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459 RAAF Squadron


Middle East


Pilot Officer Kenneth William CROOK



Service No. 423660


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Date of Birth:  13 January 1923


Place of Birth:  Marrickville, NSW


Date of Enlistment : 18 July 1942


Date of Discharge: 25 September 1945


Rank on Discharge:  Pilot Officer


Posting at Discharge : 459 Squadron ME


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The crew:


Ken Crook - (Pilot)

Alex McKinnon - (Navigator)

Murray Weaver - (Wireless Operator)

Mick Hunter - (Air Gunner)


 L - R : Ken Crook Pilot, Mick Hunter Gunner, Murray Weaver Wireless, Alex McKinnon Navigator





The Baltimore flown by Ken Crook




Palestine Railway Transport

L to R: W/O Mick Hunter, W/O McNeill, W/O K. Crook


Pilot - Ken Crook walked away from this Baltimore crash

(photo - Ian Robinson collection - 459)

Kenneth William CROOK