PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Ashcroft, Alfred Edward David (Service number: 745591 (NCO)/112736 (Officer))
Date of birth: Unknown
Date of death:  October 6th, 1944
Buried on:  Commonwealth War Graves (Evere)
Plot: X.  Row: 23.  Grave: 25.
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Alfred Ashcroft joined the RAF in 1939 as an air gunner with 141 Squadron before he retrained with 29 Squadron in West Malling, Kent.
The 24-­year-­old navigator and wireless operator was killed alongside Australian pilot William Vale, 27, when their Mosquito plane came down on the church in Linter, Belgium on October 6, 1944.
They had been returning to RAF Swannington in Norfolk after a raid on Bremen and Dortmund in Germany.

Promotions:
? Flight Sergeant
26 November, 1941: Pilot Officer on Probation (emergency)
1 October, 1942: Flying Officer on Probation (war sub)
26 November, 1943: Flight Lieutenant (war sub)
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Unit: No. 29 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: February 22nd, 1944
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Page 142 | Issue 35408, 6 January 1942 | London Gazette | The Gazette
- Page 4931 | Supplement 35784, 10 November 1942 | London Gazette | The Gazette
- Page 5287 | Supplement 36271, 30 November 1943 | London Gazette | The Gazette
- Page 909 | Supplement 36392, 18 February 1944 | London Gazette | The Gazette
- Search for relatives of Alfred Edward David Ashcroft who died in WW2 | History | News | Daily Express
- The Battle of Britain London Monument
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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