COOPER, Gordon

Service Number: 413187
Enlisted: 16 August 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Born: Leadville, New South Wales, 9 November 1914
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (plane crash), Mallala, South Australia, Mallala, South Australia, Australia, France, 4 August 1942, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Murray Bridge (Adelaide Road) Cemetery, S.A.
Main East Drive, Grave 349 Roll of Honour - Mudgee, NSW, Murray Bridge Cemetery, Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia, Quiberon Communal Cemetery, Quiberon, Brittany, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Monteith Avro Ansons R3542 and W2165 Crash Site, Mudgee District Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Mudgee Memorial Clock Tower, Mudgee WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, 413187
16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 413187, Sydney, New South Wales
16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 413187
4 Aug 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 413187, No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Mark and Harrie Eliza Cooper; husband of Olive May Cooper of Mudgee, NSW. Olive remarried and was known as Olive May Hawthornn

Plane was Anson W2165 which crashed in to the River Murray at South Monteith, South Australia. It was flying in formation and collided with another aircraft

The Late Gordon
Word has to hand that the body of Sergeant Observer Gordon Cooper, of Mudgee, was recovered from the Murray River at Murray Bridge on Saturday last, and the remains were buried at Murray Bridge yes terday. Deceased, it will be remembered, lost his life when an aeroplane crashed in that vicinity early this month, after a collision with another plane. Seven other airmen were killed at the same time.