ARTHUR JAMES GIBBS

Born: 1916, Ipswich.

Died: 30th September 1940; age: 24.

Rank: Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number: 748374.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 224 Squadron – Coastal Command Pilots.

 

Grave Reference:

24.6.

Killead (St. Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard,

County Antrim,

Northern Ireland.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Harry & Dorothy Caroline Gibbs, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Henry Harry Gibbs, born December 1889, Fulham, London.

Mother: Dorothy Caroline Gibbs (nee Harrison), born October 1891, Ipswich.

 

30th September 1940

 

Aircraft: Lockheed Hudson Serial number: T9326; Code: QX-V; Based at Aldergrove, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 30th September the aircraft took off at 04:30 hrs on an anti-submarine patrol. The aircraft had barely reached 200 ft when it rapidly lost height and crashed about 2 miles from take off. All the crew were killed.

Crew:

Kenneth Posgate; Sergeant/Pilot; age: 24; R.A.F.

Stanley Swann; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; R.A.F.

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