Gordon Stewart HOWISS


HOWISS, Gordon Stewart

Service Number: 400202
Enlisted: 21 July 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 36 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 28 October 1920
Home Town: Horsham, Wimmera, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Malaya, 26 January 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Kranji War Cemetery, Kranji, Singapore
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN 400202
21 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 400202, No. 36 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Pilot Officer Arthur Edwin Turner 406191 and Sergeant Gordon Stewart Howiss 400202 of 36SQN RAF were killed when Vickers Vildebeest K6392 was shot down near Endau, Malaya - also killed was Sergeant Tanner 41503 RNZAF

(First flown in 1928 the RAF Vickers Vildebeest was a large single-engined biplane used as a light bomber - the last few examples in service were flown against invading Japanese forces in Singapore and Java in early 1942)