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Nathan Crawford

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Nathan Crawford

January 2, 1945

Rohrau, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

J/12954

Age:

35

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Born:

September 16, 1909
Appling, Georgia

Enlistment:

June 25, 1941
North Bay, Ontario

Son of Thomas Remsen Crawford and Winnifred Crawford. Husband of Elizabeth S. Crawford, of Chatham, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 506 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

8. C. 3.

Location:

Durnbach is a village 16 kilometres east of Bad Tolz, a town 48 kilometres south of Munich. Durnbach War Cemetery is 3 kilometres north of the village Gmund am Tegernsee. Using the A8 from Munich, turn off at the junction Holzkirchen, taking the 318 road in the direction of Gmund am Tegernsee. At the crossroads with the 472, turn left in the direction of Miesbach. The cemetery is situated approximately 500 metres on the left from the 318/472 crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper article making reference to Nathan Crawford, DFC.
  • Photo of Nathan Crawford– I am researching the crew of No. 405 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron that was shot down on a mission to bomb Nuremberg by a German nightfighter on 02 Jan. 1945.  Five of the seven-man crew were killed; the remaining crew (one Canadian and one British airman survived and were interned at Stalag Luft 1 concentration camp.  My uncle, F/O Gerald Edward Geeves was one of the crew members who lost his life.  His name and picture also appear on this Canadian Virtual War Memorial site. The picture of Nathan Crawford was sent to me by his daughter, Joan. All I know is that she lives in New Brunswick.
  • Memorial– Squadron Leader Nathan Crawford is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Squadron Leader Nathan 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

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