Flight-Lieutentant David M. Crook, DFC
Flight Lieutenant David M. Crook, DFC (1914-1944) was commissioned into the Auxiliary Air Force in September 1938, as an acting pilot officer. In May 1940 he was promoted to pilot officer, and in December of the same year to flight officer, before reaching the rank of flight lieutenant a year later. One of "The Few" who fought in the Battle of Britain, where he won the DFC, in December 1944 he failed to return to base: his Spitfire was reported to have dived into the sea. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
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