Flight Lieutenant David M Crook DFC – 609 Squadron
David Moore Crook was born in Huddersfield in 1914 and went to Cambridge University. In August 1938. He joined 609 Squadron Auxiliary Air Force at RAF Yeadon, and had done some flying training before he was called for full-
He was awarded the DFC (gazetted 1 November 1940).
On 10 November 1940, Crook was posted to Central Flying School Upavon for an instructor's course, after which he went to 15 Elementary Flying Training School Carlisle, remaining there until April 1944 when he moved to the Advanced Flying Unit (AFU) at Wheaton Aston.
In July 1944 he was posted to the AFU at Tern Hill, in September to 41 Operational Training Unit (OTU) Hawarden and on 1 December to 8 (Coastal) OTU at Dyce.
On 18 December 1944 Crook took off in a Spitfire IX EN662 to fly a mid-
He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 202.