Sergeant Basil Kinton
Sergeant Basil Kinton enlisted as a civilian into the Royal Air Force and subsequently became a Sergeant and served with the 83 Squadron.
On the evening of July 7th 1940, Basil was a member of crew on board aircraft L4066 a Handley Page Hampden MkI. Airborne from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, a force of 18 Hampdens, 12 Whitleys and 12 Wellingtons were tasked with raids over Germany. The targets were Frankfurt, Soest, Duisberg and Dormund-Ems.
L4066 was assigned to bomb Frankfurt, with Dortmund as the secondary target. On the outbound leg from RAF Scampton, Hampden L4066 crashed between Great Holland and Frinton-on-Sea. All four crew on board were killed. Their bodies were recovered and buried in cemeteries local to their families.
He is buried in grave number Y23 in Priory Road Cemetery.
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