12.06.1943 No. 432 Squadron Wellington Ground accident Fl/Sgt. Donald R. Kelly
Operation: Ground accident
Date: June 12th 1943
Unit: No. 432 Squadron (Leaside Squadron)
Location: RAF Skipton-On-Swales, Richmond
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. Donald Robert Kelly R/55516 RCAF Age 21. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Fl/Sgt Kelly was killed at the RCAF station in Yorkshire when he walked into a moving propeller of a Wellington.
During an operation to Wuppertal, Germany on the 29th May 1943 he had shot down a German JU-88 aircraft and this action was confirmed the day before he was killed.
Fl/Sgt. Donald Robert Kelly. Ripon Cemetery Sec. H. Grave. 370. Son of James and Myrtle E. Kelly, of Richmond, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Left: Grave of Fl/Sgt. Donald Robert Kelly.
Researched for the relatives of Fl/Sgt. Kelly. With thanks to, 'Paradie Archive'. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 'Bomber Command Database'. Les Allison and Harry Hayward - 'They Shall Grow Not Old'.