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Hector Hugh Crawford

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Headstone, Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyright

Headstone, Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya (photo B. Coutts, 2009) - This image may be subject to copyr …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hector Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Crawford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ39904 AWMM
    • WWII 39904 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 August 1916 AWMM HaweraTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Crawford (father), 36 Rimu Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 26 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Customs Department Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2
    19 Dec 1941-31 December 1941 AWMM
    Shot down by ground fire AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 31 December 1941 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After being captured on 19 December 1941, he escaped and rejoined his squadron on 31 December 1941.

    Plane Crash -shot down by ground fire. First buried at Barge.

    Portrait in Wynn, K. (1981). The Battle of Britain: 10 July- 31 October 1940. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    6 February 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    MartubaLibya AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya AWMM 6. G. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      (1998). Vol 1. p. 178 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      (2008). Vol 3. p. 149 AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      (Vol. 3, pp. 60-61). AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p. 41 AWMM
    • Wynn, K. (1981). A clasp for "The Few". Auckland. N.Z.: Author. AWMM
      pp. 93-95 AWMM
    • Ministry for Culture and Heritage. (2012). New Zealanders serving with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, 10 July – 31 October 1940. [A list compiled by Ministry for Culture and Heritage with Errol Martyn]. AWMM

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