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The Airmen's Stories - P/O R F Crockett

Ronald Frederick Crockett, from Acton, London was born on 30th July 1916 and employed as a Clerk for an electrical supplier when he joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.

Called up on September 1st 1939 he completed his training and arrived at 236 Squadron at Thorney Island on July 15th 1940.

Crockett was killed as a Flight Lieutenant with 230 Squadron on 7th September 1942 in Sunderland II W3987 which crashed whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following an engine fire.

Also lost were:

P/O Robert John Fernie Lunn
F/Lt. Alan Frederick Howell
Sgt. Bede William Jenkins
F/Sgt. Robert David Adamson (RAAF)
Cpl. Frank James Milne
LAC Kenneth Barron
Sgt. John McSherry

Crockett was 25. He is buried at Hadra War Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs courtesy of Colonel C R Romberg RA, British Embassy Cairo


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