HUNT [DFC], Gordon Herbert

Awarded the DFC for " As wireless operator this officer has taken part in a large number of bombing missions, most of which have been against strongly defended targets such as Berlin, Leipzig, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. In November, 1944 he took part in an attack on Bochum. During the bombing run the aircraft was hit by shrapnel. pilot Officer Hunt was wounded in the face and leg. After his injuries had been attended to he insisted on attempting to work at his wireless apparatus, although he was in continuous pain and in a dazed state. He set a splendid example of fortitude and devotion to duty in the face of much physical distress."

Last Name
HUNT [DFC]
Given Names
Gordon Herbert
Service Number
415795
Distinguished Flying Cross
YES
Date of Birth
08/12/1921
Birth Location
Yoting Western Australia
Enlistment Date
01/02/1942
Course Details
WAGS Course 25
Intake Date
30/04/1942
Finish Date
19/10/1942
To
3 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
04/01/1946 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
582 SQN
Rank
Flying Officer
Notes

Awarded the DFC for " As wireless operator this officer has taken part in a large number of bombing missions, most of which have been against strongly defended targets such as Berlin, Leipzig, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. In November, 1944 he took part in an attack on Bochum. During the bombing run the aircraft was hit by shrapnel. pilot Officer Hunt was wounded in the face and leg. After his injuries had been attended to he insisted on attempting to work at his wireless apparatus, although he was in continuous pain and in a dazed state. He set a splendid example of fortitude and devotion to duty in the face of much physical distress."

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1 WAGS - HUNT Gordon Herbert - 415795
1 WAGS - HUNT Gordon Herbert - 415795
1 WAGS - HUNT Gordon Herbert - 415795 Citation

Acknowledgements

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