Donald Murray Gibson

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Sergeant Donald Murray Gibson died on 15th May 1943 when Bristol Beaufort EL131 crashed at Castledawson, Co. Londonderry.

Flight Sergeant

Donald Murray Gibson

413982

Flight Sergeant Donald Murray Gibson of the Royal Australian Air Force was one of 4 ANZAC airmen killed when Bristol Beaufort EL131 crashed at Castledawson, Co. Londonderry.

Flight Sergeant Donald Murray Gibson (413982) served in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of Cleveland Julian Vincent Gibson and Ella Hope Gibson of Walcha, New South Wales, Australia.

Flight Sergeant Gibson died on 15th May 1943 aged 22 years old. At the time, he served with RAF No. 5 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. He was the Pilot on board Bristol Beaufort EL131. After taking off from RAF Long Kesh, Co. Antrim, the plane came down at 0920hrs around 1 mile north of Shields’ Corner, Castledawson, Co. Londonderry killing all 5 of the crew.

Remembering the crew of Beaufort EL131

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankRoleInformation
GibsonDonald MurrayFlight SergeantPilotRAAF 413982. Killed.
HarrisCharles LoxleyFlight SergeantNavigator / Bomb AimerRAAF 411702. Killed.
DeveryKeith ThomasSergeantWireless Operator / Air GunnerRNZAF 416683. Killed.
DavisArthur ReginaldSergeantWireless Operator / Air GunnerRNZAF 414730. Killed.
O'BrienDennis HenryAircraftman 2nd ClassWireless OperatorRAFVR 1800327. Killed.

Donald Murray Gibson’s grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 17 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim. His headstone bears the inscription:

His duty nobly done. Ever remembered.

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