Felix Edward KEON


KEON, Felix Edward

Service Number: 410242
Enlisted: 5 December 1941
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 January 1922
Home Town: Sandringham, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 9 May 1944, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Warrant Officer, SN 410242
5 Dec 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 1 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Beaufort aircraft A9-509 of Number 1 Squadron was shot down while attacking Penfoi Airstrip, Ambon, Timor - Beaufort A9-541 was lost on the same mission.  Three of the crew of A9-509 were killed outright and one crewman survived parachuting from the aircraft but was badly burned.  Flight Sergeant Terence Wallace 415703 was taken to Koepang Naval Hospital, Timor as a Prisoner of War but he died the next day from his injuries.

Warrant Officer Felix Edward Keon 410242 is commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT - Son of Edward Michael and Enid Beatrice Keon of Sandringham, Victoria 

Buried in Ambon War Cemetery are:

Flight Sergeant William David Sandwell 415685 - Son of Frederick Sandwell and Katherine Sandwell & Husband of Joan Elsie Sandwell of Mount Lawley, WA

Flight Sergeant William James Hamilton 418836 - Son of William Francis and Beatrice Hamilton & Husband of Ellen Jean Hamilton of East St. Kilda, Victoria

Flight Sergeant Terence Wallace 415703 - Son of Malcolm and Winifred Alice Wallace of Kalgoorlie, WA