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Arthur Raymond Kirby

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Arthur Raymond Kirby

December 30, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

J/8814

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 34 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HYLTON (CASTLETOWN) CEMETERY
Durham, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. D. Row 1. Grave 712.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker– 30.12.41
Miles M.9A Master I		T8567		55 O.T.U. Usworth
407758 Sgt Leonard Douglas Wright RAAF pilot (K), 
J8814 P/O Arthur Raymond Kirby RCAF pilot (K)
Aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision with Master N8076 and then crashed on the Ford Housing Estate, Sunderland, Co Durham. The occupants of the other Miles Master were also killed 14227 Sgt William Gilbert Bothe RAAF pilot (K), 407454 Sgt Peter Morphett Piggott RAAF pilot (K). By great fortune no one on the ground was even injured as one aircraft crashed into a street and the other crashed into the garden of a house

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