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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
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. W. Crawford of New Plymouth 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
    • Flying Officer/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
    • Pilot Officer RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • 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.

    Attended New Plymouth Boys' High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) 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

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
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM

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