Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Huntly Parker Gordon

In memory of:

Flying Officer Huntly Parker Gordon

July 29, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/24299

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

427 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Van G. Gordon, and of Dorothy P. Gordon, of Toronto, Ontario.

Brother of Flight Serjeant David William Gordon, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 318 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 5A. A. 9-11.

Location:

Ohlsdorf is a village on the river Alster, about 9 km north east of the city of Hamburg on the eastern side of the city airport. Approaching from Hannover or Kiel leave the Autoroute A7 at the junction with the 432 following signposts for the Airport (Flughaven). After 2 km turn right onto Swebenweg which later merges with Krohnstieg and passes under the airport runway. After 4 km turn right onto 433 Chaussee. After 2 km turn left onto Erdkampsweg following signs for Barmbek. Continue along this road for 1.7 Km then turn right immediately before a prominent railway bridge, onto a road calledI M Grunen Grund. After a further 600 metres turn left into Alsterdorfer, the HAMBURG CEMETERY is located in this street at the junction with Fuhlsbuttlerstrasse. The Commission plot is signposted in the HAMBURG CEMETERY and is located 300 metres from the Chapel. Visitors should note that this cemetery is restricted to normal opening hours.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Huntly Parker Gordon is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Huntly Parker Gordon is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Toronto Star, July 27, 1945, page 2
F/O Gordon, age 21, served in 427 Squadron on Halifax aircraft MZ 757.  The crew was airborne 2225 on 28 July 1944 from Leeming on a night operation to Hamburg, Germany.  Their aircraft was damaged by Flak and shot down by a German night-fighter crashing 0117 onto the Howaldtwerf at Hamburg.  On this attack, RCAF Bomber Command 6 Group suffered their highest losses. 22 crews failed to return.
The Gordon family had already suffered the lost of their son, F/Sgt (P) David William Gordon, age 21, who was killed on a Beaufort aircraft with two RAF members when it crashed on the aerodrome at Takoradi, Ghana, Africa on December 8, 1942.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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