Squadron Leader (Pilot)CLOSE, GERALD CHARLES NEIL

Service Number 37383

Died 09/05/1941

Aged 27

59 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force

G C

Husband of Pamela Yvonne Close.

Citation

The following details were given in "Flight" of December 30th 1937, in connection with the Waziristan operations

" For Galiantry."

P/O. G. C. N. Close, R.A.F. was duty pilot on the Miranshah aerodrome when an aircraft laden with bombs crashed and burst into flames. This officer, despite the explosion of a bomb and small arms ammunition, made persistent attempts to extinguish the flames and rescue the crew, until stopped by a superior officer.

Buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 5777

Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot 13. Row A. Coll. grave 5-7.

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Cemetery details

CWGC Archives

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.