LEST WE FORGET
Flying Officer Kenneth William BAXTER
Service No: 408687
Born: Clifton Hill VIC, 13 September 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941
Unit: No. 82 Squadron, Bankstown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 82 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-26), near Bankstown NSW, 24 December 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Arthur and Jean Isabel Baxter of West Brunswick, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Brunswick VIC
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
On 20 April 1943, Flying Officer Baxter was involved in a mid-air collision in which Flying Officer Peter Todd Read (407251) was killed.
On 24 December 1943, Kittyhawk aircraft A29-26 and A29-86 had a mid-air collision five kms south west of Bankstown during combat practice and both pilots were killed.
The pilots were:
(A29-26) Flying Officer Kenneth William Baxter (408867)
(A29-86) Flight Lieutenant Clyde Douglas Hill (280804)
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Records A9845, 25; A9845, 236