John Kenneth Kimberley

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: KK grave 97

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 630 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 1581438


Age / Leeftijd: 21
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 22/06/1944
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Boxtel

Son of Albert Harry and Louie Maud Kimberley from Northfield; Birmingham.

Kimberly had completed the Sparkhill Commercial School in Birmingham.

On June 22, 1944 2:20 came a British Lancaster I of the 630 Squadron 4 kilometers of Cafe Chain down. The aviator was P / O J.H.G. Smith. The bomber was a member from a mission to Germany with the intention to bomb a complex of chemical plants in Gelsenkirchen, where synthetic fuel from coal was mined. Of the 123 Lancasters who had participated in the raid, eight were shot down over Brabant. Except in Boxtel, she crashed in Drunen, Helvoirt, Macharen, Nuenen, Riethoven, in Werkendam in the Biesbosch and Westerhoven.

All seven crew members of the flight arrived at the crash killed.


Related / Gerelateerde
John Henry George Smith - Pilot Officer
Ian Alistair Place - Sergeant
Robert Edward Duck - Sergeant
Norman Bunker Wilcock - Flying Officer
Eric Stanley Worden - Sergeant
Henry George Kember - Sergeant

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Milton, A.T.
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