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Richard Lawrence "Dick" Gordon
Birth: Aug. 23, 1921
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 29, 1942, Germany

NOTE-in April 2014 one of the findagrave managers saw fit to remove all the photographs I'd placed on this memorial page; they were family pictures, but because I 'hadn't taken [some of] them with my own camera', they couldn't remain. I'm sorry, Dick!

Military Service:--
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Service Number: R/83552
Age: 20
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 408 Squadron, Pilot

Richard ('Dick') Gordon was a son of the Rev. Simeon Moore Gordon and Jessie W. (Winchester) Gordon. One of his other brothers, Leading Aircraftsman (Pilot) Bruce Moore Gordon, was killed in a flying accident in 1944 and is buried in Hagersville's Cemetery.

From the book, "They Shall Grow Not Old--A Book Of Remembrance", by Les Allison & Harry Hayward
Published by-Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Inc.
P.O. Box 1481
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 6N3

'Dedicated to all those Canadian airmen and airwomen who served their country, during the Second World War, that we may be free.'

(Lives lost between 3 Sep 1939-12 Aug 1945)
Page 272--
From Hagersville, Ontario. KIA 29Apr 1942 Age 20
#408 Goose Squadron (For Freedom)
Hampden aircraft #AE426 was carrying incendiaries when it was shot down 18 miles south of Kiel, at Newmunster, Germany, FS J.A. Romas (RAF), and Sgt W.W. Perroux (RCAF) were also killed. Flight Sergeant Pilot Gordon was buried at Newmunster, exhumed, and reinterred in the Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany.
Family links: 
  Simeon Moore Gordon (1887 - 1969)
  Jessie Winchester Gordon (1883 - 1991)
  Richard Lawrence Gordon (1921 - 1942)
  Bruce Moore Gordon (1925 - 1944)*
  Janet Gordon Moore (1928 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Ohlsdorfer Friedhof
Hamburg, Germany
Plot: 4A. G. 8.
Maintained by: SJ Hearn
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20940132
Richard Lawrence Dick Gordon
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- SJ Hearn
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
For Flight Sergeant Richard ('Dick') Lawrence GORDON, with gratitude.
- SJ Hearn
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014
"In Remembrance, Lest We Forget"
 Added: Oct. 11, 2013
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