Hugh Gibson

Sergeant Hugh Gibson of Belfast died on 3rd May 1943 while on a raid over the Netherlands with Bomber Command. He served in R.A.F. 487 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Squadron.


Hugh Gibson


Sergeant Hugh Gibson (1138669) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He was the son of Clara E. Gibson of Belmont, East Belfast.

Sergeant Gibson died on 3rd May 1943 aged 20 years old while serving in R.A.F. 487 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Squadron. He was the navigator on Lockheed Ventura II AJ200 EG-G. The crew took off at 1643hrs from R.A.F. Methwold, Norfolk, England on a raid over the Netherlands. Records suggest the crash site to be at Fortgracht, Vijfhuizen near Hoofddorp, Nord-Holland around 3km west of Schipol Airfield show down by Oberfeldwebel G. Huetter of 5/JG1 in a Focke-Wulf 190A based at Woensdrecht Airfield.

Gibson’s grave is in Row 1, Grave 11 of Hoofddorp General Cemetery, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands. His headstone bears the inscription:

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember thee.

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