Flight Lieutenant Thomas Edward Nelson CROUCH

Service No: 404237
Born: Roma QLD, 23 November 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1940
Unit: No. 2 Aircraft Park, Bankstown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Aircraft Park Mosquito aircraft A52-18), Bankstown, 8 November 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Alfred and Florence Ethel Crouch, of Coorparoo, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Roma QLD
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 8 November 1944, Mosquito A52-18 crashed at Bankstown during an acceptance test flight and both crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Warrant Officer David Forbes Clare (416544) (Warrant Officer Engineering)
Flight Lieutenant Thomas Edward Nelson Crouch (404237) (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 A705, 166/98/377


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002