|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1944|
Casualty of WWII,James was a Squadron Leader(Pilot)in the Royal Air Force ~ Service No:41771
He was 27 and the son of the late James Hughes Kirton [casualty of WWI] and Violet Kathleen Kirton. He left a widow, Frances Kirton of Barnt Green, Worcestershire.
He was at one time stationed at Nakuru in Kenya as well as in Egypt.
Wellington I serial HZ484 from 84 OTU took off from RAF Desborough at 1855 on an evening cross country exercise and crashed at 2245 near Manor House, Arthingworth near Nottingham.
The other crew members who were killed in action were :
151908 Flying Officer (Navigator) Donald Edward Blunt
152726 Flying Officer (Air Bomber) Frederick Walter Jones
1346229 Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gunner) John Orr
1875897 Sergeant (Air Gunner) Joseph Donald Kennedy
Sergeant (Air Gunner) Arthur Leslie True-Love Butler
His brother,Sergeant ( Pilot ) David Ian Kirton aged 21,also died on service, 8th August 1940 [Service No:550500 Royal Air Force 65 Sqdn.
DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY-Grave Reference Sec. K.V. Grave 22.]
James Hughes Kirton (1891 - 1918)
James Hughes Kirton (____ - 1944)
David Ian Kirton (1919 - 1940)*
Plot: Sec. H. Grave 1.
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Mar 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106770696
In memory of all the crew who died along side my uncle on 27th January 1944.Your sacrifice will never be forgotten|
Added: Nov. 10, 2013