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Gordon George Wilde

Portrait from the Weekly News; 19 April 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from the Weekly News; 19 April 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon George AWMM
  • Surname
    Wilde AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ403241 AWMM
    • WWII 403241 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 February 1918 Martyn LevinManawatu-Wanganui Martyn
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ403241 AWMM
    • WWII 403241 AWMM
  • Military service
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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Gordon Wilde was the son of Hans and Mary Ellen Wilde of Levin. He was the husband of Valerie Wilde of Khandallah, Wellington.

      Flight Sergeant Wilde was reported as killed on active service in the New Zealand Herald on 28 January 1944. He was a wireless operator/air gunner.

      In 1998 Marco Scuderi and Rosario Scuderi photographed the Catania War Cemetery in Sicily including the entrance and plaques, cross of sacrifice, views of the cemetery and the headstone of this serviceman.

      On 4 January 1944 Wellington HZ594 took off from Luqa, Malta - detailed to escort a convoy and carry out an anti-submarine patrol. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was lost and all the crew members were killed.

      The crew members of HZ594 were:

      Flying Officer William Freeman Campbell (J/22247) (RCAF) (Pilot)
      Flight Sergeant Walter Downes Cock (421344) (Wireless Air Gunner)
      Flight Sergeant Carol James Daley (414537) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
      Warrant Officer Class I H G Reid (R/92101) (RCAF) (Pilot)
      Flight Sergeant Harry Leonard Walker (413917) (Wireless Air Gunner)
      Flight Sergeant Gordon George Wilde (403241) (RNZAF) (Wireless Air Gunner) AWMM
    • Date of Birth 6 February 1918 Public - Michelle - Other Relative - 25 April 2015 - Family Papers
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About death

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  • Death
    4 January 1944 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy AWMM II. H. 39. AWMM
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25 April 2015MichelleAustraliaOther Relative

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