Sergeant Gilbert Vincent SMITH

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

RAF Service No: 649336 (RAF)
Born: Location, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 226 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wattisham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 226 Squadron Blenheim IV aircraft Z7305), Netherlands, 26 August 1941, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Hilda Smith, of Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 52, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

On 26 August 1941, Blenheim Z7305 took off from Wattisham at 1154 hours on an anti-shipping mission. The aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea off Ijmuiden, Netherlands.

The crew members of Z7305 were:

Sergeant Stanley Burdon (957747) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Gilbert Victor Smith (649336) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Charles Clinton Topping (R/10199) (RCAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 2 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1941, Midland Counties Publications, 1993
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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