LUCAS Gordon Albert 415159

LEST WE FORGET

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).

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, 13

Bibliography:

Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990