PAGE Kenneth George 406951

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Kenneth George PAGE

Service No: 406951
Born: Perth WA, 7 September 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 May 1941
Unit: No. 25 Squadron, RAAF Station Pearce
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 25 Squadron Wirraway aircraft A20-127) off Fremantle WA, 15 September 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Ella Mary Page, of Manington Mills, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Wirraway Aircraft A20-127 crashed into the sea approximately 1945 hours while carrying out searchlight exercises. The aircraft reported to have crashed into the sea approx. 1 mile North-west of FREMANTLE into a depth of about 15 feet. Air and sea patrols carried out. Bodies not recovered but part of a human lung was found. A small portion of fabric presumably belonging to the aircraft was found. The crew were No. 415068 PROPERJOHN, Kevin Pemerton – Airmen Pilot (Missing believed Killed) and No. 406951 PAGE, Kenneth George – Wireless Air Gunner (Missing believed Killed).

Sgt. PAGE completed his Initial Training at No. 5 I.T.S., completed Wireless Course at No. 1 W.A.G.S. completed Gunnery Course at No. 3 W.A.G.S. and was then posted to No. 25 Squadron from 9/4/1942. Sgt. PAGE’s total Flying Hours were 78.50 (Day 75.35 Night 3.15) – On Wirraways day 46.10 night 3.15

No. 25 Squadron Operations Record Book A50 Entry dated 15 September 1942

References:

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 A9845, 105

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991