Leading Aircraftman Gordon Oswald WILSON

Service No: 414330
Born: Murwillumbah NSW, 14 January 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 12 Service Flying Training School (RCAF), Brandon, Manitoba
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 12 Service Flying Training School Crane aircraft 7887), Brandon, Manitoba, 11 June 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Victor Oswald and Ellen May Wilson, of Highgate Hill, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 11 June 1942, Crane 7887 crashed after colliding with Crane 7745, killing both its crew members who were:

Pilot Officer Arthur Beverley Polley (J/8159) (RCAF) (Instructor Pilot)
Leading Aircraftman Gordon Oswald Wilson (414330) (Trainee Pilot)

The two Crane 7745 crew members were not killed.


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, 163/178/338

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