LEST WE FORGET

Warrant Officer Gordon Gregory Neill SKINNER

Service No: 6326
Born: Rockhampton QLD, 1 September 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 November 1939 (at RAAF Station Richmond NSW)
Discharged from the RAAF: 21 February 1946
Unit at Discharge: No. 43 Squadron
Died: Illness, Queensland, 2 March 1947, Aged 37 Years
Buried: Mount Thompson Crematorium, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Stella Alice Skinner; husband of Jessie Helena Elizabeth Skinner, of Buranda
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 May 1945, Warrant Officer Skinner, a Flight Engineer, was placed on the dangerously ill list. He died on 2 March 1947.

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 A705, 166/37/1069

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McMillan A. (Andrew) Catalina Dreaming: rescues exciting missions and other stories about the famous Australian flying boats of WWII, Duffy and Snellgrove Potts Point NSW, 2002
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