Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
1233707   Sergeant James Joseph Kearney
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Dated added: 03/09/2016   Last updated: 05/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 05/07/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
James Joseph Kearney was the son of Patrick Joseph and Jennie Kearney. He was born about 1924. He served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two. By July 1944, Sergeant Kearney was serving with 106 Squadron. Sergeant Kearney was on-board a Lancaster bomber when it was shot down en-route to an attack on a V1 rocket storage base in France on 6th July 1944.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial
  Runnymede, Surrey, 
Grave Ref: Panel 232
CWGC Casualty 1802479
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
References and Links
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1 ASAA - Summer 1944 Summer 1944 - Saint-Leu-d'Esserent in turmoil
2 Facebook - Forces Veteran Courier Service Details of raid
3 Facebook - Photos of Portglenone Photo and details of Sergeant Kearney
4 International Bomber Command Details of crew and crash
5 Lancaster ME832 Photo of crash site
6 Memorial at Saint-Germain-la-Poterie Photos of memorial at Saint-Germain-la-Poterie
7 RAF Commands - ME832 Details of crew and crash
8 Runnymede - panel 232 Middle Photo of Sergeant James Kearney's inscription
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