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Aircraftman 1st Class Arthur KENT (1350617) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


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Death of Death 1941-02-13 Age : 27 years.

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Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. H. Grave 1358. at Cardiff Western Cemetery, United Kingdom

More Details: SON OF ARTHUR ROBERT AND SUSANNAH KENT, OF ELY, CARDIFF.

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/4985Aircraftman G W Pope: killed; Aircraftman E S Orbell: died of injuries; Aircraftman E S Death, Aircraftman A Kent; injured; enemy action at RAF Waterbeach, 3 February 1941. Note: Related file: 5651C16689083

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