CRICHTON George Owen 415893

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant George Owen CRICHTON

Service No: 415893
Born: North Fremantle WA, 29 January 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1942
Unit: No. 25 Squadron, RAAF Station Pearce WA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 25 Squadron Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-249) RAAF Station Pearce WA, 28 March 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Baxter Crichton and Jessie Stuart Crichton.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Vengeance Aircraft No. A27-249 crashed while engaged in a Training flight and was totally destroyed.  The aeroplane was piloted by No. 426451 Sergeant Melvyn Lee Berthelsen, Airman Pilot with No. 415893 Flight Sergeant George Owen Crichton Navigator W as crew.  Both members were killed. Funeral was conducted at Karrakatta War Cemetery on 29/3/44.

No. 25 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 28 March 1944

References:

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
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 222