LYONS [DFM], Kenneth Marcus Denbigh

" Since Sgt Lyons was posted to this squadron he has since taken part in operations over many very heavily defended areas in enemy territory. He is a most efficient wireless operator whose ability has contributed much to the success of many missions. In October 1942, he participated effectively in the daylight raids on Le Creuset and Milan . Throughout his operational career, Sgt Lyons has displayed high courage and devotion to duty." Fl Lt Lyons went missing on operations over Europe on 30 August, 1944 while flying with 463 Squadron, RAAF, and has no known grave. Operation Königsberg (modern-day Kaliningrad) Reason for Loss Lost without trace on this distant operation.

Last Name
LYONS [DFM]
Given Names
Kenneth Marcus Denbigh
Service Number
404752
Distinguished Flying Medal
YES
Date of Birth
28/12/1911
Birth Location
Brisbane QLD
Enlistment Date
08/11/1940
Enlistment Location
Brisbane
1Wags Start Date
09/01/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 9
Intake Date
09/01/1941
Finish Date
30/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
30/08/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
463 SQN
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Operations
Air ops target Konigsberg Germany
Date of Death
30/08/1944
Age
32
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Medals
Distinguished Flying Medal
Notes

" Since Sgt Lyons was posted to this squadron he has since taken part in operations over many very heavily defended areas in enemy territory. He is a most efficient wireless operator whose ability has contributed much to the success of many missions. In October 1942, he participated effectively in the daylight raids on Le Creuset and Milan . Throughout his operational career, Sgt Lyons has displayed high courage and devotion to duty." Fl Lt Lyons went missing on operations over Europe on 30 August, 1944 while flying with 463 Squadron, RAAF, and has no known grave. Operation Königsberg (modern-day Kaliningrad) Reason for Loss Lost without trace on this distant operation.

Posting on Death
463 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - LYONS Kenneth Marcas Denbigh - Service Number 404752 (edited-1)
1WAGS - LYONS Kenneth Marcas Denbigh - Service Number 404752 (edited-1)
1WAGS - Lyons Kennrth - Service Number 404752 (citation report_edited-1)
1 WAGS - LYONS Kenneth Marcus Denbigh - 404752

Acknowledgements

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