In Memory Of

GATER, HUGH JAMES

Service Details
Age:
22
Date of Birth:
-0001-11-30
Service No:
329000V
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
450 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn.
Regiment:
South African Air Force
Date of Death:
1944-08-13
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).
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
III. H. 16.
Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
Country:
Italy
Additional Information
Son of A. H. and Annie R. Gater, of Vereeniging, Transvaal, South Africa. ***Have war diary extract