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Squadron Leader Charles John French KYDD (37505) of the Royal Air Force


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Manchester I L7310

Death of Death 1941-06-23 Age : 25 years.

Served in 207 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Upminster (St. Laurence) Churc, United Kingdom (Map)


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Actg Plt Offr on 1936-01-20Plt Offr on 1936-11-25Fg Offr on 1938-08-25

Awards for Charles John French Kydd 37505

DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1940-05-31DFCFg OffrCharles John French KYDD (37505)61 Sqdn
Notification only London Gazette No. 34860, Dated 1940-05-31
1940-09-24DSOSqn LdrCharles John French KYDD (37505)
This officer was pilot and captain of an aircraft detailed to attack, from a very low altitude, the ship lift on the Canal at Magdeburg one night in August, 1940. Despite intense' fire from a battery of twelve antiaircraft guns and the glare from searchlights, he displayed courage' and determination when he .made five runs over the target to ensure accuracy before he dropped his bombs. A few nights previous, Squadron Leader Kydd took a leading part in the attack on the Leuna oil works when he displayed equal courage and determination. Since the outbreak of war he has done outstandingly good work, proving himself to be a fine leader and a skilled and resolute captain of aircraft. London Gazette No. 34951, Dated 1940-09-24
1941-01-01MiDA/Sqn LdrCharles John French KYDD (37505)
Notification Only London Gazette No. 35029, Dated 1941-01-01

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
37505Flying Officer Charles John French KYDDLondon Gazette supplement : 34860 , Dated 1940-05-28 , Download #34860
37505Charles John French KYDD D F CLondon Gazette issue : 34945 , Dated 1940-09-13 , Download #34945
137505* 163757 Patrick Hope REINHARDT RUTLANDLondon Gazette supplement : 35983 , Dated 1943-04-16 , Download #35983
137505P H REINHARDT RUTLANDLondon Gazette supplement : 36211 , Dated 1943-10-12 , Download #36211
137505P H REINHARDT RutlandLondon Gazette supplement : 36022 , Dated 1943-05-18 , Download #36022

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/7061Sergeant J W Arnott: died of injuries; Squadron Leader C J F Kydd, Sergeant L Syrett: injured; aircraft accident at Dunstan Pillar near RAF Waddington, Manchester L7310, 207 Squadron, 21 June 1941.C16756358

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 21 Jun 41 Aircraft: Manchester I L7310 Unit 207 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , UK
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantJohn Woodrow ARNOTT (748376) Pilot Manchester I L7310  AIR81/7061 1941-07-20207 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomNorwich And Norfolk Crematoriu
Squadron LeaderCharles John French KYDD (37505) Pilot Manchester I L7310  IBCC 1941-06-23207 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomUpminster (St. Laurence) Churc

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S/L. C J F. Kydd DSO DFC. 207 SquadronLooking for the details leading to the loss of the following airman. Any help would be appreciated Regards Peter, Name: KYDD, CHARLES JOHN FRENCH Initials: C J F Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Squadron Leader (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Unit Text: 207 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 23/06/1941 Service No: 37505 Awards: D S O, D F C Additional information: Son of James Samuel and Jeannie Agnes Kydd, of Upminster. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Cemetery: UPMINSTER (ST. LAURENCE) CHURCHYARD ....Read More.peter on 18th May 2009 11:51:15

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