Sergeant Benjamin Peter GANNON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 741151 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 206 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Bircham Newton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 206 Squadron Hudson I aircraft T9282), North Sea, 3 August 1940, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold and Emily Gannon, of Wallasley, Cheshire
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 14, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Remembered: Battle of Britain Memorial, Westminster Abbey, London UK

On 2 August 1940, Hudson T9282 took off from Bircham Newton at 2040 hours and was lost without trace.

The crew members of T9282 were:

Sergeant Benjamin Peter Gannon (741151) (RAFVR)
Pilot Officer John Allan Gilbert (41399) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Logan Johnston (759044) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Patrick William Swinson (620418) (RAF)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
McNeill R (Ross), Royal Air Force Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1941, Midland Publishing UK, 2003
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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