Leading Aircraftman Norman Thomas KRUCK

Service No: 435368
Born: Brisbane QLD, 20 January 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 April 1943
Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School, Mount Gambier SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Observers School Anson aircraft AW878), Off the Victorian Coast, 15 February 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Victor and Lily Jane Kruck, of Rockhampton, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 7, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 15 February 1944, Avro Anson AW878 crashed into sea near Lady Julia Percy Island, killing its four crew members.

The crew members of AW878 were:

Flight Sergeant Dennis Leslie Baulderstone (416112) (Observer Instructor)
Leading Aircraftman Norman Thomas Kruck (435368) (Trainee Observer)
Leading Aircraftman Brian Carter Ladyman (436921) (Trainee Observer)
Flight Sergeant James Henry MacLellan (410684) (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, 60

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