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FLTLT Robert James Kenyon 404836

Squadron/s453 SQN
457 SQN
Rank On Discharge/Death Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT)
Date of Birth29 Nov 1921
Date of Enlistment06 Dec 1940
Contributing Author/sPhil Listemann and David Hamilton
Vince Conant, 2013
The Spitfire Association

Robert was born on the 29/11/1921 at Toowoomba, Qld and enlisted 6/12/1940. He was posted to the reformed No 453 RAAF squadron in the UK and then to No 289 Squadron.

He did another tour in No 130 and No 234 finishing in November 1944. He was discharged 10/1/1947 from Eastern HQ.

Robert's Personal Record of Service tells the story of a "Journeyman". A pilot always on the move for 'whatever' reason. This extremely experienced pilot notched up 400 hours in Spitfires in his half-yearly report for 1944.

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