Bruce Moore GordonLeading AircraftmanR/214844Royal Canadian Air ForceMarch 22, 1925Toronto, OntarioJanuary 29, 1943Hamilton Ontario (#10 Recruiting Centre, RCAF)Hagersville, Ontario175 feet, 8½ inchesFairBlueRedSingleStudentPresbyterianJessie Irene Gordon (Mother) Hagersville, OntarioFebruary 24, 194418Hagersville 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.