanded damaged at Melbourne on return
2947 CrowArthur MauriceFlight Lieutenant116137NavigatorDSO


RAFVRPhoto Reconnaissance 540 Sqd1944-12-29MosquitoPR.IXNS791Not issuedRAF Benson, Oxfordshire1114ReconnaissanceShot down Survived then MurderedHanover War Cemetery. Grave 10.C.16 See Vitz Archive for details
2948 CroweEric ArthurSergeantR185340NavigatorRCAFBomber Command18 OTU
1944-06-27WellingtonIIIZ1592WP:?RAF Finningley, Yorkshire13:35Cross country training sortieSee Archive report for detailsKilledHarrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Sec. B. Row H. Grave 1Paradie Archive Database
2949 CrowleyPaul AnthonyFlight SergeantR/195945CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12LancasterXKB758NA-ZMiddleton St George21:03BraunschweigShot down by Ju88 night fighter. Crashed at WinsenKilledHannover War Cemetery Grave 5. B. 13., Germany
Accident Report
2950 CrowleyReginald August PetersonWarrant Officer409896AustraliaRAAF159 Sqd RAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll

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