DORE Gordon Leslie 46528

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Gordon Leslie DORE

Service No: 46528
Born: Kirup WA, 26 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 February 1942
Unit: No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Port Pirie SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School Battle aircraft L5640), Port Pirie, 20 May 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Port Pirie General Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles E. Dore and Myrtle M. Dore, of Kirup, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

At 0940 hours on 20 May 1943, Fairey Battle L5640 crashed at Port Pirie while towing a drogue and its crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is listed as “obscure”. The crew members were:

Leading Aircraftman Gordon Leslie Dore (46528)
Leading Aircraftman Aloysius Patrick Gilmore (116103)
Sergeant Lessel John Hampstead (421805) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 232