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Flight Lieutenant Hugh Irvine CRAWFORD (411065) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force

Wireless Op./Air Gunner

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Liberator II AL509
 

Death of Death 1943-11-04 Age : 25 years.

Served in 148 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 3. D. 1-7. at Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia (Map)

More Details: SON OF HUGH IRVINE CRAWFORD AND OLIVE EILEEN CRAWFORD, OF ONEHUNGA, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 04 Nov 43 Aircraft: Liberator II AL509 Unit 148 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Yugoslavia
Details
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Warrant Officer Class IJames Herbert Stevenson CLARKE (R/79118) Bomb Aimer Liberator II AL509   1943-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantHugh Irvine CRAWFORD (411065) Wireless Op Liberator II AL509   1943-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
Flight SergeantWilliam Joseph DOWLE (1066563) Air Gunner Liberator II AL509   1943-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantEldon Burke ELLIOTT (J/4524) Navigator Liberator II AL509   1943-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
Warrant Officer Class IRalph Edward HAWKEN (R/81068) Air Gunner Liberator II AL509   1943-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantMaurice PASSMORE (116910) Pilot Liberator II AL509   1943-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery
Flight SergeantEdwin Archibald TOOLE (R/53246) Flight Engi Liberator II AL509   1943-11-04148 Sqdn AIR27 SerbiaBelgrade War Cemetery

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Loss of Liberator AL509 of 148 Sqn RAF, 3-4 November 1943Laurent, The ORB has take off as 2225, from Tocra, Libya. (Local time, perhaps?) A No. 5 MRES document dated November 1947 held on RNZAF crew member NZ411065 Flt Lt Hugh Irvine Crawford's service record gives the take off time from Tocra as 21.25 on 3 November. (GMT time, perhaps?) In conflict with this time is a statement on the same MRES document that the 'aircraft, which was burning, flew over the village [of Kosinjski Zamost] at about 21.00 hours on 1st November, i.e. two days and 25 minutes before it took off! I wonder what medication the typist was on! Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 4th November 2014 04:50:06

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