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Vincent Crawford

In memory of:

Flying Officer Vincent Crawford

September 12, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/35004

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 282 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

30. C. 2.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Group Photo– RCEME Craftsman and His Father Hugh Crawford 1957
  • Photo of VINCENT CRAWFORD– RCEME  Craftsman 1957
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Vincent Crawford is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Vincent Crawford is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of VINCENT CRAWFORD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of VINCENT CRAWFORD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Vincent Crawford– Vincent Crawford receiving his Air Force wings
  • Photo of Vincent Crawford– Vincent Crawford standing by his aircraft
  • Family Photo– Vincent Crawford and his loving wife Ruby Crawford with their Twin Barry Crawford and Garry Crawford
  • Letter– My beloved brother Vincent Crawford, "A proud Canadian Hero".
  • Grave Marker– Vincent Crawford, Flight Officer,  RCAF J/35004

September 12, 1944
  • Group Photo– Vincent Crawford and his crew with their Lancaster
  • Photo of Vincent Crawford– VINCENT CRAWFORD IN UNIFORM
  • Photo of Ross Crawford– Vincent Crawford's youngest brother, Ross Crawford, veteran served with R.C.E.M.E
  • Photo of Harvey Crawford– Vincent Crawford's second youngest brother, Harvey Crawford, veteran served Canadian Navy
  • Photo of Orville Crawford– Vincent Crawford's third youngest brother, Harvey Crawford, veteran served with the Sherman Tank
  • Photo of Renne Crawford– Vincent Crawford fourth youngest brother, Renne Crawford, Infantry Veteran
  • Photo of Vincent Crawford
  • Newspaper Clipping– R.C.A.F Vince Crawford and his proud grandfather W.G. Hastie, mother Margaret Crawford and his twin sons, Garry and Barry Crawford
  • Photo of Hugh Crawford and Margaret Hastie Crawford– Hugh Crawford and Margaret Hastie Crawford, Proud parents of Flying Officer Vincent Crawford
  • Christmas Card– VINCENT CRAWFORD'S LAST CHRISTMAS CARD SENT TO FAMILY FROM ENGLAND. FRONT PAGE
  • Christmas Card– Signed page of the last Christmas Card received from our beloved brother from England....LEST WE FORGET
  • Group Photo– Vincent Crawford's Squadron
  • Photo of Vincent Crawford– Flying Officer Vincent Crawford
Dec 1940 R.C.A.F (Picture provided by his son Barry Crawford)
  • Group Photo– Left to Right-P/O REDMOND, F/O STUART, F/O SISMAN, F/O MACLEOD, STG ROYTENBERG, F/SGT YANOVER, SGT MCIVER, SGT MACDONALD, SGT CASEY
Front Row- P/O BROWN, P/O POSTE, F/L DWERNET, P/O MEDRINGTON, P/O DAWSON, SGT WRIGHT, SGT JANES, P/O CRAWFORD, SGT KLEINMAN, SGT CAMPKIN
  • Group Photo– Twin sons of Vincent Crawford.
  • Newspaper Clipping 1– Newspaper clipping kept by his beloved son Barry Crawford of Creemore, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping 2– Sad and heartbreaking news of F/O Vincent Crawford missing in action reverberating the poignant realization that he will not be coming back to the family he loves and who loves him.
  • Group Photo– Flying Officer Vincent Crawford's 2 son and daughter.  Barry Crawford, Garry Crawford and Brenda June Crawford
  • Sympathy Card– Letter expressing sympathy fromt he Buckingham Palace addressed to Mrs. Ruby Crawford.  Flying Officer Vincent Crawford's wife.
  • Letter– Another letter expressing sympathy from the Minister of National Defence for Air.  Flying Officer Vincent Crawford's wife.
  • Photo of Vincent Crawford– Vincent Crawford-A Father, A Husband, A Son and a  Brother
  • Family Photo– Vincent Crawford, Beloved parents, Hugh and Margaret Crawford, Twin sons  Barry and Garry Crawford, and daughter Brenda June Crawford and brother Ross Crawford
  • Letter– Renumbering plot number for Flying Officer Vincent Crawford
  • Letter– confirmation of graveyard for our beloved Flying Officer Vincent Crawford
  • Group photo– Graduation Platoon Ross Crawford Kingston Ontario
  • Group photo– Harvey Crawford Platoon
  • Group photo– Vincent and Bomber Group In England

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