Flight Sergeant John Brian CRAWFORD

Service No: 440276
Born: Kew VIC, 28 September 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 December 1943
Unit: No. 5 Communication Unit, Garbutt QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Communication Unit Norseman aircraft A71-4), vicinity of Iron Range QLD, 14 February 1946, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Percival and Elsie Alice Crawford, of Redcliffe
Roll of Honour: Redcliffe QLD
Remembered: Panel 111, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 February 1945, Noorduyn Norseman A71-4 went missing on a flight from Garbutt to Iron Range. On board the aircraft were:

Flight Sergeant John Brian Crawford (440276) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant George Morris Geisel (440279) (Passenger) (Flying Control NCO, No. 27 Operational Base Unit)
Flying Officer Colin William Law (414048) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 310

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