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Surname CRAWFORD   Initials N   First Name NATHAN  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Squadron Leader   Unit RCAF   Service No. J/12954  
Age 35  Deceased 2/01/1945  Previous Squadron  
Comments CRAWFORD, S/L Nathan (J12954) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron - Award effective 1 December 1944 as per London Gazette dated 8 December 1944 and AFRO 337/45 dated 23 February 1945. American in the RCAF according to large DHist card, although home is given as Chatham, New Brunswick (perhaps because his wife was living there) and place of enlistment is North Bay, Ontario (9 September 1941). Trained at No.5 ITS (graduated 15 January 1942), No.6 AOS (graduated 25 April 1942), No.6 BGS and No.1 ANS S 20 July 1942. Killed in action with No.405 Squadron, 2 January 1945 (Lancaster PB477); buried in Germany. Award presented to his widow, 1 April 1949. No citation other than "..in recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations against the enemy."  
Address Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada  
Cemetery DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY  
Grave Location 8. C. 3.  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link 2080132  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo ** YES **
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  5/12/1944  Acting Squadron Leader Nathan CRAWFORD (Can/J.12954), 156 Sqn.

CRAWFORD, S/L Nathan (J12954) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron
Award effective 1 December 1944 as per London Gazette dated 8 December 1944 and AFRO 337/45 dated 23 February 1945.

American in the RCAF according to large DHist card, although home is given as Chatham, New Brunswick (perhaps because his wife was living there) and place of enlistment is North Bay, Ontario (9 September 1941).
Trained at No.5 ITS (graduated 15 January 1942),
No.6 AOS (graduated 25 April 1942),
No.6 BGS and No.1 ANS S 20 July 1942.
Killed in action with No.405 Squadron, 2 January 1945 (Lancaster PB477);
buried in Germany.

Award presented to his widow, 1 April 1949.

No citation other than "..in recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations against the enemy." 
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Source Date Comments
LG 36831  5/12/1944  DFC Notification 
ORB  31/12/1944  The following awards to members of the Squadron were awarded during the month: S/L N. Crawford, awarded the DFC.