Flying Officer Keith Cedric BINNIE

Service No: 423602
Born: Strathfield NSW, 8 August 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 626 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wickenby
Died: Air Operations (No. 626 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LM136), North Sea, 21 July 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Stewart Binnie, and of Jessie May Binnie, of Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 257, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lancaster LM136 took-off from Station Wickenby on 20 July 1944 to bomb rail yards at Courtrai, West Belgium. The aircraft crashed in the North Sea and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of LM136 were:

Flying Officer Keith Cedric Binnie (423602) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Derek John Stanley Clarke (1600718) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John McBean Meaney (1573695) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Frank Lorne Robertson (428608) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Harold Leslie Stevens (1263452) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flying Officer William David Wilson (142063) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Thomas Woodhouse (1324803) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/621

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