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Winchester, Kenneth Frederick John

    Date of death:
    October 15th, 1942
    Buried on:
    Commonwealth War Cemetery Rheinberg
    Plot: C. Row: 4-6. Grave: Coll. 2.
    Service number:
    101084
    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    "On 15/16 October 1942, 289 aircraft went to Cologne. This time 18 aircraft failed to return. Two of these were Halifaxes on 103 Squadron at Elsham Wolds. Flight Lieutenant Kenneth F.J. Winchester (DFC) and all except one of his crew on A-Apple were killed. With his ops cap battered full of character and his long experience etched on his face, Winchester was almost the idealized RAF type."

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Flying Officer
    Unit:
    No. 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    October 27th, 1942
    Citation:
    "This officer has captained an aircraft on a number of operational missions. He has displayed great determination, en several occasions in difficult circumstances."

    Posthumously awarded
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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