Kenley was never set up to accommodate large aircraft but we know from the Station diary, that there was the odd occasion when damaged bombers did land there in desperation as they limped home from raids over the Continent.
Claude Malcolm Yorke was killed at RAF Kenley on 18th August, 1940, during the bombing raids of "The Hardest Day".
AC1 Francis Hugh Turrell was killed during the bombing raids on RAF Kenley on 18th August, 1940 - the Battle of Britain's "Hardest Day". He was laid to rest in St. Luke's churchyard, Whyteleafe, on 26th August, 1940.
Roy Tapner was killed during the Luftwaffe bombing raids on RAF Kenley on 18th August, 1940 - the Battle of Britain's "Hardest Day".
George Henry Malivoire died in Redhill Hospital as a result of wounds sustained during the bombing raids on RAF Kenley on 18th August, 1940, the Battle of Britain's "Hardest Day".
On 28th March, 1942, Warrant Officer Rudolf Ptacek of 602 Squadron, RAF Kenley, was reported missing after a "Rodeo" fighter sweep. It was assumed that he had been shot down in the Calais area during a huge dogfight with a large number of FW190's.
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.
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.