Personnel Index - Detail

Name
PATE
First Names
Gilbert Firth
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAAF
Service Number
A423311
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 10/43 and out 11/43

 

Sgt Pate only flew one operation with 49Sqn before being transferred to 467Sqn.

He was killed on May 10th 1944 on a raid against Lille.


 

Image courtesy of Adam Purcell
 

Sgt Pate is buried in Lezennes Communal Cemetery.

Image courtesy of Adam Purcell

A picture from around 1948.
 



The current headstone â€‹photographed by Geoff Swallow.
 

Image courtesy of Adam Purcell

Adam Purcell laying a wreath on F/Sgt Pate's grave. Adam Purcell's great uncle was the Navigator of the doomed Lancaster.