Leading Aircraftman Kevan John BURNS

Service No: 140267
Born: Kadina SA, 28 July 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 May 1943
Unit: No. 7 Transportation and Movements Office, Finschafen PNG
Died: Ground Accident (Drowned), Finschafen, 14 October 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Jack and Florence Edith Burns, of South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unley SA
Remembered: Panel 7, Lae Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 14 October 1945 three RAAF members were involved in an incident at Finschafen in which two went missing and were believed to have drowned. The members were:

Leading Aircraftman Kevan John Burns (140267)
Leading Aircraftman John Keith Hardy (153397) Discharged from the RAAF: 21 June 1948
Leading Aircraftman Stanley Dennis Mann (153077)


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 Record A9301, 140267

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