Keith ALLEN

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ALLEN, Keith

Service Number: 401359
Enlisted: 2 February 1941, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 49 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 30 January 1911
Home Town: Brighton, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Audit clerk
Died: Flying Battle, North Sea, 20 June 1942, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

2 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 401359, Melbourne, Victoria
3 Feb 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 401359, Empire Air Training Scheme
20 Jun 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 401359, No. 49 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography

49 Squadron

Rank - Sergeant - Air Observer

Sports played, Rugby Union, Tennis, Swimming

Son of James Gordon Allen and Mabel Allen, of Elwood, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Mrs C.J.W Farform

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Manchester L7387 of 49SQN RAF crashed in the North Sea, off the coast of Holland / Sweden with all on board killed:

PRICE, Harrington Warren (Sergeant) 402539 RAAF (buried in Vredenhof Cemetery on Schiermonnikoog Island, Friesland, Netherlands)

McKENNA, Terence Francis Breen (Sergeant) 405162 RAAF (buried in Kviberg Cemetery, Goteborg, Västergötland, Sweden)

O’BRIEN, John Ormond (Sergeant) 403876 RAAF (body not recovered - he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial)

ALLEN, Keith (Sergeant) 401359 RAAF (body not recovered - he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial)

GOLDRING, Charles Edward (Sergeant) 657308 RAF (body not recovered - he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial)

ROGERS, Neville John (Sergeant) 778781 RAF (body not recovered - he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial)

GAROS, Alexander (Sergeant) 778783 RAF (body not recovered - he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial)

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