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.