Kevin LYNCH

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LYNCH, Kevin

Service Number: 414247
Enlisted: 17 August 1941, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 8 Service Flying Training School (Bundaberg)
Born: Townsville, Queensland, 3 September 1922
Home Town: Ingham, Hinchinbrook, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bridge worker
Died: Accidental (plane crash), Bargara Beach, Queensland, 5 October 1942, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

17 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 414247, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 414247, 8 Service Flying Training School (Bundaberg), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Michael and Margaret Lynch of Ingham, QLD

Plane was Avro Anson AX 656. It took off from Bundaberg for an instrument flying exercise which was expected to last for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Days later wreckage was up on Wreck Rock but could not be identified as belonging to AX656. A parachute back pad which was identified as being from the same unit but could not be positively as being from the AX 656 washed up at Moore Park

26 October 1942 - the Secretary of the Casualty wrote that a considerable amount out wreckage from the plane had washed up on shore between Bargara Beach and Baffle Creek and it was assumed the plane at crashed into the sea

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