HANNAH Kenneth Thomas 42123

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Thomas HANNAH

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 42123 (RAF)
Born: Location, Date unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: 1939
Unit: No. 102 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Topcliffe
Died: Air Operations (No. 102 Squadron Whitley aircraft P5012), Germany, 15 December 1940, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George Edwin and Rose Immaculate Hannah, of Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 4, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK

Flight Lieutenant Hannah was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF and embarked for the UK on 9 March 1939.

On 15 December 1940, Whitley P5012 took-off from RAF Topcliffe to attack Berlin. On the homeward journey, the aircraft was shot down by a night fighter into the North Sea off the Netherlands Coast.

The crew members of P5012 were:

Sergeant Kenneth Gordon Allardice (748744) (RAFVR)
Sergeant John Alfred Clemett (751589) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Walter Frederick Dennis (74127) (RAFVR)
Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Thomas Hannah (42123) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Alan Sedgley (621033) (RAF)

The body of Sergeant Dennis was recovered.

References:

Chorley W R Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/35/143
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990