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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R G Crossman


Richard George Crossman of Watford, Hertfordshire was born in July 1911 in Portsmouth where his father was serving in the Royal Navy.

He joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t WOp/AG. He was called up on 1st September, completed his training and joined 25 Squadron at Debden in early October 1940.



Above: Air Gunners of 25 Squadron

L to R: Sgt. RG Crossman, Sgt. FW Curtis, Sgt. JCO Medworth, Sgt. H Early, Sgt. J Harris



He was killed on 8th July 1941 as a Flight Sergeant and still serving with 25 Squadron when Beaufighter If T4629 dived into the ground near Wittering. The pilot P/O DW Thompson was also killed.

Crossman is buried in Watford Cemetery.










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