Flying Officer Kenneth George CHESTER

Service No: 10167
Born: Mount Gambier SA, 12 March 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 April 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Mustang aircraft A68-507), Gol Gol VIC, 5 June 1945, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Hector Arnold and Marie Louise Chester husband of Margaret Elizabeth Chester, of Upwey
Roll of Honour: Mount Gambier SA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1545 hours on 5 June 1945, Mustang A68-507 flown by Flying Officer Chester crashed at Gol Gol, near Mildura, and he was killed. The aircraft disintegrated during a non-operational high altitude familiarisation flight.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/1022; A9845, 126

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