Keith Thomas Devery

Royal New Zealand Air Force Sergeant Keith Thomas Devery died on 15th May 1943 when Bristol Beaufort EL131 crashed near Castledawson, Co. Londonderry.

Sergeant

Keith Thomas Devery

416683

Sergeant Keith Thomas Devery of the Royal New Zealand Air Force was one of 4 ANZAC airmen killed when Bristol Beaufort EL131 crashed at Castledawson, Co. Londonderry.

Sergeant Keith Thomas Devery (416683) served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of Edward Francis Devery and Grace Mildred Devery of Auckland, New Zealand.

Sergeant Devery died on 15th May 1943 aged 20 years old. At the time, he served with RAF No. 5 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. He was a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner on board Bristol Beaufort EL131. After taking off from RAF Long Kesh, Co. Antrim, the plane came down at 0920hrs around 1 mile north of Shields’ Corner, Castledawson, Co. Londonderry killing all 5 of the crew.

Remembering the crew of Beaufort EL131

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankRoleInformation
GibsonDonald MurrayFlight SergeantPilotRAAF 413982. Killed.
HarrisCharles LoxleyFlight SergeantNavigator / Bomb AimerRAAF 411702. Killed.
DeveryKeith ThomasSergeantWireless Operator / Air GunnerRNZAF 416683. Killed.
DavisArthur ReginaldSergeantWireless Operator / Air GunnerRNZAF 414730. Killed.
O'BrienDennis HenryAircraftman 2nd ClassWireless OperatorRAFVR 1800327. Killed.

Keith Thomas Devery’s grave is in Section A, Row LG, Grave 40 of Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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