Sergeant Gordon Kenneth BARTLETT

Service No: 407190
Born: Sydney NSW, 8 July 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 July 1940 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 226 Squadron (RAF), RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Died: Air Operations (No. 226 Squadron Blenheim aircraft V6422), Netherlands, 20 September 1941, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Royston Bartlett and Florence Maud Bartlett, of Hawthorn, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 20 September 1941, Blenheim V6422 operating from RAF Station Huntingdon was caught in the blast of its bombs while attacking shipping off Hoek van Holland and crashed. All the crew members lost their lives.

The crew members of V6422 were:

Sergeant Gordon Kenneth Bartlett (407190) (Observer)
Sergeant James Cecil Valentine Colmer (1187047) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Leslie Trevor (1065995) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/90/169

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