Jack Simon Gustave Crawford (42197)
Jack Simon Gustave Crawford (42197) served in the Royal Air Force.

On completion of training he was promoted
Acting Pilot Officer. This was confirmed and he was promoted to Pilot Officer on probation on 18 November 1939, as per the London Gazette, dated 12 December 1939.

Jacks promotion to
Pilot Officer was confirmed on 17 July 1940, and gazetted on the 27 September 1940.

Sometime between July 1940 and February 1942 Jack was promoted to
Flying Officer. His next promotion came on 18 February 1942 when he was promoted to Flight Lieutenant, gazetted on 24 March 1942.

Jack flew Lancaster bombers with 550 Squadron, based at North Killinghome.

At 1910hrs on the 15th March 1944, Jack took off on a mission to Stuttgart. As the Lancaster approached the German border it was attacked by a Luftwaffe night fighter and shot down near Artolsheim (Bas-Rhin), a small village 4km West of the Rhine.

Lancaster B.III LM392 BQ-J

Flight Lieutenant Jack Simon Gustave Crawford (42197)
Sergeant J R Powell
Flying Officer P A Lockton
Sergeant J N Andrew
Sergeant W J Green
Sergeant W V Moss RCAF
Sergeant W B Robertson

Flight Lieutenant Jack Simon Gustave Crawford is buried at Artolsheim Communal Cemetery, grave 6.

London Gazette
Commonwealth War Graves Commision
550 Squadron Association
Alex Smart