Memorial Plaque to P/O Kenneth Farnes RAF, Killed 20/10/41

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Reference WMO265170

Address:

Hogg Lane

Chipping Warden

Banbury

LATITUDE: 52.13408752514652 LONGITUDE: -1.273509609655548

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: On the side of a private residence is a memorial plaque that remembers P/O Kenneth Farnes killed near this site on 20/10/41 He was the Pilot of 12 OTU Wellington R1037 that had departed Chipping Warden for night flying training on 20/10/41. The aircraft crashed in the village at 2310 and burst into flames. The Pilot was killed and a second crewman died of injuries the next day. Prior to the start of WWII, Kenneth Farnes had played cricket for both Cambridgeshire & England
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