Pilot Officer Andrew Robert GRAY

Service No: 400923
Born: Melbourne VIC, 20 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 November 1940
Unit: No. 28 Squadron (RAF), On Detachment to Cox’s Bazaar
Died: Injuries from Air Operations: (loss of No. 28 Squadron Hurricane aircraft HW265), Cox’s Bazaar, 19 September 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander James Donaldson Gray and Beatrice Marie Gray, of Middle Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brighton VIC
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

When returning from an operational sortie over the Arakan, Hurricane HW265 crashed near Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, at 0430 hours on 19 September 1943. When the aircraft was landing one of the landing wheels burst and the aircraft overturned and Pilot Officer Gray was admitted to hospital but he died later on the same day.


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, 166/16/180

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