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Flying Officer Kenneth Gordon FRANKLIN (402991) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force

Air Bomber

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster III ND409
 IBCC

Death of Death 1944-04-28 Age : 21 years.

Served in 156 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Coll. grave 4. D. 1-7. at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany (Map)

More Details: SON OF ALFRED AND JOAN FRANKLIN OF NAPIER, HAWKE'S BAY, NEW ZEALAND.

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Awards for Kenneth Gordon FRANKLIN 402991

DateAwardRankName (Number)UnitRibbon
1945-12-21DFCFg OffrKenneth Gordon FRANKLIN (402991)156 Sqdn
Notfication Only (wef ) London Gazette No. 37399, Dated 1945-12-21

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 28 Apr 44 Aircraft: Lancaster III ND409 Unit 156 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
DetailsTook off 2235 27 April 1944 from Upwood. shot down by a night-fighter crashing into a wooded area 1 km W of Neuhausen (Engen) 2 km S of Engen.
SourceHenk Welting's Database
Aircrew details
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantJohn Reginald DODDS (403838) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Group CaptainEric Cecil EATON (37224) Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerKenneth Gordon FRANKLIN (402991) Air Bomber Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Squadron LeaderLeslie Henry GLASSPOOL (110789) Navigator ( Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantColin Alfred KIDD (42952) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerRobert George SHARLAND (138832) Air Gunner Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerPhilip WADSWORTH (53497) Flight Engi Lancaster III ND409  IBCC 1944-04-28156 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
156 Squadron's ND345/GT-C on 20/02/1944Here is another. 156 Sqn Lancaster ND409 lost on Friedrichshafen raid. G/C E C Eaton DFC F/O P Wadsworth S/L L H Glasspool DFC F/O K G Franklin DFC RNZAF S/L J R Dodds DFC RAAF F/L C A Kidd F/O R G Sharland DFC Shot down by Gruppenkommander III/NJG 5 Paul Zorner. All the Lancaster KIA. Regards, John. ....Read More.John Williams on 27th June 2009 11:42:24
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