Pilot-Officer. William Denman CROFT, ,R.A.A.F.

Male 1924 - 1944


Personal Information

  • Name  Pilot-Officer. William Denman CROFT, ,R.A.A.F. 
    Prefix  Pilot-Officer. 
    Suffix  ,R.A.A.F. 
    Born  1924 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Jul 1944  a bombing raid over bomb Stuttgart, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Halifax LV833 took off from RAF Driffield at 2122 hours on the night of 24/25th July 1944 to bomb Stuttgart, Germany. Twelve aircraft from the Squadron took part in the raid and two of these including LV833 failed to return. Post war a Missing Research & Enquiry unit reported that the aircraft collided with another aircraft (HX243 of 466 Sqn) and crashed near the village of Bonlanden, which is approx. 9 miles south of Stuttgart. Seven of the crew in LV833 were killed and Flt Sgt Campbell (RAAF) became a POW. Four of the crew FO Walsh, PO Croft, PO Smith and Flt Sgt Conway are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery. Durnbach is a village 16kms east of Bad Tolz a town 48 kms south of Munich, Germany. Flt Sgt Whiteley, Sgt Lloyd and Sgt Palmer are missing and their names are commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing, Runnymede, Surrey, UK. FO Walsh had received an immediate award of the DFC on 7 July 1944.
    Buried  Durnbach War Cemetery, Durnbach, Bavaria, Germany.Plot:4. Coll.G. Grave 4-11 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:CWGC
    Person ID  I15563  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified  26 Sep 2018 

    Father  Henry Valentine Denman CROFT, ,of the Albion Hotel ,Forbes,   b. 1871,   d. 6 Jun 1942, Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Annie"Neta" MILLETT,   b. 1888, Mudgee, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1943, Dunedoo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Dec 1923  St. Johns Church, Mudgee, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 14 January 1924 p 10 Family Notices.This was Henry's second marriage.
    Family ID  F6546  Group Sheet




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