Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Kenneth MacDonnell

In memory of:

Flying Officer John Kenneth MacDonnell

September 21, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/28491

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

190 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of John Kenneth and Jean H. MacDonnell, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 372 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

4. D. 8.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN KENNETH MACDONNELL– J28491 Flying Officer (No. 190 Squadron RAF bomb aimer) John Kenneth (Ken) MacDonnell Jr. (b.1922) of Kandahar was KIA 19440921 and is buried at Oosterbeek war cemetery, Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands. MacDonnell's Stirling was shot down after successfully dropping supplies to the 1st British Airborne Division at Arnhem in the operation celebrated in the film A Bridge Too Far, only two mwmbers of the crew were able to bail out. He was the son of John Kenneth and Jean Hunter (Weir) MacDonnell who came from South Lanarkshire, Scotland, owned a store at Kandahar< SK and moved to Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, during the war where John Sr. was employed by Ford. Ken was educated at Kandahar and Wynyard and was a student when he enlisted at Saskatoon in 1942. His brothers Byron and R.H. both served in the Navy.

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