On Friday, 07 June 1940, (a part of) the aircraft of the 150 squadron (RAF), took off for a mission to Abbeville in France from a station (airfield) in or near Echemines.
One of the crew members was Sergeant G W Crawley. He departed for his mission at an unknown time.
He flew with a Fairey Battle (type I, with serial L5288 and code JN-). His mission and of the other crew members was planned for Friday, 07 June 1940.
Photo (click to enlarge): George William Clawley (533480). Remarkable fact: His daughter was born on the day he took of for his mission. He was shot down near Vergies (South of Abbeville).
Thanks Veronica (granddaugther of George) for the photos.
Information about aircraft who did not return from this mission can be found here. Information about the other crew members on this flight can be found at this website (Aircrew Remembered). This website also provides the flight information for this record.
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