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Surname CROSBY   Initials V B   First Name VINCENT BRIAN  
Decorations DFM  
Rank Flight Sergeant   Unit RAF   Service No. 179049  
Age 33  Deceased 15/06/1944  Previous Squadron  
Comments KIA with 582 Squadron  
Address Collooney, Co. Sligo, Irish Republic  
Cemetery COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY  
Grave Location V. G. 3.  
Additional Info Son of Vincent and Charlotte Crosby; husband of Kathleen Crosby, of Collooney, Co. Sligo, Irish Republic.  
War Graves Link 2774922  Grave Photo ** YES ** Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFM  30/05/1944  977944 Flight Sergeant Vincent Brian CROSBY, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.
CROSBY, Vincent Brian. 977944 Flight Sergeant, No. 156 Sqn.
L.G. 2/6/1944. Sorties 32, Flying Hours 215. Flight Engineer. Air 2/9148.
This N.C.O. has a total of 32 operational sorties to his credit, 23 of which have been with the Pathfinder Force. Flight Sergeant Crosby has proved himself most efficient as a Flight Engineer and has operated over a number of important and keenly defended targets in Europe. On one occasion his aircraft returned from a target with two engines practically unserviceable during which this N.C.O. admirably acquitted himself and proved his worth under extremely difficult conditions. By his knowledge and skill, this N.C.O has enabled his crew to maintain a fine bombing record. He has set a high operational example and has shown himself to be consistently reliable. I consider him most worthy of the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.
21st February, 1944. 
156 
Source Date Comments
LG 36542  30/05/1944  DFM Notification 
ORB  3/06/1944  F/S V.B. Crosby (F/E now in 582 Squadron) awarded D.F.M