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Kilian, John R. C.

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rank: Squadron Leader
status: survived
airforce: RAF    (no: 1043 )
born: 1911-06-23 Queenstown New Zealand

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John Rutherford Clark Kilian

* Joined RNZAF in September 1937
* Transferred to RAF in 1941
* Flight commander in 485 Squadron in late 1941/early 1942.
* Transferred to 222 Squadron in June 1942.
* Officer Commanding of 122 Squadron from July to November 1942.
* Officer Commanding 504 Squadron from March to September 1943.
* Returned to New Zealand
* Officer Commanding 19 Squadron RNZAF, flying Corsairs from July 1944 to May 1945.
* Officer Commanding 14 Squadron RNZAF, from June to September 1945.

Victories: 2 and 1 shared destroyed, 2 damaged.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF No 485 Squadron
RAF No 222 Squadron 1942-06-01
RAF No 122 Squadron 1942-07-01
RAF No 504 Squadron 1942-03-01
RNZAF No 19 Squadron 1944-06-01
RNZAF No 14 Squadron 1945-06-01

Aircraft:

Aircraft Flownadd
SerialNoteDate
BM184 Shot down Fw 190 on 24 April 1942 1942-04-24
BM535 Shot down Fw 190 near Knocke 1942-06-19
EE624 Damaged Fw 190 over the Channel 1943-04-04
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