Poullan-sur-Mer

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B24 Liberator BZ778 FH-

53 Sqn

                             
  Date :  07 juin 1944
  Mission :   Patrouille anti sous-marin
                                       
        Décollage :  St Eval à 23:57
     
        Causes du crash :  Abattu par un U-Boot  
        Lieu du crash : 
En mer
     
                                       
W/O Bruce George BARTON WOP A/G RNZAF 415985 MIA Runnymede Memorial
F/O Douglas Gordon BIGGS 2e Pil RCAF J/21243 MIA Runnymede Memorial
W/O Harry Ashley CORNS WOP A/G RAF VR 1283897 MIA Runnymede Memorial
S/Ldr George CRAWFORD Pil RAF VR 72986 MIA Runnymede Memorial                     Distinguished Flying Cross Air Force Cross
Sgt Kenneth Vaughan JONES WOP A/G RAF VR 1164453 MIA Runnymede Memorial
P/O Robert John MARTIN Nav RAF VR 175067 MIA Runnymede Memorial
W/O Robert Alexander O'KANE WOP A/G RNZAF 411577 KIA Retrouvé Crique de Kérandraon le 18/06/1944
F/O Herbert RICHARDSON F/Eng RAF 54244 MIA Runnymede Memorial Distinguished Flying Medal
F/O John Geoffrey SMITH Nav RAF VR 129398 MIA Runnymede Memorial
Sgt Ronald STOTEN WOP A/G RAF VR 1392630 MIA Runnymede Memorial
                                       
Distinguished Flyng Cross.
Acting Squadron Leader George CRAWFORD, A.F.C. (72.986), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve No 53 Squadron.
This officer was the captain of an aircraft de­tailed for an anti-submarine patrol recently. In spite of difficulties, Squadron Leader Crawford persisted in his mission and eventually a U-boat was sighted. Coolly and skilfully, squadron Leader Crawford pressed home his attack with great determination. Undeterred by accurate and concentrated anti-aircraift fire, he made 2 runs over the vessel, straddling it with his depth charges on the second run. In thîs action, Squadron Leader Crawford displayed skill, courage and resolution of a high order.
FOURTH SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE of TUESDAY, the 4th of JANUARY, 1944.