Leading Aircraftman Ian Samuel GORDON

Service No: 402657
Born: Sydney NSW, 20 September 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 September 1940
Unit: No. 2 Service Flying Training School, Forrest Hill NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-4), near Wagga Wagga NSW, 16 February 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Manly Cemetery, Sydney, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel Watson Gordon and Ethel May Gordon, of Manly
Roll of Honour: Manly NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Manly ANZAC War Memorial, Manly NSW

On 16 February 1941, Wirraway A20-4 crashed after hitting trees at near Wagga Wagga when low flying and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of A20-4 were:

Pilot Officer Ronald Charles Dodgshun (710) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Ian Samuel Gordon (402657) (Trainee Pilot)


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, 163/118/125; A9845, 101
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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