Gordon Horace WHITE

WHITE, Gordon Horace

Service Number: 406121
Enlisted: 15 August 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 78 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Albany, Western Australia, Australia, 4 January 1922
Home Town: Albany, Albany, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: RAAF Pilot
Died: Flying Battle, Dutch New Guinea, Dutch New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies, 8 August 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lae Memorial, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lae Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, 406121
15 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
15 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 406121
8 Aug 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 406121, No. 78 Squadron (RAAF), Air War SE Asia 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Lieutenant Gordon Horace White 406121 of 78SQN RAAF was killed when Kittyhawk A29-570 crashed in the Sagan region in Dutch New Guinea - his body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Lae Memorial

He previously served with 3SQN in North Africa and he has an entry in the book "Those Other Eagles" by Christopher Shores