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VC1243    Guy Penrose Gibson

Name   Guy Penrose Gibson   No.      

VC Issue No.   1243   Awards   VC   DSO & Bar  DFC & Bar

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No 617 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Wing Commander

Rank End Of Career   Wing Commander

Place Of Birth   Simla, India

Place Of Death   Bergen-op-Zoom, Holland

Buried/Location Ashes   Steenbergen-en-Kruisland Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kruispoort, 25 miles south of Rotterdam


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    28 May 1943

VC Presented   22 June 1943 by Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone,  Steenbergen-en-Kruisland Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kruispoort, 25 miles south of Rotterdam

P  Memorial on Cemetery Wall, Steenbergan, Holland

P  Propeller Memorial, Steenbergen Park, Steenbergan, Holland

P  Memorial at Crash Site, Steenbergan, Holland

Memorial Window, St Edward's School, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Named on War Memorial , St Edward's School, Oxford, Oxfordshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Porthleven, Cornwall

P  Memorial Headstone, Porthleven Cemetery, Cornwall

P  Memorial Plaque, Harbour Clock Tower, Porthleven, Cornwall

P  Named on War Memorial, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on VC RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Named on Honours Board, St Andrews Church, Scampton, Lincolnshire

P  Blue Plaque, Aberdeen Place, Maida Vale, West London

P  Black Plaque, Archer Road, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on Dambuster Memorial, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

P  Named on Memorial, Tovil Scouts Chapel, Nr Maidstone, Kent

P  Gibsonstraat, Steenbergen, Holland

Gibson Green, Branston, Lincolnshire

Gibson Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

P  Gibson Road, Innsworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

P  Gibson Drive, Whitkirk, Leeds West Yorkshire

Gibson Way, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

Gibson Close, Ipswich, Suffolk

P  Gibson Road, Tangmere, West Sussex

P  Gibson Close, Lee on Solent, Hampshire

P  Gibson Road, Canford, Bournemouth, Dorset

Gibson Road Porthleven, Cornwall

By The Way…

VC Held By

Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, England



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BORN    12 August 1918

DIED   19 September 1944   AGE    26

VC Won   16-17 May 1943   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Mohne & Eder Dams, Germany

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

VC Ephemera