Charles Burton GADEN


GADEN, Charles Burton

Service Number: 289
Enlisted: 1 January 1936
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Temora, New South Wales, Australia, 12 May 1916
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: University Student
Died: Air operations, Sollum, Egypt, 13 December 1940, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Sollum, Egypt
Plot 22 Row B. Grave 1. Local Roll of Honour- Sydney New South Wales
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

1 Jan 1936: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Air Cadet, RAAF Point Cook
3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 289
13 Dec 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 289, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Lieutenant Charles Burton Gaden (# 289) of 3SQN RAAF was shot down near Sollum in the Egyptian Western Desert while flying Gloster Gladiator biplane N5765

A flight of Gladiator aircraft was attacked by a force of eight Italian Air Force Fiat C.R.42 biplane fighters - in the ensuing dogfight Flight Lieutenant Gaden was shot down and killed

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