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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: JAMES SPY KEAY Reply with quote

The plaque is located on the outside wall at Netherton Church, Bridge of Cally;


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KEAY, JAMES SPY
Initials: J S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 83 Sqdn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 03/04/1943
Service No: 623478
Additional information: Son of Isaac and Mary McLachlan Keay; husband of Margaret Clark Keay, of Poole, Dorsetshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. F. 2.
Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:53 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 81798.

Hopefully it is still there, following the closure of the church in 2010, and subsequent conversion into a private house
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further Info

F/Sgt J.S. Keay was the Wireless Operator on 83 Sqn Lancaster R5256 OL-M that had departed RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire at 1950 on 03/04/43 for Ops Essen

Over the target area, it was coned by 1/Flakscheinw Abt 518 then subsequently engaged by; 3/I Flak Rgt 42 (MOS S), 1 & 3/schw Flak Abt 174, 2/schw Flak Abt 353, 2/schw Flak Abt 213 and 4/schw Flak Abt 462, hit and shot down

The aircraft crashed in Kruppstrasse, Essen at 2302 with the loss of all seven crew
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