Flight Lieutenant Allan Gregory STORMAN
459 RAAF Squadron
Service No. 412040
Date of Birth: 14 Aug 1916
Place of Birth: COBARGO, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 21 Jun 1941
Date of Discharge: 8 Jan 1946
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
WW2 Honours and Gallantry: MID, OAM
Date of Death: 17 Jul 1999
FLt. Allan G, Stormon OAM MID, Pilot – RAAF
FLt. David S Noble DFC, Navigator – RAF
Warrant Officer OHN Raw, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner (WAG) RAF
Warrant Officer Fred Thompson WAG RAF
Allan Stormon OAM MID served with No 459 Squadron Middle East Command from 12.5.43 to 10.8.44 flying Hudsons and later Baltimore aircraft on maritime search and strike, day and night missions in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.
Trained under the Empire Air Training Scheme in Southern Rhodesia, Sth Africa, and Egypt (at Gianaclis) je joined 459 Squadron and served at operational bases from Gambut and Benghasi, Cyrenaica and St.Jeans (Palestine), harassing the strong Axis garrisons on Crete and the Aegean Islands which were menacing Middle East oil and essential supplies destined for the British 8th Army and the RAF Desert Air Force via Malta in their relentless drive “From Alamein to the Alps” 1942-45.
Summary of RAAF and Post War Service:
21.6.41 -- ITS Somers Vic
30.1.42 -- EFTS Mt.Hampden S. Rhodesia
29.3.42 -- 23 SFTS Bulawayo, S. Africa
29..3.42 -- 61 Air School George, S. Africa
21.5.43 -- 459 RAAF Sqdn, Gambut, Ramat David (Pal), St.Jeans (Pl)
18.8.44 -- Staff Navigation School, Gianaclis, Egypt Flight Commander, MID Gazetted
26.3.45 -- UK West Kirby, Cole Grange, Chipping Warden
8.1.46 -- Discharged, Australia.
From 1947 purchased newsagency Moruya, NSW. Retired 1984. Very active in community affairs - RSL President/Life Member Moruya sub-branch, Church and Chamber of Commerce. Sports – active early then administrator, Moruya Aero Club.
Awarded OAM (Order of Australia Medal) 1992 “for service to the community"
Allan died on 17th July,1999.