HAMPTON, Gordon Vivian

Previous service 6th Battn. Royal Melbourne Regmt. Operation Berlin Reason for Loss Aircraft took off at 2145hrs. Shot down by night fighter, piloted by Oblt August Geiger, III/NJG1. Aircraft crashed at 0446hrs at Lievelde, 4 Km NNE of Lichtenvoorde.

Last Name
HAMPTON
Given Names
Gordon Vivian
Service Number
408578
Date of Birth
27/07/1920
Birth Location
Melbourne VIC.
Enlistment Date
27/04/1941
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
29/05/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 14
Intake Date
29/05/1941
Finish Date
17/11/1941
To
2BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
30/08/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
460 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. From the U.K
Date of Death
30/08/1943
Age
22
Cemetery / Memorial
Lichtenvoorde General Cemetery Netherlands
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star A/C Europe Star Defence medal 1939-45 War medal
Notes

Previous service 6th Battn. Royal Melbourne Regmt. Operation Berlin Reason for Loss Aircraft took off at 2145hrs. Shot down by night fighter, piloted by Oblt August Geiger, III/NJG1. Aircraft crashed at 0446hrs at Lievelde, 4 Km NNE of Lichtenvoorde.

Posting on Death
460 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED

Acknowledgements

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