Malcolm Clair KEIGHTLEY

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KEIGHTLEY, Malcolm Clair

Service Number: 416968
Enlisted: 8 November 1941
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Keswick, South Australia, 17 December 1922
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide High School, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Flying Battle, Burma, 24 April 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Rangoon War Cemetery
3 F 1, Rangoon War Cemetery, Rangoon, Yangon, Myanmar
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

8 Nov 1941: Involvement Warrant Officer, SN 416968
8 Nov 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
8 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 416968
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Warrant Officer Keightley 416968 of 146 Squadron RAF (Air Command South East Asia) was killed when Thunderbolt KJ321 crashed near Pyu, Burma during air operations from India

The casualty file held by the NAA for Sergeant Connor 400526 RAAF contains two messages referring to the post-war grave marking for Warrant Officer Keightley in Rangoon cemetery, otherwise the file concerns a different aircraft incident