Elliott Kitt              Photo: Knud Riis           Updated: 04 MAR 2021

Airman: a014105.htm Surname: Kitt Init: E Rank: F/O Service: RCAF Sqdn: 425

P_link: p148.htm Plane: WEL HE491 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d120443 Buried_d: b290643 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 7. 17

Den 12. april 1943 vendte WEL HE491 ikke hjem fra en minelægningsoperation.
Flyet må have styrtet ned i Nordsøen. Hele besætningen omkom. Minelægningsområder.

Den 20. juni 1943 blev E. Kitt fundet drevet in omkring her nord for Esbjerg.
Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 29. juni 1943. (Kilde: AOD)

Flying Officer (Air Gunner) Elliott Kitt var fra Canada.
(Kilde: CWGC) Faktisk fra U.S.A.

4 flyvere fra WEL HE491 har ingen kendt grav. 5 flyvere.

On 12 April 1943 WEL HE491 failed to return from a mine laying operation.
It must have crashed into the North Sea. All of the crew perished. Minelaying areas.

On 20 June 1943 E. Kitt was found drifted ashore about here north of Esbjerg.
He was buried in Esbjerg on 29 June 1943. (Source: AOD)

Flying Officer (Air Gunner) Elliott Kitt was from Canada. (Source: CWGC) Actually from the U.S.A.
His name is engraved on the Memorial Wall at the BC Museum of Canada.
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial has this.  He is remembered on The Walls of Names
at the International Bomber Command Centre, Phase 2, Panel 194. See more on his American
background in Miscellaneous Information via the link He to the IBCC-website.

4 airmen from WEL HE491 have no known grave.
See No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons *
No. 425 (Alouette) Squadron
425 Squadron RCAF Association
Wellington X HE491 KW-B  took off from RAF Dishforth at 21.10 hrs. on 11 APR 1943.
(Source: Aircrew Remembered has this). p148MACR has target area.
  5 airmen.