LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Keith Albert RICHARDS

Service No: 413664
Born: Marrickville NSW, 24 June 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941
Unit: No. 73 Squadron, Nowra NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 73 Squadron Anson aircraft AW799), near Ulladulla NSW, 9 September 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Nowra War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert James Richards and Millie Richards, of Marrickville.
Roll of Honour: Marrickville NSW
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 9 September 1943, Avro Anson AW799 crashed on the south east side of Pidgeon House Mountain, 15 kms west of Ulladulla and its crew members were killed. Those crew members were:

Pilot Officer Douglas Vernon Higgins (400655) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Keith Albert Richards (413664) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Charles Duncan Robertson (406733) (Pilot)

References:

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, 60