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

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Crew:
  • 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:
  1. RAAF

  2. 21.6.41 -- ITS Somers Vic

  3. 30.1.42 -- EFTS Mt.Hampden S. Rhodesia

  4. 29.3.42 -- 23 SFTS Bulawayo, S. Africa

  5. 29..3.42 -- 61 Air School George, S. Africa

  6. 21.5.43 -- 459 RAAF Sqdn, Gambut, Ramat David (Pal), St.Jeans (Pl)

  7. 18.8.44 -- Staff Navigation School, Gianaclis, Egypt Flight Commander, MID Gazetted

  8. 26.3.45 -- UK West Kirby, Cole Grange, Chipping Warden

  9. 8.1.46 -- Discharged, Australia.

 

Post War:

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. 

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