Sergeant Gordon John THAME

Service No: 403609
Born: Barraba NSW, 6 April 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 February 1941
Unit: No. 2 Squadron, Batchelor NT
Died: Air Operations: (No. 2 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-232), over Timor, 4 December 1942, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Catherine Thame; husband of Muriel Blanche Thame, of Willoughby, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Chatswood NSW
Remembered: Panel 98, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a mission over Timor, Hudson A16-232 was attached several times by Japanese Zero fighters. During one of the attacks, Sergeant Thame was killed by enemy fire. The aircraft was severely damaged but was recovered to Batchelor.

The crew members of A16-232 were:

Flying Officer John Malcolm Barnes (J/5310) (RCAF) (Radio Duties) Killed on Air Operations: 1 October 1943
Flying Officer Arthur Aram Cambridge (406750) (Pilot) Discharged from the RAAF: 11 March 1946
Sergeant George Henry Cooper (406690) (Observer) Discharged from the RAAF: 7 December 1945
Sergeant Thomas Isgar Gunn (6691) (Wireless Air Gunner) Discharged from the RAAF: 31 October 1945
Sergeant Gordon John Thame (403609) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 138


Bennett, J. (John William) Highest Traditions: the history of No. 2 Squadron RAAF, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1995
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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