Warrant Officer Reginald August Peterson CROWLEY

Service No: 409896
Born: Warrnambool VIC, 4 April 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 November 1941
Unit: No. 159 Squadron (RAF), Digri, India
Died: Air Operations: (No. 159 Squadron Liberator aircraft EV 845), India, 12 September 1944, Aged 31 years
Buried: Ranchi War Cemetery, India
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Ellen Mary Crowley; husband of Veronica Lillian Crowley, of East Malvern, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 12th September 1944 Liberator EV845 took off on an operational flight at 0600 hours and crashed at 0620 hours at the adjoining Digri airfield. All the crew members were killed in the crash.

The crew members of EV845 were:

Sergeant Raymond Baldwin (1035646) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant James John Bishop (419406) (Air Gunner)
Warrant Officer Reginald August Peterson Crowley (409896) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Derek Barlow Edwards (1384979) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Warrant Officer Arthur James Freeman (133314) (RAFVR) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flight Sergeant Bryan Wyatt (1138876) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/639

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