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) (Trainee Air Gunner)
Leading Aircraftman Aloysius Patrick Gilmore (116103) (Trainee Air Gunner)
Sergeant Lessel John Hampstead (421805) (Pilot)


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

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