HENRY, Gordon Allan

Plane was a Bristol Beaufighter NT915 of the 455 Sqn RAAF which collided with another Beaufighter RNZAF of the 489 Sqn. The aircraft crashed into the sea near Norway. F/Off De Beauvoir-Hammond was the pilot and F/Sgt Henry was the navigator. Both were killed.

Last Name
HENRY
Given Names
Gordon Allan
Service Number
428312
Date of Birth
05/10/1912
Birth Location
Parkville VIC.
Enlistment Date
10/10/1942
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
04/02/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 35, Navigation Course 2
Intake Date
04/02/1943
Finish Date
16/09/1943
Kill Date or Discharge Date
01/11/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
455 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Accidental [Flying Accident] North Sea
Date of Death
01/11/1944
Age
32
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey U.K
Notes

Plane was a Bristol Beaufighter NT915 of the 455 Sqn RAAF which collided with another Beaufighter RNZAF of the 489 Sqn. The aircraft crashed into the sea near Norway. F/Off De Beauvoir-Hammond was the pilot and F/Sgt Henry was the navigator. Both were killed.

Posting on Death
455 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN
1WAGS - HENRY Gordon Allan - Service Number 428312

Acknowledgements

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