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The Airmen's Stories - P/O K A G Graham


Kenneth Alfred George Graham was born in September 1920 in East Ham, then in Essex, the son of William Graham (1868-1946) and Evelyn Ada Irene Graham (nee Crace 1876-1954).

He joined 600 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force before the war as an Aircrafthand.

When the training scheme for Airman u/t Pilots was introduced in the Auxiliary Air Force, Graham applied, was selected and began his flying training.



Called up on 24th August 1939, Graham completed his training at 5 FTS Sealand, was commissioned in late April 1940 and then rejoined 600 Squadron. He was posted to 111 Squadron at Debden on 24th August.

Graham was serving with 263 Squadron at Exeter in early 1941.

On 8th February, aloft in Whirlwind P6969, he shot down an Arado Ar196 just southeast of Dodman Point, Cornwall.

This was Ar 196A-4 0129 6W+ON of 5./KuFlGr 196. Oblt. A Berger and Lt.z.See H-E Hirzt were both killed. However their return fire had damaged the Whirlwind and it crashed into the sea, Graham also being killed.

He was 20 and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 32.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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