Flight Lieutenant Neville George GILMOUR

Service No: 410117
Born: Subiaco WA, 18 December 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 464 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 464 Squadron Mosquito aircraft HR341), English Channel, 13 January 1945, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Washington Gilmour and Marion Maxwell Gilmour; husband of Evelyn May Christina Gilmour, of Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 282, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 109, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Mosquito HR341 took off from RAF Thorney Island at 2150 hours on the night of 13 January 1945, being part of a force of 12 aircraft from the squadron detailed to attack targets in the battle area including motor transport and lights in woods. The area to attack ranged from St Vith, Burg Reuland, Ulfingen and Carlhausen. HR341 did not return from the mission. HR341 detached from the force on the outward journey off the English coast when 20 miles from Newhaven. An intensive ASR search was carried out and four Squadron aircraft searched but no trace of the missing aircraft or crew was found.

The crew members of HR341 were:

Flight Lieutenant Neville George Gilmour (410117) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Lawrence Thomas Dwyer (434587) (Navigator)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/15/391


Lax, M. (Mark) and Leon Kane-Maguire The Gestapo Hunters: 464 Squadron RAAF 1942-5, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 1999
Vincent, D. (David) Mosquito Monograph: A history of Mosquitoes in Australia and RAAF operations, David Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1982

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