MARLAND, Gordon Edward

Plane was FA602 of the 454 RAAF Squadron which was lost on an operation sortie to carry out a photo recce of shipping routes along the Eastern coast of Greece and the Islands of the western Aegean. The aircrft was shot down west of the island of Cos. Four crew were killed.

Last Name
MARLAND
Given Names
Gordon Edward
Service Number
415544
Date of Birth
03/08/1921
Birth Location
Freemantle W.A.
Enlistment Date
09/11/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
05/02/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 22
Intake Date
05/02/1942
Finish Date
27/07/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
29/11/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
STN GIANACLIS
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying battle Aegean Sea
Date of Death
29/11/1943
Age
24
Cemetery / Memorial
Alamein Memorial Egypt
Notes

Plane was FA602 of the 454 RAAF Squadron which was lost on an operation sortie to carry out a photo recce of shipping routes along the Eastern coast of Greece and the Islands of the western Aegean. The aircrft was shot down west of the island of Cos. Four crew were killed.

Posting on Death
STN GIANACLIS
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial