LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer John Allan GILBERT

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41399 (RAF)
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, Age unavailable
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 8, 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)

References:

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