The five Crommelin brothers made their mark in World War II, earning a series of medals and in the process becoming one of the most decorated families in naval history. Time magazine dubbed the Crommelin brothers "The Indestructibles" for their amazing escapes from death, but it wasn’t long before their mortality became all too apparent. Within three months two of the brothers, Richard and Charles, were killed in air combat and the myth surrounding "the fleet’s most famous flying family" was dispelled. A monument to the Crommelins in Battleship Park in Mobile, Alabama, commemorates their bravery. A frigate, USS Crommelin, was also named in their honor.
- John Geraerdt Crommelin (1902-1996)
- Henry Claiborne Crommelin (1904-1971)
- Charles Laurence Crommelin (1909-1945)
- Richard Gunther Crommelin (1917-1945)
- Quentin C. Crommelin (1918-1997)
- Commissioning Ceremony (July 2, 1981)
- Decommissioning Ceremony (October 26, 2012)
Children of JOHN CROMMELIN and KATHERINE GUNTER are: 284. i. ELIZABETH DANDRIDGE CROMMELIN, b. 07 Mar 1901, Montgomery, Alabama, USA; d. Abt. 1970, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. 285. ii. JOHN GERAERDT CROMMELIN JR., b. 02 Oct 1902, Montgomery, Alabama, USA; d. 02 Nov 1996, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. 286. iii. HENRY CLAIBORNE CROMMELIN II, b. 11 Aug 1904, Montgomery, Alabama, USA; d. 02 Mar 1971. 287. iv. KATHARINE VASSER CROMMELIN, b. 30 Jul 1907, Harrogate, Alabama, USA; d. Abt. 1989. 288. v. CHARLES LAURENCE DE BERNIÈRE CROMMELIN, b. 16 Mar 1909, Harrogate, Alabama, USA; d. 28 Mar 1945. 289. vi. LUCIE VAN TUYL CROMMELIN, b. 22 Jun 1912, Harrogate, Alabama, USA; d. Abt. 1928, Darjeeling, India. 290. vii. RICHARD GUNTHER CROMMELIN, b. 08 Jan 1917, Montgomery, Alabama, USA; d. Abt. 1945, Near Hokkaido, Japan. 291. viii.QUENTIN CLAIBORNE VAN WICKEVOORT CROMMELIN, b. 26 Sep 1918, Harrogate, Alabama, USA; d. 30 Apr 1997, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.