Born: 1920, Kirton, Suffolk.
Enlisted on a short service commission – October 1939
Rank: Flight Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number:42790.
Regiment: Royal Air Force, 152 Squadron.
Medals Awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross. Gazetted – 8th November 1940.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Crelin Bodie & Elsie May Bodie, of Ipswich; husband of Joan Bodie, of Ipswich.
Father: Henry Crelin Bodie, born 1883.
Mother: Elsie May Bodie (nee Smith), born April 1900, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.
Crelin attended Ipswich School and is remembered on the School Memorial.
In 1941, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Crelin married Joan Eddowes.
Crelin was a ‘Battle of Britain’ Spitfire flying ace, winning many victories. He was officially credited with 7 aerial victories.
24th February 1942