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Allan Alfred Kew

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Allan Alfred Kew

May 13, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/135246

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

78 (R.A.F Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Alfred Charles and Blanche Mary Kew, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 177 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARRADEEL-(WIJNALDUM)-PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

Row 6A. Grave 3.

Location:

Wijnaldum is a village 5 kilometres east-north-east of Harlingen. This little town and port is the nearest convenient centre for Wijnaldum. The BARRADEEL-(WIJNALDUM)-PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD surrounds the church, which is in the centre of the village. The graves are in its south-eastern corner.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Allan Alfred Kew is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Allan Alfred Kew is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands
JB924 was one of three No.78 Halifaxes lost on this operation. Airborne 2317 13May43 from Linton-on-Ouse, it was shot down by a night- fighter and crashed 0255 , some 4 km NE of Harlingen, Holland. Six of those killed are buried in Barradeel (Wijnaldum) protestant Churchyard but RCAF Navigator J. M. Farrell is buried in Franekeradeel (Dongjum) Protestant Churchyard.  In addition to the two RCAF members, also killed were RAF F/S R.E.Bragg; Sgt E.Pritchard; F/L R.Grey; Sgt R.D.Matches; and Sgt D.Baxter. One, Sgt H.E.Gell, survived and was taken PoW. 
(from http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=7162)

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