Service Details
Name:
GATER
Given Name:
HUGH JAMES
Initials:
H J
Service No:
329000V
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
450 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1944-08-13
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Age:
22
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, Kittyhawk IV FX536, shot down, near Fano, Italy, during a bombing mission against German ack-ack. Gater probably tried to land with his plane shot. He had a wound on his head. Two days passed and finally the owner of that field (Mr. Castellani) buried Gater (Germans refused to do it).
Additional
Information:
Son of A. H. and Annie R. Gater, of Vereeniging, Transvaal, South Africa. ***Have war diary extract
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
III. H. 16.

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