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 Name||First Name(s)||Rank||Role||Information|
|Gibson||Donald Murray||Flight Sergeant||Pilot||RAAF 413982. Killed.|
|Harris||Charles Loxley||Flight Sergeant||Navigator / Bomb Aimer||RAAF 411702. Killed.|
|Devery||Keith Thomas||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||RNZAF 416683. Killed.|
|Davis||Arthur Reginald||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||RNZAF 414730. Killed.|
|O'Brien||Dennis Henry||Aircraftman 2nd Class||Wireless Operator||RAFVR 1800327. Killed.|