Flt Lt R.J. Crot, J/5053, P.O.W.

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Flt Lt R.J. Crot, J/5053, P.O.W.

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:54 am

Would like to see if anyone has any info on

Flt Lt R.J. Crot, J/5053, R.C.A.F., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. assigned to R.A.F. No. 127 Squadron, Believe he was flying in a Hurricane at the time in the Desert around Egypt before being lost on September 6, 1942, he was captured and became a P.O.W. his P.O.W. #4145, At Luftstalag 3

Trying to find out if possible the Hurricane serial number, and if known, what happened to cause the loss of the airplane

Appreciate any help with This,

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Post by BFBSM » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:41 am

Those details can be found here, https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... r/D8436707, they can be downloaded free on registration and login.

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Re: Flt Lt R.J. Crot, J/5053, P.O.W.

Post by Temujin » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:32 am

George, I took a look a what BFBSM posted, I do have a membership, so I took a screen shot of the info and downloaded it......if you want the original record, let me know and I can e-mail it to you

So this shows Crot’s aircraft was Hurricane model 2B - BP333

On this screen shot, you can see that their Squadron was attacked by ME 109F, and a 10 min dogfight ensued, with two Hurricanes’s being shot down, as well as German aircraft. Hard to read (with the watermark) but you can still see the details

Location was Map Reference 8612688
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Also, as BFBSM suggested, if you register on the site, you can then download information for free, another option

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Re: Flt Lt R.J. Crot, J/5053, P.O.W.

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:22 pm

Thank You BFBSM and Temujin, will give it a shot to register, I will try my luck with my computer skills LOL :roll: LOL

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