Paul Coles GUNSON

GUNSON, Paul Coles

Service Number: 407436
Enlisted: 12 October 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Glenelg, South Australia, 9 May 1914
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Sacred Heart College, Somerton Park, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer - Netallie Station, South Australia
Died: Flying Battle, Timor Area, Netherlands East Indies, 1 October 1942, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Adelaide River Memorial to the Missing Panel 7
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Oct 1940: Involvement Flying Officer, 407436
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, 407436
1 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of George Frederick and Anne Gunson

Husband of Edna Mary Gunson of North Adelaide, SA

Flying Officer Gunson is remembered on the family headstone in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, SA

His brother, Flight Lieutenant Norman Peter Coles Gunson DFC 407424 is buried in the same plot - Paul & Norman enlisted together on the 12th of October 1940


Their cousins also served in the RAAF - Flying Officer Alan William Morphett Gunson 417178 (KIA 21 Sep 1943 with 10SQN RAAF) & Flying Officer Henry Arthur Morphett Gunson 416955 (survived the war - flew with 463 Squadron RAAF)


Biography contributed by David Barlow

13SQN RAAF Lockheed Hudson A16-243 was lost in the Koepang, Timor area - all crew were killed:

Flying Officer Paul Coles Gunson 407436

Sergeant Francis Peter Kemp 406871

Flying Officer Geoffrey Vernon Boynton 409020

Flying Officer John Edward Alcock 408056

Sergeant, William Stephen Powell 406813