Elmy, Gordon


War Service:
Flying Officer (Air Bomber) GORDON ELMY Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve of 156 Squadron was killed in action on 31 March 1944. Formerly a Warrant Officer he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer on 16 September 1943 and promoted to Flying Officer on 16 March 1944.

At 2225 on 30 March 1944 Avro Lancaster ‘GT-V’ took off from RAF Upwood in Huntingdonshire to bomb Nuremberg. It was shot down by a night fighter and crashed near Holzweiler, one of four 156 Squadron aircraft lost on this operation.

Gordon Elmy is buried in Reheinberg War Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
His name appears in the Brockley County School Book of Remembrance.

He was the son of Charles Eden Elmy and Louisa Elmy.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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