Flying Officer Keith Henry KEARNEY

Service No: 439836
Born: Bogan Gate NSW, 12 February 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 august 1943
Unit: No. 84 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 84 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-1185), Townsville QLD, 6 April 1945, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Townsville War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Thomas Augustus and Eileen Mary Kearney, of Bogan Gate, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Bogan Gate NSW
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Bogan Gate War Memorial, Bogan Gate NSW

During a non-operational training formation exercise on 6 April 1945, Kittyhawk A29-1220 and Kittyhawk A29-1185 collided in mid-air at 1440 hours approximately one mile east of the Ross River airstrip and both Pilots were killed.

The Pilots were:

Flying Officer Keith Henry Kearney (439836) Pilot A29-1185
Flight Lieutenant James Alexander See (412195) Pilot A29-1220


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 A9300, KEARNEY K H; A9845, 25
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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