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  • Donald Joseph McKenna (1911- 1940) By:Ariana
  • Table of Contents
    • Personal Information
    • Education and Work
    • Family
    • Military Service Information
    • Flying Experience
    • Reason for Participating
    • Journey in the War
    • The Supermarine Spitfire
    • Squadron 403
    • Missions
    • Circumstances of Death
    • Map of McKenna’s Journey
    • Death Information
    • Awards
    • In Memory of Donald McKenna
  • Personal Information
    • Day of Birth: July 15, 1911
    • Place of Birth: Passaic, New Jersey
    • Address: Lived on 140 Carling Ave
    • Appearance: 155 lbs., 5’11”, Good Clothes, Blonde, Well Built, Tall and Muscular
    • Personality: Mechanics, Athletic, Above Average, Intelligent
  • Education and Work
    • Glebe Collegiate Institute (1925-1930)
    • St.Patrick’s College (1930-1931)
    • Supertest Pet. Corp.(1932-1934)
    • Allan and Cochrage Stock Brokers (1934)
    • Shell Oil Co. (1934-1937)
    • Canada Packers Ltd. (1937-1939)
  • Family
    • Daniel Peter McKenna (Father, Stock Broker)
    • Agnes Bridget McKenna (Mother)
    • Helen Mary McKenna (Sister)
    • Dorothy Agnes Bennet (Sister)
    Glebe Collegiate, McKenna’s High School
  • Military Service Information
    • Flying Lieutenant
    • Enlisted to the R.C.A.F. on September 7, 1939 (In Ottawa)
    • Was sent to Trenton, Ontario soon after enlistment
    • Was back and forth between Ottawa, Trenton and Camp Borden for 8 months of training
  • Flying Experience
    • Part of Ottawa Flying Club
    • Flew a Taylor Cub
    • Once Enlisted, sent to Trenton
    • Then Camp Borden
    • McKenna was able to fly a : Spitfire, Taylor Cub, Moth, Fleet, Harvard and Battle
    Taylor Cub, The Type of Plane D.McKenna first flew
  • Reason for Participating
    • Loved Flying Planes
    • “ Would never be satisfied until flew a spitfire”
    • More Satisfying job
    • Better pay than being a shipping clerk
    Canada Packers Ltd., McKenna’s last job before the war
  • Journey in the War
    • McKenna was in training between Sept. 1939-1940
    • Received Pilot Flying Badge on April 29, 1940
    • Went to Jarvis, Ontario for a month to learn about bombing and Gunnery
    • On Sept. 27, 1940 sent overseas for the first time
    • Was part of Squadron 112, 110, 400 and 403 in the air force until death
  • The Supermarine Spitfire
    • Crew: 1
    • Height: 25 ft. 11 in.
    • Wing Span: 36 ft. 10 in.
    • Weight: 5,090 pounds
    • Max. Takeoff Weight: 6,770 pounds
    • Max. Speed: 378 mph
    This is a Supermarine Spitfire, it is the type of plane McKenna flew
  • Squadron 403
    • The R.C.A.F.’s first squadron formed overseas
    • Everyone flew Supermarine Spitfires
    • Between 1941-1944, Squadron 403’s duty was to defend Britain
    • They won 7 battle honours in WW2
    This is the Squadron 403’s emblem
  • Missions
    • Fly Supermarine Spitfire planes
    • Would keep cover for bombing planes
    • Would shoot at other planes
    • Get in dogfights
    Here is a picture of Spitfires having a dogfight These are ME 109Fs, the planes that attacked McKenna on August 21, 1941
  • Circumstances of Death
    • On August 21 st , 1941, the Squadron 403 was near Bethune, France covering 6 Blenheims, who were bombing a chemical works
    • Got involved with some ME 109F’s
    • A ME 109F fired a quick burst at McKenna’s plane
    • McKenna’s plane was seen smoking and out of control
    • He bailed out of the plane and parachute opened very early, everything seemed to be alright; later died in Field hospital
  • Map of McKenna’s Journey Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Where McKenna was buried on Sept.10, 1941 Hornchurch, England, Where McKenna took off the day of the accident Bethune, France, Where McKenna was covering 6 Blenheim Dunkirk, France, Around where McKenna was taken down on August 21, 1941
  • Death Information
    • Died at the age of 30
    • Was buried in Belgium at the Adegem Cemetery
    • Died of serious burns and and a compound fracture of the thigh
    • Was buried on September 10,
    • 1941
    Adegem Canadian War Cemetery in Belgium, Where McKenna was buried
  • Awards 1939-45 Star, Given to D.McKenna for taking part in operations against the enemy The Air Crew Star Given to D.McKenna for operational flying to the U.K. and U.K. bases around Europe The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal was given to D. McKenna twice for honorably completing 18 months of service The 1939-45 War Medal was given to D. McKenna for being a full time personnel and serving for at least 28 days
  • In Memory of Donald McKenna In Memory of  Flight Lieutenant DONALD JOSEPH McKENNA C/1222, 403 Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force who died age 30 on 08 September 1941 Son of Daniel P. and Agnes B. McKenna, of Ottawa, Ontario. Remembered with honour ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY