van der Aa KÃ¼hle, Knud Flemming
(1915 - 1941)
Knud Fleming van der Aa KÃ¼hle is born in Sweden, raised in Denmark, and living in Kenya at the outbreak of war. He is one of three brothers in British service. He is attatched to No. 254 Squadron, Coastal Command, but killed during a training flight in 1941.
Knud Fleming van der Aa KÃ¼hle is born on 19 December 1912 in Sweden, where his family owned an estate. He is son of Carl Gustav van der Aa KÃ¼hle (1982-1939) and Eli van der Aa KÃ¼hle (1884-1979) and grand son of SÃ¸ren Anthon van der Aa KÃ¼hle, managing director of the Carlsberg Breweries. In 1918 the family returns to Denmark. Before the war Knud Flemming and two of his brothers emigrate to Africa.
Knud Fleming van der Aa KÃ¼hle volunteers fort he Royal Air Force during the Second World War, but I am only able to say that he is attached to 254 Squadron, Coastal Command, at this point.
On 20 September 1941, during a training flight from RAF Station Aldersgrove his aircraft, a Bristol Blenheim IV, serial number T2128 ('QY-J') apparently hits the sea at Lough Neagh, 4 miles south of Randalstown, Ireland.
The entire crew of Sgt KÃ¼hle, Sgt R. Steel, and AC2 T. W. Vickers are killed. They are all buried in St. Catherine Church of Ireland Churchyard, Killead, County Antrim.
(Ross McNeil; www.cwgc.org)
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