Flight Sergeant Norbert Clement KEEFFE

Service No: 413208
Born: Goulburn NSW, 7 January 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 August 1941
Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wickenby
Died: Air Operations: (No. 12 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED326), North West Europe, 21 April 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Andrew and Elizabeth Colista Keeffe, of Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 193, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Lancaster ED326 took-off from Wickenby at 2141 hours on 20 April 1943 to bomb Stettin, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1950 that the missing crew members have no known grave.

The crew members of ED326 were:

Sergeant Arthur Bone (1029629) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant George Brady (657501) (RAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Roy Ernest Dadd (569552) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Kenneth Cook Eagland (1531353) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant James Goulding (658400) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Norbert Clement Keeffe (413208) (Pilot)
Sergeant Francis McPhillips (1574058) (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, 166/22/54