CROUCH, Douglas Henry

Plane was a Lancaster EE167 of the 460 Sqd. RAAF which was to bomb synthetic oil plants at Oberhausen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a German night fighter over Schinveld near Sittard, Netherlands. Five crew were killed and two taken POW.

Last Name
CROUCH
Given Names
Douglas Henry
Service Number
415021
Date of Birth
01/05/1911
Birth Location
Perth W.A
Enlistment Date
23/06/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
19/09/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 18
Intake Date
18/09/1941
Finish Date
06/04/1942
To
2 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
15/06/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Netherlands
Date of Death
15/06/1943
Age
32
Cemetery / Memorial
Jonkerbos War Cemetery Netherlands
Notes

Plane was a Lancaster EE167 of the 460 Sqd. RAAF which was to bomb synthetic oil plants at Oberhausen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a German night fighter over Schinveld near Sittard, Netherlands. Five crew were killed and two taken POW.

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - CROUCH Douglas Henry - Service Number 415021 (Crew_edited-1)
1WAGS - CROUCH Douglas Henry - Service Number 415021 (Crew_edited-1)
1WAGS - CROUCH Douglas Henry - Service Number 415021 (Cross_edited-1)
1WAGS - CROUCH Douglas Henry - Service Number 415021 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs