Flight Lieutenant Roy Campbell KENNEDY

Service No: 409840
Born: Korong Vale VIC, 4 November 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941
Unit: No. 274 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 274 Squadron Tempest aircraft EJ942), Germany, 24 March 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward and Lucy Maud Kennedy, of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bendigo VIC
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 24 March 1945, Tempest EJ942 was one of seven aircraft from the Squadron which took off at 0600 hours detailed to carry out a fighter sweep and attack a target at Plantlunne, Germany. EJ942 was hit by anti-aircraft fire while attacking aircraft on the ground. It exploded in the air and crashed near Helschen killing Flight Lieutenant Kennedy.


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, 166/22/413

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