CROUCH Kevin Harold 17110

LEST WE FORGET

Corporal Kevin Harold CROUCH 

Service No: 17110
Born: Perth WA, 18 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 July 1940
Unit: No. 31 Squadron, Coomalie Creek NT
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 31 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A19-193), near Coomalie NT, 3 July 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Harold and Hilda Heratta Crouch, of Cottesloe, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Cottesloe WA
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 3 July 1944, A19-193 crashed and burned north west of Coomalie.  On board were:

Flight Lieutenant William John Francis Coote (253938)
Corporal Kevin Harold Crouch (17110)
Warrant Officer Thomas James Matthew Dillon (424995) Seriously Injured, discharged from the RAAF: 4 December 1945

References:

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, 21

Bibliography:

Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990