Henri was shot down by two Me109's on 11th March 1941 in Hurricane IIa Z2757 and was killed when he dived into the ground near Tilbury, Essex.
Pierre Michel Blaize was born in Saint Leocadie, near Perpignan, in the Roussillon area of France on 1st November 1915. He joined the French Air Force in August 1935 and was promoted to Sergeant in August 1936.
Among those killed in the bombing raids which devastated Kenley on the 18th August, 1940, was Flight Lieutenant Robert Cromie, No.615 Squadron's much loved Medical Officer.
Hailing from London, Donald George Alexander Stewart was born in 1913, the eldest son of William George Stewart, a Scotsman, and Mary Sarah Stewart (nee Edwards) who was born in Dover.
24 year old son Peter got married shortly before his death on 14th of August 1940, when he failed to return from an interception patrol. His wife gave birth to a son, also called Peter, in Spring 1941.
On 5th February 1941, Flying Officer STANISLAW CZTERNASTEK was returning from a Circus bomber escort operation, flying Hurricane I V7598 Code: KW-U , when, in thick fog, he collided with another Hurricane (V6618) piloted by P/O. Bronislawa Wydrowski
Thomas Holroyd was the foster son of Alfred E. and Zoe Colley of Liverpool. He was a Flight Mechanic with No.615 (County of Surrey) Squadron.
Not all the deaths of RAF Kenley related personnel were due to enemy action. One such was the tragic death of Leading Aircraftman William Spirrell in Devon on 7 June 1940.
LAC William John Tanner was the son of William and Emily Tanner, of Old Coulsdon. He was married to V. J. Tanner, of Old Coulsdon.
Michael Robert Mudie joined the RAF on a short service commission in March 1939. On completion of his training he joined the 11 Group Pool in November of that year.
John Richard Lloyd was the youngest of five children born to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Conway Lloyd MC of Brecon.
SGT. OWEN MICHAEL JENKINS R.A.F.V.R. of 615 Squadron, Kenley, was shot down over Calais flying Hurricane I, V6980, Code: KW-U.
On 18th August, the "Hardest Day", Peter was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf109 of Fighter Geschwader 3, near Kenley at 1.23pm. It was only his eighth sortie. Tragically, in apparently trying to avoid some houses, his Hurricane Mk.I (P2768) crashed onto Morden Park Golf Course and he was killed.
Raymond Arthur Holmwood was the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) officer to assume command of an RAF squadron during World War II.