Malcolm Keith MCKENZIE

MCKENZIE, Malcolm Keith

Service Number: 408662
Enlisted: 22 May 1941
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 10 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Kyneton, Victoria, 5 October 1915
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Flying Battle, Atlantic Ocean, 17 May 1943, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
At Sea Runnymede (Air Forces) Memorial, Surrey, England , Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

22 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 408662, Melbourne, Victoria
22 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 408662, No. 10 Squadron (RAAF)
17 May 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 408662, No. 10 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born   5 October 1915 in Kyneton, Victoria

Father Malcolm Richard Woodend McKenzie and Mother Catherine McKenzie.

Wife:  Norma Jessie McKenzie, of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Son -  Ian McKenzie (daughter-in-law Pam)
Grandsons - Andrew, Stuart and David McKenzie

22/5/1941       enlisted into RAAF in Melbourne, VIC

Dec. 1942       10 (Sunderland) Squadron RAAF based at RAF Station Mount Batten,
                      Plymouth, England operating with  Coastal Command in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Jan. 1943        Plymouth, England.  Played in an AUSSIE Rules football match between officers and
                      airmen of No. 10 (Sunderland) Squadron RAAF at RAF Station Mt Batten. 

***service record needs to be ordered through National Archives of Australia***

Flight Lieutenant in 10 Squadron

17/5/1943       died in flying battle over Atlantic Ocean
                      No known grave

His name is commemorated on Panel 187 of the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey, England.

His name is commemorated on Panel 100 on the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

His name is commemorated with wife Norma's headstone at Ballarat New Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.    24/6/2016.  Lest we forget.