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979398   Sergeant Mervyn Frederick McCrea
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 69 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 25/08/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Mervyn Frederick McCrea was the son of John F and Caroline E McCrea. He was born about 1921. Sergeant Mervyn McCrea served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two. By August 1842, Sergeant Mervyn McCrea was with 69 Squadron. On 25th August 1942, Sergeant McCrea was part of a four man crew of a Baltimore aircraft (Serial No AG697), which took off and failed to return from a search for a Beaufort crew lost the previous day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Malta Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 4, Col 1
CWGC Casualty 1532706
The Malta Memorial is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands just outside the main entrance to Valletta.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWII - East Face - Panel 2b Clogher
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 202 Squadron Association Includes photo of M F McCrea on Malta Memorial
2 Imperial War Museum Photo of the actual aircraft , AG697
3 RAF Commands - AG697 Details of crew and loss
4 RAF Commands - Forum thread AG697, failed to return from search for a Beaufort crew lost the previous day
5 Sergeant Robert Lavery Also listed on Panel 4 of the Malta Memorial
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