Flight Lieutenant John Connolly KENNEDY

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 40052 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: 1937
Unit: No. 238 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 238 Squadron Hurricane 1 aircraft P2950), South Downs, 13 July 1940, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Dorset
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Frances Martha Kennedy, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Supplementary Panel 12, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Battle of Britain Memorial, Westminster Abbey, London UK

Flight Lieutenant Kennedy was an Australian Cadet trained for the RAF who embarked for the UK on 17 July 1937.

On 13 July 1940, Hurricane P2950 crashed at 1520 hours in the South Downs while avoiding High Tension cables. Flight Kennedy had been on patrol and was returning from a successful combat with a Do 17 of 2(F)/123 off Chesil Beach, Dorset.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World war Volume 1 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941, Midland Publishing Leicester UK, 1997
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990

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