Pilot Officer Gordon Robert CRAWFORD

Service No: 403802
Born: Kyogle NSW, 12 May 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 13 Squadron, Hughes NT
Died: Air Operations (No. 13 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-132), Timor, 17 June 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Emma Johnson Crawford, of Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide River NT
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 17 June 1942 Hudson A16-132 was shot down in an attack on shipping at Tenau near Koepang. Two Hudsons searched unsuccessfully that day and the next for survivors.

The crewmembers of A16-132 were:

Pilot Officer Colin Vivian Cantor (411861) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Gordon Robert Crawford (403802) (Observer)
Sergeant Laurence Rex Hayward (411908) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Brian Ernest Long (403888) (Pilot)
Sergeant Maurice McGuire (401137) (Second Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/26/222


Grantham, S. R. (Sidney Richard) (6590) The 13 Squadron Story, S.R. Grantham, Dee Why NSW 2099, 1991
Vincent, D. (David) The RAAF Hudson Story Book 1, D. Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1989
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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