For the archives of our city we are trying to obtain Information/pictures regarding Eric Alfred Leith Smith from Mount Lawley (Perth) and Arthur Bennet Gossip from Wamberal.
Eric was pilot and Arthur was co-pilot on a Lancaster bomber D280, which crashed in our
neighbourhood on june 22- 1944. Both are buried in Uden - Netherlands.
If there are relations or if you know details about them , please contact me,
Thank you,

jan ruijs - Netherlands - e-mail:

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Hello Jan

I conducted a search of our database RecordSearch and found a listing for two records for Eric Alfred Leith Smith.  There are digital copies of these records available, which can be viewed online.  I will send you an email with the specific database information for the items as it is difficult to post it to the forum.

I also found listing for three records for Arthur Bennett Gossip, two of these records have not yet been digitised.  Again, I will send you the database information by email.

I recommend you contact the Australian War Memorial as they may be able to better help you with photographs.  Their contact details are:

Australian War Memorial

The Director Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent


Tel: (02) 6243 4315 Fax: (02) 6243 4545

Kind regards


(NAA staff member)



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