Flying Officer John Edward KITCHEN

Service No: 419852
Born: Warawee NSW, 14 March 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 7 November 1942
Unit: Central Flying School
Died: Aircraft Accident (Central Flying School Oxford aircraft HN318), Little River VIC, 11 January 1945, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son Of Ambrose John and Agnes Mary Bodley Kitchen; husband Of Eleanor Margaret Hall Kitchen, Of Bellevue Hill, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a low flying exercise on 11 January 1945, Oxford HN318 crashed 500 yards north-west of the Little River satellite aerodrome and the crew of two was killed.

The crew members of HN318 were:

Flight Lieutenant Lance Eric Gordon Henry (420797) (Instructor Pilot)
Flying Officer John Edward Kitchen (419852) (Pilot under instruction)


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, 166/22/399

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