Kenneth William Fraser BLUNDELL


BLUNDELL, Kenneth William Fraser

Service Number: 260777
Enlisted: 4 March 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: Aircraft / Repair / Salvage Depots
Born: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, 6 February 1913
Home Town: Lane Cove, Lane Cove, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Laverton, Victoria, Australia, Laverton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 August 1945, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
2.T.B.10, Springvale War Cemetery, Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 260777, Aircraft / Repair / Salvage Depots
4 Mar 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of George Howell Blundell and Augusta Blundell of Lane Cove, NSW


Flight Lieutenant Blundell of 1 Aircraft Depot, Laverton was flying Mosquito aircraft A52-1013 on a solo flight as part of an approved air display when he crashed near the base.


He previously flew Bristol Beaufighter aircraft with RAAF 31 Squadron in action against the Japanese in the South West Pacific theatre taking part in long-range fighter and ground-attack missions.