Sergeant Gordon Henry WILLIAMS

Service No: 405337
Born: Brisbane QLD, 18 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 March 1941
Unit: No. 23 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 23 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-100), Ormiston QLD, 13 February 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Brisbane General Cemetery, Queensland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Henry and Flora Williams, of Windsor
Roll of Honour: Windsor QLD
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1030 hours on 13 February 1942, Wirraways A20-100 and A20-290 collided in the air and the crews of both aircraft were killed. The aircraft crashed at Ormiston, Brisbane, during a practice air fighting exercise.

The crew members of A20-100 were:

Sergeant Allan Charles Lord (2216) (Observer)
Sergeant Gordon Henry Williams (405337) (Pilot)

The crew members of A20-290 were:

Sergeant George Arthur Ross Hardy (404966) (Pilot)
Sergeant Frank Stanley Pledge (4576) (Observer)


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 A705, 163/178/272; A9845, 173


Ilbery, P.L.T. (Peter Leslie Thomas) (422957) Hatching an Air Force: 2SFTS, 5SFTS, 1BFTS Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga, Banner Books Maryborough QLD 4650, 2002

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