Pilot Officer Gordon Leslie HYDE

Service No: 422187
Born: Marrickville NSW, 5 June 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1942
Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAF), RAF Full Sutton, Yorkshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 77 Squadron Halifax aircraft MZ 701), Yorkshire, 8 June 1944, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Patrick and Emily Susannah Hyde, of Petersham, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Halifax MZ 701 took off from RAF Full Sutton at 0207 hours on the night of 8th June 1944 detailed to carry out a night flying training exercise. Almost immediately MZ701 crashed due to engine failure and loss of control. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of MZ 701 were:

Sergeant Edward Ferguson Chapman (1346174) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Harry Fox (1517617) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Kevin Francis Galvin (418382) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant David John Hutchison (1560875) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer Gordon Leslie Hyde (422187) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Aidan Jordan (429663) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant John Duncan Krone (432211) (Mid Upper Gunner)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/376

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