WHITE Gordon Horace 406121

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Gordon Horace WHITE MID

Service No: 406121
Born: Albany WA, 4 January 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1940
Unit: No. 78 Squadron
Awarded the Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
Died: Air Operations (No. 78 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-570), Dutch New Guinea, 8 August 1944, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Willie Gordon White and Dorothy Grace White, of Mt. Lawley, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

During a barge sweep in the Maccleur Gulf on 8 August 1944, Kittyhawk A29-570 crashed in shallow water off shore near Sagan and the pilot, Flight Lieutenant White, was killed.

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 A9845, 162

Bibliography:

Odgers, G. (George) (VX127783) Air War Against Japan 1943-1945, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1957 – Page 225
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Spitfire, Mustang and Kittyhawk in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1988