Name :-   Kennedy, Thomas

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   25

Rank :-   Aircraftman 2nd Class (W.Op. {Air})

Number :-  632947

Medal :-

Service :-   Royal Air Force

Regiment / ship :-  115 Sqdn.

Date of death :-   21st May 1940

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   Divn., 64 Plot 6. Row M. grave 7.

Family information :-   Son of Harry and Winifred McLevy Kennedy, 18, Davie Park Place, Rattray, Perthshire

Extra information :-

Thomas enlisted in the RAF about eighteen months prior to his death.  He trained as a wireless operator, and after he became an air gunner.

Before the war he worked for Mr. Rendall, fruitgrower, Blacklaw.  

His father, Harry, served with the Scots Guards in World War One, and was a member of the Home Guard in the Second.

Thomas died on Operation Dinant.  He was aboard a Wellington IC bomber, number R3152 KO-J, that took off from RAF Marham, and crashed near Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), France.  The rest of the crew, listed below, are all buried in the same cemetery as Thomas.

Pilot Officer D W W Morris

Sergeant F A G Low

Leading Aircraftman H G Griffin

Aircraftman 2nd Class A Robinson

Sergeant  F Williams

" ..... A medium force of Wellingtons, meanwhile, bombed communications in the Dinant area.  Accurate flak was encountered and casualties for the night amounted to four Wellingtons, two Whitleys and a Hampden."

W. R Chorley, "Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, 1939 - 1940"  Midland Counties Publications, 1995. ISBN 0904597857