WOODS Gordon Park 415295

LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Gordon Park WOODS

Service No: 415295
Born: Perth WA, 6 March 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941
Unit: No. 4 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Williamtown, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Operational Training Unit Vengeance aircraft A27-26), off Williamtown, 5 October 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Park Woods VC and Olive Adeline Woods, of Mosman Park, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 5 October 1943 Vultee Vengeance A27-26 crashed into the sea about 3.5 kms off coast near Williamtown. The aircraft crashed during a dive bombing exercise with the cause of the accident undetermined.

The crew members of A27-26 were:

Flight Sergeant John Kevin O’Sullivan (403950) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Gordon Park Woods (415295) (Navigator)

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, 218