Michael Leonard KENIHAN


KENIHAN, Michael Leonard

Service Number: 407437
Enlisted: 12 October 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 28 September 1914
Home Town: Kent Town, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 25 October 1942, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, No 2 Squadron RAAF Roll of Honour, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques
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World War 2 Service

12 Oct 1940: Involvement Sergeant, SN 407437
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407437
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-170 of Number 2 Squadron was lost during an operational flight over Koepang, Timor and all of the crew were killed.  They are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Sergeant Dean Walter Francis 416665 - Son of Albert Stanley Francis and Gladys Madeleine Francis of Brighton, SA

Pilot Officer Rayden Kingsley Ross Dunning 407317 - Son of Rayden Osmond John and Eva Beatrice Caroline Dunning of Gilberton, SA

Sergeant Lindsay Hubert Skene Fraser 5103 - Son of David Skene Fraser and Ida Boddinar Fraser of Redfern, SA

Sergeant Michael Leonard Kenihan 407437 - Son of James Christopher and Frances Alice Kenihan of Kent Town, SA


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James Christopher and Frances Alice Kenihan, of Kent Town, South Australia.