Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
Date Information
06/04/2020 Sergeant Francis George KINGHAN (535306) Wireless Operator
06/04/2020 Flight Sergeant Percival Gordon CORY (564105) Pilot
06/04/2020 Sergeant David Ferguson Sharpe CAMPBELL (743031) Observer
06/04/2020 The CWGC record Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Francis George Kinghan as the son of Samuel and Sarah Kinghan of Toomebridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
06/04/2020 Sergeant Francis George Kinghan is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery in Norway. His inscription reads: O CRUCIFIED LORD JESUS HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL. MOTHER, BROTHERS AND SISTERS. R.I.P.
06/04/2020 The aircraft was shot down at 14.25 whilst attacking a ship off Stavanger, and crashed into the sea at Østhusvik, Rennesøy, Rogaland, off Stavanger, Norway. There were no survivors. The crew were:
06/04/2020 On 25th June 1940, the three man crew of the Blenheim (Serial Number N3604) took off at 12:48 from RAF Sumburgh in the Shetland Islands. They were tasked with a ‘Stab’ operation - a patrol between Stavanger and Bergen attacking shipping and other targets of opportunity.
06/04/2020 By June 1940, Sergeant Kinghan was a wireless operator with 254 Squadron.
06/04/2020 Francis George Kinghan served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two.
06/04/2020 Francis George Kinghan was the son of Samuel and Sarah Kinghan. He was born about 1917.
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