Kenwyn Howard RICHARDS


RICHARDS, Kenwyn Howard

Service Number: 407253
Enlisted: 17 August 1940
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 24 December 1915
Home Town: Payneham, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: University of Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Commerce
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 23 January 1945, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

17 Aug 1940: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 407253
17 Aug 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
17 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 24 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Liberator aircraft A72-70 of Number 24 Squadron was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft file during an armed reconnaissance of Cape Chater Airfield (Lautem East Airfield), East Timor.  All 11 crew on board were killed and are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Warrant Officer Evelyn Bruce Baile 415603 - Son of Evelyn Williams Baile and Constance Mary Baile of Mosman Park, Western Australia

Sergeant William James Cornes 435651 - Son of Walter Percival and Ivy Ethel Cornes of Croydon, NSW

Flight Lieutenant Kenneth William Edwards 400053 - Son of William and Jessie Edwards & Husband of Lois Esme Edwards of St. Kilda, Victoria

Flight Lieutenant Thomas Guy Evans 401186 - Son of Ivor Evans and Stella Coles Evans of Brighton, Victoria

Flight Sergeant Graham Neil Head 431625 - Son of William Edward and Eleanor Margaret Head of Bunyip, Victoria

Warrant Officer Jack Holt 412142 - Son of William Rupert and Irene Florence Holt of Annandale, NSW

Sergeant David Knox Kyle-Little 6584 - Son of John and Mona May Kyle-Little of Caboolture, Queensland

Flight Sergeant Noel Patrick Martin 433734 - Son of William Ewart Gladstone Martin and Irene Martin of Manly, NSW

Flight Sergeant Joseph Arthur William Stevenson 425068 - Son of Henry Arthur and Katherine Frances Stevenson & Husband of Valmai Louisa Stevenson of Bondi, NSW

Warrant Officer Leonard King Teitzel DFC 405430 - Son of Harry King Teitzel and Florence Mary Teitzel of Yeronga, Queensland

Pilot Officer Kenwyn Howard Richards 407253 - Son of Charles Howard Richards and Olive Richards of Kent Town, South Australia (A.U.A. (Adelaide). Commerce)