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  Pilot Officer Raymond Krefting - 419 Squadron  
 

Pilot Officer Raymond Marinus Krefting - RCAF

 
Pilot Officer Raymond Krefting was piloting Wellington Mk. III XX360 coded VR-CR during an operation to Essen on August 5/6, 1942. The aircraft departed Mildenhall at 2315hrs and crashed at Bedberg with the loss of all crew members.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

P/O Raymond Krefting

RCAF

Pilot

British Columbia

-

F/Sgt W Macauley

RCAF

2nd Pilot

-

-

Sgt Harold Brown

RCAF

Observer

Chatham, Ontario

21

Sgt Ronald Churchill

RAFVR

W/Operator

Finsbury Park, Middlesex

22

Sgt Thomas Lawton

RAFVR

2nd W/Operator

Gorton, Manchester

-

Sgt Albert Johnson

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Gorton, Manchester

21

 

Pilot Officer Raymond Marinus Krefting, was the son of Olaf Svenne and Annie Aslug Krefting of Haney, British Columbia

 
  Photo courtesy of Steve Heard & Danny Keay, research by Linda Ibrom.