FLGOFF Kenneth Charles Kinross 409147

Squadron/s453 SQN
Rank On Discharge/Death Flying Officer (FLGOFF)
Date of Birth25 Sep 1921
Date of Death24 Jul 1944
Contributing Author/sVince Conant, 2017
The Spitfire Association

Date of birth - 25 Sep 1921
Place of birth - ESSENDON VIC
Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE
Next of Kin - KINROSS CHARLES

Service Number: 409147
Rank: Pilot Officer
Unit: No. 453 Squadron
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Conflict / Operation: Second World War, 1939-1945
Conflict eligibility date: Second World War, 1939-1947
Date of death: 24 July 1944
Place of death: France
Cause of death: Flying Battle
Cemetery or memorial details: Bayeux War Cemetery, Normandy, France
Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force




Ford, England. 1944-06-06. Flying Officer Vargas, RAF, Intelligence Officer at Second Tactical Air Force Fighter Wing interrogates 409147 Warrant Officer K. C. Kinross, Essendon, Vic, of Spitfire No. 453 Squadron RAAF, on his return from providing fighter cover to the assault troops on the beach-heads in France, on D-Day.

Sussex, England. 1944-05-02. At Spitfire Fighter Bomber No. 453 Squadron RAAF, based at RAF Station Ford, 413093 Flight Sergeant J. O. Olsson, South Strathfield, NSW (Left) and 409147 Warrant Officer K. C. Kinross, Essendon, Vic, on their return from a sortie over enemy territory.

Settling in at RAF station Skaebrae after the move of No. 453 (Spitfire) Squadron RAAF are 412047 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt, later Flying Officer) Richard Arthur John York of Maitland, NSW, stoking the fire, and 409147 F Sgt (later Pilot Officer [PO]) Kenneth Charles Kinross of Essendon Vic. PO Kinross was killed in aerial combat with 453 Squadron near Bayeaux, France on 24 July 1944

Bayeux War Cemetery contains 4144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also over 500 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German. The Bayeux Memorial bears the names of more than 1800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August.

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