HENNESSY, Kevin William

Plane was a Halifax LL459 which was to undertake a night cross country exercise after taking off from Sandtoft airfield. On approaching to land the Halifax dived out of control and hit the ground north of the village of Hook. It is thought the aircraft had stalled killing the crew of six.

Last Name
HENNESSY
Given Names
Kevin William
Service Number
437579
Date of Birth
12/11/1922
Birth Location
Melbourne VIC.
Enlistment Date
25/03/1943
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
27/05/1943
Course Details
WAGS Course 39
Intake Date
27/05/1943
Kill Date or Discharge Date
08/06/1944 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
11 BASE
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft accident Howden Dyke Island, River Humber, Yorkshire, U.K
Date of Death
08/06/1944
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Harrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Yorkshire UK
Notes

Plane was a Halifax LL459 which was to undertake a night cross country exercise after taking off from Sandtoft airfield. On approaching to land the Halifax dived out of control and hit the ground north of the village of Hook. It is thought the aircraft had stalled killing the crew of six.

Posting on Death
11 Base
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - HENNESSY Kevin William - Service Number 437579 (Grave_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

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