Flying Officer Gordon William BIGMORE

Service No: 418047
Born: Geelong VIC, 16 June 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: No. 54 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 54 Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft T3428), Berwickshire, 18 October 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Fogo Churchyard, Berwickshire, Scotland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold Gordon and Olive May Bigmore, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Malvern VIC
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 October 1943, Beaufighter T3428 had completed a night flying exercise and while on a circuit of the aerodrome prior to landing at 2110 hours flew into a wood on some high ground. The aircraft crashed at Green Law a location with a height 500 feet above the aerodrome and 3.5 miles from the its centre.

The crew members of T3428 were:

Flying Officer Gordon William Bigmore (418047) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Frank Hirst (410862) (Navigator/Radio) Dangerously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 18 March 1946


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/328

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