Castle Bytham -F/O A.V. Crawford RAFVR, KIA 15/06/43

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Reference WMO/264794


St. James Church

Off High Street

Castle Bytham

NG33 4RU


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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A plaque on top of a wooden bookcase remembers F/O A.V. Crawford RAFVR, who was KIA 15/06/43 He was Pilot of 50 Sqn Lancaster ED810 VN-Z that had departed Skellingthorpe for Ops Oberhausen The aircraft was intercepted at 6000M above Ekeren by a Night-Fighter captained by Uffz Rudolph Frank (II/NJG3 – detached to II/NJG/1) and shot down for his 9th Abschusse The aircraft crashed at Ekeren, 8km N of Antwerp, Belgium at 0124 with the loss of all seven crew
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