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SGT George Edward Crumpler

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SGT George Edward Crumpler

Birth
Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Death
1 Jun 1944 (aged 22–23)
France
Burial
Dreux, Departement d'Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
Plot
Row 1, Grave 10
Memorial ID
203258241 View Source

Son of Albert George & Beatrice Alice Crumpler.
Only sibling, Beatrice, born 1923.
Husband of Betty Winifred Crumpler of St. Marylebone, London.
He died aged 23 years.

Flight Engineer, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom, Service No. 1464302

He joined the Royal Air Force on 17 April 1943, aged 21 years. He married Betty Winifred Auton in Marylebone, Middlesex, they had one daughter, Margaret who sadly never knew her Father as she was born after his death.
In the early hours of 1 June 1944, 115 Squadron took off from its base in Witchford, target Trappes West Railway Yards, France - 219 aircraft - 125 Lancasters, 86 Halifaxes, 8 Mosquitos. All groups except No. 5 Group successfully attacked the Railway Yards to the West of Paris.
Upon arriving in the drop zone the Bombers were chased by the German night fighters and four of the Lancasters were shot down, one of these was LL936 and the aircraft crashed east of Nogent-Le-Roi. All lives were lost including George Crumpier (Service No. 1464302).

Bio: Courtesy of Jackie J (49116448).

Son of Albert George & Beatrice Alice Crumpler.
Only sibling, Beatrice, born 1923.
Husband of Betty Winifred Crumpler of St. Marylebone, London.
He died aged 23 years.

Flight Engineer, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom, Service No. 1464302

He joined the Royal Air Force on 17 April 1943, aged 21 years. He married Betty Winifred Auton in Marylebone, Middlesex, they had one daughter, Margaret who sadly never knew her Father as she was born after his death.
In the early hours of 1 June 1944, 115 Squadron took off from its base in Witchford, target Trappes West Railway Yards, France - 219 aircraft - 125 Lancasters, 86 Halifaxes, 8 Mosquitos. All groups except No. 5 Group successfully attacked the Railway Yards to the West of Paris.
Upon arriving in the drop zone the Bombers were chased by the German night fighters and four of the Lancasters were shot down, one of these was LL936 and the aircraft crashed east of Nogent-Le-Roi. All lives were lost including George Crumpier (Service No. 1464302).

Bio: Courtesy of Jackie J (49116448).


Inscription

1464302 Sergeant
G.E. CRUMPLER
Flight Engineer
Royal Air Force
1st June 1944 Age 23

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