POWELL Gordon John 441451

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Gordon John POWELL

Service No: 441451
Born: Moora WA, 3 June 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 August 1943
Unit: No. 1 Service Flying Training School RCAF, Borden, Ontario
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 SFTS Harvard aircraft), Ontario, 9 February 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Barrie (St Mary’s) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ontario
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Henry and Jane Powell, of Moora, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Moora WA
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On the 9th February 1945, a Harvard aircraft on an instrument training flight crashed at Big Bay Point on Lake Simcoe approximately 25 miles from Camp Borden, Ontario. Both crew members were killed in the crash.

The crew members were:

Flying Officer John Douglas Hazelwood Martin (J/38065) (RCAF) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Gordon John Powell (441451) (Student Pilot)

References:

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, 166/33/299