Personnel Index - Detail

Name
BARNES
First Names
Keith Ormond
Rank
P/O
Service
RAAF
Service Number
409370
Crew Position
Pilot
Age
20
Date of Death
28/01/1944
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke



27/28 January, 1944; BERLIN:

Extensive diversionary operations by Stirlings and Wellingtons preceded yet another attack on the 'Big City'. Fiskerton put 13 aircraft up but two were soon forced to return.
Unfortunately one Lancaster from 49 Squadron was reported missing; it was Australian P/O Keith Barnes DFC and crew on their 23rd operation. This loss stunned many at Fiskerton, who thought the Barnes crew looked good to complete their tour. Four crew members survived, the other three, including their 20 year old pilot are buried in the Berlin War Cemetery.

Lancaster JB360 (EA-M)
P/O K.O. Barnes RAAF Pilot (Killed)
Sgt G.E. Greenwood F/E (Killed)
F/S J. Atkinson NAV (P.o.W.)
Sgt A. Marshall W/OP (P.o.W.)
W/O J.T. Hill RCAF A/G (Killed)
F/S D. Grimley B/A (P.o.W.)
F/S D. McPhee RCAF A/G (P.o.W.)

Crew on their 23rd operation