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Flying Officer James Ian Kidgell
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 21, 1944

410499, Flying Officer James Ian Kidgell
Royal Australian Air Force
Died age 23

Son of James Ernest and Constance Mabel Kidgell, of Moyhu, Victoria, Australia.

Also Comrade to Flying Officer Ernest Douglas Woods

They made the ultimate sacrifice together following air operations on the November 21st 1944 Dunmow England Essex. The pilot and crew were aboard the LK276 Sterling and released the glider P-F573 Horsa. The glider landed safley,the Sterling Crashed after hitting some Willow trees and collided with some power H/T cables. The aircraft then skidded along a bank and exploded at Puildings Farm. The board of enquiry blamed the pilot for failing to monitor his altimeter. The complete crew were killed in the crash. Investigations indicated the Stirling was being pursued by a Luftwaffe night fighter which shot the Stirling down. People on the base at the time also confirmed this.


Comrades:

Ronald David Payne
William Walter Brain D'arcy
Arthur George Reid
Hugh Holt
Reginald Matthew Dauncey
 
 
Inscription:
Royal Australian Air Force
 
Note: Many thanks to the Air crew rememberance society and Kelvin Youngs for giving permission to use their Images..Aircrewremembrancesociety.com
 
Burial:
Brookwood Military Cemetery
Brookwood
Woking Borough
Surrey, England
Plot: 4. O. 14.
 
Maintained by: Stephen Farnell
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Jan 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17664583
Flying Officer James Ian Kidgell
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