LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Douglas Lowther Eric GORRINGE

Service No: 408040
Born: Tea Tree TAS, 26 October 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1940
Unit: No. 6 Squadron, Milne Bay PNG
Died: Air Operations (No. 6 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-246), off the New Guinea Coast, 28 October 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Eric Lowther John and Sylvia Gorringe; husband of Doreen Gloria Gorringe, of Garden City, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 9, Port Moresby Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 28 October 1942, No. 6 Squadron Hudson A16-246 went missing on an operational mission from Gurney Airfield, Milne Bay to area “’A” over the Bismarck Sea. The crew members of A16-246 were:

Flying Officer Douglas Lowther Eric Gorringe (408040) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Gerald Desmond Hum (403989) (Observer)
Sergeant John Claver McAuliffe (414295) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Colin Lionel McCready (414067) (Wireless Air Gunner)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 138