M.65 * First Officer   Ernest Arthur David 'Jim' Kempster
 flag england   b. 9 Oct 1900, Leighton Buzzard c. 15 May 1940 to 29 Jun 1945 

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Early days at White Waltham, Anson taxi pilots - Ronny Malcolm, Douglas Fairweather (M104), Jim Kempster and Harry Ellis (M139)

Brief Glory


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d. 29 Jun 1945 (Died in ATA Service) Anson I DG916 crashed into River Rhine en route Le Bourget to Pilsen due to bad weather.

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Flt-Engineer Harry Race was also killed, and he is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Jim Kempster's body was never found.

 

Commended for "valuable service in the air", 14 Jun 1945


 Download Harry Race's Personal Record (.zip file):download grey

 

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