Flight Sergeant Kevin Leslie HART

Service No: 409698
Born: Geelong VIC, 7 April 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941
Unit: No. 12 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 12 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft BK200), Chipping Warden, 22 September 1943, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Banbury Cemetery, Oxfordshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Leslie and Anne Hart; grandson of Christina Hart, of Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bright VIC
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1950 hours on the night of 21 September 1943 Wellington BK200 took off from RAF Chipping Warden detailed to carry out a night navigation training exercise. On return to base at 0030 hours on 22 September, the aircraft overshot the flare path and crashed in line with the runway. All of the crew members were killed.

The crew members of BK200 were:

Sergeant Ronald Cave (1029887) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant William George Denyer (1324875) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant William Norman Gould (R/156749) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Kevin Leslie Hart (409698) (Pilot)
Sergeant Kenneth MacKenzie (1821945) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Leroy Sillito (R/159480) (RCAF) (Bomb Aimer)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705: 166/17/312

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