Richard George GAZZARD

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GAZZARD, Richard George

Service Number: 402115
Enlisted: 27 May 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Croydon, New South Wales, Australia, 17 August 1920
Home Town: Strathfield, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Belgium, 19 August 1941, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Oostduinkerke Communal Cemetery, Belgium
Row G - Grave 167
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Municipality of Strathfield WW2 Roll of Honour, Petersham Fort Street High School WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 402115
27 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, Aircrew Training Units
27 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 402115, No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
27 May 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 402115, No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)
19 Aug 1941: Involvement Sergeant, No. 452 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 402115, No. 452 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Norman Clarence and Veida Gazzard of Strathfield, NSW

Sergeant Gazzard 402115 of Number 452 Squadron RAAF was shot down into the sea off Dunkirk and his body washed ashore at Oostduinkerke, Belgium

He was flying Spitfire V AB785 on a mission escorting Blenheim bombers to Gosney - Flying Officer Eccleton 402232 was lost on the same mission.