Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Bruce Moore Gordon Royal Canadian Air Force
Bruce Moore Gordon Leading Aircraftman R/214844 Royal Canadian Air Force March 22, 1925 Toronto, Ontario January 29, 1943 Hamilton Ontario (#10 Recruiting Centre, RCAF) Hagersville, Ontario 17 5 feet, 8½ inches Fair Blue Red Single Student Presbyterian Jessie Irene Gordon (Mother) Hagersville, Ontario February 24, 1944 18 Hagersville Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Block E. Range 1. Lot 4.
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On January 12, 1944 Leading Aircraftman Gordon was taken on strength at No 9 Flying Training School, RCAF Centralia, Ontario. On February 24, 1944 he was killed in a mid air crash when his Anson Mk11 7314 collided with another Anson and both aircraft crashed near Crediton, Ontario. The two airmen, both making solo flights were believed to have been blinded by the sun leading to the collision. The second aircraft, Anson Mk11 7269 was piloted by 18 year old Leading Aircraftman Donald Joseph Byrne. He was also stationed at No 9 Flying Training School, RCAF Centralia, Ontario.