Service Personnel
Flight Lieutenant
From Napier. Joined the RNZAF 7th of February 1942. Invalided out August the 6th 1945.
Instructor Ashburton 18 months ( on Tiger Moths )
Converted to P40s Ohakea moved up to Southwest Pacific with 21 Squadron,
flying P40s ( Bougainville, Guadalcanal, and Green Island( in the Nisson Group)

Early training at New Plymouth

Instructing at Ashburton

No.21 Sqdrn P40s, Bougainville.
US Airforce Lightnings overhead.

No.21 Squadron Corsair
on patrol Bougainville.
Mount Bogana in the Background
Back to RNZAF Station ARDMORE converting to Corsairs,
then back up to the South West Pacific again with
No 21 Squadron.Operating around Guadalcanal , Bougainville, and Green Island In the Nissan Group. Keith was badly wounded
on a straffing run and returned to New Zealand for treatment.
A painting Keith had done
of the Corsair he was shot up in.
Keith has passed over his photo album.
Here are some pictures from his airforce training days in NZ and days of action in the
South West Pacific, covering the RNZAF's involvement in the Solomon Islands.
Most cover action around Bougainville and Green Island in the Nissan group of islands.

Keith telling story of last flight

Keith has been a member of our organisation from its formation.
His support has certainly helped to put this 'show on the road'.
Cuttings from the Daily Telegraph, Napier......
23rd May 1945
10th February 1945