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Harold Banford Crouse

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Harold Banford Crouse

May 8, 1942

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


141 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

Son of William Banford Crouse and Edith L. Crouse, of Pictou Landing, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 67 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


East Lothian, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. E. Grave 894.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– OBIT # 6246 – EASTERN CHRONICLE (New Glasgow, Nova Scotia) –12 MAY 1942
  • Other– 141 Squadron was operating Beaufighter Mki and were based at RAF Acklington at the time.
Beaufighter I.F - X7568 - flew into the ground at Bowsheil Farm near Ecclaw, Berwickshire on 8th May 1942. The crew appear to be F/Sgt Harold Banford CROUSE (pilot) R.C.A.F. and Charles Alexander FURBANK (observer/radar operator) RAFVR. There is a possibility that F/Sgt. Frank William BODFISH (pilot) RAFVR was also on board, believed to be catching a lift back to base. Although a two man aircraft, it was not unknown for a spare man to stand behind the pilot.

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