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  Sergeant Andrew Cresswell  
 

Sgt. Andrew Cresswell - RAFVR

 

 Sergeant Andrew Cresswell was serving on board Wellington Mk.X HE-440 coded SE-Y for an operation to Duisberg on May 12/13, 1943. The aircraft crashed near the border between Germany and the Netherlands, there were no survivors. The crew are buried in the cemetery at Winterswijk in the Netherlands.

Sergeant Andrew Cresswell RAFVR was 23 years of age at the time of his death, he was the son of Andrew and Elsie Cresswell. Andrew was born on 9th December 1919 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and worked as a chargehand at Fischer Bearings in Wolverhampton before volunteering for the RAF, he was unmarried. Andrew's grave has been adopted by the students attending Queen Wilhelmina School at Winterswijk, Holland, they lovingly tend to his grave and lay flowers.

 The other crewmembers were:

Name Trade Service Age Hometown
Sgt. George Wood Pilot RAFVR 23 North Shields
Sgt. Edward Gummer Navigator RAFVR 20 Accrington, Lancashire
Sgt. Innis Mobley Bomb Aimer RAFVR 21 Yardley Wood, Birmingham
Sgt. Thomas Smith Rear Gunner RAFVR 26 Leigh, Lancashire
 

 

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Sgt Andrew Cresswell

The last Photo taken of Andrew.

 

 

 

 
  Photos courtesy of Les Cresswell (brother of Andrew Cresswell), research by Linda Ibrom.