Acting Squadron Leader (Pilot) CYRIL NORMAN CROOK DFC was killed in action while serving with 206 Squadron on 26 June 1942, aged 29. He joined 206 Squadron two days before the outbreak of war as a sergeant. He remained with the squadron, apart from a short period on detachment to the Transatlantic Ferry Service, until 26 June, 1942 when, as an Acting Squadron Leader he was lost while leading a formation of twelve Lockheed Hudsons which took part in the thousand-bomber raid on Bremen.
The posthumous award of the Distinguished Flying Cross was announced in the London Gazette of 7 July 1942.
He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the Brockley County School Book of Remembrance.
Details: He was the son of of John Lewis Crook and Alice Mary Crook and husband of Muriel Evelyn Crook, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. His brother Ronald was killed in Tunisia in November 1942.
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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