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Douglas Stewart Kennedy
- Date of enlistment:
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- Rank: Captain
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- Awards: Military Cross
- Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
- Unit/Ship: 62nd Squadron
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 30
- Date of Death: 12.03.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Honnechy British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Spec. Mem
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
Mary F. Kennedy, ” St Katherines” Broughty Ferry
James Stewart Kennedy, “St Katherines” Broughty Ferry
More about Douglas Stewart Kennedy
Douglas was the brother of Cpt Colin Gillies Kennedy of the South African Special Service Company who died 21.10.1918. Douglas was killed in action whilst piloting his Bristol F2B B1247.
After earning his flight wings, 2nd Lieutenant D.S. Kennedy was stationed to 62 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps where he quickly distinguished himself as one of the best pilots of the squadron. As the other members of the squadron, Kennedy flew the Bristol F.2b fighter with Lieutenant Hugh Goddard Gill as his observer. On July 18th 1917, Kennedy earned the award of Military Cross for gallantry in combat. His award citation reads as follows:
While on a close patrol he attached three hostile scouts and succeed in dispersing them. A second formation of four enemy machines then attacked, but were also dispersed, two of them being driven down. The result of the combat was largely due to his skill and determination.
He was also gazetted for his bravery later on July 26th, 1917.
By spring 1918 Kennedy had risen to the rank of Captain and Flight Commander. While on patrol in the area of Cambria, France, at about 11am on March 12th, 1918, Kennedy fired a red Very light which was the signal to his flight to prepare for action. While tracking three enemy planes bowl the flight, they were suddenly pounced on from above by approximately 20 Hun machines. The pilots and observers
(International Military Antiques)
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