Cranefield was a Dakota pilot on No 233 Squadron who flew into Normandy to support the D-Day beachhead. During Operation Market Garden, the airborne assault on the bridges in the Netherlands, he towed a glider to Arnhem on the first wave. On a later wave he was seriously wounded but continued to the DZ to drop his supplies. He was awarded an immediate DFC.
Photographed at Arnhem September 2014
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