Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD (photo added)

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Rank Pilot Officer
Forenames LEONARD DEWAIN
Surname KIDD (photo added)
Initials L D
Place of Birth HUMBOLDT, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Date of Birth Monday, 05 February 1923
Date of Death Friday, 07 July 1944
Age 21
Nationality Canadian
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number J/85175
Force Royal Canadian Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 602 (Royal Air Force) Squadron
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location XIV. C. 12.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph WE SHALL MEET AGAIN
Family Details SON OF W. FREDRICH AND STELLA M. KIDD, OF HUMBOLDT, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA.

Additional Information

 

 

Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD was shot down on the 7th July 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission in a Supermarine Spitfire. His aircraft went down in a grove of trees and was found by a farmer. The farmer buried his body so the Germans wouldn't find it.

 

His older brother, Frederick Kidd Jr., was also fighting in Normandy, he was serving with the Regina Rifles, Canadian Army, and landed on D-Day with the first waves of troops on JUNO Beach. His mother informed him that his brither had been reported missing-in-action. Following a plea from his mother to find out what had happened to his sibling, his brother was able to eventually, after many enquiries at the end of the war, discover the fate of his brother Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD. Frederick Kidd Jr. died just before his 100th birthday.1

 

Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD flew out of Advance Landing Ground (ALG) B11 in Normandy on an armed reconnaissance mission south of Caen. He was hit by flak over Aunay (Aunay-sur-Odon) and reported 'Missing'.2

 

 

Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD.

 

Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD, undated,
next to his Supermarine Spitfire.

 

 

Headstone for Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD.

 

 

References
1. Additional information and photographs kindly provided by Geraldine Chase, 2nd cousin of Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD.
2 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Museum Association.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Geraldine Chase, 2nd cousin of Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD.
Additional photographs provided by: Geraldine Chase, 2nd cousin of Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD.
Additional information provided by: Geraldine Chase, 2nd cousin of Pilot Officer LEONARD DEWAIN KIDD and 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Museum Association.

 

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Hendrika Kidd

thanks a great uncle of my late husbands

On Monday, July 14, 2014