Rank & Name: W/O C2 Henry Gordon Coombe (NZ)
Date of Death: 24.06.1944
Details:

 

On the CWGC this airmen is noted as a W/O not a F/Sgt. He was born in Wanganui in 1911 but by the time of his death, both his parents and his wife (Mrs Grace Coombe) were residents of Wellington. W/O Coombe was crew on one of three B-24 Liberators 59 lost in one week all due to poor weather conditions. The squadron was stationed in Northern Ireland, at RAF Ballykelly. view details

This image appeared in The Weekly News, 16th Aug. 1944

 

Further Information

W/O Coombe is honoured on the Auckland Museum Cenotaph (muse.aucklandmuseum.com)

W/O Coombe is honoured on the CWGC Debt of Honour

If you have any information of Gordon Coombe, please contact me, thank you.

Rest In Peace