Sergeant Joseph Edward Henry CROUD

Service No: 401917
Born: South Yarra VIC, 19 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941
Unit: No. 33 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 33 Squadron Anson aircraft AX120), Ward’s Strip, 21 October 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter and Eliza Croud; husband of Eileen Mary Croud, of North Williamstown, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Williamstown VIC
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1125 hours on 21 October 1942, the starboard engine of Avro Anson AX120 failed and the aircraft crashed two miles north of Ward’s Strip. The aircraft was on a task to transport petrol to Wau for Air Transport Command. The crew members were:

Sergeant James Alexander Leckie Clark MID (413531) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Joseph Edward Henry Croud (401917) (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, 61


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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