McLENNAN, KENNETH

Birthplace
United Kingdom
Age
18
Parents
Son of Alexander and Ann McLennan of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Service number
1368804
Date of death
1942-07-30
Died
Killed in action, Belgium
Force
Royal Air Force
Plot 1 | Row AA | Grave 5

"DEARLY BELOVED ONLY SON OF MR. AND MRS. A. McLENNAN, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND R.I.P."

Military grave
Additional info

In the early morning of 30 July 1942 the inhabitants of the Belgian villages of Olmen and Balen were woken by a fierce air battle over the town. A German night fighter targeted a Wellington bomber of No.142 Squadron returning from a raid on Saarbrucken. The fight was finally resolved in a victory for German fighter ace Oberleutnant Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin. The bomber crashed in a meadow near Olmen and immediately caught fire. All six crew members were killed in the crash.

source: go2war2.nl