Squadron Leader Clifford Richard McKENNY

Service No: 574
Born: Sydney NSW, 30 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 September 1939 (at RAAF Station Point Cook VIC)
Unit: No. 80 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 80 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-554), Wewak PNG, 13 May 1944, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Clifford Ellerslie McKenny and Abbie Florence McKenny, of Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Shirley Rosemary McKenny
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Lae Memorial PNG
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 May 1944, Squadron Leader McKenny flying Kittyhawk A29-554 was hit by anti-aircraft fire over Wewak and his parachute caught on the aircraft as he baled out. The aircraft crashed into the sea off Kairiru Island.


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 A9845, 161; A9300, MCKENNY C R

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