David Moore Crook
David Moore Crook DFC (24 November 1914 — 18 December 1944) was a British fighter pilot born in Huddersfield, England. He flew with 609 Squadron as a Spitfire Pilot during the Battle of Britain, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Flying Spitfire IX EN662 on 18 December 1944 on a high level photographic sortie, Crook was seen to dive into the sea near Aberdeen. He was officially listed as Missing in action.
He wrote an autobiographical work about his experiences during the battle entitled Spitfire Pilot, published by Faber and Faber in 1942. A portrait of Crook by official RAF artist Captain Cuthbert Orde was reproduced on the frontispiece. Crook also wrote Pursuit of Passy, a work of fiction about an RAF pilot who is sent on a mission to pursue a traitor across occupied France.
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