BARNES, KENNETH VICTOR

Age
19
Parents
Son of Thomas Victor and Sarah Anne Barnes of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Service number
1867595
Date of death
1944-06-22
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Plot 11 | Row J | Grave 4

"IN EVERLOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEARLY BELOVED KENNETH. MUM, DAD, HOWARD AND SHEILA"

Military grave
Additional info

207 Squadron reported that Lancaster aircraft ME683 with a crew of 7 failed to return from an operational attack on Wesseling, Germany. It left base at 2320 hrs on the 21st June, 1944. After with no further new was received.

Sergeant Kenneth Victor BARNES 1867595 (Flight Engineer) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Flight Sergeant Stanley Robert BORE 1289453 (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Flying Officer Alvin van Dyke CORLESS J/26477 (Pilot) Royal Canadian Air Force.

Sergeant Raphael Edward DE CASAGRANDE 1398842 (Navigator) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Sergeant James Ivan MAGOFFIN R/191611 (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force.

Sergeant Joseph Francis MIREAULT R/222600 (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force.

Flying Officer Bruce Allan SOMERS J/24022 (Air Bomber) Royal Canadian Air Force.

The bomber was claimed to be shot down by Major Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer NJG/4. According to his record he shot down 3 more Allied aircrafts that day, with a total of 121 during his career. 

Crew Lancaster ME683
Graves at Meeuwen, Belgium
Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer
Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer

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