Kenneth Edward HEPBURN

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HEPBURN, Kenneth Edward

Service Number: 430170
Enlisted: 1 January 1943
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit Mildura
Born: Heidelberg,Victoria, Australia, 9 August 1924
Home Town: Heidelberg, Banyule, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft accident, Wentworth, New South Wales, Australai, Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia, Italy, 14 December 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Mildura (Nichols Point) Public Cemetery, Victoria
War Graves Plot C. Row C. Grave 2, Mildura Public Cemetery, Mildura, Victoria, Australia, Ancona War Cemetery, Ancona, Marche, Italy
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Heidelberg Scots' Presbyterian Church Memorial Window
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 430170
1 Jan 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Operational Training Unit Mildura
1 Jan 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 430170

Flying Instructor at Narrandera

Flight-Sgt Kenneth E. Hepburn, who was killed in an aircraft accident at Mildura on December 14, was the younger son of Mr and Mrs E. A. Hepburn, of Heidelberg. Educated at Doncaster State School and Scotch College, he had completed first year engineering at Melbourne University when he enlisted in the RAAF on his 18th birthday. After gaining his wings he was (Spencer Shier) Flight-Sergeant K. E. Hepburn for nine months a flying instructor at Narrandera before being posted to operational training. He was engaged to Miss Mardi Holmes, of Mont
Albert.

The Argus Saturday 30 December 1944 page 12

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Edward Andrew and Minnie Evelyn Hepburn of Heidelberg, Victoria

Pilot of Kittyhawk aircraft A29-176 of Number 2 Operational Training Unit which crashed near Wentworth, NSW