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Francis Joseph Crowley

In memory of:

Flying Officer Francis Joseph Crowley

November 11, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


440 Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of Joseph J. and Lillian M. Crowley, of Brockville, Ontario, Canada.

Brother of Flight Sergeant Paul Anthony Crowley, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on the Brockville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School Roll of Honour.

Commemorated on Page 283 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

Grave 1.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Letter– Letter to Mrs. Crowley, LAC, Ottawa
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of FRANCIS JOSEPH CROWLEY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Brothers– Paul is on the Left (not wearing a hat).
Frank is on the right and is wearing the hat.
  • Biography
  • Photo of John Crowley– Photo of brother John Crowley who served on HMCS GATINEAU and survived the war.
  • Photo of Joseph Crowley– Photo of Sgt. Jos. J. Crowley, RCAF, mechanic, who served in England until after the death of his first son, Paul, on August 13, 1944.  Paul served in 428 Sqn. as Air Gunner.
  • Grave marker– Photo by Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands
(used with permission)
  • Grave markers– Aircrew grave markers
Photo by Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands(used with permission)

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