LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Keith Percival Squire O’DONNELL

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 88872 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Appointed Pilot Officer 1 December 1940
Unit: RAF Ferry Command
Died: Aircraft Accident (RAF Ferry Command Hudson aircraft V9125), North Atlantic, 9 January 1942, Age unavailable
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Tertius Squire O’Donnell and Vera O’Donnell
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 1, Column 3, Ottawa Memorial, Canada

On 9 January 1942, Hudson V9125 was lost without trace after departing Gander, Canada, for the UK. The crew members of V9125 were:

Flight Sergeant Francis Frank Garrity DFM (627050) (RAF) (Radio Officer) (Canadian)
Flight Lieutenant James Lee Mitchell (C/2572) (RCAF) (Pilot) (American)
Pilot Officer Keith Percival Squire O’Donnell (88872) (RAFVR) (Navigator)

References:

Christie, C.A. (Carl Andrew) Ocean Bridge: The History of RAF Ferry Command, University of Toronto Press Toronto Canada, 1995
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/50/39