Sergeant Kenneth Walter DEACON

Service No: 417055
Born: Mile End SA, 29 January 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1941
Unit: No. 15 Advanced Flying Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 15 Advanced Flying Unit Oxford aircraft R6388), Wiltshire, 7 June 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Andover Cemetery, Hampshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Walter Henry and Florence Anne Deacon of New Mile End, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 7th June 1943, Oxford R6388 crashed at 1220 hours, during a solo non-operational training flight, and the Student Pilot, Sergeant Deacon, was killed.

The pilot was carrying out navigation exercise No 5. Having landed at Grove and taken off from there at 1200 hours, he was returning to base. The aircraft was seen at about 1230 hours close to the circuit area at Ramsbury, Wiltshire, at a height of 1,500 feet, when it was seen to go into a vertical dive and crash.


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, 166/9/104

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