Stanley Gordon (Gordon) Bromley
Son of Walter and Alice Bromley, of Raumati South, Kapiti Coast.
The 3 crew, Charles Gunn, Stanley Bromley and Robert Dent, were flying a Vilderbeest 4, on a 3 hour, anti-submarine escort for the USS Crescent City, en-route from Wellington to Guadalcanal. They took off a 10-05. At 14-30,they did not locate the ship and signalled back to NZ, to be told to return. They acknowledge the signal and were due to land around 15-30. At 16-40 a search was instigated, to no avail.
[For Your Tomorrow, Errol Martyn, Vol.2 p.265]
Public Contributions:My Mum often talked about her cousin Gordon Bromley. Her Aunt was Alice (Evens) Bromley.
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