CADD Kenneth Francis 415114

LEST WE FORGET 

Sergeant Kenneth Francis CADD 

Service No: 415114
Born: Kellerberrin WA, 15 July 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 July 1941
Unit: No. 15 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 15 Operational Training Unit Airspeed Oxford aircraft Z7073), Yorkshire, 24 September 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Leconfield (St. Catherine) Churchyard, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Alice Rebecca Cadd, of Byford, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA
Remembered: Honour Board, Postmaster General’s Department, GPO Forrest Chase, Perth WA

Oxford Z7073 took off from RAF Leconfield on 24th September 1942, on a solo non-operational training flight and crashed at 1530 hours near Ryther, Yorkshire.  Witnesses stated that the aircraft was seen to dive vertically from 2,500 feet with full engine, and that the aircraft appeared to pull out of the dive successfully, but then suddenly started to dive again from which the aircraft never recovered.  Sergeant Cadd was killed in the crash.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/95/376