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Thread: F/O. G W. Bigmore. RAAF. 18/10/1943

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    Default F/O. G W. Bigmore. RAAF. 18/10/1943

    Looking for details leading to the following airmans loss.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Regards
    Peter

    Name: BIGMORE, GORDON WILLIAM
    Initials: G W
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 18/10/1943
    Service No: 418047
    Additional information: Son of Harold Gordon and Olive May Bigmore, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Grave 5.
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    I've him on Beaufighter II.F T3428 of 54 OTU. Flew into woods on high ground in circuit 3 miles from Greenlaw, Berwickshire.

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    Henk.

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    Once again Henk, you come up trumps

    Many thanks,
    Peter.

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    Peter,

    Also aboard Beaufighter IIF T3428:-

    AUS410862 F/O Frank HIRST RAAF

    Dangerously Injured . (Survived, to be discharged from the RAAF on 18-3-1946)

    See: NAA: A705 166/5/328

    Bigmore was Pupil Pilot, Hirst, Pupil Nav./Rad.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 29th June 2009 at 13:35. Reason: minor correction

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    The actual location for this crash was Kyles Hill just west of Polwarth, this info comes from the death certificate of Bigmore.

    Hope this helps.

    Jim
    Jim Corbett

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    Thanks Jim for the more exact location.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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