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Thomas Francis Kinsler

In memory of:

Flying Officer Thomas Francis Kinsler

October 29, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/35977

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

411 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 17, 1918
Thomaston, Georgia

Son of Clifton Odell Kinsler and Corinne Kinsler, of Thomaston, Georgia, United States.

Commemorated on Page 353 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

16. E. 16.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Thomas Francis Kinsler– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Thomas Francis Kinsler– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Identification– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Identification– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Thomas Francis Kinsler– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker of F/O Thomas F. Kinsler RCAF of Thomaston, Georgia, U.S.A. at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Cleves, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. F/O Kinsler was killed in action at the age of 26 while on active service with No. 411 "Grizzly Bear" Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force when his homebound Supermarine Spitfire (PV240) was hit by enemy flak and crashed at Bentheim, Germany on October 29, 1944.

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