Kenneth Leslie KING

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KING, Kenneth Leslie

Service Numbers: S30046, 417307
Enlisted: 5 August 1940, From Prospect SA. Like other men of 'eligible' status, he was drafted into the Militia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Cowell, South Australia , 20 October 1918
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Cowell Higher Primary School (1933-34)
Occupation: Mercantile Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, France, 10 June 1944, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Viroflay New Communal Cemetery, France
Row B. Coll. Grave 19-21
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cowell Franklin Harbour WW2 Roll of Honour, Cowell War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

5 Aug 1940: Enlisted Private, SN S30046, From Prospect SA. Like other men of 'eligible' status, he was drafted into the Militia
6 Aug 1940: Involvement Private, SN S30046, Army Training Units, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
28 Mar 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 417307, 4 Initial Training School
29 Mar 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 417307, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
20 Jun 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman
1 Apr 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, No 2 Air Navigation School
1 Oct 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
3 May 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 417307, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mrs. K. L. King of Buller street, Prospect, has been advised that her husband, Flt-Sgt. Kenneth L. King, has been missing since June 10. Flt-Sgt. King was the bomb-aimer in a Lancaster which was detailed to attack a target at Acheres. France. No further news has been received of any member of the crew or the aircraft. Flt-Sgt. King is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. King, of Monash. He was employed by the Adelaide Electric Supply Co., Ltd., and prior to that by Mr. G. J. Payne, of Cowell. Flt-Sgt. King was a member of the North Adelaide League football team.

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