Daniel Patrick KENNY

KENNY, Daniel Patrick

Service Number: 442551
Enlisted: 25 September 1943, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Streaky Bay, South Australia, 1 August 1925
Home Town: Streaky Bay, Streaky Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Streaky Bay, South Australia, 16 February 2014, aged 88 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

25 Sep 1943: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 442551
25 Sep 1943: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
25 Sep 1943: Enlisted Adelaide, South Australia
25 Sep 1943: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 442551, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF), Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
23 May 1946: Discharged

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Biography

Father  Austin Patrick Kenny  and  Mother Josephine Mary Kenny (nee Dwyer).
Daniel lived with his parents on the farm at Coolgrana (near Steaky Bay), South Australia.

Described on enlisting as 18 years 1 month old; single; 5' 9" tall; 154 lbs;
dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair;  Roman Catholic

30/8/1943       Took his OATH to enlist at Streaky Bay, SA

25/9/1943       Completed medical - fit for service
                       Enlisted at No.5 Recruting Centre, RAAF in Adelaide
                       as an Air Crew 2
                      
25/9/1943       Went to  No.4 Initial Training School, Victor Harbour

6/1/1944         Elementary Flying Training School - Parafield

3/1/1944         Leading Aircraftman

24/2/1944       RAAF Hospital

29/3/1944       No.1 Elementary Flying Training School

2/7/1944         No.5 Service Flying Training School

16/12/1944     Sergeant

1/1/1945          Posted at Springbank
4/1/1945          Service Flying Training School, Mallala
3/2/1945          No.2 Operational Training Unit
5/2-9/4/1945    No.40 Flying Officer Training Course
10-17/4/1945   High Altitude Course

2/4/1945          Posted at Mildura

27/4/1945        77th Squadron

14/6/1945        Embarked from Sandgate, Queensland (for Moratai)
16/6/1945        Flight Sergeant
3/7/1945          PILOT - 77th Squadron

Served at Moratai, Labuan and with Occupation Forces in Japan

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24/1/1946       Flying Officer Kenny - volunteered and was accepted for service in
                       Interim Force for a period of 5 years.

16/6/1946       Warrant Officer

25/6/1946

19/7/1946

25/12/1946     Promoted to Flight Officer
                       - he flew:- Tigermoth, Mirraway, Kittyhawk and Mustang planes

14/2/1947       Embarked for Japan on board HMAS Manora

28/2/1947       RAAF Laverton Station

5/5/1947         77th Squadron

15/5/1947       Laverton

23/5/1947       Discharged from service in WWII

Last rank held:  Flying Officer at Station HQ Laverton

 

Qualified for Awards
Pacific Star;  WWII War medal 1939-45; Australia Service medal 1939-45;
Returned from active service badge

 

Married:       Mary Florence Hazel (nee Mudge)
                    b. 2/5/1925 in Streaky Bay SA - d. 29/5/2004 in Streaky Bay SA
                    buried in Piednippie Private Cemetery.

Seven children:
Thomas, Graham, Marlene, Patricia, Elizabeth, Jan, Ian
Tom (married Robyn Holland)
Graham (married Jan Johnson)
Marlene (married Wayne Webb)
Patricia (Married Rodney White)
Elizabeth (married Tony Hall, then partner Peter Skinner)
Jan (married Phillip Wheaton)
Ian (married Suzanne Cronin)

 

16/2/2014    Daniel passed away
buried in:     Piednippie Private Cemetery, Streaky Bay SA
                    south side of his wife Mary's grave
                   

(Birth Source : South Australian Births 1907 - 1928. Book : 160A Page : 3 District : Fli.).

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  15/12/2014.  Lest we forget.

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