BRIAN JAMES KENNELL

Born: 1921, Ipswich.

Died: 1st September 1943; age: 21.

Residence: 39, Cowper Street, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Sergeant/Air Bomber: Service Number: 1449867.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 199 Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

Collective Grave 5.A.32-37.

Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery,

Berlin,

Germany.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Gertrude Kennell, of Ipswich.

 

Father: James Kennell, born March 1882, Ipswich. A Bricklayer.

Mother: Gertrude Kennell (nee Butcher), born July 1903, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Brian was living with his parents and sister at their family home – 39, Cowper Street, Ipswich.

James, a Bricklayer.

Gertrude, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Betty M. Kennell, born 1928, Ipswich.

 

Living next door was Brian & Betty’s widowed paternal grandfather, Walter Kennell, a retired Bricklayer, born November 1859 –  41, Cowper Street, Ipswich.

31st August/1st September 1943

 

Aircraft: Short Stirling III; serial number: EE946; code: EX-P. At 20:17hrs, EE946 took-off from R.A.F Lakenheath, Suffolk on a mission to Berlin, Germany joining 621 other aircraft of Bomber Command. 47 aircraft failed to return from the mission – most were shot down by nightfighters. EE946 was attached by a nightfighter and crashed 35 miles SW of Berlin. All 6 crew members were killed.

Crew:

Leslie Edwin Scott; Flight Sergeant/Wireless Operator; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

David Scott; Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 20; R.C.A.F.

Allan John Davey; Flight Sergeant/Pilot; age 24; R.A.A.F.

William Arthur Crawford; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 19; R.A.F.V.R.

Russell Edwin Adam; Flight Segeant/Navigator; age 27; R.C.A.F.

Kevin John Wilkes; Flight Sergeant/Rear Gunner; age 20; R.A.A.F.

 

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