Flight Sergeant Gordon Maxwell CROUCH

Service No: 414655
Born: Cooroy QLD, 12 April 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 63 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 63 Operational Training Unit Hurricane aircraft AG327), Warwickshire, 29 February 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gairn Roy and Selina Mary Crouch, of Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Gympie QLD
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 29 February 1941, Hurricane AG327 took off on a non-operational night training flight, and crashed at 0232 hours at Morton in the Heath, Warwickshire. The aircraft was engaged in VHF Vectors and bombing practice and it dived almost vertically into the ground at high speed killing Flight Sergeant Crouch.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/383

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