Flight Sergeant Harry Kenneth HARLEY

Service No: 437415
Born: Hackney SA, 1 August 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 January 1943
Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAF), RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 10 Squadron Halifax aircraft LW716), Duren, Germany, 5 November 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Kirk Harley and Edith Maria Harley, of Dulwich. South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Halifax LW716 took off at 1934 on 4 November 1944 to attack Bochum, Germany. The aircraft was lost in the vicinity of Duren and six crew members were killed and one became a Prisoner of War.

The crew members of LW716 were:

Sergeant James Brown (3020057) (RAFVR)
Sergeant K C Davis (1877371) (RAFVR) PoW
Flying Officer Donald Keith Harris (428112) (RNZAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Harry Kenneth Harley (437415)
Warrant Officer Owen Harwood Martin (1377847) (RAFVR)
Sergeant James Alfred Silson (1473492) (RAFVR)
Sergeant George Royston Toase (1567182) (RAFVR)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 5 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1944, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1997
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/17/818

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