CROSBIE, Jeffrey David

Previous service 10th Rec. Coy. 25th Div. Aust. Regt. Plane was a B-25D Mitchell N5-176 of the 18th Sqd. which crashed on Bare Sand Island 65 km south west of Darwin. The aircraft was one of four B-25 Mitchells from Batchelor Airfield that were taking part in a training exercise. The explosion of one of the bombs dropped by another aircraft resulted in N5-176 losing a wing and crashing into the sea. All six crew were lost.

Last Name
CROSBIE
Given Names
Jeffrey David
Service Number
436683
Date of Birth
15/08/1922
Birth Location
Midland Junction W.A
Enlistment Date
06/03/1943
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
22/07/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 39
Kill or Discharge Date
30/05/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
18 SQN NEI
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Killed non-operational flight off Grose Island Australia
Date of Death
30/05/1944
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Northern Territory Memorial
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star Pacific Star War medal
Notes

Previous service 10th Rec. Coy. 25th Div. Aust. Regt. Plane was a B-25D Mitchell N5-176 of the 18th Sqd. which crashed on Bare Sand Island 65 km south west of Darwin. The aircraft was one of four B-25 Mitchells from Batchelor Airfield that were taking part in a training exercise. The explosion of one of the bombs dropped by another aircraft resulted in N5-176 losing a wing and crashing into the sea. All six crew were lost.

Posting on Death
18 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - CROSBIE Jeffery David - Service Number 436683 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

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