Flight Sergeant Kenneth George WOLKENHAAR

Service No: 413063
Born: Wagga Wagga NSW, 8 October 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Spitfire aircraft A58-241), Lake Victoria NSW, 21 December 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Theodore William George and Elizabeth Wolkenhaar; husband of Doris Adelaide Wolkenhaar, of Lockhart, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Lockhart NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Lockhart and District War Memorial, Lockhart NSW

On 21 December 1943, Spitfire A58-241 flown by Flight Sergeant Wolkenhaar was carrying out a shadow shooting attack on a target in Lake Victoria. The aircraft failed to pull out of a dive, and crashed into the bank of the Lake. It was presumed that the pilot misjudged his height above the sand and crashed at approximately 260 mph.


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, 166/44/79; A9845, 122
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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