cranefield-at-arnhem-sept-2014-copy 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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