Jeffery David CROSBIE


CROSBIE, Jeffery David

Service Number: 436683
Enlisted: 6 March 1943
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies (NEI), RAAF
Born: Midland Junction, Western Australia, 15 August 1922
Home Town: Midland, Swan, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Grose Island, Northern Territory, Australia, 30 May 1944, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 436683
6 Mar 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies (NEI), RAAF

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of William Robert and Annie Agnes Crosbie of Midland Junction, Western Australia


Sergeant Jeffrey David Crosbie 436683 was killed when Number 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron Mitchell Bomber N5-176 crashed during a low-level bombing exercise near Darwin, NT

The rest of crew were Dutch Air Force, all killed: Lieutenant Albert Anton Visser / Lieutenant R Bousche / Lieutenant R Fruin / Lieutenant Liem Yoe Hien / Sergeant J.F. Burghard

(details from the book “Up in Darwin with the Dutch ” by Gordon Wallace)