KING, Kenneth John

Operation Karlsruhe Reason for Loss Homebound, lost power from the starboard inner engine and the order to feather the unit was given. Moments later the remaining three engines failed and though the crew were ordered to abandon, only the Air Bomber managed to get clear before the Lancaster fell at 22:48 near Signy-l'Abbaye (Ardennes), 23 km WSW of Charleville-Mezieres. Six of the crew were killed.

Last Name
KING
Given Names
Kenneth John
Service Number
436330
Date of Birth
23/05/1924
Birth Location
Tambellup W.A
Enlistment Date
05/12/1942
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
04/02/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 35
Intake Date
04/02/1943
Kill Date or Discharge Date
02/02/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
5 LFS
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Air ops. Reims France
Date of Death
02/02/1945
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Clichy Northern Cemetery France
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 France/Germany Defence War medal 1939-45
Notes

Operation Karlsruhe Reason for Loss Homebound, lost power from the starboard inner engine and the order to feather the unit was given. Moments later the remaining three engines failed and though the crew were ordered to abandon, only the Air Bomber managed to get clear before the Lancaster fell at 22:48 near Signy-l'Abbaye (Ardennes), 23 km WSW of Charleville-Mezieres. Six of the crew were killed.

Posting on Death
5 LFS
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - KING Kenneth John - Service Number 436330 (edited-2)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial