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Kennard, John Herbert

Date of death:
September 27th, 1943
Buried on:
Hanover Commonwealth War Cemetery
Plot: 8. Row: C. Grave: 14-15.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Unit:
No. 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1942
"One night in September, 1942, Flight Lieutenant Kennard was captain of an aircraft detailed to attack Bremen. When about 15 miles from the target the bomber was attacked by an enemy fighter, the fire which stunned the rear gunner and caused the bombers aileron controls to jam. Displaying commendable courage and flying skill, Flight Lieutenant Kennard eventually evaded the attacker and flew on to his target which he bombed and photographed. While in the target area his aircraft ws hit fire from the ground defences which caused damage to the port fuel tanks. A serious amount of petrol was lost but despite this and the difficulty of controlling the aircraft, due to the jammed aileron, Flight Lieutenant Kennard reached this country and made a safe landing. His courage and determination to complete his allotted task were worthy of high praise."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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