Flight Sergeant Kenneth George Whitting RAAF

Crew                                        : Flight Sergeant Kenneth George Whitting RAAF

Service Number (s)                 : 413058

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Known Postings

Conversion Unit                      : Unknown

No.623 Squadron                    : 16th August 1943

No.1678 HCU                          : 6th December 1943

No.514 Squadron                    : 15th December 1943

Promotions

Operations flown with  No.623 Squadron

23.08.1943                                          

2nd Pilot

Flight Sergeant Nesbitt & Crew

Berlin

BF568 IC-

Target attacked from 16000ft on Green TI Markers. Well concentrating spreading fires

 02.09.1943                                          

Pilot

Mining

Nectarines I

EE889 IC-C

Trip was abandoned as no Gee fix could be obtained within 25 miles of the garden area.

22.09.1943                                          

2nd pilot

Pilot Officer Shaw & crew

Hannover

BK803 IC-S

Bombed target from 16,500ft. Visibility over the target area was good, built up areas seen. Bombs dropped on TI Markers.

 17.10.1943                                          

Pilot

Mining

Nectarines

EH979 IC-H

Veg planted, duty carried out.

 07.11.1943                                          

Pilot

Mining

Furze

BF568 IC-B

Mines planted, duty carried out.

Operations flown with No.514 Squadron(Avro Lancaster Mk.B.II)

24.12.1943                                          

Pilot

Berlin

LL671 JI-B2

0037hrs – MISSING

 Notes :

Failed to return from an attack on Berlin 23/24th December 1943.  The Lancaster crashed near Osteim-Frieburg Germany. Six of the original crew including 25-year-old Kenneth Whitting  were killed. He and his crew are buried in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.