Gordon Leslie BLAND DFC


BLAND, Gordon Leslie

Service Number: 407519
Enlisted: 9 November 1940
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 18 December 1916
Home Town: Tailem Bend, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Technical High School, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Meter Tester
Died: Illness, Number 6 RAAF Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 13 November 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
Memorials: Adelaide Technical High School Old Scholars WW2 Honour Roll, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Royal Australian Air Force Memorial
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World War 2 Service

9 Nov 1940: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 407519
9 Nov 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
9 Nov 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 407519
13 Nov 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 407519, Royal Australian Air Force
Date unknown: Honoured Distinguished Flying Cross

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Harry George and Dorothy Ellen Bland


Husband of Kathleen Bland of Tailem Bend, South Australia


Flying Officer Bland was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross for his Skill and Courage in Flying Operations in the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA) with Number 100 Squadron RAAF


He is mentioned in the book “In just Five years - the RAAF & Nhill in WW2” by Kevin O’Reilly