LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Gordon George SCRIBNER

Service No: 411392
Born: Randwick NSW, 15 August 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1941
Unit: No. 3 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 3 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft EV322), Egypt, 15 September 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hugh Gordon and Clarissa Emily Eugenie Scribner, of Forster, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Taree NSW
Remembered: Column 266, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Taree World War 2 and Post War Memorials, Taree NSW

On 15 September 1942, Kittyhawk EV322 flown by Sergeant Scribner was one of eight aircraft in a formation scrambled at 1755 hours for an intercept in the El Alamein area. Enemy aircraft were encountered 5 miles south of El Alamein and dogfights ensued. EV322 was not seen during the engagement and failed to return to base.

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/160/276
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line