Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O J A Keard

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John Alexander Keard, from Sidcup, Kent joined the RAFVR about March 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September, he completed his training and then joined 235 Squadron, operating Blenheims, on 27th September 1940.

He was killed on 4th May 1944 as a Flight Lieutenant with 101 Squadron, operating in Lancasters from Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire. Lancaster ME564 SR-Z came down at Aubeterre, 14km NNE of Troyes on a sortie to Mailly-le-Camp. Keard was 23. He is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery, Dieppe.

The other crew members were:

Sgt RWebster KIA
F/O AM Shannon RCAF KIA
Sgt JR Spowart KIA
Sgt RJ Crawford KIA
P/O DC Fraser KIA
Sgt A Clarence KIA
Sgt J.E.Worsfold PoW

 

 

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