Sergeant Charles John William KEITH

Service No: 414408
Born: Calais, France, 9 August 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1941 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 1 Operational Training Unit, Bairnsdale VIC
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 1 Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft A9-70), off Bairnsdale, 7 February 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles Harper Keith and Leona Josephine Keith, of Brisbane, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 7 February 1943, Beaufort A9-70 went missing at sea while on an operational training exercise. The crew members of A9-70 were:

Sergeant Mervyn Bertrand Davey (416327) (Navigator)
Sergeant Peter Ernest Goldsmid (411894) (Pilot)
Sergeant Charles John William Keith (414408) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Roderick Neil McDonald (9280) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 243


Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) Always Ready: a history of RAAF East Sale, RAAF Publications Unit Melbourne VIC, 1993
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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