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Clifford John Vosper Kettley

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Clifford John Vosper Kettley

July 25, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/97604

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Clifford Hastings Kettley and Rosalie Kettley, of Mission City, British Columbia, Canada.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

TEN-BOER-PROTESTANT-CEMETERY
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

Grave 25.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of CLIFFORD JOHN VOSPER KETTLEY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CLIFFORD JOHN VOSPER KETTLEY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Clifford with his brother Percy who was with 5 Canadian Motorcycle Regiment in 
Italy and Germany.
  • Cemetery– Air crew plot in Ten Boer (Groningen) Protestant Cemetery.
(Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands.)
F/O McCracken was a member of 405 Squadron, Pathfinder Force. 
Halifax HR864 was airborne 2146 25 Jul 43 from Gransden Lodge. Outbound, the aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter crashing at Ten Boer (Groningen) 12 km NE of Groningen, Holland. 
The crew are:  F/O M. E. Tomczak; Sgt A. J. Wood RAF; F/O A. P. McCracken;  Sgt C. J. V. Kettley;  Sgt E. K. White; F/S M. S. Smyth; F/O A.J.Sochowski was interned in Camp L3, PoW No.1649. 
(Source:  www.lostbombers.co.uk)
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands.
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II Clifford John Vosper Kettley 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
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II Clifford John Vosper Kettley is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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