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Name: Henry George "Hal" Crowe
Military Cross (MC) Henry George Crowe
Country: Ireland
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 8
Born: 11 June 1897
Place of Birth: Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 26 April 1983
Place of Death: Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, England
An observer with 20 Squadron, Henry George Crowe scored eight victories in the first half of 1918. His Bristol F.2b was shot down on 1 April 1918 but he survived. Post-war, Flying Officer Crowe received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 7911 on 25 November 1920.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Henry George Crowe, R. Ir. Regt. and R.A.F.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when taking part in many low-flying bomb raids and reconnaissances as an observer. On every occasion he brought back very accurate and valuable information. On three occasions his machine was shot down by enemy fire, but he continued his work, and his great fearlessness and fine spirit have been an invaluable example to others. He has taken part in several air combats and been responsible for the destruction of many hostile machines.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 13 Jan 1918 1425 20 Bristol F.2b (B1122) 1 Two-seater (DES) N of Moorslede
2 22 Jan 1918 1110 20 Bristol F.2b (A7256) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) W of Roulers
3 22 Jan 1918 1115 20 Bristol F.2b (A7256) 2 Albatros D.V (DESF) S of Moorslede
4 28 Mar 1918 0830 20 Bristol F.2b (B1191) 3 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Albert
5 21 Apr 1918 1100 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Wervicq
6 03 May 1918 1720 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 2 Fokker DR.I (DESF) SE of Hollebeke
7 03 May 1918 1730 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Ypres
8 08 May 1918 1650 20 Bristol F.2b (C4749) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) Comines-Wervicq

1 Pilot 2Lt Thomas Colvill-Jones
2 Pilot 2Lt Douglas Cooke
3 Pilot 2Lt Ernest Lindup
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