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Kenneth William HEARD (1922-1942)

Name: Kenneth William HEARD1
Sex: Male
Father: John Edward HEARD (1888-1960)
Mother: Emily Winifred "Winnie" HARBER (1890-1970)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth Q1 1922 Coventry Registration District, Warwickshire, England
Occupation RAFVR
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 17) Coventry, Warwickshire, England2
1 Harefield Road
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 17) CLOSED (assumed); Coventry, Warwickshire, England2
Death 12 Feb 1942 (age 19-20)
died in WW2

Individual Note

Sergeant Kenneth Heard, no 1169558 of 49 Sqdn RAF Volunteer Reserve died agd 20 on 12 February 1942 and is remembered on the Runnymeade Memorial. The squadron was flying Handley Page Hampden bombers from Lincolnshire when Kenneth was killed.Sgt Kenneth Heard was posted to 49 Sqdn in January 1942, based at Scampton in Leicestershire, flying Hampden bombers. He flew as Navigator on Operation Fuller - the Channel Dash - the operation to prevent the breakout of the German warships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen from Brest. His first mission in January was against the ships in Brest. He then attacked the ships in the Channel on 10th February, without success, and on his third mission on 12th February 1942 the aircraft and its crew, Pilot Sgt Phillips, W/OP Sgt Jackson, Sgt Toghill, Air Gunner and Sgt Kenneth Heard failed to return.


1"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
2"Census 1939 Coventry, Warwickshire, England 1939 Register (Emily Winifred Heard nee Harber)" (1939 Register).