Warrant Officer Malcolm Clair KEIGHTLEY

Service No: 416968
Born: Keswick SA, 17 December 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941
Unit: No. 146 Squadron (RAF), Wanging, Burma (Myanmar)
Died: Injuries from Air Operations (Loss of No. 146 Squadron Thunderbolt aircraft KJ321), Burma (Myanmar), 24 April 1945, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Clair Keightley and Amy Isabel Keightley, of Unley, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unley SA
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Thunderbolt KJ321 flown by Warrant Officer Keightley crashed at 1600 hours on 24 April 1945, at Pyu, Burma, during air operations from India. He suffered severe burns and died later on that day.


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 416968

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