Sergeant Kenneth Arthur ORCHARD

Service No: 408663
Born: Hawthorn VIC, 19 November 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1941
Unit: No. 13 Squadron
Died: Air Operations: (No. 13 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-137), raid on Koepang, 14 April 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edwin Arthur Forster Orchard and Elizabeth Marianne Orchard, of Caulfield, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Caulfield VIC
Remembered: Panel 10, Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide River NT
Remembered: Panel 100, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 14 April 1942, Hudson A16-137 failed to return from a bombing raid on Koepang. The crew members were:

Pilot Officer Albert James Verdun Lockley (411154) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Kenneth Arthur Orchard (408663) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Patrick Goulston Taylor (401158) (Pilot)
Sergeant Donald Thomas Thomson (408601) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/148/213

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