Failed To Return

F/Lt J S G Crawford and Crew

F/Lt Crawford and crew were lost when Lancaster LM392 failed to return on 15/16 March 1944 from an operation to Stuttgart. All of the crew were killed.

Other information about the flight and the target available here.

The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.

It is understood that there are plans for a memorial to the crew to be unveiled in March 2014 in Artolsheim. Thanks to Robert Wheeler for information provided.

Artolsheim Communal Cemetery (France)

Crawford Crew graves, Artolsheim Cemetary
Plus also G V Turner, Royal Naval Air Service (unconnected with the 550 Sqdn crew)
Picture: George Turner
Rue Lancaster, Artolsheim
Picture: George Turner

Station Narrative No.2

Station Narrative No. 2; this is a report of 19/20 Feb 1944 when the crew had an eventful trip to Leipzig landing at Manston on return. This is described in the narrative included in the Station Operational Record Book as follows:

Click image Station Narrative No. 2
Crawford crew, Leipzig, 19/20 Feb 1944
Click image (pg 2 of 2)