Flying Officer Alexander Moresby GOFTON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 39312 (RAF)
Born: Location, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 82 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Watton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 82 Squadron Blenheim aircraft P4838), North West Europe, 17 May 1940, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry Gofton, and of Flora Shaw Gofton, of Lae, New Guinea
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

At 0450 hours on 17 May 1940, Blenheim P4838 took off from Watton to attack Gembloux, France, and was lost without trace.

The crew members of P4838 were:

Corporal Thomas Henry Cummins (537830) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Alexander Moresby Gofton (39312) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frederick Stanley Miller (515573) (RAF) (Observer)


Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Newton, Dennis First Impact, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997

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