PROVERBS – Keith Gordon

97664 – Pilot Officer – Pilot – 517 Sqn, Coastal Command – Halifax RG380 – KIA at 27

Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained Piarco, Flt Instructor, 2 Tours, Crashed in high ground in bad visibility at 1957hrs on 10 Sep 45, south west of Williton, Somerset. All crew perished – Son of Ivan Gordon Proverbs and Nelly Kathleen Proverbs, of Bridgetown, Barbados.

[Source: CMHA]

605473 – K.G. Proverbs – Trinidad – attested 28.7.42 – Sgt. Pilot UK 5.1.4

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

Name: PROVERBS, KEITH GORDON
Initials: K G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 517 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 10/09/1945
Service No: 197664
Additional information: Son of Ivan Gordon Proverbs and Nelly Kathleen Proverbs, of Bridgetown, Barbados.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 39. Sec. H. Row D. Grave 249.
Cemetery: BATH (HAYCOMBE) CEMETERY

Halifax RG380 on a Met flight. Hit high ground on approach Weston Zoyland and crashed Crowcombe Park, Quantocks, Somerset. Also killed: J.J.F. Hobden, 154868 – L.G. McMillan, 153580 – P.A. Bee, 191540 – R.D. Cartwright, 1471979 – R.W. Vinton, 1608294 – D.N. Everett, 1154488 – L.G. Groves, 1483506 (of Meteo Office Brawdy) and J.McI.B. Gordon, 1825115 (of Meteo Office Brawdy).

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

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