Pilot Officer Charles Dermot KELLY

Service No: 404658
Born: Stanthorpe QLD, 2 May 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 October 1940
Unit: No. 105 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Horsham St Faith
Died: Air Operations: (No. 105 Squadron Mosquito aircraft W4065), Germany, 19 August 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Dr. Arthur Francis Kelly and Mary Cecelia Kelly, of Southport, Queensland, Australia; husband of Ann Helen Kelly, of Pymble, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Gympie QLD
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Flight Sergeant Brian Arthur Kelly (425314)

At 1302 hours on 19 August 1942 Mosquito W4065 took off from Horsham St Faith detailed to carry out an armed reconnaissance over Bremen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft was lost and the pilot was killed.

The crew members of W4065 were:

Pilot Officer F J Harniman (102142) (RAFVR) (Observer) PoW
Pilot Officer Charles Dermot Kelly (404658) (Pilot)


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, 163/132/205