Flight Sergeant Gordon Keith GIBB

Service No: 430516
Born: Hawthorn VIC, 14 January 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 January 1943
Unit: No. 215 Squadron (RAF), Basal
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 215 Squadron Dakota aircraft KN254), Bangladesh, 7 June 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Maynamati War Cemetery, Comilla, Bangladesh
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Reginald Norman and Olive May Gibb, of Balwyn, Victoria, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Camberwell VIC
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On a non-operational flight on 7 June 1945 Dakota KN254 crashed at 0730 hours on the main Dacca/Chittagong road, some 60 miles in an easterly direction from Dacca. The aircraft disintegrated in mid air in bad weather, and all on board were killed.

The crew members of KN254 were:

Warrant Officer Peter Le Rey Boucaut (417450) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Gordon Keith Gibb (430516) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Andrew Stephen (1561152) (RAFVR) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant Ronald Wynne (1685260) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)

The RAF and Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) passengers all from No. 215 Squadron were:

Enrolled Follower Birai (6576) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Bishnatha (8973) (RIAF)
Leading Aircraftman Leonard Coyle (1182983) (RAFVR)
Enrolled Follower Devi Dutt (59280) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower George (58295) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Kannan (58021) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Kanshi Parshad (53812) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Madhavan (58014) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Madhavan (58018) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Muhammad (58294) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Nanu (58025)
Enrolled Follower Pherai (6575) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Raghavan (58012) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Ran Krishnan (53541) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Ramzan (6682) (RIAF)
Enrolled Follower Rustam Khan (54939) (RIAF)
Leading Aircraftman Henry Norman Sandford (1496686) (RAFVR)
Corporal Thomas Frederick Sandilands (1474071) (RAFVR)
Enrolled Follower Sarnam (6621) (RIAF)


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, 166/15/494

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