Leading Aircraftman Gordon Hubert LITCHFIELD

Service No: 417090
Born: Adelaide SA, 12 May 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1941
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Service Flying Training School Harvard aircraft 3159), Ontario, 18 November 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hubert and Grace Litchfield, husband of Gwendoline Pearl Litchfield, of Cheltenham, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 18th November 1942, Harvard 3159 proceeded on a navigation training flight. At about 1245 hours a call was received from the Air Traffic Control at Milton advising that an aircraft had been seen to crash at 1200 hours some eight miles north of Listowel, Ontario. Both the occupants in the aircraft had been killed.

The crew members of 3159 were:

Leading Aircraftman Gordon Hubert Litchfield (417090) (Trainee Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Peter Madden (409942) (Trainee Pilot, acting as the Navigator)


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, 163/138/132

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