A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- K Prouten -


Kenneth Prouten, Son of Reginald Alfred and Kathleen Ellen Prouten, of Lake, Isle of Wight.
Service details

Flight Sergeant 1322305 K Prouten, (Air Bomber), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Lake War Memorial and on the Sandown High School War Memorial

Date of Death :29/30th December 1943 aged
Where buried or commemorated :Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.I DV399 QR-R of 61 Sqn
Pilot :Flt Lt G H Harvey, RAAF CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt J S Kennedy CWGC record ...
Navigator :Flt Sgt R W Carver CWGC record ...
Air Bomber :Flt Sgt K Prouten CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Sgt N S Meehan CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :P/O D F Thomas
Air Gunner :Sgt R Stuart CWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 16.22 hrs from RAF Smellingthorpe for Ops on Berlin, and was hit by flak, setting it on fire. P/O Thomas tried to extinguish the fire but failed and bailed out. He was taken prisoner, but the rest of the crew were killed and are buried together at the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. Flt Sgt Prouten came from Lake, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth


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