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William Robert Kearns

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Air Gunner William Robert Kearns

February 5, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/16490

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Robert Percy and Mary Ella Mabel Kearns, of London, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 529 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. B. 4.

Location:

HOTTON WAR CEMETERY is located 58 km south east of Namur. From Namur the N4 leads onto the town of Marche-en-Famenne. From Marche-en-Famenne, the N86 leads towards Hotton. On reaching Hotton, the cemetery is located 500 metres on the N86 towards Menil.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Lieutenant Air Gunner William Robert Kearns is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Lieutenant Air Gunner William Robert Kearns is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Robert Kearns– Enlisted in April 1941, he completed over 50 operations as an Air Gunner on heavy bombers when he and his crew of the #419 Moose Squadron were killed in a mid-air collision while enroute to bomb Bonn, Germany.

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