Sergeant Norman Edward GREASLEY

Service No: 205761
Born: Melbourne VIC, 25 February 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 July 1939
Unit: No. 30 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 30 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A19-121), Mt Disappointment VIC, 5 August 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Edward and Ruby Hazel May Greasley, of Ascot Vale
Roll of Honour: Essendon VIC
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1225 hours on 5 August 1942, Beaufighter A19-121 left Benalla for RAAF Station Laverton but failed to arrive at its destination. On 7 August 1942 the wreck of the aircraft was found on the northern slopes of Mt Disappointment and both the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of A19-121 were:

Sergeant Norman Edward Greasley (205761) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Leslie Douglas Langusch (405744) (Pilot)


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, 163/118/407


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

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