Squadron Leader Kenneth Roy McDONALD

Service No: 250430
Born: 5 February 1917, Location Unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date Unavailable
Unit: No. 22 Squadron, Ward’s Strip, PNG
Died: Air Operations: (No. 22 Squadron Boston aircraft A28-22), Buna Airstrip PNG, 26 November 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Roy William and Ida Marion McDonald; of Ivanhoe, Victoria; husband of Mavis Lorraine McDonald, of Ivanhoe
Roll of Honour: Ivanhoe VIC
Remembered: Panel 9, Port Moresby Memorial, PNG
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

While on a bombing and strafing mission over Buna airfield on 26 November 1942, Boston A28-22 was hit by anti-aircraft fire and exploded and its three crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Squadron Leader Kenneth Roy McDonald (250430) (Pilot)
Sergeant Charles Ronald Napier (420247) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Thomas Edward O’Neill (407451) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/47/162


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Boston, Mitchell and Liberator in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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