LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Gerald Patrick WINDSOR

Service No: 404286
Born: Brisbane QLD, 15 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1940
Unit: No. 248 Squadron (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Sumburgh
Died: Air Operations: (No. 248 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft T4667), North Sea, 25 May 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dr. Henry Joseph Windsor and Norah Agnes Windsor, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 132, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0900 hours on 25 May 1942 Beaufighter T4667 took off from Sumburgh to carry out a reconnaissance of the Norwegian coast. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Following post was enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew members were lost at sea.

The crew members of T4467 were:

Sergeant Douglas Eric Gwynn (902176) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Observer)
Pilot Officer Gerald Patrick Windsor (404286) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/178/326