LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Keith SCHOFIELD

Service No: 14937
Born: Cobar NSW, 23 May 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 April 1940
Unit: Armament School
Died: Aircraft Accident (Armament School Tiger Moth aircraft A17-751), near Nhill VIC, 4 May 1945, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Nhill Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Elizabeth Scholfield, of Bourke, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1005 hours on 4 May 1945, Tiger Moth A17-751 crashed 10 miles north of Nhill aerodrome and Flying Officer Schofield was killed. The aircraft was on a non-operational circuits and handling flying exercise when it struck the ground in full flight.

The crew members of A17-751 were:

Leading Aircraftman John Francis Considine (441907) (Trainee Pilot) Seriously injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 10 May 1946
Flying Officer Keith Schofield (14937) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/3711059; A9845, 82