Gordon Robert CRAWFORD


CRAWFORD, Gordon Robert

Service Number: 403802
Enlisted: 3 March 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia, 12 May 1917
Home Town: Kyogle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Timor Sea, 17 June 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 403802
3 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Joseph and Emma Johnson Crawford of Kyogle, NSW


RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-132 of Number 6 Squadron was reported missing on an operational flight from Hughes Airfield, Darwin - all crew killed:

Pilot Officer Gordon Robert Crawford 403802

Sergeant Maurice McGuire 401137

Pilot Officer Colin Vivian Cantor 411861

Pilot Officer Brian Ernest Long 403888

Sergeant Lawrence Rex Hayward 411908

(USAAF info from Baugher - Aircraft A16-132 was built as 41-23202 - MIA in Timor Sea after engine failure)


All crew are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT