Alfred Derrick CROCKFORD


CROCKFORD, Alfred Derrick

Service Number: 431041
Enlisted: 11 May 1943
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 October 1918
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Temora, New South Wales, Australia, 29 October 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Temora General Cemetery
Plot A Row D Grave 8
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 431041
11 May 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 431041, Aircrew Training Units

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

LAC Crockford 431041 and Pilot Officer Howard 414138 of Number 10 Elementary Flying Training School were killed in the loss of Tiger Moth aircraft A17-443 near Temora Aerodrome in NSW - their aircraft collided in flight with A17-179 piloted by LAC Peter Roderick Armstrong 430744 who survived and was discharged from the RAAF in September 1944