Kenneth William LYON

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LYON, Kenneth William

Service Number: 415478
Enlisted: 6 November 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 40 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Victoria Park, Western Australia, 14 October 1916
Home Town: Mount Hawthorn, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Master Printer
Died: Flying Battle, Foggia Italy, 17 February 1944, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Bari War Cemetery
X. B. 16.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 415478
6 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 415478, 4 Initial Training School
6 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 415478
6 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 415478
19 Nov 1942: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer
15 Jan 1943: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 415478, Embarked Melbourne for U.K.
19 May 1943: Promoted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer
28 Nov 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 415478, No. 40 Squadron (RAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 415478

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Kenneth William Lyon 415478 was killed in the loss of Wellington HE237 of 40SQN RAF at Foggia, Italy - the only one survivor was Sergeant Francis Whitmore Jones 427511 RAAF (discharged March 1945), remainder of crew were RAF (KIA)