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The Airmen's Stories - P/O P F Kennard-Davis


Peter Frank Kennard-Davis was born in Kensington, London on 24th February 1920 and joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16. He then went into the RAF on a short service commission in May 1939.

Kennard-Davis was posted to 7 OTU, Hawarden in July 1940 and, after converting to Spitfires, he joined 64 Squadron at Kenley on August 3rd. Five days later his aircraft caught fire during combat with Me109’s over Dover and Kennard-Davis baled out, seriously wounded with fragments of metal in his head, body, right arm and right leg.

He was admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital and died there on August 10th.

His Spitfire, L1039, crashed and burned out near West Langdon.

Kennard-Davis was 19. He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.



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