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Cherer, Keith Claude (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1943-September-14

Birth Date: 1923 (age 20)

George C. & Ella Ruth Cherer

Home: Kelowna, British Columbia (parents)

608 (MP) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Omnibus Ungulis With all talons
Flying Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers

608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis) Hudson Mk V AM-710 lost on an anti-submarine patrol off the coast of Sicily. Aircraft was shot down by a twin engine German aircraft.

Killed includes Cherer: Flying Officer Basil George Sheridan Bradley RAAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 11, Column 1. Flight Sergeant Eric Noel Pettitt RAAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 12, Column 1. Flight Sergeant Leslie Thomas William Sheldon RAAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 12, Column 1.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Flying Officer Keith Claude Cherer has no known grave.

Google MapKelowna, British Columbia (parents)

Google MapMalta War Memorial
Panel 10 Column 1

Hudson AM710

Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

YouTube Hudson

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hudson

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson Mk. V(L.R.) AM710

#608 Sqn RAF Hudson V aircraft #AM 710 missing over Mediterranean from an anti-submarine patrol off Sicily, possibly shot down by a Ju 88. Flying Officer BGS Bradley (RAAF)(Can), Flying Officer KC Cherer (RCAF), F/S EN Pettitt (RAAF) and FS LT Sheldon (RAAF) missing, believed killed.

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