LEST WE FORGET

Squadron Leader Gordon Stanley LAMING

Service No: 84
Born: 4 May 1913, Location Unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date Unavailable (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Training Group, RAAF Station Pearce
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Squadron Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-144) Ceduna SA, 17 January 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Ceduna Cemetery SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Laming; husband of Elizabeth Patricia Laming, of Sunshine, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-144 crashed on take-off at Ceduna SA on 17 January 1942 while on delivery to No. 14 Squadron at RAAF Station Pearce WA.

Those killed on A16-144 were:

Flight Lieutenant David Burton Bradley (223) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Dow (406714) (Second Pilot)
Squadron Leader Gordon Stanley Laming (84) (Pilot, Supernumerary)
Corporal William Clyde Lindsay (23720) (Wireless Telegraph Operator, Supernumerary)
Flight Sergeant Frederick Archibald Walker (407383) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Robert William Westcott (401557) (Wireless Air Gunner)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 136

Bibliography:

Vincent, D. (David) The RAAF Hudson Story Book 1, D. Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1989