LUCAS Gordon Albert 415159


Flying Officer Gordon Albert LUCAS

Service No: 415159
Born: Perth WA, 20 August 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 30 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 30 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A19-53), New Guinea, 30 November 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William John and Alice Lucas; husband of Dorothy Beryl Goodwin Lucas, of Nedlands, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 6, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Beaufighter aircraft A19-53 was lost on operations over the Solomon Sea on 30 November 1943 with crew Flying Officer Gordon Albert Lucas (415159) (Pilot) and Flight Sergeant William John Yates (425801) (Navigator).


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, 13


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