Keith Ian HAILEY


HAILEY, Keith Ian

Service Numbers: V73284, 419467
Enlisted: 17 January 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 December 1920
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electricity Commission clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), The Netherlands, 22 May 1944, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands
Plot VIII, Row E, Grave No 5, Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

17 Jan 1941: Enlisted Private, SN V73284, Kew, Victoria
17 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN V73284
18 Jan 1941: Involvement Private, SN V73284
13 Aug 1942: Discharged Signaller, SN V73284, 3 Corps Signals
14 Aug 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 419467, Melbourne, Victoria
14 Aug 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 419467
22 May 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 419467, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Gian Hailey

Son of Ernest Godfrey Hailey and Jean Hailey, of North Balwyn, Victoria, Australia.

Keith Ian HAILEY first joined the Australian Army (V73284) and was attached to SIGNALS 3 Corps.

He was discharged on 13 Aug 1942 and joined the RAAF the following day.