A Poppy
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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Leslie Herbert Croad -


Leslie Herbert Croad, son of Herbert Henry and Ethel Croad, of Cowes

Sgt 1324627 Leslie Herbert Croad, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

Further information

Sgt Croad's name does not appear on any Isle of Wight War Memorials.

Date of Death :Died 29th July 1943 Aged 25
Where buried or commemorated :Air Forces Memorial Runnymede Panel 146
Aircraft :Handley Page Halifax Mk.II JD148 EY-A of 78 Sqn.
Pilot :Sgt L E Maidment CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt Fagan
Navigator :Sgt J Sowter
Bomb Aimer :Sgt L H Croad CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Sgt C W Robertson CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt J E Roberts
Air Gunner :Sgt T Ferguson

The aircraft took off from RAF Breighton at 22.09 hrs for operations to bomb Hamburg, but the aircraft was shot down by flak over Wilhemshaven. Two of the crew who died are buried in Sage War Cemetery. Three of the crew were taken Prisoner of War.

Information provided by John Bloodworth
Page last updated : 12 August 2008


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